OVERVIEW: In coordination with the Board of Directors, responsible for leading Camp for All Kids’ fund development efforts by securing financial and in-kind support from individual, corporate and foundation donors to support Camp for All Kids’ mission of promoting and facilitating racial diversity by sending kids from underserved communities to overnight summer camp. Manage portfolio of donors and donor prospects, with primary responsibility for identifying, researching, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships that result in increased annual gift commitments in support of Camp for All Kids.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Campership and Partner School Manager, and Camp Directors:
Create and implement short- and long-term action plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate donors and prospects in support of outright gifts and, as circumstances warrant with respect to individual donors, deferred estate commitments.
Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with a diversity of individual donors, ensuring that critical information is available and communicated to donors, members of the Board of Directors, and Camp Directors in a timely and professional manner.
Working with the Campership and Partner School Manager, ensure coordinated communication strategies with camp alumni, camp families and other prospective donors.
Coordinate the planning, management and implementation of special events designed to develop donor relationships and financial support, including the development of invitation lists, the documentation of attendance, the completion of follow-up solicitations, and the management of other vendor relationships involved in implementing the events.
Prepare for and facilitate board committee functions, including for strategic planning, and fundraising committees, in order to develop new programming and revenue opportunities.
Coordinate with the Board of Directors and the Campership and Partner School Manager to prepare annual budgets, income projections, and expense requirements.
Provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive relationship with all donors and Camp for All Kids volunteers.
Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the Campership and Partner School Manager to schedule and facilitate regular Board meetings, deliver requested information and reports, and report on adherence to agreed-upon fundraising related metrics and outcomes.
Ensure prospective and current donor data is recorded appropriately in database in accordance with prospect management processes.
Develop an evaluative tool to measure program effectiveness and provide increased funding opportunities.
Five years fundraising experience preferred, or other work and/or educational experiences that demonstrate commensurate level of professionalism and/or interest in nonprofit work.
Driven, outgoing self-starter who can work with minimal oversight and achieve team goals on a consistent basis.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to relate in collegial manner with individuals from all backgrounds, interests and perspectives.
Appreciation and respect for the confidentiality of highly personal information.
Ability to travel to locations where CFAK alumni, camp families and other prospective donors reside.
Personal experience as overnight summer camp camper or counselor is highly desired.
Must be able to review detailed billings/proposals/contracts, view computer monitor, make individual and/or public presentations
Must be able to communicate extensively via telephone, one-on-one conversations and public presentations
Must be able to handle heavy keyboard and calculator use, and process large volumes of paperwork.
Requires the ability to sit or to stand for extended periods of time, and negotiate local and national travel.
Like no other youth activity, camp has the ability to shape life-long attitudes and behaviors. It is a place where children are treated as individuals, not as stereotypes; where campers are judged by their behavior, not by their appearance.When camp is diverse, everyone benefits. In this intimate setting, children from different cultures and life experiences learn to live cooperatively, exercise t...olerance and make close and lasting friendships. Once accepted into the program, children can return to camp to nurture those friendships year after year.