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NonProfit Development Director


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We are looking for a dedicated and visionary NonProfit Development Director to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our nonprofit's fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger development team for our nonprofit. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record of successful development campaigns. They will also have strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a team. The NonProfit Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director and serve as a key member of our senior management team.


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  • Develop and oversee our annual fundraising program
  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors
  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders
  • Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions
  • Develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with our marketing team
  • Oversee our donor database and tracking systems
  • Supervise our development staff and provide constructive feedback
  • Sustain functionality of annual fundraising programs and operations
  • Work with the executive director to develop an annual budget and fundraising plan


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  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications or another relevant field
  • Minimum of five years of fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Proven track record of successful development campaigns
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Experience with donor database management
  • Knowledge of tax laws related to charitable giving
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Passion for our nonprofit’s mission and goals

Potential interview questions

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  • What strategies have you used in the past to cultivate relationships with donors?
  • Can you describe a successful fundraising campaign you've managed?
  • How do you handle pressure and tight deadlines?
  • What experience do you have with donor database management?
  • How would you motivate your team during a challenging fundraising campaign?