Friendship Centers, Inc. seeks a lead strategist for philanthropy, as the Chief Development Officer, who will serve in collaboration with the President & CEO, and as a liaison to the Board Fund Development Committee. This position will maintain and develop appropriate systems and processes of fundraising, donor cultivation, and the supporting functions of communications and marketing to result in increased growth in philanthropic support, c
Friendship Centers is a nonprofit organization serving older adults in five counties in Southwest Florida.
In 2016, we were THE safety net for close to 15,000 seniors living in our service area. We provided over a half million individual “units of service” to older adults in the arenas of medical and dental services, caregiving, meals, exercise classes, lifelong learning, economic assistance, and socialization. Through state and local partnerships, we were able to improve the health of thousands of uninsured seniors on limited incomes.
Tens of thousands of older adults in Southwest Florida have benefited from the Friendship Centers’ programs and services since our founding in 1973 by Brother William Geenen, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross Order of Notre Dame University (C.S.C.).
As an organization, our goals are to:
Empower older adults to live active, healthy lives to improve all aspects of health.
Promote good nutrition and physical activity to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Provide crisis/supportive intervention and help promote financial stability through education and community resources.
Allow older people to maintain their independence and live in their own homes for as long as possible.
A belief in “People Helping People,” has been the foundation of the Friendship Centers for more than four decades. Volunteers serve in nearly every facet of the organization. Our award-winning centers and our clinics have drawn national and international attention as models for the delivery of programs and services to older adults.
ommunity engagement, and public awareness of Friendship Centers.
Background for this position should include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Development or related business field with CFRE certification preferred. A minimum of five (5) years direct fundraising experience. A minimum of five (5) years of management experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment, with extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies. Expected knowledge foundation consists of accessing and managing donor database systems, computer proficiency, Constant Contact and donor data applications, accompanied by a working knowledge of general office and video equipment.
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