Director of Development (Small Organization)
Small organization, $3 million to $10 million in revenues; Youth Development
In this small and emerging organization, the director of development is responsible for building and executing the development plan, and implementing the information technology systems to support the function. S/he also is responsible for running special events.
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Sample job description:
Director of Development
Founded in 1995, XYZ Nonprofit's mission is...
We do this by...
Revenues: $0 to $3 million
For more information, please visit www.XYZnonprofit.org
Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as XYZ Nonprofit continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.
Develop and execute XYZ Nonprofit's annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Manage the implementation of Raiser's Edge and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Overseeing organization of special events
Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
BA (required), MA (a plus)
5-plus years experience in development
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge
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