World Intellectual Impairment Sport launches search for sponsorship and fundraising Governing Board member



The International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) has launched a search for people with a flare for fundraising and a substantial network to fill a new sponsorship and fundraising position on its Governing Board.

The volunteer role was one of a number of new positions signed off by the World Intellectual Impairment Sport membership in May alongside significant governance changes. The organisation also agreed to a trial of two new impairment groups for athletes with autism and down syndrome.

In order to support its work at the start of an exciting new era, World Intellectual Impairment Sport is asking for individuals with expertise in fundraising and partnerships to come forward.

The person will work with the Executive Director and an existing group of industry experts, also volunteers, who form the current World Intellectual Impairment Sport Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

It is hoped the new Governing Board member can help to identify new funding streams and open the door to organisations who may be looking to support a global para-sport charity.

Nick Parr, World Intellectual Impairment Sport’ Executive Director, said: “The increasing profile of para-sport means that this is an exciting time to be involved in our work and big opportunities are clearly out there.

“The potential is massive but like other small charities, even though we are an international organisation, we need a helping hand to capitalise on it.

“Whoever fills this position has the chance to make a real difference to the lives of 100,000s of people around the world.”

World Intellectual Impairment Sport is a member of the International Paralympic Committee. It is formed of more than 80 member organisations who manage sport of athletes with an intellectual impairment nationally. The World Intellectual Impairment Sport programme features 14 sports, three of which – swimming, athletics and table tennis – are in the Paralympic Games. World Intellectual Impairment Sport manages part of the pathway for elite athletes in all its sports, as well as World Championships and other competitions, promoting social inclusion along the way.

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