Eastside Culture Crawl Society (Business Development Committee Member)

Organization Name: Eastside Culture Crawl Society
Opportunity Title: Business Development Committee Member
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 19, 2020
End Date: February 16, 2099

Email: erin@culturecrawl.ca
Website: http://www.culturecrawl.ca
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Eastside Culture Crawl Society

Business Development Committee Member

About Us:

The Eastside Cultural Crawl Society [ECCS] is a non-profit charitable society that represents the highest concentration of artists per capita of any city in the country. This vital organization’s initiative is to build capacity and sustainability for artists, it offers nationally recognized juried exhibits, it connects the community with local artists, and it provides arts programming for inner city schools.

The signature feature of the Eastside Culture Crawl is their 4-day visual arts festival held in November. This open artist studio event, along with workshops and demonstrations, increases understanding and appreciation of the many varied visual art practices in our cities Eastside. ART HAPPENS HERE!

The Eastside Culture Crawl Society [ECCS] is excited to add new Committee Members to their Business Development team.



The Business Development Committee creates, directs and monitors four key initiatives for operational revenue generation. The committee has specific goals established annually by the Board of Directors as part of the ECCS Strategic Plan. The Business Development Committee is comprised of ECCS Board Members who Co-Chair the committee, a Staff member, the Managing Director, who is responsible for delivering the initiatives with the committee’s support, and members from the community that represent ECCS’s catchment area.

The ECCS Business Development Committee focuses on four key initiatives/campaigns: Fundraising Events, Sponsorship, Donorship, and Communications. We are seeking committee members to contribute to any or all of these initiatives based on their qualifications and interest.



Committee members are appointed for a one-year renewable term.



  • Professional development particularly in networking, business development, and event planning
  • Engagement with an exciting and motivated committee to build memorable arts and cultural programming and events
  • Contributing to the organization’s vision of transforming the community through visual arts
  • Expanding your professional and personal network
  • Making a difference in your community and meeting others along the way
  • Supporting the arts in our community



To assist ECCS to meet its fund development goals, the Business Development Committee will work with staff to deliver the following initiatives;

Fundraising Events:

  • Work with other Committee Members and Staff to successfully execute events
  • Identify new and reach out to known event sponsors during the planning process (i.e. as it relates to silent auction donations, event sponsors)
  • Promote and support fundraising events/activities by attending, volunteering, securing new event attendees and/or giving monetary in-kind assistance to the level that committee members are able
  • Research and develop with Staff new fundraising events & initiatives
  • Actively stay current with fund development trends and maximize professional development opportunities with the goal of strengthening the agency’s fundraising capacity


  • Identify, research, foster and make connections where appropriate with potential/prospective sponsors and forward to Staff


  • Identify, research, foster and make connections where appropriate with potential/prospective donors, donor groups or campaign concepts and forward to Staff


  • Assist with the drafting, reviewing and/or editing of communication materials, such as sponsor letters, sponsor packages and donor campaign letters



  • Experience in engaging sponsorship outreach, volunteer leadership, or event planning
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and time management skills
  • Confident in public speaking and considering sponsorship materials
  • Comfortable attending public events to promote the ECCS
  • Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age for this position



  • Role-specific training with the addition of shared online resources available for review
  • Regular meetings with Staff and experienced Committee Leads
  • Support documents provided – e. Sponsor Packages, email templates
  • Dedicated Staff coordinating overall initiative(s) execution




  • 5 hours/month with a higher level of commitment leading up to set events (currently 2 per year)
  • Attendance at monthly committee meetings every second Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm
  • Ability to response to emails/requests within a reasonable timeframe


Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Erin Frizzell, Managing Director at: erin@culturecrawl.caor call 778-379-4545


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