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Development Specialist

Development Specialist

This part time position(15 hours a week) can expand to additional hours depending upon available resources.                                                                                                                                

Development Specialist

 Specific Duties


  1. Capitalize on and implement agency brand
  2. Communicate with pledge holders as they complete pledge obligations
  3. Implement major and minor capital campaigns
  4. Create and implement marketing strategies
  5. Increase donors, keep donor list current updated


Fundraising Events

  1. Maintain events calendar
  2. Plan, schedule and execute individual events in conjunction with volunteers, staff and community groups
  3. Solicit in-kind goods and services as needed
  4. Schedule and document post event de-briefings reports
  5. Monitors W.O.M.E.N.’s compliance with donor gift intent. 


Planned Giving

  1. Identify planned gift prospects
  2. Organize communications and materials for solicitation
  3. Organize targeted solicitation


Other duties as required

Develop a plan for each event

Keep confidentiality

Use critical thinking , strategic thinking

Monitor progress of fundraiser

Compile and develop eye catching materials to be submitted  in a verity of outlets

Develop and maintain media contact lists
Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions

Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events

Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members
Develop pledge drives through media-radio

Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
Prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, or gift bags

Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods
Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors
Identify and build relationships with potential donors

Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships
Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs
Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs
Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs
Coordinate web-based fundraising activities
Plan and direct events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events etc
Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business donors
Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds
Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets
Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events
Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of charitable, nonprofit, or political causes

Catherine Wyatt Morley

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