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Fundraising and Development Director

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Arizona Sustainability Alliance

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**This is a volunteer position.**

Fundraising and Development Director

Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) Mission
To create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona

Role Purpose

  • Create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED)
  • Spearhead development efforts as the Arizona Sustainability Alliance continues to grow

Responsibilities

The Fundraising and Development Director performs some or all of the following duties:

Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Present the fundraising plan to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Identify and develop corporate, community, and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Staff fund development activities

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff
  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices

Manage fund development budget

  • Manage and expand existing grant database
  • Identify eligible grants and work with priority leaders to map to specific projects
  • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Promote the organization

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years of experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

Proficiency in the use of computer for:

  • Fundraising software
  • Word processing
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet

Personal characteristics

The Fundraising and Development Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices. Ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Time Commitment: Approximately 10-20 hours per week

All AZSA positions are remote, with periodic fieldwork and other necessary in-person activities specific to the position.

To apply for this volunteer opportunity, email your cover letter and resume/cv to hr.volunteer@azsustainabilityalliance.com

Learn more about us!

https://www.azsustainabilityalliance.com/

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About Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Location:

8205 South Priest Drive #11962, Tempe, AZ 85284, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance is to create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.

Description

The Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a volunteer, non-partisan group committed to protecting our environment and promoting sustainable living through action and advocacy. Through

  • Civic engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Education
We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable and sustainable communities. We share a deep concern about catastrophic climate change, the future of our planet and the health and well being of generations to come.
Community
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix, AZ 85004

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 5-10 hours/week
  • Some familiarity with environment and sustainability

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