Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Development Director drives annual fund revenue through appeals, online giving, peer to peer fundraising programs, cultivation of current donors and new donors, including major donors. They establish and implement the infrastructure needed to grow the individual donor base and create a sustainable development plan for the future. This person is responsible for all individual fundraising and development activities, including cultivation, engagement, solicitation, event management and marketing/communications. The Development Director is also responsible for the delivery of high-quality stewardship and recognition activities for the organization’s supporters, including appreciation and communication outreach.
Major areas of responsibility include:
Create and implement a comprehensive development plan to include general contributions, major gifts, foundation grants, special events, and other revenue opportunities as appropriate.
Cultivate, grow and manage ongoing relationships with major donors.
Develop and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
Oversee the execution of special events related to fundraising.
Work in close collaboration with CLF leadership on all grant proposal development, submission, and reporting. Write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach, using the technology tools provided.
Maintain awareness of changes in philanthropy and best practices in nonprofit fundraising.
Actively work with executive and support staff to develop and implement a cultivation strategy tied to CLF’s programs and services.
Maintain and manage all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to CEO and Board as well as recommendations for new fundraising strategies to grow and diversify the revenue stream.
Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors in the short and long-term.
Create and write development materials and communications to support fundraising and other relevant initiatives.
Use data strategically to evaluate results, communicate with staff and lay leaders, and adjust strategy as needed to continue to expand resources available for programs and services.
Manage development expenses to ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency as well as accuracy.
Experience, Education and Core Competencies
Proven experience constructing, articulating, and implementing a successful annual strategic development plan.
A professional and resourceful style; the ability to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
Understanding of fundraising principals, best practices and procedures including moves management and effective fundraising pipeline development.
3+ years of demonstrated success in the development function of a nonprofit organization (national and/or health-organization experience a plus!)
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships through various mediums.
Flexible and adaptable style; a team player who can implement strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Fundraising certificate or other fundraising course work beneficial.
High energy and passion for CLF’s mission and community is essential. Willingness and eagerness to connect directly with CLF’s constituent base.
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and strong work ethic.
Experience with donor databases and other business applications (Microsoft suite, Google, Dropbox etc.) Experience with Salesforce a plus.
A flexible approach to work, as well as the willingness and ability to travel; work evenings and weekends as required.
Knowledge of planning, executing and leading fundraising events.
Proven ability to work well under pressure and excel at planning, executing and following up on details.
Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects, demonstrate flexibility and adapt successfully to changing demands. Meets deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work with varied audiences and constituencies. Ability to establish and maintain respectful, effective relationships, demonstrating tact and discretion.
Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter. Please include in the cover letter an explanation of why you believe you are a fit for this position and examples of work, such as a strategic development plan, example of successful fundraising initiative, and example of fundraising appeals. Submissions without the requested information will not be considered.
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About Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1998, the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF) is dedicated to supporting people globally impacted by this group of rare cancers and collaborating with experts in the field to advance innovative research. To fulfill its mission, the CLF conducts a wide variety of programs including educational conferences, webinars, online learning, networking groups to name a few. Governed by a Board of Directors and guided by expert clinicians and researchers along with a tight-knit dedicated staff, the CLF has established itself as the credible, “go to” source for people affected by cutaneous lymphoma. For more information, visit www.clfoundation.org.