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Fund Development Director (Remote)

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NAMI San Fernando Valley


Are you an experienced fund developer? We’re looking for a volunteer Fund Development Director for NAMI San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley to assist in planning, organizing, and directing our fundraising opportunities, including NAMIWalks, a major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Fundraising Chair and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

The Fund Development Director will:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Coordinate fundraising special events.
  • Oversee prospect research.
  • Work closely with the Fundraising Chair and Board of Directors.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the NAMIWalks with the community.
  • And as a plus: Get the satisfaction of giving of your heart and time to a worthwhile cause for a nationally recognized non-profit who Charity Magazine says is among the 100 non-profits most likely to change the world


  • 2 years minimum experience in professional fundraising/fund development preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising
  • A career interest in Development or nonprofit management, a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially over phone and email
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers
  • Have the desire to get out and build external relationships, be a "self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals; display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community; demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability
  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite skills and ability to learn our simple database, NationBuilder
  • Around 5-10 hrs/week to dedicate to development
  • Must embrace the mission of NAMI-SFV to help anyone affected by a mental health condition

ABOUT US: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest volunteer-led grassroots organization helping individuals affected by mental illness. At NAMI San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley, we are proud to offer free support groups, educational programs, and outreach presentations to individuals and families affected by mental illness. We tirelessly fight the stigmatization of mental illness through our advocacy and outreach efforts to spread awareness in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley communities. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.namisfv.org/.

TO APPLY: If you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity, click the "I Want to Help!" button now and be sure to include your email address and phone number. We’ll get in touch with you within 48 hours.

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About NAMI San Fernando Valley


14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405, US

Mission Statement

NAMI SFV aims to build a close-knit community to support, advocate for, and educate anyone affected by mental illness.


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979, NAMI has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support its important work.

For more information, visit us online at www.namisfv.org or call our info line at (818) 994-6747.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-10 hrs/wk

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