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Director of Donor Relations

Posted: 09/19/2023

Responsible for the development and leadership of a comprehensive development, fundraising and communications program focused on increasing revenue, building, and maintaining donor relationships, securing new donors/funding sources, marketing, communications, and public relations. Provides leadership and oversight to the development department staff and works closely with agency staff, board members, and volunteers in individual, corporate/business, civic and other group solicitation; government and foundation relations, special events, and annual campaigns/appeals/events.

  1. Headline:
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  2. Summary:
    • Craft a compelling summary that highlights your relevant experience, achievements, and aspirations for a Director of Development role. Showcase your expertise in fundraising, relationship building, strategic planning, and team leadership.
  3. Experience:
    • Detail your work history, emphasizing roles that showcase your skills in fundraising, donor relations, strategic planning, and management.
    • Highlight any significant achievements, such as successful fundraising campaigns, donor growth, or organizational growth you've contributed to.
  4. Skills:
    • List skills relevant to the Director of Development role, such as "Fundraising Strategy," "Donor Relations," "Strategic Planning," "Team Leadership," "Grant Writing," and "Nonprofit Management."
  5. Recommendations:
    • Request recommendations from colleagues, supervisors, or professionals you've worked with who can speak to your leadership and contributions in development-related roles.
  6. Content Sharing:
    • Share articles, insights, and news related to fundraising trends, nonprofit management, and leadership to showcase your knowledge and engage your network.
  7. Networking:
    • Connect with professionals in the nonprofit sector, fundraising, and related fields to expand your network and increase your visibility.
  8. Groups:
    • Join LinkedIn groups focused on nonprofit management, fundraising, and leadership to participate in discussions and stay updated on industry trends.
  9. Engagement:
    • Engage with posts and content from connections and influencers in the nonprofit sector by liking, commenting, and sharing.
  10. Certifications and Education:
    • If you have relevant certifications, degrees, or training related to nonprofit management or fundraising, list them on your profile.
  11. Projects and Achievements:
    • Utilize the "Projects" section to highlight specific campaigns, initiatives, or development projects you've led or contributed to.
  12. Visual Content:
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Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree:  Human Services or Related Field. Valid Driver’s License
Experience Required: 10+ years of Fundraising Experience Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful, and flexible Experience supporting big ticket event fundraising Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to manage. Projects and volunteers, Proficiency in using computers and database programs. Prefer experience with Salesforce and fundraising software, Demonstrated excellence in public speaking skills. The ability to maintain confidentiality.

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