Description: This individual coordinates the Chapter's annual Bird-a-thon event, which is a fundraiser much like a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon where individuals or teams count the number of different bird species seen or heard in a 24 hour period. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends, relatives, neighbors or businesses for each species found.

Duties

  • Form a committee, if necessary, to plan and coordinate all aspects of the event.
  • Work with Finance and Fundraising Committees to review last year's Bird-a-thon revenue (if applicable) and determine budget and target revenue for this year's event.
  • Recruit individuals and organize teams; offer suggestions for seeking pledges
  • Locate and solicit businesses, foundations and other major donors for donations
  • Work with the Publicity Chair to publicize the Bird-a-thon
  • Coordinate an awards banquet or other recognition event for volunteer participants and donors

Resources

More Birdathon Info
Chapter Bird-a-thon website
(Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, CA)
Chapter Networker Article (Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, CA)