Essential Duties and Functions:
Fundraising Management and Donor Cultivation
Provide vision and guidance to KCDC’s leadership and Board of Directors on strategies to increase and strengthen the organization’s funding base.
Establish collaborative working relationships with the KCDC’s leadership, board members and volunteers and ensure effective use of resources and talents.
Create and implement annual fundraising strategies to meet revenue goals.
Cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with donor prospects, including annual and major donors; corporations and foundations; and community partners.
Provide leadership, direction and oversight for establishing programs, including planned giving, annual fund campaigns, car donations, on-line donations and the KCDC’s programs.
Develop and direct major donor cultivation, support the Board’s role in major donor cultivation, and conduct major gift solicitations.
Research foundation and corporation funding opportunities, develop grant proposals, meet funding and reporting requirements.
Develop and implement new strategies to enhance the KCDC’s on-line fundraising.
Work collaboratively with the KCDC’s Communications Department to ensure consistent donor messaging in all communications.
Motivate, train, and coach all new staff on positive donor relations, and maximize contribution opportunities throughout the KCDC’s departments and programs. Special Event and Capital Campaign Management.
Provide leadership and direction for all Development events, increasing opportunities to showcase the organization to current and potential donors.
Develop and implement donor recognition and cultivation events.
Work collaboratively with the President and Board of Directors on developing strategies for capital campaigns; implement and manage all aspects of campaign initiatives.
Cultivate capital campaign prospects and implement solicitation strategies