Development/Fundraising: 5+ years of experience and proven success in development for a large size nonprofit. Experience running capital campaigns and success fundraising from multiple donor channels.
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: to initiate contacts with potential donors; to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers and board members; to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation; to personally make solicitations; to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones. Experience leading and/or being an integral part of an inspiring a group of ambitious and goal-oriented professionals.
Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Can convey complex ideas through brief, simple thoughts/materials. Demonstrates experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences. Responsive and inspirational.
Influencer: Able to connect and communicate with others, able to use convincing arguments to create win-win situations.
Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally. Build a positive image of the Foundation within the community, as well as maintain good relations with the leadership of environmental partner groups within the region.