VP of Development

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Capture the Dream, Inc.

Capture the Dream, Inc. Position:VP of Development

Who We Are

Established in July 2006, Capture the Dream, Inc. is a registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to helping underserved and at-risk individuals succeed in school and find fulfilling, sustaining careers. We foster hope, love, and support to youth at critical time periods to empower them to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. No dream is too small and no dream is too large.

Our organization offers several ongoing programs such as our Dreamcatcher program that combines

mentoring and micro-funding opportunities for low-income K-12 and community college students

from underprivileged Bay Area communities to help them realize their scholastic and career dreams.

In addition, our Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 scholarships to students in need. Along with these

programs, the Adopt-a-Classroom program partners with schools and teachers to provide classroom support for the school year. Our goal is to help create caring school climates that provide students with positive role models, engage them in co-curricular school activities, and reward their academic achievements. The support we offer ranges from back-to-school supplies to guest speakers, to field trips and micro-grants, depending on the dreams and needs of each classroom.

We were able to fulfill the dreams of over 2,000 Bay Area youth and distribute over $250,000 in goods and services to those in need. In addition, Capture the Dream, Inc. has been recognized in the Oakland Tribune, UC Davis Magazine, a local New York Television Show, People Magazine, AsianWeek, World Journal, AT&T Community Spotlight Hero Award, 2007 Maybelline Empowerment through Education Award, Oakland Mayoral Proclamation, San Francisco Mayoral Proclamation, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Certificate of Honor, California State Senate Certificate of Honor, Appreciation Award from the Taiwanese Consulate, PG&E Community Service Award, and Pinnacle Award.


Capture the Dream, Inc. is looking for a VP of Development to lead our fundraising and solicitation operations. The ideal candidate should have a real passion for nonprofit work, a deep understanding of fundraising strategies, ability to be creative with minimal resources and willingness to collaborate with others.

Previous experience working with a nonprofit organization is helpful but not necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with ED and the Development and Sustainability Committee to develop and execute fundraising strategy and goal plans while meeting tactical tasks throughout year

  • Complete and lead grant submissions with grant-makers

  • Prepare and publish solicitation campaigns in collaboration with the VP of Marketing

  • Manage and maintain up-to-date the CRM and respond to all donations and gifts.

  • Expand team over time to enhance capabilities and expertise.


  • A degree in Finance, Nonprofit Administration, Marketing or other related field and 5 or more years of work experience including 3 years in a leadership role. MNA, MBA preferred.

  • Experience using CRM tools - managing a donor database, delivering asks, developing solicitation letters and managing fundraising campaigns.

  • Analytical and critical thinker who has demonstrated the ability to execute and deliver high quality work.

  • Proven capability to improve processes and scale organizations.

  • Ability to commit for a minimum of one year for 10-15hrs/ week

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills. Collaborative, responsive, and inclusive approach and ability to influence across physical and virtual environments.


This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Volunteer will receive experience within this career field and an exceptional letter of recommendation. We reward our volunteers with special promotional items, events, tickets, and other opportunities.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Stacey@capturethedream.org

For more information, please visit us at: http://www.capturethedream.org

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


Mon Sep 10, 2018 - Mon Feb 25, 2019


484 Lake Park AveOakland, CA 94610



  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • 10-15 hrs/ week
  • commitment, collaboration, integrity

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