ICL’s Vice President of Development has primary responsibility for developing the organization’s private fundraising strategy and detailed plan for execution. This senior-level position works closely with the Board of Directors, directly reporting to the Chief Networking & Relationship Officer. The VP of Development will craft two-year plans with prospect cultivation plans and financial expectations. The VP will develop charitable foundation relationships, build a strong donor database and oversee fundraising events.
Carmen Collado, Chief Networking and Relationships
Cultivate individual, corporate and foundation donors.
- Set annual fundraising goal and create donation appeals,
- Plan special events to heighten awareness of ICL and connect new people to the work of the agency to expand donor base.
- Develop donor recognition programs.
- Deepen relationships with vendors and increase the number of vendors providing support.
- Oversee donor database (currently Salesforce) for improved prospect research and donor recognition.
- Better engage Board of Trustees in work and support of agency and cultivate their contacts.
- Identify foundations and corporate philanthropies as potential supporters in fields of ICL expertise.
- Create a direct mail appeal and program for planned giving.
- Other related tasks as assigned.
Strategic thinker: able to set and follow priorities, balance short- and long-term objectives
- Clear system for organizing and following through with donor prospects.
- Proven success at achieving fundraising goals in a major campaign and in closing major gifts.
- Strong leader but also able to act as team player to get the job done.
- Skill at balancing competing interests and ideas among key stakeholders.
- Excellent writing skills, including the ability produce polished fundraising materials including proposals, reports, concept papers and cultivation materials.
- Strong oral communications and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (preferably Salesforce).
College degree. Five years of successful fundraising experience with at least two years in a senior development role. Proven experience in donor cultivation, meeting campaign/fundraising goals, and high-end major events; successfully obtained funds from foundations and corporate philanthropies.