Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) Mission To create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona
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
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
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:
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 email@example.com
8205 South Priest Drive #11962, Tempe, AZ 85284, US
The mission of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance is to create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.
The Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a volunteer, non-partisan group committed to protecting our environment and promoting sustainable living through action and advocacy. Through
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.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
Phoenix Metropolitan AreaPhoenix, AZ85004
March 27, 2021
Business Development & Sales Management
Grant Writing / Research
Approximately 5-10 hours/week
Some familiarity with environment and sustainability