- Experience Level
We are seeking an experienced Fundraising/Development Consultant to build Dream Warriors Foundations’ visibility, impact, and financial resources. In particular, they will be responsible for identifying, initiating introductions, and building relationships with top prospective foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
An ideal candidate would have proven experience and success in securing contributions from a variety of sources, and extensive knowledge of, and connections in, the Atlanta philanthropic community. They should possess strong communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently.
About Dream Warriors foundation
Dream Warriors Foundation (DWF) connects, uplifts, and strengthens, the women, femme-identifying, non-binary community in Metro Atlanta through annual grant-making. For more information, visit our website at www.dreamwarriorsfoundation.org
Key duties and responsibilities
Work with ED to initiate and build relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors, and secure funding.
Identify prospective mid-level and high net worth donors in ATL.
Develop a list of top foundation and corporate prospects at the local and national level.
Manage and track all donor information, and develop stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
Requirements & desired skills and experience
3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit development field, and a proven record of securing major contributions from foundations, corporations, and additional sources; experience working for nonprofit(s) in a similar stage as DWF is a plus.
Experience researching and securing gifts from individuals; ideally has access to high net worth databases and subscriptions to capacity research tools is a plus.
Extensive knowledge of, and connections in, the ATL philanthropic community.
Proven experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
High energy and passion for DWF’s mission and goals is essential.
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Terms and conditions
The Fundraising/Development Consultant will work 20 hours per month, with a flexible schedule, on an initial contract of 6 months. They will report to, and work closely with DWF’s Executive Director.
Most of the work will be carried remotely, with virtual bi-monthly meetings with the Executive Director.
At the end of the 6-month contract, achievements will be reviewed with the possibility of extension if the approach has been successful and sustainable.
Apply by June 1, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2021
Contact: Haley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your resume and write a brief cover email with the title “Fundraising/Development Consultant” describing your background and experience, and explaining why you’re applying for this position at Dream Warriors Foundation (DWF)