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Artistri Sud

Artistri Sud supports women’s empowerment around the world through entrepreneurship. By developing women’s capacity to leverage their existing assets for income-generation, we help women create sustainable livelihoods for themselves which empowers them to exert a positive influence in their families and their communities. We design and implement training programs to develop the skills they need to achieve sales and growth goals on a sustainable basis.

Help us empower women by joining our team!

Board of Directors – Communications/ Marketing Lead

Mandate: Develop and lead implementation of Communications/Marketing Strategy

TERM: Two year term (renewable).     EXPECTED INVOLVEMENT: 3 hours/week

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Effective communication is key to the success of any organization – by ensuring brand recognition, developing and disseminating key messages in a transparent, regular and dynamic way, the Communications/ Marketing Lead actively contributes to reaching the strategic objectives of Artistri Sud. It helps reach new audiences and maintain engagement with new and existing stakeholders (donors, sponsors, partners, volunteers and beneficiaries).

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Artistri Sud’s effectiveness and efficiency rely on its nimble organization and committed members who constantly adapt to seize new opportunities in line with our mission and values. Your key responsibilities as Communications/ Marketing Lead are outlined below. As a member of Artistri Sud, you may contribute to a wide array of additional initiatives aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities.

Communications Committee

  • The Communications Committee implements the social media strategy (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram), blog posts & newsletter and work with Fundraising Lead for the email campaigns
  • The Communications/Marketing Lead chairs the Communications Committee, providing instructions and support to its members and recruiting new ones (one member is dedicated to communications for our annual event)

Execute the communications plan and support other Board members

  • Develop partnerships to increase brand recognition and impact
  • Develop key messages and stories and disseminate to all stakeholders to ensure engagement with new and existing audiences and create a sense of proximity with the women of our programs
  • Collaborate with other Board members to ensure coherent messaging and develop communication initiatives and marketing materials to support their portfolios (fundraising campaigns; volunteer recognition campaigns)

Ensure communication objectives are met

  • Adjust and improve communications plan and strategy to ensure objectives are reached and prioritized
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of communications initiatives (quarterly reports and KPIs).
ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Strong and driving belief in women’s empowerment & philanthropy
  • Flexible, efficient, loves working for a dynamic and growing grassroots organization
  • Ability to understand and represent the mission of an organization

 DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of communications/marketing and of  methods and tools to drive results
  • Ability to leverage the strengths of an organization to reach goals
  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Creative thinking and ability to bring fresh ideas to a team
EXPERIENCE
  • Proven track record in development and/or a communication/marketing background
  • Experience in social media strategy and execution
  • Proven ability to manage and develop brand recognition
GEOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS
  • Members of the Board of Directors should be available to meet 8 times per year in person in Montreal or exceptionally through videoconference.

Annual Event Award Chair

 

 Term August 1st, 2020 to April 1st, 2021

 Expected involvement

Meeting requirements


September-December: Biweekly meetings
(break during Christmas holidays)
January-February: Weekly meetings
March: 1 Post-mortem follow up

 N.B. Every committee member commits to selling 10 tickets. 

 

 

Key Milestones

November 11

Develop list of 5 LTA and male Supporter nominees.

 

December 2 Develop criteria for nominations in 8 categories.
December 31 Deadline to have invited, secured LTA and male Supporter
January 20 Deadline to send 5 strong nominations in each category to Selection Committee Chair
January 27 Selection Committee to meet and select the finalists
Feb 3 Send invitation to all finalists and ensure they have bought their ticket by Feb 14 or they get taken off the finalist list
 Feb 24 Send a reminder to all finalists and Selection committee members.
 Feb 27 Tales of Triumph!!
March 1-5

Share photos from the event to winners with a thank you note.

 

  March 30 Submit Post Mortem document and post-event plan for engaging with winners.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the Event Committee, the Award Chair ensures the planning and delivery of the recognition process from nomination to award-giving as part of a wider strategy to promote attendance at Tales of Triumph event and network-building for Artistri Sud;
  • Working with Event Committee Chair, ensures recruitment and management of: Chair, Selection Committee, Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
  • Working with Nominations Director, ensures there is a suitable pool of candidates nominated for:
    • Each of the 8 award categories.
    • Outstanding (male) Supporter of Women’s Entrepreneurship
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (LTA)
  • Liaises with Male Supporter and LTA winners as needed and to ensure attendance at event;
  • Does preliminary triage of nominations to ensure they meet basic criteria;
  • Ensures Selection committee Chair receives final packages of nominations by the deadline;
  • Oversees the work of the Selection Committee, ensuring deadlines and targets are met;
  • In collaboration with the Communications Director, creates guidelines for finalist speeches (eg, 30 seconds, best practices for public speaking, etc) to ensure quality and interest for the audience;
  • Ensures suitable awards are given out in a pleasing, well-choreographed manner at the event.
  • In collaboration with all other volunteers, ensures the achievement of sales targets for event;
  • Ensures continuous and transparent communication with Chair and other volunteers;
  • If needed, participate in other general discussions, such as special guests, etc.

General Description

The process of giving awards provides a means of raising awareness about women entrepreneurs both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities they face. As such, it represents an

opportunity to build Artistri Sud’s network and raise funds, in support of fundraising plans.

To meet our financial targets to carry out our mission, the Awards Chair must

  • Ensure a minimum number of nominees for each award;
  • Ensure Selection Committee members are willing and able to promote Artistri Sud through their networks, and through their attendance at the event with two or more guests;
  • Develop a post-event strategy for engaging award-winners

The Awards Chair demonstrates leadership through her positive attitude, her motivation and her creativity. She communicates respectfully by written and oral communications, at all times, with all volunteers and potential clients.

Annual Event Venue Coordinator Position

In collaboration with the Event Chair, this person will need to find the venue and then coordinate the entire evening with the chosen venue. This person will be in close contact with all the other teams to ensure they have what they need at the venue.

Annual Event Sponsorship Director

 Term August 1st, 2020 to March 30th, 2021

 

Expected involvement

2h to 5h / week depending on the time of the year

Meeting requirements

October-December: 1meeting/2 weeks
(break during Christmas holidays)
January-February: Weekly meetings
March: 1 post-mortem

 N.B. Every committee member commits to selling 10 tickets. 

 

KEY MILESTONES

Nov: Find strategy for sponsors (brainstorm)

Dec: Create sponsorship packages

Jan:  Communicate /meet with the sponsors

Feb 29 or March 1st:  Tales of Triumph!!

 March 30:   Submit Post-mortem

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, develop a sponsorship strategy;
  • In collaboration with the communications team, initiate and deepen relationships with potential sponsors to fund and support financially the event;
  • Provide innovative ideas to showcase the sponsors;
  • Prepare post event sponsorship reports and thank you letter for participating sponsors;
  • Ensures the management of volunteers (if applicable);
  • Ensures continuous and transparent communication with Chair and other volunteers;
  • If needed, participate in other general discussions, such as special guests, etc.

 

General Description

The Tales of Triumph evening is the most important fundraising event for Artistri Sud and the process of giving awards provides a means of raising awareness about women entrepreneurs both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities they face.  As such, it represents an opportunity to build Artistri Sud’s network and raise funds, in support of fundraising plans. To meet our financial targets to carry out our mission, the Sponsorship Director must

  • Ensure the sponsor program meets the overall fundraising objectives.

The Sponsorship Director demonstrates good interpersonal skills, leadership through her positive attitude, her motivation and her creativity. She is comfortable in communicating with potential sponsors.                                                                                         

Annual Event Silent Auction and Raffle Coordinator

 

 Term August 1st, 2020 to March 30th, 2021

 

Expected involvement

2h to 5h / week depending on the time of the year

Meeting requirements

October-December: 1meeting/2 weeks
(break during Christmas holidays)
January-February: Weekly meetings
March: 1 post-mortem

 N.B. Every committee member commits to selling 10 tickets. 

 

 

 

KEY MILESTONES

Dec 2nd:  Find ideas for items to auction and raffle (20 for each)

Dec 16th: Find ideas for items to auction and raffle (20 for each)

Jan 6th: Start contacting potential item donors

Jan 13th: Contact the people to have the prizes

Jan 20th: Contact the people to have the prizes

Jan 27th: Contact the people to have the prizes

Feb 3rd:  Have the auction bid sheet ready for each item to auction

Feb 10th:  Get the prizes

Feb 17th:  Get the prizes

Feb 24th: Get the prizes

Feb 27th :  Tales of Triumph!!

March 30th: Submit Post-mortem

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, take the lead on finding items for the Silent Auction and Raffle;
  • In collaboration with the communications team, provide innovative ideas for items to auction and raffle as well as creative ways to showcase them at the event;
  • Before the event;
    •  Make the silent auction sheets + have Jennifer and Event Chair validate them.
    • Ensure we have tickets to sell for Raffle
  • On the night of the event the Silent Auction & Raffle Coordinator is responsible for;
    • Setting up and ensuring the well-functioning of the Silent Auction and Raffle.
    • Manage the volunteers + ensure the raffle tickets start selling when the guests arrive.
    • Distribute products/certificates to the winners.
    • Manage payment of the Silent Auction and Raffle.
  • Following the event, ensure all winners made their payment + update the drive.
  • Ensures the management of volunteers (if applicable);
  • Ensures continuous and transparent communication with Chair and other volunteers;
  • If needed, participate in other general discussions, such as special guests, etc.

General Description

The Tales of Triumph evening is the most important fundraising event for Artistri Sud and the process of giving awards provides a means of raising awareness about women entrepreneurs both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities they face.  As such, it represents an opportunity to build Artistri Sud’s network and raise funds, in support of fundraising plans. To meet our financial targets to carry out our mission, the Silent Auction and Raffle Coordinator must

  • Ensure items for auction and raffle are innovative to raise the interest.
  • Optimizing the silent auction and raffle experience before, during and after event.
  • Identify, contact and follow up silent auction and raffle item donors.

The Silent Auction and Raffle Coordinator demonstrates leadership through her positive attitude, her motivation and her creativity. She communicates respectfully by written and oral communications, at all times, with all volunteers and potential clients.                                                                                                 

FILLED: Annual Event Selection Committee Chair

General Description

The Tales of Triumph evening is the most important fundraising event for Artistri Sud and the process of giving awards provides a means of raising awareness about women entrepreneurs both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities they face. To meet our financial targets to carry out our mission, the Selection Committee must:

  • Leverage their network and all opportunities to raise the profile of Artistri Sud among influencers and other suitable philanthropic prospects.
  • Together with the Awards Chair, develop a post-event strategy for engaging committee members and finalists.

The Selection Committee Chair demonstrates leadership through her positive attitude, her motivation and her creativity. She communicates respectfully by written and oral communications, at all times, with all volunteers and potential clients.      

Roles and Responsibilities

  • With the help of the Board of Directors and under the supervision of the Nominations Chair, recruit the members of the Selection Committee (recruit qualified key influencers and other philanthropic prospects)
  • Review and revise selection process as needed (in collaboration with Event Chair and 2nd Selection Committee Chair
  • In collaboration with the members of the Selection Committee, ensure excellent candidates are selected in each award category
  • Ensures continuous and transparent communication with Chair and other volunteers
  • Sits on Event Committee and participates in relevant general discussion and event organization efforts.

 

  

Annual Event Nomination Chair

 Term July 15, 2020 to April 1, 2021

 

Expected involvement

2h to 5h / week depending on the time of the year

Meeting requirements

October-December: 1meeting/2 weeks
(break during Christmas holidays)
January-February: Weekly meetings
March: 1 post-mortem
April: 1 planning meeting

 N.B. Every committee member commits to selling 10 tickets. All Selection Committee Members are required to buy/sell 4 tickets, including their own.

 

KEY MILESTONES

Other dates to be synched with milestones from event organizers)

Dec 2: Develop criteria and process for nominations

Jan 10: Develop lists of nominees in each category

Goal: 5 good, full nominations in each category to pass on to selections committee.

Jan 25: Confirm with nominees (in order ranked by SelCom) attendance at event, guidelines for acceptance speeches (in collaboration with Communications Chair).  

Feb 20: Have awards; plan for nominees for the night of event.

 Feb 27: Tales of Triumph

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Award Chair and in collaboration with the Event Committee, the Nominations Chair ensures the planning and delivery of the Nominations process
  • Ensures a minimum number of nominations are received in each category to assure quality recruits and onboards volunteers as needed
  • Ensures Selection Committee Chair receives final packages of nominations by the deadline.
  • In collaboration with all other volunteers, ensures the achievement of sales targets for event;
  • Ensures continuous and transparent communication with Chair and other volunteers;
  • If needed, participate in other general discussions, such as special guests, etc.

 

General Description

The Tales of Triumph evening is the most important fundraising event for Artistri Sud and the process of giving awards provides a means of raising awareness about women entrepreneurs both here and abroad,  and the challenges and opportunities they face. To meet our financial targets to carry out our mission, the Nominations committee will

  • Represent the organization positively while maximizing opportunities to spread the word about its work
  • Assure that AS can leverage network-building and future fundraising opportunities by assuring a minimum number of quality nominations.
  • Together with the Awards Chair, develop a post-event strategy for engaging committee members and finalists.

The Nominations Chair demonstrates leadership through her positive attitude, her motivation and her creativity. She communicates respectfully by written and oral communications, at all times, with all volunteers and potential clients.                                                                                                       

Board of Directors – Fundraising Lead (Individual donors)

Mandate: Develop and lead

implementation of Individual Donors Strategy

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Individual donors are one of the most important sources of funding for Artistri Sud, and also represent an important growth opportunity. The Fundraising Lead (Individual donors) will define a coherent fundraising strategy that will allow Artistri Sud to cultivate and enhance relationships with current and prospective donors, such that donations increase and targets are met.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Artistri Sud’s effectiveness and efficiency rely on its nimble organization and committed members who constantly adapt to seize new opportunities in line with our mission and values. Your key responsibilities as Fundraising Lead (Individual donors) are outlined below. As a member of Artistri Sud, you may contribute to a wide array of additional initiatives aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities. Note: This is a volunteer position

 

Define and sustain a consistent fundraising strategy
  • Create programs and tools to promote individual giving.
  • Apply best practices to cultivate existing donors and identify and build relationships with prospects.
  • Partner with Communications Lead to develop communication plan and marketing materials to support fundraising.
  • Collaborate with other Board Members to ensure messaging is coherent across events, corporate giving, grants applications, and stewardship.
Develop and execute a fundraising plan
  • Review and strengthen a tiered program for giving.
  • Leverage board members and their networks to set and attain fundraising goals.
  • Plan and coordinate monthly and annual giving campaigns.
  • Convert event attendees to donors.
Ensure fundraising targets are met
  • Adjust fundraising plan and strategy as required to ensure fundraising objectives are reached.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of fundraising initiatives.
ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Strong and driving belief in women’s empowerment & philanthropy
  • Flexible, efficient, loves working for a dynamic and growing grassroots organization
  • Ability to understand and represent the mission of an organization

 DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of the fundraising environment and of a range of cost-effective methods and tools to drive results
  • Ability to leverage the strengths of an organization to reach goals
  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills
  • Both strategic and hands-on
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Creative thinking and ability to bring fresh ideas to a team
EXPERIENCE
  • Proven track record in development and implementation of organizational strategies
  • Experience in fundraising strategy and execution
  • Proven ability to manage and develop a number of senior and diverse relationships
GEOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS
  • Members of the Board of Directors should be available to meet 8 times per year in person in Montreal or exceptionally through videoconference.

Tales of Triumph (Annual Event) Committee

We are currently recruiting dynamic people for our annual event organizing committee! This is your chance to make a difference in Women’s lives in developing countries to fight poverty and build better lives!We are looking for volunteers for seven+ important roles. We encourage co-chairing, in case you have a friend who wants to share the role.

If you are interested in any of the roles below, please send your CV to antonella.nizzola@gmail.com

FILLED for 2020-2021: Communications Director

In collaboration with the Board of directors, this person will develop a strategy to and drum up excitement for the evening as well as expand the message to reach past, current and new audiences in order to increase attendance to Tales of Triumph. This person will be in close contact with all the other teams to ensure they have all the necessary information and communications material.

Sponsorship Director

In close collaboration with the Board of directors and the communications team, this person will develop a sponsorship strategy as well as provide innovative ideas to showcase these sponsors. Must be comfortable to identify and contact potential sponsors.

Silent Auction & Raffle Coordinator

In collaboration with the Board of directors and the communications team, this person will take the lead on finding items for the Silent Auction and the Raffle. You will need to provide innovative ideas for items to auction and raffle as well as creative ways to showcase them at the gala.

Chair of the Awards Committee

In collaboration with the Event committee, as well as the Nominations and Selection Committee Chairs, you will ensure the planning and delivery of the recognition (awards) process from nomination to award-giving as part of a wider strategy to promote attendance at Tales of Triumph event and network-building for Artistri Sud. You will ensure suitable candidates are nominated in each award category and recruit and oversee jurors to select final winners. You’ll take the lead on planning the ceremony at the event itself.

Nominations Chair

In collaboration with the Awards and Selection committees, you will identify excellent nominees in each category and provide a shortlist of recommendations for award-winners in each category to the Chair of Selection Committee. If needed, recruit team members to support with research and nominations.

 

FILLED for 2020-2021: Chair of Selection Committee

Together with the members of the Selection Committee, which you will have recruited (with the help of the board), you will make sure that excellent candidates are nominated in each award category, and will then follow up with them to ensure their attendance at the event.Members of Selection Committee (7-10) r eview nominees identified by the Nominations

Chair, and as appropriate, propose additions to the nominee list, rank nominees, and make a final selection in each category.

Venue Coordinator

In collaboration with the Event Chair, this person will need to find the venue and then coordinate the entire evening with the chosen venue. This person will be in close contact with all the other teams to ensure they have what they need at the venue.

Interested in a position? Apply now!

If you are excited about this role, please send a CV and letter of interest to volunteer.artistrisud@gmail.com.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Artistri Sud Measures Impact on Women’s Lives

40% of married women that contributed less than half of household income now bring in an equal amount or more

92% of women in the program reported an increase in their overall household income after completing the program

Women double their involvement in their community within one year of completing the program.

Graduates’ incomes increased by an average of 67% within one year.

The women in the program also create new jobs in their community, with an average of 2.3 jobs created post program

100% of women reported feeling more confident, included and successful after having completed the program