Volunteer Director : Development (Fundraising)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Save the Water™

  • This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.
  • Directors are expected to contribute a minimum of 12 hours per week and be responsive to emails within 48 hours.
  • STW™ welcomes volunteers who are seeking skill-based volunteering opportunity. STW™ shall provide "letter of recommendation" professionals who demonstrate outstanding contribution for professional references.


The Development Director-fundraising will be responsible for building STW™’s Fundraising strategy and driving the execution of all efforts.


  • The Director shall have 3 subgroups to handle i.e Corporate Partnerships, Digital Partnerships and Grants.
  • The Director will design the strategic roadmap for the organization to execute successful fundraising programs via grants development to federal/state institutions and foundations/non-governmental grants and partner with corporate organizations for sponsorship.
  • The successful candidate will design and executive online and digital programs, and also run special projects for annual fundraising events, leadership giving programs, various charity events & other income sources.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundations/institutions and corporate companies.
  • Oversee the implementation of a major donor stewardship strategy that enables major gift partners to realize an outstanding experience through their charitable investment of time, advocacy, and financial support.
  • Oversee a department of 10-15 volunteers, holding them accountable for their work, and provide ongoing coaching, mentorship, and assistance.
  • Communicate regularly with the President and other Directors, as needed; provide monthly reports.
  • Manage and keep operational documents current and assist in developing new procedures & documents.
  • Plan and conduct monthly Development Group meetings, including sending agenda, taking meeting minutes, and follow up.


  • A successful candidate should have expertise and knowledge in creating successful direct mail, marketing materials, online giving appeals including social media, and campaigns including integration of e-commerce platforms for the payment gateway.
  • Experience managing pages on social media and crowdfunding platforms (e.g., Facebook, Crowdrise, GoFundMe).
  • Working knowledge of email marketing platforms (e.g., MailChimp).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM or other Customer Relationship Management or equivalent software for managing donor campaigns is preferable
  • Experience in cultivating major fundraising campaigns, Corporate and Personal Philanthropic Donation campaigns and Grant Writing.
  • Successful track record of meeting/exceeding fundraising goals in a nonprofit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with 8-10 years of progressive successful management experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, sales, marketing or business development
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis, quickly assess needs in the chapter/market and adjust existing plans accordingly, manage quick turnaround times and needs
  • Candidates resident in North America and Canada preferred.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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