The Director of Development is responsible for the development and fundraising efforts that support the mission of the Agency. This includes relationship management, supporting and enhancing a culture of giving, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual grant funders and corporate donors to help fulfill Agency objectives.
- Communicate Big Brothers Big Sisters vision, mission and values to public, donors and persons of influence.
- Setting and achieving, in close collaboration with the CEO, multi-year and annual agency revenue goals.
- Developing and implementing a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate potential donors capable of giving over time.
- Managing a portfolio of 150 to 200 prospective donors.
-Making 10-15 visits per month.
-Developing and implementing written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give.
- Supervising donor stewardship, information systems (gift entry; database management; report generation), and prospect research.
- Developing and implementing a Planned Giving program.
- Serving as a vital member of the leadership team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the Agency’s long-term operation plans.
- Plan, coordinate and implement fundraising events throughout the year including but not limited to Poker Tournaments, Fashion Show, Walk/Fun Run, Golf Tournament, Fishing Tournament, Presidential Gala and Annual Campaign.
- Review all special events determining their continued viability and the potential for new ones.
- Provide ongoing support to the Donation Center referring new sources of donations and companies to establish new strategic alliances with the Center.
- Work with Grant Writer to research grant opportunities from foundations, corporations and public sources, creating LOIs and answering RFPs.
- Provide supervision, support and training to Special Events Manager.
- Additional tasks as deemed necessary.
- Bachelors Degree
- Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in fund development
- Must possess valid driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of donor and potential donors with a proven track record of building relationships.
- Effective, experienced and confident public speaker.
- Expertise in forging strong relations with external constituents; fundraising experience, particularly in securing gifts and/or working with high net worth individuals.
- Ability to motivate and lead staff, volunteers and members of the donor community.