Development Director

Atlanta, Georgia
May 03, 2021
Jun 02, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

Women on the Rise seeks a Development Director to fundraise the organization’s annual budget. Work with the Executive Director to ensure the financial health and long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee and implement a grassroots fundraising strategy. Our rapidly growing organization is currently financially healthy with most of the funding from foundation partners and a brand-new grassroots fundraising base. This position will take the place of a development consultant and is ideal for someone who is able to take initiative in a fast work environment to grow our organization’s fundraising strategies to scale.


Development Plan

• Develop and execute annual development strategy and plan to raise over $1 million annual budget in partnership with Executive Director;

• Maintain fundraising calendar for organization;

• Establishing and maintaining an organizational database (for members, community groups, alliance members, grassroots, individual donors, and foundations;

• Maintain understanding of current funding landscape and work with Executive Director to diversify funds or consider other ideas for long-term sustainability of organization.

Foundation Fundraising

• Handle all aspects of grant writing and reporting;

• Maintain active grants calendar with deadlines;

• Work with fiscal sponsor to obtain financial reports or other documents needed to submit to funders;

• Research new grant opportunities and foundations;

• Maintain strong relationships with foundation partners and program officers in partnership with Executive Director.

Grassroots Fundraising

• Manage grassroots fundraising strategy and identify new ways to grow individual donor base including recurring donor program, fundraising events or new partnerships;

• Manage online fundraising pages, recurring donors and individual giving through Action Network;

• Collaborate with Executive Director and other staff to identify and build relationships with new donors;

• Maintain relationships with existing major or recurring donors, partnering with Communications staff on donor cultivation and communication through newsletters and social media;

• Ensure timely thank you of donors.


• Draft Annual Report;

• Collaborate with newly formed Advisory Board as needed;

• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree.

• 5+ years development experience.

• Excellent computer skills.

• Proficient with MS Office applications and CRMs.

• Proficient with social media platforms.

• Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Ability to work independently

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