The mission of Prevent Child Abuse America is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. The Director of Development is responsible for a variety of tasks and responsibilities related to fundraising and special events management in an effort to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement comprehensive annual and multi-year strategic plans to include major gifts, special campaigns, special events, individual giving, sponsorship opportunities, corporate, foundation, and grants. Track progress towards goals and make mid-course adjustments as necessary.
Build year-round individual giving campaign, reaching current and new donors. Evaluate, recommend, and implement strategies for increasing income from annual donors.
Identify and research potential foundation sources of support for specific projects. Assemble materials and draft letters of inquiry, proposals and reports.
Research current corporate donors and develop plans for strengthening relationships/increasing their support.
Facilitate the creation of online fundraising tools.
Investigate, propose and develop planned giving program.
Plan, coordinate, and manage Prevent Child Abuse America fundraisers.
Plan, coordinate, and manage Prevent Child Abuse America monthly email/social media campaigns.
Develop innovative ways to expand net proceeds from events.
Produce timely progress reports for fundraising events and email campaigns.
Ensure that Prevent Child Abuse America is able to fundraise nationally by completing State Registrations.
Monitor State Registration Applications and update database with status of each registration.
Keep up-to-date with latest trends in State Registrations and filing deadlines.
Collect, maintain, and analyze data from PCAA contacts, donor prospects, corporations, and events in the database to track and monitor progress.
Ensure accurate record-keeping of contributions and timeliness of donor acknowledgments.
Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential.
Analyze data analytics to constantly adjust strategies and fundraising techniques.
Experienced with A/B Testing.
Superior communication and writing skills required. Friendly team player who gets along well with all types of people and is able to develop and maintain new relationships easily.
Follow major trends or changes in philanthropy and position Prevent Child Abuse America to respond to such trends.
Establish and oversee the department expense budget and income goals. Prepare financial documents needed for fundraising and evaluation. Communicate regularly the status of fundraising projects; track results against goals.
Provide staff support to the National Board Fundraising Committee.
Perform other duties as assigned/required.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
At least five years of experience in development and fundraising.
Hands on experience with Salesforce CRM software preferred.
Travel may be required at various times of the year.
This is a full-time office environment position at the Prevent Child Abuse America national headquarters in Chicago, IL.
About Prevent Child Abuse America
The mission of Prevent Child Abuse America is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.