The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Talbot Hospice’s
fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director of Development reports to The Executive Director and works with the Board of Directors in development and fund raising endeavors. Is expected to be out in community promoting hospice and fundraising at least 25% of time.
Responsible for the creation of the fundraising plan and oversees the fundraising activities of the organization. Annually prepares a development plan to meet the short and long-range departmental objectives and strategic plans of the organization and ensures that the activities associated with this plan are accomplished. Develops new fundraising
Prepares and manages the income for the annual, capital campaign (as applicable) budgets to reflect the goals of the organization. Evaluates successful accomplishment of annual fund goals throughout the year, develops new strategies for targeted areas and meets goals. Works to meet and maintain development goals for
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them. Leads and grows a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major
Creates relationships with donors, volunteers, families, community leaders and other non- profits to advance TH’s development efforts. Supervises and assists with donor cultivation
functions, which includes follow up correspondence, updating donor information, and meeting with potential donors and/or arranging introductions as appropriate, maintain gift recognition programs. Coordinates donor approaches/relations with the Festival of Trees.
Oversees fundraising database and tracking systems to maintain base of donors, gifts, relationships and cultivation activities. Produces fundraising reports. Ensures periodic update of software program as needed. Makes effective use of all communication channels in attracting donors, including social media, email, regular mail, networking and other
Builds the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest
Provides support to fundraising endeavors (or capital campaign) to identify, cultivate and ask donors for support. Support also includes creating work plans, timelines, donor and prospect information, keeping case statement and packets updated and advice for next steps. Oversees pledge payments, request and thank you
Oversees the production of fundraising materials including appeal letters, fundraising brochures, etc., to educate the community about Talbot Hospice business model, real costs, and need for support.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting
Job Title: Director of Development
Reports to the Executive Director on the progress of fundraising activities and provides periodic updates to the Board. Educates, motivates and supports board members in their fundraising and friend raising
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Talbot Hospice with the community, as
Participates in professional education opportunities and suggests new strategies to keep the organization in the forefront of non-profit fundraising
Attends appropriate meetings including staff, board, development committee, executive committee, finance committee, etc. as deemed necessary by the executive
Performs other duties as
Minimum of 5 - 8 years experience in nonprofit
Previous campaign experience preferred
Experience in organizing and administering multi-faceted programs, including setting budgets, timetables and meeting deadlines
Management experience overseeing staff
Excellent oral, written, speaking communication and skills
Prior experience in annual campaigns and major gifts
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other Windows application software and other systems
Familiarity with Raisers Edge Donor Software or similar software
Ability to engage community and potential donors
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About Talbot Hospice Foundation Inc
Talbot Hospice is a model for community based hospice care at the end of life. Since 1981 we have cared for patients and their families with dignity and respect. We offer comprehensive hospice care in your home, in nursing facilities and at Hospice House. We provide nurses, spiritual support, a bereavement center, family services and compassionate well trained volunteers. "We Celebrate Life Every Day."