Plans, organizes and manages the agency's fundraising programs, including
annual campaigns, planned giving, and endowment programs. Develops ties with
community organizations, corporations, and individual supporters. Oversees
the volunteer program and other opportunities to engage supporters in the
- Annual Campaign
- Supervise the planning and implementation of annual giving
- Successfully achieve the financial goal for annual giving.
- Major Gifts
- With the cooperation of staff, board and volunteers, identify
prospects from the community as well as from the agency's donor
- Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Involve and train Board members and other agency volunteers in
the acquisition of major support.
- Implement acknowledgment and recognition systems for these
- Develop and oversee special procedures to monitor and evaluate
major gift progress.
- Successfully achieve the annual goal for major gifts.
- Develop and maintain key major gift donor relationships.
- Planned Giving
- Introduce planned giving to donors.
- Coordinate planned giving efforts including bequests, trusts,
and the development of gifts of securities, property and other
- Develop a promotion program including personal cultivation,
brochures, newsletter articles, and work with attorneys, accountants
and other financial professionals in developing specific planned
- Special Events
- Work with the CEO to develop an annual major fundraiser.
- Develop special cultivation events as they relate to the
development of ongoing and major gift giving.
- Drive increasing attendance and average gift size.
- Achieve the annual financial goal for special events.
- Special Campaigns (Capital and Program)
- Work with the CEO to develop the strategies, timeline and
committee structure for the implementation of special program and
- Work with the CEO to direct the feasibility study, compose case
statement and cultivation and solicitation materials, staffing of
special committees, oversee grant writing, organize prospect
identification and major gift strategy phases, and assist in the
- Work with the CEO to successfully raise the capital necessary to
meet the annual financial goals of the organization.
- Community and Civic Giving
- In partnership with the President and managers, assist in the
cultivation of civic and church giving to the agency.
- Develop presentation materials for agency representatives to
- Board Interaction and Support
- At CEO’s direction attend Board meetings and prepare monthly
development reports for members, as requested
- Staff the Board's Development Committee.
- Train, motivate and involve Board members in the development
process – specifically the Donor Engagement process.
- Work closely with Resource Development Committee Chair on
monthly agenda, action items, etc.
- Professional Conduct
- Assure maintenance of high standards of ethics, integrity, and
professional practice in development activities.
- Keep abreast of development issues by attending seminars,
conferences, professional organization meetings, networking, and
reading literature on current trends.
- Supervision of Staff
- Supervise Development staff.
- Provide recruitment, selection, orientation, training,
supervision and evaluation of staff.
- Complete six-month and thereafter annual employee performance
evaluations with each employee on a timely basis.
- Supervise volunteers, interns and field placements in the
completion of their duties and service time, as applicable.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree required.
- Three to five years experience in fund raising and community
- Experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred.
- Valid Washington State driver's license, car insurance and
- Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of
Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe
driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and
volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth
business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with
the requirements of Friends of Youth.
- Education or experience in cultural competency.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when needed.
- Ability to work as a part of a team within limited budgets.
- Ability to gain trust of and inspire Board and giving community.
- Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a
Performance and Quality Improvement process.
- Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural
differences and a commitment to the value of cultural competency.
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