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Job Status: Full-Time
Salary: $x to $x
As our Development Director you are responsible for all of our vital revenue streams, which allow us to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in the community. You plan and organize fundraising activities, manage the development budget and assemble team members to raise the heck outta those funds.
As our designer of development strategies, you get to
Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization
Develop and execute the annual fundraising plan with the goal of raising $x annually
Generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty
Report on program progress to senior management and the board
Oversee the development budget and monitor expenses
As our organizer of development activities, you get to
Maintain long-term relationships with existing donors
Identify and build relationships with new and prospective donors
Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools
Administer signature fundraising and donor stewardship events
Make direct, face-to-face solicitations
Recruit, train, and support key volunteers to assist in advancement efforts
Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them
Identify staffing needs, interview candidates, and on-board well-qualified personnel
This job might be for you if
You have 5 years of experience in nonprofit development. You dream of transforming struggling organizations into successful ones, good ones into great ones, and you know how to actualize your aspirations.
You are an enthusiastic leader capable of managing diverse teams to reach a common goal. Initiating and completing projects is right up your alley. You know how to make timely, effective and ethical decisions. You embody the entrepreneurial spirit. You’re a self-starter who crafts creative solutions and opens doors to new donor relationships.
You actively and constantly listen to all constituents, focus especially on donor needs and know how to identify mutual benefits. You communicate excellently and compel audiences through writing and speaking.
Physical prowess not required
You won’t need the endurance of a stallion, but you will have some lightphysical demands (i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; lifting light pieces of equipment and materials; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends).
Steven Shattuck served as the chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang for 10 years. A prolific writer and speaker, Steven contributed to “Fundraising Principles and Practice: Second Edition.” He also supports the Association of Fundraising Professional's Fundraising Effectiveness Project, serves as an AFP Center for Fundraising Innovation (CFI) committee member, and sits on the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving. He is the author of Robots Make Bad Fundraisers - How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age, published by Bold and Bright Media (2020).
You can find Steven Shattuck on LinkedIn