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Best Buddies - Deputy Director of Development

Posted: 1/7/2022
Salary Range: $48,000 - $55,000

Department: State Programs and Operations
Reports to: State Director
# of direct reports: varies
Location: Greenville, DE (Offices for this role are located in King of Prussia, PA)
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
Position Overview: The Deputy Director of Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for statewide programs and to promote the mission of Best Buddies. Specifically, the DDOD is expected to ensure the success of state fundraising events and to secure grant funding.
Job Requirements

  • Two to five years of fundraising or related experience, including a record of success in expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, and/or event planning/implementation
  • Experience recruiting, managing, training, and motivating volunteers
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity/comfort with database and donor management systems (i.e. Salesforce)
  • Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals
  • Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of Best Buddies with passion and enthusiasm
  • Superior relationship building skills, and ability to work directly with senior level positions, high wealth donors, and corporate executives
  • Superior project management skills - including planning, analysis, decision making, and problem-solving skills –with the willingness to multitask
  • Must be comfortable engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)
  • Must be comfortable with frequent local/regional travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities
  • Access to an automobile with applicable insurance
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Manages Development initiatives and special events as assigned by State Director
  • Expands Development initiatives based on goals
  • Recruits and trains volunteers to form committees for all events
  • Serves as staff partner for the Advisory Board Income Development Committee and event committees as appropriate
  • Oversees event planning and implementation logistics, including assuming responsibility for meeting or exceeding revenue goals for events and for complying with event best practices, benchmarks and timelines
  • Stewards donors and manages donor relations as appropriate
  • Works with State Director and committee volunteers to research, identify and secure event sponsors
  • Collaborates with State Director to create sponsorship proposals and event materials
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships to develop new sponsorship and donor opportunities
  • Works with State Director to research opportunities and develop proposals to foundations, maintains accurate records, and submits reports as required by funders
Marketing / Public Relations

  • Creates strong presence for Best Buddies locally through public speaking, community involvement, special events and other media initiatives
  • Creates and distributes press releases to media for events or fundraising initiatives as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Program staff on creation and distribution of monthly statewide e-newsletter
  • Submits monthly website updates, including event listings, promotions, sponsor listings and awareness article
  • Creates and maintains web pages for all state events - develops relationships with local graphic artists to support local needs

  • Serves as a resource to state Programs staff to support their fundraising efforts
  • Ensures that program participants, parents, and staff are appropriately integrated into statewide fundraising efforts
  • Ensures that all fundraising events and initiatives are in alignment with program objectives and integrates program awareness and education into all fundraising activities

  • Manages solicitation and stewardship processes for donors as assigned, including tracking relevant information, processing gifts, and sending thank you letters
  • Maintains and updates the donor tracking system
  • Manages local matching gifts process and serves as relationship manager for partner corporations
  • Develops and maintains an efficient system for tracking information regarding event benchmarks, revenue/expenses to-date, task designation, and other logistics – provides regular progress reports to State Director and HQ Development Team
  • Ensures that each event maintains an appropriate revenue/expense ratio per Best Buddies standards
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to Best Buddies International Headquarters via
For more information, go to
Best Buddies® is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EOE and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational to Best Buddies International’s core values and help the organization continue to achieve its mission. Here at Best Buddies, our goal is to lead and advocate for a more inclusive world. Best Buddies offers a comprehensive and generous benefits program that include financial security, health and wellness and time off.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Campaign Fundraising Manager - Light The Night (Delaware)

Posted: 1/7/2022

Salary Range: $48,000 - $53,000 


How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


As part of a mission centric, locally delivered and nationally powered organization this role is accountable for building relationships with fundraising volunteers while implementing innovative peer to peer fundraising products to exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission, within a designated market area. Relentlessly pursuing cancer cures. 

As a valued member of LLS, you are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package. Our offerings include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 403b retirement plan along with generous paid time off. In addition, we observe federal paid holidays throughout the year, and offer a wellness program and an employee assistance program.

Additional Position Information

Key Relationships: Reports to: Campaign Development Director

Supervises: May supervise Campaign Development Specialist

Leads: May manage volunteers, committees


Mission Integration

  • Partner with Education, Services and Health Research department to effectively communicate the LLS overall mission, programs, resources and priorities
  • Responsible for organizing mission centered, local donor cultivation events and prospecting high-impact donors for national stewardship activities Fundraising & Relationship Building
  • Drive high-impact peer to peer fundraising to achieve overall revenue goals
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the peer to peer fundraising products, including revenue, budget, goals and timelines
  • Execute innovative strategic plan developed annually and revised periodically to ensure team exceeds all revenue goals
  • Collaborate with local relationship team and national shared service partners throughout LLS

Volunteer Management

  • Responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of high-level volunteer committees
  • Responsible for recruiting fundraising volunteers who participate in peer to peer fundraising products resulting in revenue growth and achievement of goals
  • Identify and network with constituents and key donors to engage their support of LLS fundraising products
  • Develop recruitment plans and actively secure new partners through independent research, prospecting and volunteer relationship building

Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events
  • Travel within designated area
  • Required to work some evenings or weekends

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can apply at


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US and LLS does not provide immigration sponsorship. LLS provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants, and it complies with all applicable laws which prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Discrimination or harassment based on sex, gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, religion, genetic predisposition or information, physical or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law is prohibited.


RMHC Philly - Corporate and Institutional Grant Manager

Posted: 12/15/2021
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region (RMHC Philly) is actively seeking an experienced and successful Foundation Development professional to champion our long-standing work of supporting families of seriously ill children with lodging, meals and social services. As Corporate and Institutional Grant Manager, you will proactively identify and secure annual foundation funding of $1 million+ through strategic planning, research, and relationship management. The Institutional and Corporate Grant Manager uses their proven grant writing experience to further our mission by developing ways to build greater awareness, create a compelling mission story, and lead the growth and strengthening of foundation relationships. This role is responsible for building trusting relationships with institutional donors, foundation contacts and other constituents, board members, staff, and volunteers. Reporting to the Director of Annual and Institutional Giving, this role is an essential member of the Development team.
Note: You must be COVID vaccinated to be hired in this role. You will be required to maintain your COVID vaccination status as required by RMHC/Philadelphia Region. 
Essential Duties:

  • Establish and steward strategic private and corporate foundation relationships that result in impactful contributions to support the mission of RMHC in the region.
  • Manage a portfolio of private and corporate foundation donors and prospects. Ensure retention of existing donor relationships; create a pipeline of prospective relationships which align with the mission of RMHC and have a high probability of giving.
  • Strategize, develop, and execute plans for retaining/securing funding to meet or exceed Foundation goals.
  • Conduct research to identify foundations and other funders whom align with RMHC mission.
  • Create and execute effective process and timeline for submitting proposals and reports to current and prospective funding sources.
  • Write, prepare, and manage the administration of grants.
  • Collaborate with Development and program staff to determine grant fundable projects and programs.
  • Secure meetings and develop strategic relationships with key executives at regional foundations.
  • Identify, secure, and manage city, state and federal government funding opportunities.
  • Assist Development and Marketing Directors with composition and editing of annual direct mail solicitations, stewardship communications, and other written fundraising communications to support development goals. 
  • Assist CEO and Development team in annual strategic planning, setting fundraising goals, and assisting with additional essential stewardship projects

The successful candidate will be a researcher, relationship-builder, and proposal-writer with a record of winning significant grants from corporate, family, and private foundations. 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of demonstrated success in grant and foundation development
  • Demonstrated expertise in funding strategy development and execution
  • A strong desire to be part of a compassionate, mission-focused, regional organization with global impact
  • Proven ability to manage proposal caseload of $1 million+
  • Proven success in the areas of institutional and foundation giving
  • Strong writing skills with an emphasis on creating alignment between goals of donors and mission of organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects with high attention to detail and strong record-keeping
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent computer and database management skills – Microsoft Office required
  • Working knowledge of database management systems -- Raiser’s Edge preferred
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume to using the subject line "Grant Manager Application.”

Community Education Building  - Director of Advancement

Posted: 12/12/2021
Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000


The Community Education Building (CEB) is a nonprofit organization that envisions a world where families thrive, and students succeed regardless of their race or zip code.  Our Mission is to build the best educational support system possible, allowing every student an equitable opportunity to succeed. An innovative co-location and shared services model focused on supporting the entire family, the CEB offers vibrant programs and support systems that provide a sound foundation for each student. It serves as a hub for families by offering services such as healthy meals, life coaches, and mental health services. This model leads to deeper family engagement in their child’s learning and allows schools to focus on teaching and learning, not operations and overhead. Serving over 1,500 students of color attending school in Wilmington’s central business, the CEB is an educational ecosystem that holistically integrates programs and resources for students and their families, ensuring that every student has an equitable opportunity to succeed.

The Director of Advancement reports to the CEO and, as a member of the Executive Team, directs the CEB’s fundraising, marketing, and public engagement efforts. With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Director of Advancement serves to build an increasingly strong and diverse network of stakeholders across the region, engage current and new supporters, and increase financial investment in the CEB. As the chief fundraiser for CEB, the Director of Advancement spends considerable time visiting with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects across the state and region and representing the CEB in the community as an extension of CEB’s CEO.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with donors, colleagues, and volunteers.
  • Commitment to building a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable community where all people can thrive.
  • Self-starter with the ability to initiate prospecting activities and face-to-face meetings.
  • Able to obtain stakeholder buy-in on new, complex, or challenging ideas.
  • Appreciation for and ability to work within an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Willing to assume responsibility and exercise sound judgment without direct supervision.
  • Willing to work flexible hours as necessary. 

The Director of Advancement’s key responsibilities include the following areas:

  • Represent the CEB publicly as an extension of the CEO to strategically grow community stakeholders.
  • Create opportunities to increase the visibility and credibility of the CEB across the region and nationally through strategic engagement, participation in events, and special initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager to ensure consistent branding, clear and targeted messaging, and strengthened relationships with supporters.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager in the creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.
  • Develop and implement a plan to achieve CEB’s strategic goals for fundraising with measurable targets and outcomes.  
  • Engage in research to identify new individual, foundation, and government prospects.
  • Establish new relationships to build the CEB’s visibility, impact and financial resources.  
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors across Delaware and the region through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of activity.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations.
  • Consistently achieve or exceed fundraising goals.
  • Manage and oversee staff in the use of Bloomerang, CEB’s Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team to coordinate baseline annual fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and budget.
  • Manage incoming gifts, acknowledgements, reporting processes, and stewardship of grants and donations in accordance with established procedures.
  • Conduct and record outcome of measurable number of face-to-face visits with donor prospects.
  • Prepare or delegate preparation of written and verbal proposals, concept and informational materials, endowment and planned giving agreements, and other materials needed to secure donations.
  • Solicit a measurable number of gifts annually, while growing a pipeline of new opportunities to support future gift solicitations.
  • Work with other staff to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as needed.
  • Monthly reporting of fundraising activity and progress.
  • With the Executive Team, strategize and position the CEB for the future.
  • Meet regularly with Board members to grow our network of new investors.
  • Coordinate regular meetings with the Board Development Committee and prepare Board Development Committee activities, reports, and meeting agendas.
This position directly supervises all marketing and fundraising employees and contractors.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, non-profit management or similar field required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in non-profit leadership, fundraising, non-profit or foundation development required.
  • Personal track record of success achieving annual fundraising goals over $1,000,000.
  • Personal track record of success with community engagement.
  • Strong event planning skills.
  • Proven ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and to achieve goals.
  • Experience motivating and collaborating successfully with volunteers.
  • Must pass criminal background check.

Range: $90,000-$100,000 
This is a full time, salaried exempt position that regularly requires long hours and some weekend work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a 403(b) retirement plan and paid onsite parking.
The CEB is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Our policy reflects and affirms the CEB’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.
Please email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Director of Advancement.”

Delaware Center for Justice - Director of Development

Posted: 12/10/2021
Salary Range: $55,000 - $75,000

The Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) is unique among nonprofits in that we operate in both the advocacy and service spaces. Our policy and education work informs—and is informed by—our direct service programs. We work with youth and adults across the criminal justice system, from pre-adjudication/detention to incarceration and reentry, to further our mission: to listen, amplify, and act to seek justice for all Delawareans. 
In our 102nd year, we’re seeking a full-time Director of Development to bring the stories of the people we serve to our growing supporter base. This full-time position reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director.
Major responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan that promotes equity, centers the justice-impacted community, and aligns with our mission.
  • Facilitate the fundraising efforts of board members and development volunteers.
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, including scheduling donor meetings and maintaining current records in the agency’s donor database.
  • Collect information and conduct donor meetings, including the Executive Director whenever appropriate.
  • Coordinate the agency’s fundraising communications in conjunction with the Director of Communications & Engagement.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage proposals to foundations and corporations.
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations to find new funding opportunities.
  • Ensure proper stewardship of and reporting on grant funds.
  • Conduct outreach and meetings (on- and off-site) on behalf of the organization to pursue funding leads and support the executive director in outreach efforts.
  • Lead the planning of special events, including the identification and pursuit of sponsors.
  • Lead the agency’s annual giving campaign.
  • Perform other duties as identified by the Executive Director.

  • Fundraising experience required; communications, public relations, community organizing, and/or advocacy experience preferred.
  • Evidence of building relationships with donors and successfully securing grants. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and donor databases, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources; must possess a willingness to learn about and use new tools as they become available. Social media proficiency a must.
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
  • Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.  

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Dave Bever at To learn more about the DCJ, please visit our website at www.dcjustice.orgThis position will remain open until filled.

The Delaware Center for Justice is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. DCJ is an equal opportunity employer.