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 Development Director, Annual Fund

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Financial Development


Assist in supporting the Individual Gifts Program by working with the Director in developing opportunities to increase fundraising revenue and directly soliciting gifts.


Presents an annual plan to the Director of Development outlining goals and objectives for assigned project areas, all aspects of our annual fund program to include cultivation and strategies for individuals and design annual fund appeal.

Devise a cultivation and solicitation program for assigned current and prospective donors with the purpose of securing appointments for personal visits and conducting solicitations.

Create and implement a stewardship program for assigned individual donors at the $5,000 and below level. All other major donor strategies will be coordinated with the Director of Development.

Assist in helping coordinate special events, including Awards event, record-a-thon, and other cultivation events as assigned.

Increase annually the number of prospects thru research and identification by networking, publications, and internal procedures.

Work with Director of Development to assist in strengthening and maintaining our annual, alumni and planned giving campaigns.

Communicate to donors effectively thru written letters, reports, proposals, and other materials related to projects and donor assignments.

Assist in the maintenance of timely donor information utilizing Raisers Edge donor management software as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3-5 years fundraising experience

  • Experience in cultivation & segmentation

  • Ability to solicit gifts and monitor budgets

  • Strong interpersonal & management skills

  • Excellent communication & organizational skills

  • Ability to take the initiative to proactively build strong relationship with donors

  • Willingness to travel

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