This position plays a lead role in fostering a culture of philanthropy and assures that the organization’s culture, systems, processes and procedures support achieving the agency’s revenue goals in alignment with fund development best practices. The Development Director manages the fund development team and functions as the agency’s principal major gift fundraiser.
Responsible for supporting statewide fund development efforts through the acquisition, cultivation, and stewardship of individual donors. Works with the event coordinator to develop and manage local fundraising events. Supports local leadership council and works to develop and steward those relationships. Coordinates implementation the fund development process within the parameters of the Statewide Fund Development Plan and in coordination with the Fund Development Team. Supports implementation of statewide development plans.
The Chief Development Officer serves as lead strategist for agency fund development and marketing, helping the CEO and management team marry a multi-year revenue and marketing plan to the agency’s growth agenda. The CDO manages the development and marketing Department and serves as primary staff support (in fund-raising and marketing matters) for the CEO and Board. The CDO functions as the agency’s principal major gift fundraiser.
Provide management and oversight of database; guides reporting and analysis; promotes and supports training and effective database use among staff