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Development Associate

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Birthday Wishes
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Natick, MA
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Published 20 days ago

The Development Associate is an integral part of the Birthday Wishes team, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Communications & Brand Director. They will be responsible for managing revenue-generating programs as well as donor prospect management and assist in grant management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate fundraising programs and events, including planning and coordinating details of each program to ensure the successful cultivation of relationships with key contacts
  • Maintain records and collateral materials for all fundraising programs
  • Assist in securing sponsors for events and key fundraising programs
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director to develop new fundraising programs to drive revenue and awareness of the Birthday Wishes mission
  • Maintain Annual Development Calendar & Grant Calendar
  • Research grant and foundation opportunities and assist in grant writing and report preparation
  • Identify prospective individuals, major donors, and corporate partners and help to develop strategies to cultivate a sustained base of gifts
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, build ongoing relationships and communications with existing donors in the pursuit of increased monetary gift commitments
  • Maintain donor records and communications cycle in DonorSnap
  • Create and maintain acknowledgment letters, receipts, invoices, hard copies of donor files, and correspondences for auditing and other internal purposes
  • Ensure accuracy of data entered and prepare weekly DonorSnap donation report for Executive Director
  • Take the lead on learning all communication capabilities within our donor platform, DonorSnap
  • Create & maintain Development department dashboard, reporting tools, and stewardship timelines
  • Provide the ED with information, including giving histories, reporting, and research to support fundraising efforts
  • Develop strategies and research prospects, including updating and maintaining prospects in the pipeline that meet current and future organizational needs, identifying lapsed and current donors for solicitation and cultivation, and managing timelines and deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2-3 years experience in nonprofit fundraising, donor database, and event management

Skills & Abilities

  • Commitment to the Birthday Wishes mission
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, and able to multitask
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines efficiently
  • Comfortable working with numbers and running reports
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Valid Driver's license and reliable vehicle






 



 

Fundraising Programs & Event Coordination,

The Development Associate is an integral part of the Birthday Wishes team, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Communications & Brand Director. They will be responsible for managing revenue-generating…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Flexible work schedule with generous time-off policy including

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Summer Fridays Off

Flexible work schedule with generous time-off policy including

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Summer Fridays Off

Location

On-site
Natick, MA, USA

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