🔗Director of Development
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Historic Savannah Foundation – Director of Development
Are you a fundraising powerhouse that loves history and the Savannah region? We’re on the hunt for a Director of Development who will lead the charge in shaping the future of our organization through a robust fundraising program for the Historic Savannah Foundation, including soliciting donations for the annual fund, corporate and foundation proposals, sponsorships, and planned giving.
- Your Mission: Set Fundraising Goals and drive our organization forward by establishing clear one-year, five-year, and long-term fundraising objectives.
- Cultivate Donor Relationships: Maintain a treasure trove of potential financial donors, spanning corporations, foundations, and individuals who share our
- Unearth Funding Opportunities: Be our grant-seeking guru, researching potential sources of grants and public funding, and skillfully applying for them.
- Oversee and Thrive: Be the guardian of our fundraising process, meticulously maintaining records of funds received and disbursed.
- Fundraising, Not Event Planning: This role is laser-focused on fundraising and doesn’t involve event planning.
- Membership: Manage Membership for the organization. Develop new members, retain current members. Develop annual and long-range membership goals and initiatives.
- Cultivate a Culture of Giving: Lead efforts to instill a culture of philanthropy within and outside our organization.
- Fundraising Guru: Oversee fundraising initiatives, including Annual Appeal, Large Gifts, our Capital Campaign for the Save the Sheftall Building, Membership development and the solicitation of Event sponsors for various programs and initiatives.
- Connect with Corporations and Foundations: Forge strong relationships with corporations and foundations that align with our mission.
- Support the Board: Provide invaluable assistance to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees when required, and produce reports for our President & CEO, Development Committee, and Board of Trustees.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive Fundraising Expertise
- Stellar Leadership
- Exceptional Communication
- Strong Interpersonal Skills
- Knowledge of Tax Planning Principals
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with Blackbaud’s eTap or a similar donor management system.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree:
- 5+ years of Experience in fundraising
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com