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Dec 12 - Advisor, Annual Fund
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Manager of Resource Development, the Advisor, Annual Fund leads the annual process of planning, goal setting, coordination, analysis and research of Cuso International's solicitations to donors and prospects through its Direct Response program, including strong leadership related to digital strategy, including social media. In the next 5 years, Cuso International aims to significantly grow its direct response program results. This is an opportunity to be involved in key strategic decisions and to demonstrate results. For someone who is results driven and looking to excel in the fundraising profession, this is a unique opportunity to build and develop a program through creative approaches and to build professional skills. ... more >
Dec 5 - Fund Development Manager
Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has an immediate opening for a dynamic, energetic team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills to assist the organization in its marketing and fundraising efforts in the position of Fund Development Manager. The Fund Development Manager is responsible for overseeing Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC)’s fundraising efforts to solicit charitable and corporate contributions through the creation, implementation and delivery of a robust and innovative fundraising plan that supports the organization’s long term growth and revenue generation targets. Responsibilities include the development, execution and management of new and existing donor programs; strategic partnership development, grant applications and proposal writing, and other fundraising initiatives. The range of functions requires a solid understanding of fundraising in the non-governmental / not-for-profit sector. Working closely with other Marketing and Communications staff, and the Executive Director, the Fund Development Manager functions as a member of a team while possessing the ability to work independently and advance projects and initiatives. Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and manage a fundraising plan that focuses on donor programs, strategic partnerships, and grants; Oversee fundraising campaigns, programs, and initiatives aimed at engaging donors with the goal of moving them toward major gifts, monthly giving, and planned giving; Monitor and leverage trends in sport and other non-profit communities in the development of fundraising opportunities & tools (mobile, social media, multi-channel, etc.) Develop and integrate all fundraising channels into a cohesive and seamless donor appeal framework; Prioritize and foster strong relationships with donors and partners including recognition, stewardship, and relevant ongoing communications; Coordinate existing telephone, online, and direct mail fundraising efforts; Develop and coor ... more >
Dec 3 - Director of Major Gifts
The Montfort Hospital Foundation has created a new position of Director of Major Gifts (Bilingual). This new Director will work under the direction of the Foundation's President and CEO and will provide leadership in the development, planning and implementation of the Foundation's Major Gifts program. Key responsibilities of the position will include planning and development of Major Gift strategic initiatives that identify major funding sources that will in turn meet donor's philanthropic needs for individuals, corporations and foundations. Working with the other Foundation team members, the Director will prepare written materials including case statements and funding proposals in support of the various funding programs. He/She will provide demonstrated leadership in creating effective recognition and stewardship plans and events that thoroughly acknowledge and respect the support of our donors. The highly motivated Director we seek will bring an energetic professionalism and highly developed interpersonal skills. Candidates will bring their ten+ years of experience, record of success and warm maturity to the public and to our donors. Candidates will need to be self-starters, have the ability to work independently and readily adapt to a changing environment. We look forward to hearing about your values, persuasion, influencing abilities and approach to this significant opportunity. ... more >
Dec 3 - Fundraising Intern
Join a dynamic team of national and international fundraisers at an organization investing in, and achieving significant growth in its private sector fundraising programs globally. We are committed to giving you the best experience possible as an intern within our organization. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >