Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Development, the Development Manager will help support BEDS strategic goals of increased fundraising and community awareness. This person will maintain the organization’s constituent database, manage online presence and external communications, assist with events and provide operational support to the development department.
Database Management & Gift Processing
Perform database maintenance regularly to improve data integrity and consistency
Maintain meticulous gift records by entering donations
Ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely manner
Generate acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders, updating letters regularly to reflect relevant accomplishments
Produce mailing lists for appeals and event invitations
Outreach & Relationship Management
Research and identify local companies whose corporate philosophy matches BEDS mission
In collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator and with the assistance of Board members and volunteers, make connections with local corporations with the potential to partner with BEDS to support programming and/or sponsor events
Attend regular planning meetings for BEDS three annual fundraisers: 7th Annual Soup & Bread (January 27, 2019); 2nd Annual Rent Party (May 18, 2019) and 2nd Annual Harvest Moon (September 2019). Meetings will require some evenings and weekends.
Provide staff support at special events, which will require some evenings and weekends
In collaboration with the Development Director and Volunteer Coordinator, represent BEDS at fundraising events organized by third parties
Regularly update the organization’s website and marketing material
In collaboration with the Communications Specialist, manage social media, primarily Facebook
Order organization marketing materials as needed
Strong commitment to BEDS Plus Care mission, values and clients
Agile communicator with exemplary written and verbal communications skills
Preferred 2-4 years of experience with development and communications
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Experience using donor database (GiftWorks preferred) and WordPress
Flexibility, energy and passion required
About BEDS Plus Care, Inc.
BEDS Plus Care is a non-profit agency that helps homeless individuals obtain stable, affordable housing and provides a continuum of professional support services including emergency overnight shelter.