Community Development Director
MINORITY FREEDOM COMMUNITY FUND
What We’re Looking For:
As a MFCF’s first Community Development Directors, you are able to embrace a "learn-by-doing" attitude and work to shape and define the role in accordance with the needs of the community and organization’s mission. The Community Development Director directs and manages all fundraising initiatives of MFCF & serves as a resource to community organizations seeking pro bono fund development guidance & training. This position works closely with the Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs to ensure compliance to fundraising strategies and best practices. The ideal candidate excels at relationship-building and communication to enhance our efforts to retain, diversify and develop contributed revenue opportunities.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Oversee all fund development efforts from strategy to execution of annual appeals and online campaigns, to event sponsorship and special projects.
- Work with the Executive Director, Fundraising Committee, and Board to attain fundraising goals and launch comprehensive, strategic campaigns that support current needs and strategic goals.
- Collaborate with the Fundraising Committee to identify, cultivate, solicit, and acknowledge current and prospective individual donors with emphasis on cultivating donors giving over $1,000.
- Build and manage a portfolio of donors/prospects including individuals, corporations and foundations; Oversee donor database management, including database audits, and pulling pertinent reports for analysis
- Lead research, writing, and submission of foundation, corporate, and government proposals and reports.
- Collaborate with Fundraising Committee to develop annual fundraising plans and goals, communicate plans and build engagement across audiences; coordinate fundraising activities within MFCF annual fundraising calendar.
- Plan and oversee the execution of an integrated annual appeal campaign.
- Manage strategic relationships for existing and potential institutional funders.
- Design an enhanced corporate giving strategy and individual monthly giving program in collaboration with the Fundraising Committee.
- Provide regular progress reports covering all aspects of organizational fundraising; Track & report on giving activity (communications and actions) with all donors and prospects.
- Serve as primary staff lead for fundraising events. This includes managing event logistics, drafting collateral materials, selling tickets, securing sponsorships, overseeing event volunteers, and overseeing the guest experience.
- Assist in donor recognition, including at least one annual donor thank you event.
- Represent MFCF at virtual community and stakeholder events.
- Assist in the development of MFCF’s annual report.
- Serve as a pro bono resource to community members and partners seeking technical assistance with nonprofit fundraising matters
- Facilitate MFCF & partner - sponsored workshops and events to enhance the nonprofit fund development acumen of African Americans and minorities in the U.S.
- Develop guides and/or materials to disseminate among the public
About MINORITY FREEDOM COMMUNITY FUND
21460 GLENMORRA ST, SOUTHFIELD, MI 48076, US
To improve the lives of minorities through economic support, social programs, and spiritual guidance.
The Minority Freedom Community Fund ('the Fund’) is a public charity organized to improve the lives of minorities through economic support, social programs, and holistic wellness. It was established by philanthropist TeQuion Brookins in 2019 to address severe unmet need among minorities in the United States. The goal of the fund is to elevate participatory grantmaking among those who are most often the targets but rarely the voices of traditional philanthropy. Addressing the economical, social, and spiritual well-being of minorities across the country is done through a variety of programs that are led by community members, civic leaders, other nonprofits, business owners, and government agencies alike. Our delivery method primarily entails serving as a fiduciary for programs and providing grants, interest-free loans, and technical assistance to individuals and businesses that align with our mission.
As a community fund, or goal is to ensure that the people we aim to serve have the loudest voices in our decision-making processes. To be eligible for consideration, applicant individuals & organizations must identify as a minority or provide services to minorities. Preference is given to those who have been turned away or are ineligible to apply for other forms of support due to financial, discriminatory, or other reasons.