Organization: Denver Urban MattersTitle: Development Director
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to achieve specific goals for gifts of $1000 and higher.
Establish and extend fundraising efforts through cultivation of individual donors, corporate supporters, and faith communities, to develop a broad and diverse funding base.
Cultivate donors through prospect identification and research; preparation of background memos; and conduct prospect solicitation briefings with leadership team.
Prepare solicitation materials, including background memos, gift request letters, proposals and appreciation reports. Plan and coordinate direct mail program, including strategy, material development, distribution, and online efforts.
Organize and coordinate cultivation events (tours, house parties, thank you gatherings) and special events.
Donor Management Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and manage a donor relation process through the donor database. Write thank you letters and acknowledgements for donors, including Enterprise Zone management.
Manage the relationship process for donors and track all interactions with donors by staff and volunteers.
Correspond with donors, supporting churches, organizations and the greater giving community through newsletters, direct mailings and email.
Represent agency at community events and advocacy efforts, as needed.
Attend all required meetings and special events.
Participate as a team member within the organization and as a member of the Leadership Team.
Other Duties as Assigned
Physical/Mental Demands & Environment:
o Must be able to work outside the office, meeting with prospective donors and organizations.
o Must be available to work standard hours, 8-6, and occasional overtime.
o Must be able to stand, lift and carry 50 lbs.
o Ability to work under and effectively handle stress and pressure.
o Requires the ability to speak, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential duties of the job.
o Must be able to use hands, reach, twist and sit for long periods of time.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:
At least 2 years’ experience in relationship building, gift solicitation, sales, or marketing position.
Strong relationship building skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Strong skills using Word, Excel Power Point, and fundraising software.
Persuasive oral and written skills.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
Knowledge of community resources and non-profit practices.
Ability to Multi-task, prioritize and handle several projects simultaneously.
Excellent presentation skills.
Strong client service orientation
2 years’ experience in relationship building, gift solicitation, sales, or marketing position.
Previous experience working for a non-profit
Education (Minimum Requirements):
Bachelor’s degree in a Related field
Are you interested in joining Denver Urban Matters team of energetic and compassionate professionals? DenUM is looking for a Development Director who will be responsible for fundraising; donor management; and donor events in pursuit of DenUM’s mission. We are proud to serve the immediate and long-term needs of the most vulnerable in our community, looking beyond crisis to a society of equality, justice, and compassion. DenUM embodies a spirit of interconnectedness and generosity. Its history is that of a true grassroots organization – and staff, volunteers, and clients continue to interact daily in a manner of mutual growth and service. If you feel that your experience, skills and talents can help us achieve our mission, we would like to hear from you. Please send your cover letter describing your interest, along with your resume to email@example.com using development director application in the subject line.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.