Ottawa County Parks Foundation
Fund Development; Reports to Board of Directors
12220 Fillmore St #267, West Olive, MI
Intermittent local travel
Based on experience.
The Foundation Manager is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations of all fund development activities for the foundation office. This position works in close collaboration with the Board, Parks Department staff, and volunteers. Duties include database management, event management, donor reports and communication, and project-based work. Office-based, part-time professional position, averaging 25 hours per week with occasional night/weekend hours.
Essential Functions include (but are not limited to)
- Maintain organizational data in the donor database with consistency and attention to detail for all donor and gift entries. Manage all database operations including: data entry, gift recording and acknowledgments, gift reporting, and regular data hygiene.
- Prepare donor queries, written acknowledgement letters, and other donor literature.
- Manage and execute annual fund development plan
- Manage all fundraising and campaign events including sponsorships, print materials, committee recruitment, and logistics.
- Coordinate and assist in the development and execution of donor communication pieces.
- Assist with web content management.
- Develop reports for the Board and other leadership.
- Organize and manage volunteer committees including campaign leadership committee.
- Coordinate campaign process including solicitation and print materials, prospect lists, and donation documentation.
(Minimum 1-3 years prior exposure to fund-raising processes and database management)
- Professional presentation, with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and an energetic and engaging personality
- Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
- Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Social Media, and database management
- Demonstrated ability to handle donor interest and personal information with tact and sensitivity, in a confidential manner
- Ability to work collaboratively with a strong customer-service orientation
- Ability to set and meet realistic goals, establish work priorities, organize people and materials to reach goals, handle pressure well, and evaluate and report results
Ability to multi-task while handling work expectations including telephone, basic office machines, reading, writing, typing, computer/data entry, and some travel.
How to Apply:
E-mail your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
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Job Description – Foundation Manager
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth is searching for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Development Associate!
Primary responsibilities include: developing, implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community and individual volunteers. Works collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer and consistently produces routine weekly and monthly reports. Responsible for directing all efforts pertaining to the planning, execution and evaluation of our two annual signature events as well as all other special & third party events. This position will work collaboratively across the organization and with third party partners in all aspects of execution to ensure event success. This position is also responsible for coordinating marketing and communications efforts, including social media and website platforms.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of three – five years’ work experience in Development within a non-profit setting; planning, executing and overseeing communications and volunteer activities.
Must be very organized, have excellent communication skills (verbal & written) and the ability to multi-task.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids
Ref: Development Associate
235 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Database Administrator
Diocese of Grand Rapids
The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full time Development Database Administrator to provide administration and oversight of the Diocese of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary School’s development database, related business processes, and develop strategies for maximizing the capabilities of the software with an emphasis on efficient systems to deliver successful fundraising projects. Collaborate with and proactively support the efforts of the fundraising and communications teams of the Diocese, West Catholic High School and Catholic Central High School, and applies best practices for donor information management. Duties include:
- Acts as primary development software “subject matter expert” to the school’s Advancement departments and implements training for all end users, utilizing both in-house training and vendor resources
- Oversees and collaborates with data entry staff to ensure the timely and accurate workflow of information into the development database, from hard copy through data entry, to data analysis and reporting
- Assist users with database questions and train them to use the support website and services
- Streamlines routine processes and ensures data requirements of the “frontline” Advancement officers and alumni directors are being met
- Maintains and enhances the data structure of attributes, code tables, business rules and all other set up functions. Train users where applicable.
- Creates required data imports, exports, and lists related to all fundraising programs through Individual Giving, Major Gifts, Corporate Sponsorships, Foundations, Planned Giving, Special Events and Membership
- Creates required data imports, exports, and lists related to all fundraising or constituent databases (Auction Maestro Pro, Wealth Engine, Infinite Campus, Greater Giving)
- Work with Communication and Development staff to implement NetCommunity/Greater Giving for fundraising events and registration, e-mail blasts, and newsletters.
- Ensures data-entry staff is cross-trained in critical database activities and procedures and provides implementation assistance and training for staff on the production of standard and ad hoc reports and lists as scheduled and requested
- Establishes and maintains system for end users to make report requests; works proactively to develop reports that meet the evolving needs of the end users
- Works with the Diocesan Director of Technology to manage internal components of all appeals and capital campaigns, including direct mail, phone programs, solicitations, prospect research and tracking. Collaborates in making global changes for appeals, actions, and naming standardization.
- Develops and maintains policy and procedures guide for development database operations, including documentation of all data entry; security; standard reports; queries; moves management, etc.
- Ensures the Advancement offices are compliant with IRS giving regulations, credit card processing mandates and internal policies
- In conjunction with Diocesan Director of Technology, maintains Raiser’s Edge Web applications for all diocesan and school Advancement sites.
- Works with Finance and Technology departments to ensure that all development database business processes comply with established procedures so that organization-wide database activities are well-coordinated and efficient
- Works with the Advancement teams and CSS Controller to provide data as related to the Catholic Secondary Schools and the Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education
- Coordinates software updates and new tool implementation with the Technology team
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 3-5 years professional experience managing the operations of a Development Office and understanding the relationship to database management
- “Supervisor” level in Raiser’s Edge software with working knowledge of Crystal Reports software and strong overall data reporting and analysis ability including Query, Export, Dashboard, Raisers Edge Reports and Pivot reports preferred
- Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information and to handle multiple tasks with varying deadlines
- Must be organized, detail-oriented, accurate and efficient with strong project management skills and strong verbal and written communications skills
- Promotes process improvement
- Proficiency in Word & Excel
- Basic nonprofit accounting skills
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: dogrhr@DioceseOfGrandRapids.org.
Junior Achievement in the area is expanding and looking for a full time District Director with people management experience and direct fundraising experience. This lead staff position must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills to manage staff, special events & annual giving campaigns. The position will cultivate and maintain new and current relationships with organizations, corporations, foundations and individuals in the greater Kalamazoo/Battle Creek marketplace to secure funding for a fast paced nonprofit organization. Individual will work closely with the local board of directors and the President/CEO of the larger regional organization. Requires excellent presentation and people skills. Knowledge of the philanthropic climate in south west Michigan is beneficial. Must be a team player with the ability to multi-task and have proficiency in Microsoft Office software and database experience. Bachelor’s degree and prior fundraising experience required.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter & salary history to email@example.com
No phone calls.
Development Director (Full Time)
Artists Creating Together (ACT)
Become part of a growing nonprofit organization empowering people with disabilities through interactive experiences, both artistic and cultural, while providing opportunities for personal growth and learning. We need a new team member to plan and execute a comprehensive, mission-driven, advancement program to grow resources and programs. Has the operational responsibility for fundraising, public relations, fund development events, relationship building activities, and unique events of Artists Creating Together (ACT).
How to Apply:
Please go to www.artistscreatingtogether.org to view the full posting and submission information.
Submit applications with cover letters via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7 at 5:00 pm.