FUNd Development Committee - Volunteer Opportunity

Architects Without Borders Seattle is inviting volunteers to help tell the story of our passionate volunteers and inspiring clients, and increase financial support for our mission. The FUNd Development Committee guides and supports activities of fund development and reports to the AWBS Board of Directors with recommendations and strategic plans.

Background and Committee Structure

Architects Without Borders Seattle is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to deliver ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing design. AWBS has one part time employee, the Executive Director, with volunteers engaging to perform all of the project work and much support for the functions of the nonprofit organization. Volunteers fuel our mission! 

AWBS leadership is a board of volunteer Directors. Current committees of the AWBS board include the Executive Committee, Operations Committee, and Fund Development Committee, now inviting participation from volunteers with fund development expertise.


2021 Fund Development Committee Activities

Members of the Fund Development Committee will

  • Support community building and fundraising events

  • Plan and implement communications activities

  • Engage in prospect research to identify fundraising opportunities from a diverse mix of sources

  • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop a fundraising target and action plan for 2022 beyond events based fundraising

Expertise Required

The Fund Development Committee invites participation from volunteers with any of the following experience:

  • research

  • graphic design

  • social media

  • marketing

  • storytelling

  • grantwriting

  • public relations

  • passion for events

  • major gifts

  • significant in kind network

  • past or current nonprofit development experience



Committee members should expect to dedicate around six to eight hours of volunteer time each month in total. The Fund Development Committee meets regularly, once a month for 90 minutes at a time to be determined once members are invited to join the committee - we’ll work to find a time that is convenient for everyone. Members are requested to commit to serving through December 2021.



To apply to join the Fund Development Committee, complete this application. Questions? Reach out to Executive Director Melissa K Neher at

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