The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Aikido Kenkyukai International USA’s ("AKI USA's") fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Must embrace the mission of AKI USA.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers.
Have the desire to 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.
A bachelor’s degree.
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.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
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 special fundraising events.
Direct employee fundraising drives.
Oversee prospect research.
Work closely with AKI USA Executive Director, and Board of Directors.
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about AKI USA with the community.
Staff Board Development Committee meetings.
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
Oversee the creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Perform other related duties as requested.
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It is the goal and purpose of Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara to pass down the true message of Aikido and to nurture a better society by creating individuals of responsibility, compassion, judgement, and character.
We're a group of dedicated Aikido students under the direction of Lia Suzuki Sensei. In the summer of 2007, we lost our training space on lower State Street due to an extreme rent increase. After regrouping and reorganizing, our aduts' class came together in a temporary space at the Veterans' Memorial Building. The kids' class reconvened a full year later, refusing to give up hope for continued study under Suzuki Sensei.
Now, we're a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We excited and grateful to be able to be back training weekly. Our future goals are to once again have our own dedicated training space, take field trips to Japan, and to hold events to benefit the community through this fantastic art that we love called Aikido - the Art of Peace.
From the ByLaws...
To create an interest and motivation within the general public to practice the Japanese non-violent art of aikido;
To encourage individuals, or groups of individuals, to practice aikido;
To promote aikido as a positive and effective vehicle for self improvement and spiritual growth;
To promote educational programs that teach aikido techniques, models and processes as a harmonious way through conflict, both in practice and everyday live;
To advance aikido as a means of transforming the stresses of everyday life into opportunities for personal growth and development;
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