Development Manager, West Michigan

The Development Manager, West Michigan, is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) in West Michigan, and grant writing and foundation relations for the state. This full-time position will be vital to our continued growth and development of meaningful relationships with donors and corporations in Kent County and the surrounding area, as well as the growth of our grants program throughout the state of Michigan. Successful candidate for this position will be innovative, proactive, extremely organized, familiar with the West Michigan philanthropic landscape and an experienced grant writer. Some travel throughout West Michigan required.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Oversee planning and execution of CRUSH, CLF’s premier West Michigan fundraising event. Responsibilities include:

o Sponsor prospecting, solicitation and fulfillment

o Coordinate and lead meetings with event planning committee volunteers, follow-up as needed

o Oversee and manage all event logistics

o Communicate with marketing agency on all collateral needs

o Oversee social media and e-marketing for CRUSH

· Develop and manage individual donor pipeline in West Michigan, with focus on major donors

· Generate financial support from current and new major donors and major donor prospects to meet and exceed budget goals

· Utilize and maintain prospect and donor database as it relates to cultivation

· Support Development Team in additional special events and annual fund activities as needed

· Identify and cultivate corporate partners

· Develop, implement and manage strategic plan to improve and grow CLF’s grants program

· Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations and corporate sources

· Perform research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for support

· Work with finance and patient services to gather information necessary for reports to funders on current grant programs

· Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundations

· Maintain current records in database and paper files, including grant tracking and reporting

Qualifications and Skills

· Three – five years of experience in nonprofit development/fundraising with a track record for retaining and generating new and return support through individual donors and corporate sponsorships

· Two years of experience with nonprofit grant writing and foundation relations management

· Must be self-starting and self-directed, organized, have the ability to work independently and within a team

· Knowledgeable in donor retention strategies and practices a donor-centric approach

· Experienced in leading, recruiting and engaging high level volunteers to serve on planning and revenue committees

· Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals

· Strong editing skills and attention to detail

· Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research

· Demonstrated ability to thrive in a metrics driven, donor centric environment

· Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, or experience working with a similar donor database

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

· Passion for supporting and growing the CLF mission

· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • fund development: 3 years

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