The Development Associate is a full-time fundraising position. Must have technical and strategic leadership in the areas of fundraising systems, gift and biographical data entry, user support and training, reporting and data analysis, prospect research and database management. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and collaborating with the Development team, the Development Associate is tasked with supporting all special events, donor cultivation, recognition, and stewardship of all Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach donor constituents.
Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date.
Troubleshoots database issues.
Ensure that gift and biographical data are entered in data bases consistently, accurately, and in accordance with IRS guidelines and the non-profit industry standards, the Club’s gift acceptance policies, and best practices
Ensure that gift receipts and acknowledgment letters are produced accurately and in a timely manner
Oversee the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and automated processes to ensure the efficient flow of data, smooth integration between systems, and the confidentiality and security of constituent information
Oversee data stewardship, integrity, clean-up tasks, quality control checks, updates, and security for the fundraising database
Produce, or assist with the production, of financial, analytical, and demographic reports as well as mailing lists, recognition lists, and other data extractions as requested
Provide training for colleagues as appropriate
Interface with executive leadership ensuring the timely dissemination and sharing of information
Assist with marketing and brand awareness for Club fundraising events (website updates, press releases, email blasts, social media posts, etc.)
Provides support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.
Assists with the creation and finalization of special event guest lists, auction item solicitation, invitation mailing, etc.
Mails various correspondence to potential donors, volunteers and guests in order to inform them of events and activities.
Handles fundraising advertising/marketing efforts such as email blasts and press releases.
Works to acquire new donors and manages all fundraising donor databases; keeps in regular contact with donors during fundraising events.
Knowledge of grant writing.
Performs basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, maintaining a filing system and more.
Assists in scheduling meetings with volunteers, funders and donors.
Knowledge of Donor Perfect and Greater Giving is highly preferred, other CRM software considered.
Experience in the non-profit sector required
Adherence to the IRS regulations regarding charitable giving, principles and practices of nonprofit fundraising and marketing, gift entry and administration, donor stewardship, database administration, and records management.
Ability to communicate effectively, with strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, contributing to a positive work environment.
Demonstrate the use of logic and analysis to troubleshoot software problems, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and stay organized.
Must have attention to details
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be based on experience
For 64 years the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has been serving the children and families of Laguna Beach and surrounding areas. The club provides a “Positive Place” for children and teens during their out-of-school hours and remains in the forefront of youth development in the community. Today more than 2,000 young people at risk and in need are utilizing our programs, activities and services... every year. Our vision is to provide a world-class club experience that assures that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track for academic success, good character, leadership skills, and a healthy lifestyle.