Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
Responsible to direct and oversee the organization’s fundraising, grant writing, communications and public relations strategies, ensuring sufficient resources to sustain and grow operations. Develops and executes annual fundraising and marketing and communications plans. Leads planning and execution of all ongoing fundraising campaigns and events, including annual dinner and other events, manages foundation and corporate grants, individual giving, direct mail appeals and planned giving solicitations and other fund raising activities. Conducts prospect outreach, cultivates and maintains relationships with program officers and others at local philanthropic and corporate giving entities.
Overall annual fundraising goal: $1,000,000+ (subject to change based on agency strategic priorities)
Duties and Responsibilities
Leads implementation of the organization’s fundraising, communications and public relations strategies, ensuring sufficient resources to sustain and grow operations. Supervises fundraising staff and ensures assigned independent contractors deliver high-quality, timely work.
Develops and directs annual fundraising, marketing and communications plans, including print and electronic media. Coordinates public speaking opportunities for the CEO.
Leads planning and execution of ongoing fundraising campaigns and events, including annual Gala, direct mail and planned giving solicitations, and other fundraising activities.
Conducts prospect outreach, cultivates, stewards and maintains relationships with program officers and others at local philanthropic and corporate giving entities.
Oversees and participates in all grant writing activities, ensuring content reflects funder requirements; timely submission of proposals and periodic reports to grantors.
Ensures prompt acknowledgement of foundation and individual gifts and support.
Meets or exceeds annual fundraising goal established by leadership and strategic plan.
Engages in Board development activities as requested by CEO.
Develops and implements Planned Giving and Major Gifts Programs, including research, identification of potential donors, developing the case for giving.
Responsible for management of fundraising database.
Represents the organization at community events, as needed and requested by executive leadership.
Bachelor’s degree, plus comparable combination of skills and experience
Certified Fund Raising Executive and/or Certified Grant Management Professional desired
Experienced fundraiser; 5+ years experience writing successful foundation and government grant proposals (min. 85% success rate); demonstrated history of successful appeals and events
Dynamic and outgoing; strong verbal communication skills
Excellent written communication skills; able to express concepts in a clear and compelling manner
Strong Microsoft Office Skills; familiarity with grants management software
Extremely detail oriented; strong analytical and research skills using online sources and databases; able to seek and synthesize information
Solid budget development skills and experience
Understand the needs of populations served; knowledge of child welfare priorities a plus
Must have reliable transportation, CA driver’s license and valid automobile insurance
Must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English
Understanding of ethical guidelines related to charitable giving
Applicants must send cover letter with resume to info[at]extraordinaryfamilies[dot]org
We are a leading nonprofit foster family, adoption, and advocacy agency dedicated to improving the daily lives and long-term outcomes of children and youth in foster care. We recruit, train, and support high-quality foster and adoptive (resource) parents for children removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. We welcome a diverse population of individuals and families to serve as resource parents regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, marital or domestic partner status, political affiliation, or ancestry. Resource families are viewed as members of a team providing individualized care so each child can reach her/his/their fullest potential.
In addition to foster care and adoption, we offer programs that support transition-age foster youth in obtaining meaningful work experience, connecting with mentors, and becoming self-sufficient adults. Drawing from our experience providing effective foster care, adoption, and youth services, we identify and pursue opportunities to improve the lives of those involved in the child welfare system through our strategic initiatives in policy and practice reform.
Since 1994, Extr...aordinary Families has been a leader in foster care, adoption, and child welfare policy reform. We are the result of a merger between two robust organizations: Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency and Child Welfare Initiative. Both were well-established, innovative nonprofits in Southern California that shared the vision of improving the daily lives and long-term outcomes of children impacted by the child welfare system. As Extraordinary Families, we are uniquely positioned and well qualified to provide groundbreaking direct foster care, adoption, and transition services to youth and families, as well as implement transformative programs and policies that produce measurable improvements in the lives of children and families in the system.