Better Angels is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of Development to lead our fundraising efforts and secure vital resources for our mission. This role will encompass all aspects of fundraising, including traditional donations, government and foundation grants, corporate partnerships, and gifts in kind. The Director of Development will play a critical role in advancing our organization's financial sustainability and ensuring the successful implementation of our programs.
- Fundraising Strategy and Execution:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that encompasses individual giving, major gifts, corporate partnerships, government and foundation grants, and gifts in kind.
- Identify, cultivate, and nurture relationships with prospective donors, sponsors, and funding organizations to secure financial support.
- Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:
- Create and implement effective donor cultivation and stewardship plans to engage and retain individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations.
- Develop and maintain a portfolio of key donors, providing personalized outreach and communication to deepen their commitment to Better Angels.
- Grant Writing and Management:
- Research, identify, and pursue grant opportunities from foundations, government agencies, and other funding sources.
- Prepare compelling grant proposals, applications, and reports, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and deadlines.
- Corporate and Community Partnerships:
- Cultivate and manage relationships with corporate partners, seeking opportunities for sponsorships, workplace giving, and employee engagement.
- Collaborate with local businesses, sports teams, and community organizations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that support Better Angels' mission.
- Gifts in Kind and In-Kind Donations:
- Develop and oversee strategies for acquiring and managing in-kind donations, including goods and services that directly support our programs and operations.
- Coordinate donation drives, events, and campaigns to raise awareness and generate in-kind contributions.
- Budgeting and Reporting:
- Work closely with the finance director and executive team to develop and manage the development budget, tracking revenue goals, expenses, and outcomes.
- Provide regular and accurate reports on fundraising progress, outcomes, and impact to internal and external stakeholders.
- Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or a related field (or equivalent experience); Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a focus on major gifts, grants, corporate partnerships, and gifts in kind.
- Strong track record of securing and managing diverse funding streams and achieving fundraising targets.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing and donor communications.
- Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- Ability to build and nurture relationships with diverse stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and community partners.
- Commitment to Better Angels' mission and a deep passion for addressing homelessness.
The Director of Development will primarily work remotely, but will also be to attend in person meetings and events throughout LA County. The position may require occasional evening and weekend work.