Development Officer, Borgess Foundation, Ascension Borgess Hospital

Job Title

Development Officer


Borgess Foundation, Ascension Borgess Hospital

About the Position

Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI is hiring a Development Officer within the Borgess Foundation.  This is a Full-Time M-F position.

Job Duties

As an Associate of Ascension Borgess Hospital, you will have the opportunity to manage, develop and implement policies, procedures and strategies for fundraising activities.  You will also:

  • Collaborate with management on identification of fundraising goals. Develops and implements plans for capital and major fundraising initiatives.
  • Prepare communications including the design, writing and printing of brochures, newsletters, donor communications and annual reports.
  • Implement marketing strategies that will create a climate conducive to major giving and increase the number of major planned gifts and estate commitments.
  • Prepare/assist with budgets and ensure compliance with allocated funding.
  • Plan and direct the Foundation’s direct mail, online giving, and foundation support, sponsorships, and special event giving strategies for Ascension Borgess Hospital.
  • Design and implement programs for direct mail and grateful patient solicitations, identify research, and develop proposals for corporate and private Foundations; oversee Foundation’s special events, and develop relationships leading to enhanced support for Ascension Borgess programs.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations/Marketing or related study area required.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience in fund development, with proven track record of positive donor relationships and raising funds required.

How to Apply

Please follow this link to the position.

About the Organization

Based in Kalamazoo, MI Ascension Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. Our health system is one of the largest employers in the region and has been part of Ascension since 1999.

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status. Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Executive Director, Cascade Community Foundation

Job Title

Executive Director


Cascade Community Foundation

About the Position

The Cascade Community Foundation is seeking a dynamic entrepreneurial-minded individual to serve as its Executive Director.  This individual will be primarily responsible for all donor cultivation and development, administrative, fiscal and programmatic, and grant-making activities.  The Executive Director preferably will have nonprofit experience in the Greater Forest Hills Area and be familiar with the stakeholders and available resources. The Executive Director is charged with achieving aggressive revenue goals, effectively engaging donors in development initiatives, as well as establishing and maintaining valuable relationships with a broad array of stakeholders and other community leaders. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and impact the greater Forest Hills and surrounding communities that allows for a flexible work life balance schedule.

Job Duties

Plan, organize and direct all of Cascade Community Foundation fundraising efforts.

Provide leadership, strategy and direction toward the achievement of Cascade Community Foundation’s mission, vision, values, goals and objectives by working with the Board of Directors.

Develop relationships and meet regularly with current donors to secure and enhance contributions.

Cultivate new donor relationships with major gift prospects to include individual and corporate sponsorship.

Build community awareness by serving as the primary spokesperson and ambassador for Cascade Community Foundation in the community.

Promote broad public awareness to enhance support and participation in the organization.

Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing initiatives by engaging with key stakeholders of the community.

Develop, engage and energize Cascade Community Foundation donors, volunteers, board members, event committees, and partnering organizations.

Use external local presence and relationships to garner new donor cultivation, development opportunities and partnerships.

Assist in developing a Foundation budget.

Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement.

Ensure effective and accurate systems, including but not limited to the donor database for tracking progress and measuring successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, donors, and other constituents.

Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence and social media to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.

Maintain and cultivate relationships with local related municipalities.


Key Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with at least three years of donor cultivation and development experience; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. Entrepreneurial spirit, self-directed, passionate, adaptable and innovative in achieving the success of the Foundation and oneself.

Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of existing and new network of stakeholders and cultures.

Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

Experienced in donor development including working with corporations and knowledge of external foundations.

Sourcing of grants for the Foundation; Grant writing experience a plus.

Computer literacy including but not limited to Quickbooks, MS Office, web applications, Database/Giftworks.

Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage and develop diverse, high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.

How to Apply

If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please follow the link below to apply:

About the Organization

The Cascade Community Foundation was founded in 2001 as a component fund of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and is now its own 501(c)3.  Our purpose is to build and strengthen the quality of life for residents in the greater Forest Hills area both now and in the future.  We work through charitable partnerships with area organizations, leadership in community programming and permanent fund building.  We identify local needs and concerns, address community problems and help shape long-term responses and solutions.

Cascade Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Development Officer (CDO), Blandford Nature Center

Job Title

Chief Development Officer (CDO)


Blandford Nature Center

About the Position


This is an exempt, full-time position working 40+ hours per week. The pay range for this position is between $68,000 – $85,000 per year, depending on experience. The work schedule is flexible, but is generally weekday business hours with evenings and weekends required for special events. This position qualifies for paid holidays (8), birthday pay, 120 hours of annual leave (PTO), participation in health insurance, Blandford Nature Center Membership, and participation in a SIMPLE IRA plan with an up to 3% employer match.

FLSA Status: Exempt Full-Time

Reports to: President/CEO

Position Summary:

We are seeking to hire a dedicated Chief Development Officer (CDO) to help us set direction and ensure the longevity of our organization. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will work with the senior management team, governing board and staff to define the organization’s vision and direction.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for managing an active and public-facing department at Blandford Nature Center. This department is responsible for all fundraising activities, organizational marketing and communications, special events, and facility rentals. It also includes Visitor Services and Gift Shop management. This position directly supervises:  one full-time Marketing and Communications position, one part-time Development Coordinator (database and other support), and three part-time Visitor Services employees. The team may expand and/or contract in the future.

Job Duties

Organizational Leadership

Provide oversight and leadership, including process improvements, for all operational and business aspects of BNC.

Hire, fire and support the Managers as a team with the CEO and COO (where appropriate).

Continuously support the Mission and maintain the culture of BNC

Administer the Comprehensive Fundraising Program

Plan, set goals, and execute initiatives for the annual fund, the membership program, foundation grants, major gifts, planned giving, government relations, and special campaigns and fundraising events/galas

Engage the President/CEO, board members, and staff in strategic conversations and activities tied to planning and securing philanthropic funds

Work closely with the President/CEO and the External Affairs Committee Chair to organize and focus the work of the Committee

Collaborate with the President/CEO and Board/External Affairs Committee members with identifying and setting up meetings with key donors/prospects

Raise Money

Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and recognize donors and prospects

Inform donors and prospects about the Center’s mission and programs, develop the case for support, and create opportunities for giving

Manage donor tracking system to ensure accountability and support long-term goals

Provide leadership to the fundraising program by securing funds through individual and team efforts

Build a donor stewardship program

Oversee appeals, correspondence, and record-keeping

Supervise the planning and implementation of all fundraising events, including benefit breakfasts and the Jeans & Jewels Gala

Administer the Comprehensive Marketing & Communications Program

Lead the development of the organization’s annual report including data collection, participant success stories, design, and dissemination

Lead the development of informational and solicitation materials, and supporting other fundraising communication projects as needed

Oversee the creation and disbursement of external communications including social media and web communications, brochures, media kits, and publications

Directing gift acknowledgement processes and managing donor communication and stewardship strategies

Visitor Services

Supervise and support Visitor Services staff and volunteers to ensure that Blandford Nature Center is professionally-represented and makes the best first impression possible

Conduct training for Visitor Services staff related to programs, registrations, how to promote memberships, and how to capture admissions

Work closely with the Finance & HR Manager to ensure proper accounting of fees, admissions, and other money coming into and going out of the organization

Administer the Facility Rental Program

Oversee the Venue Management Agreement with our preferred caterer

Oversee the management of one-off rentals that do not fall under the Venue Management Agreement


Help lead the entire organization in strategic initiatives to reach overarching organizational goals.

Create and manage a Development Department budget that includes fundraising/rentals/marketing goals and expenses

Builds and maintains positive working relationships with staff, board members, and volunteers.

Train and mentor staff and volunteers in fundraising practices and techniques

Provide monthly department reports to the President/CEO and External Affairs Committee Chair

Attend staff meetings and participate in staff development

Assess Department operations and recommend improvements to President/CEO

Coordinate with other staff and follow appropriate bookkeeping procedures as needed


The successful applicant should have proven experience as a fundraising and organizational development specialist, with several years of management experience in a non-profit organization or similar environment. You must be self-driven, be a strategic problem solver, a motivational leader across the entire organization, and have a passion for philanthropy.

The attitudes and personal characteristics demonstrated in this position are

Enthusiasm, poise, flexibility, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude

Self-motivated, problem solver with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments and activities

Projecting a positive and professional image within and outside the organization

Make decisions requiring good judgment in the absence of specific directions

Detailed-oriented, meticulous and organized


5+ years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success as an individual and as a member of a fundraising team within a nonprofit organization in all areas of fund development, including annual fund, major gifts, grant writing, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, administration, and correspondence

Familiarity and/or direct professional experience in marketing and communications

Previous supervisory experience required

Excellent communication skills

Excellent computer skills required. Knowledge of DonorSnap and Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Criminal history background check will be required

Valid driver’s license required for periodic errands

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please visit and click on the Job Board button to complete your application.

*Please note:

Submit cover letter AND resume as one (1) document when prompted to upload your resume

List three (3) professional references and NOT three (3) personal references

Posting will be open until position is filled; interviews will begin as qualified applications arrive.

About the Organization

Blandford Nature Center’s Mission:

To engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature.

Blandford Nature Center’s Vision:

A thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy, natural world.

Blandford Nature Center’s Values:

Inclusion: Intentionally welcoming and embracing everyone

Stewardship: Responsibly using and caring for all our resources

Integrity: Demonstrating honesty, authenticity, and transparency within our organization and community

Experiential: Providing direct opportunities to enjoy, explore, and learn in nature

Partnership: Connecting and collaborating to effectively serve our community

Innovation: Using creativity and curiosity to continuously improve

The policy of the Blandford Nature Center is to ensure that diversity, inclusiveness, and respect are integral parts of our day-to-day management and work. Blandford staff, board and volunteers commit to ensure equal access to Blandford and all of its educational opportunities by all people.

In essence, diversity includes all the characteristics, experiences, and cultural influences that make each of us unique individuals. All individuals are welcome at Blandford Nature Center, and all individuals, regardless of race, color, age, national origin, sex (including transgender status, gender identity, and pregnancy), religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a parent, will be treated with respect and dignity. By fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect, we can continue to value and appreciate the strengths afforded by differences in the styles, ideas, and organizational contributions of each person. We all share the responsibility to ensure diversity and inclusion throughout Blandford, and seek to recruit, engage, and retain a team and leadership composed of volunteers and staff that equitably and fairly represent our constituency.

Events Manager, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter

Job Title

Events Manager


The ALS Association Michigan Chapter

About the Position

This position is based in Grand Rapids, MI. Reporting to the Director of Events, the Events Manager is responsible for all aspects of fund development in their assigned region including coordination of the ALS Association’s signature event, Walk to Defeat ALS ® in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo areas, Nana’s Run 5k event in Grand Rapids, as well as stewarding relationships developed through all annual events, and providing year end impact reporting.

Job Duties

Responsibilities and Duties

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Walk to Defeat ALS ®

  • Assist the Director of Events in developing fundraising plans, including budgets and goals, for the Walk to Defeat ALS ® program, Nana’s Run, and other events as assigned. Execute plans to achieve or exceed revenue goals.
  • Cultivate and steward key constituents regarding the Walk to Defeat ALS ® program and Nana’s Run.  Work closely with team captains and participants to develop their personal/team fundraising plans by mentoring, coaching, and encouraging fundraising goals.
  • Recruit, empower, and mobilize volunteers through the Walk, Nana’s Run and awareness events.
  • Represent the Chapter at events which may take place during the evenings and on weekends.
  • Stimulate the Chapter’s regional media and public relations opportunities in assigned region.
  • Keep accurate and up to date event summaries and profiles in development database.
  • Meet or exceed budgeted income goals.

Event Responsibilities
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to meet budgeted income goals for all assigned events including the Walk to Defeat® ALS and Nana’s Run, in region.  Focus on corporate relationships to include assisting corporate internal champions with team recruitment and fundraising strategies.

  • Develop a marketing committee to achieve marketing and PR public relations objectives for assigned events.
  • Manage regional volunteers. Be present at Chapter events which may require attendance during some evenings and weekends.
  • Ensure each event operates within budgetary expense guidelines.
  • Travel within the state as required or requested.
  • Convey a professional and positive image that reflects favorably on The ALS Association.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of experience in peer to peer fundraising, securing event sponsorship, relevant event management, communications, and volunteer management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to initiate traditional fundraising techniques, i.e. cold calling, asking for the gift, etc
  • Experience with Donor Pro, Convio, and database programs desired.
  • Superior communicator with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness Ability to travel; must have and maintain valid driver’s license and good driving record; must have automobile and maintain insurance.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for Chapter events and other business.

How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please go here:

The ALS Association endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please call 202.464.8831 or email This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

About the Organization

The ALS Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here.

The ALS Association is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Advancement Manager, Catholic Central High School

Job Title

Advancement Manager


Catholic Central High School

About the Position

Broad Statement of Responsibilities:
The Advancement Manager is responsible for executing the annual appeal program. This includes researching and providing on-going cultivation plans for all prospects and donors for both the annual fund, and any other campaigns that may arise. The manager works closely with volunteers, school and Diocese staff to carry out the work of the Advancement Department.  The manager will work daily with other departments/initiatives including but not limited to donor database, fund development, events and communications.


Necessary Requirements:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2-3 years of experience related to fundraising and events or related industry
  • Strong Raisers Edge experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to interface with donors and committees
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and quick in decision-making, work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, manage time, work with a team, and openly communicate with others
  • Demonstrate accountability, accurate attention to detail, confidentiality, cooperation, and a guest-centric attitude
  • Possess strong moral and ethical values; embraces the fact that we are a faith based, non-profit institution that’s mission is:  To know and love God, seek knowledge and truth, respect the dignity of each person and contribute to society through leadership and service
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Beth Banta at  by April 8, 2019.