Board Member – Fundraising

Awaken Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Board Member


Part time

Jul 21

Awaken Pittsburgh, a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2016, is seeking a Board member with expertise in philanthropy, fundraising, and special events as part of its goal to diversify its Board. Awaken Pittsburgh is a growing, energetic secular organization that draws upon the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation to serve a broad public. Its evidence-based curricula and programming serve first responders, educators, therapy clients, social services and mental health professionals, corporations, and any other individual or organization seeking to gain clarity, focus, renewal, and improved productivity.

Working closely with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Executive Director and Board, the new Board Member will focus on helping to guide our fundraising strategies and implementation to promote future growth and help guide the institution’s mission, vision, and long-term sustainability. THIS POSITION REQUIRES RESIDENCY IN THE PITTSBURGH METRO AREA. See our web site at for more.

Key Skills

  • Knowledge of/connections within the Pittsburgh region,
  • Participate in the Fundraising Committee,
  • Ideally, equipped with previous philanthropy/fundraising/event experience, Previous community engagement or partnership development work is a plus.
  • Able to foster and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including community partners, Executive Director and Board members
  • Able to think and act strategically with an eye on the “big picture” of a dynamic, future-focused non-profit organization
  • Comfortable being a public face of Awaken Pittsburgh i.e. at community events and in media interviews if necessary, alongside the Executive Director
  • Experience in customer or donor pipeline development.
  • Ideally, experienced with signature public or fundraising events
  • Collaborative by nature, placing focus on shared objectives and goals
  • Embraces cultural, gender and racial diversity
  • Displays integrity, accessibility and accountability in all actions
  • Familiar with mindfulness practices, the current science of mindfulness and/or a practitioner of meditation
  • Passionate about the impact of evidence-based mindfulness practices, especially in education, high-stress professions and underserved populations

Key Responsibilities

In accordance with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Bylaws, the Board Members shall:

  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and monthly committee meetings (approximately 2 hours each)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3 hours in December)
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and take on special assignments
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Participate in development and marketing of fundraising activities and/or special events
  • Assist in strategizing fundraising plans and activities that assist the organization in meeting its goals and delivering upon its mission
  • Collaborate with other volunteers to coordinate delivery of materials, campaigns and collateral
  • Provide guidance and assist in management of donor and earned revenue development
  • Keep current with your own personal mindfulness or contemplative practice and related issues and developments in program areas
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.

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