The Director of Development works with the Executive Director and Board to plan and execute resource development strategies and monitor progress toward goals. The Director of Development supports the Executive Director positioning the board to cultivate and solicit major gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, United Way, government agencies and others, and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to staff, as needed, in their role of supporting the resource development and marketing efforts
Provide leadership and direction to the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund Club operations and deliver programs within the community.
In collaboration with Executive Director and Board, develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts:
Researches and analyzes agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommended solicitation strategies.
Prepares and presents for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support of the Club, using current cultivation and solicitation materials.
Oversees planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications.
Designs and implements direct mail programs.
Provides support for various fundraising projects/initiatives assigned by Executive Director, such as endowments, major gifts and planned giving.
Ensure the evaluation of development activities and identify opportunities to improve results.
Identify, recruit and train board members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities.
Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.
Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor and financial records in accordance with standards.
Ensure productive and effective performance by all development staff.
Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials. Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, funders and community organizations.
Marketing and Public Relations
Increase visibility of Club development activities and maintain good public relations.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County
At Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County we have a bold vision: that success is within reach of every child. We believe every girl and boy deserves a safe place to learn and grow; life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for the future.
In such an environment, kids can discover how to see beyond the walls of their current situation and realize they can succeed. They are becoming better people, contributing members of the community—our future citizens, labor force, and leaders.
The Club's mission is to serve the youth of our community by providing social, physical, academic, cultural and family experiences in a safe environment and to help develop a value system that will improve the quality of their lives and lead them to become productive, responsible citizens.
It is a positive mission that we meet head-on with life-changing programs and a caring, dedicated staff. We are there when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable. We offer programs afterschool each weekday and throughout the summer. Kids learn to work and play together. They are given structure and responsibility. Their attitudes change, they become more... confident, develop character, and learn why it is important to get an education. They are motivated to avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, and make safe choices.