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Delaware Art Museum - Director of Advancement

Posted: 7/23/2020

The Delaware Art Museum is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement to focus on individual giving, as well as oversee the Museum’s grants. This position will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will serve as a member of the leadership team.
Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences through a variety of initiatives, including substantial community partnerships; the Museum’s Performance Series, which ranges from concerts to cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary artists committed to social justice; and our commitment to a wide array of educational offerings.  The Director of Advancement is a critical contributor to the realization of the new direction.


Annual and Special Gifts Management (70%) – Utilize moves management to engage existing supporters and develop deep, meaningful relationships to increase annual giving. Work towards ambitious annual fundraising goal of $400,000. This includes: coordinating donor strategies with Executive Director, managing a portfolio of approximately 80-100 donors and prospects, developing and implementing outreach strategies to attract new donors, strategically executing proposal plans, and using the Museum’s Altru system to update donor profiles and identify gift capacity. This role collaborates heavily with Museum staff and board members to address fundraising needs. Fundraising priorities include unrestricted annual gifts, project-specific gifts, and legacy gifts. This position will also help craft messaging and tactics for the Museum’s semi-annual Annual Fund appeal campaigns, and devise strategies to move donors into higher giving categories. 

Administrative (20%) –Work with the leadership team on a variety of Museum-wide projects and oversee the Board Development Committee to build and maintain an active donor pipeline drawing from Delaware Art Museum Members, volunteers, and Annual Fund donors. This position will also work with the Executive Director and Trustees to create and manage a corporate advisory committee in the near future.

Grants Oversight (10%) – Supervise the Museum’s Grants Manager. Assist with strategy and prioritization. Provide guidance for meetings with donors and feedback on grant narratives. 

Required Qualifications
  • Proven experience in major individual gift fundraising, preferably in the visual arts, and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of five- to seven-figure gifts. Candidates should have proven success in soliciting gifts at the $25,000 level and above with the ability to meet and exceed fundraising goals
  • Proven experience managing grants, especially foundation and federal grants
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of the principles of development and all aspects of the major gift/fundraising cycle
  • Some knowledge of tax laws and regulations related to charitable giving and estates
  • Knowledge about planned giving techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and internal donor software; Altru preferred
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse audience in a friendly and professional manner while demonstrating diplomacy, tact, and poise
  • Ability to articulate the Museum’s case for support effectively to secure donor commitments
  • Superb writing and editing skills 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently especially in initiating contacts and following up with prospective donors 
  • Ability to travel up to 20%  (Must be able to travel throughout the local area and occasionally to other parts of the country – When COVID travel restrictions are lifted)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy; commitment to flawless execution of detailed plans
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as necessary with flexible scheduling
  • Knowledge of greater Wilmington a plus
  • Knowledge or art history and/or a background in the arts or cultural organizations a plus
  • Commitment to values and mission of the Delaware Art Museum.
  • A collegial attitude and sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years’ experience in major gifts fundraising; Experience with cultural institutions preferred
How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to

To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at

The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourage qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Museum 

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the largest and most important Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom and a growing collection of significant contemporary art. 

Delaware Community Foundation - Donor Services Coordinator

Posted: 7/7/2020

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is seeking customer-service oriented team member to support donors and DCF colleagues in the advancement of philanthropy in Delaware.  The Donor Services Coordinator (DSC) is responsible for technical support to donors, database management and administration, process management and logistical support.  The DSC represents the donors needs and perspectives across the DCF and oversees Foundation-wide fulfillment of the DCF Donor Promise.  
The DSC must possess a special blend of skills and experience that partners a personal passion for outstanding customer service coupled with high technical competency in database management.  This position will interact regularly with DCF donors and needs to be comfortable working with high net-worth individuals.  The DCF will be transitioning to a new software system and upgraded CRM system in the fall and this position will have a critical role in the transition and in the use and maintenance of the new system going forward.  
The ideal candidate will be a people-person with the ability to make people feel at ease and confident in the information and guidance they are receiving.  He/she should be friendly, an active listener, and eager to get to know people and their stories.  He/she should be detail-oriented, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, enjoy maximizing the use of advanced computer programs, and be highly organized.
The DCF is a fast-paced, mission-driven responsive organization.  The DSC needs to be flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities and willing to take on new responsibilities.  He/she should have a high degree a commitment to the mission and an understanding of community issues effecting Delaware.  The Donor Services Officer works closely with colleagues in a team-based approach to service so should be comfortable working collaboratively as well as independently.
Occasional evening and weekend obligations should be expected.  Previous experience with a community foundation a plus.  The DCF is open to considering a flexible schedule and working remotely for the right candidate.  
Candidates with the following traits will be given the most serious consideration:
  • 5+ years of customer-service support;
  • 5+ years managing a CRM database; Salesforce a plus;
  • Experience in the non-profit sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Existing networks across Delaware;
  • Knowledge of community foundations;
  • Availability to begin work in mid-August 2020.
Interested candidates should submit the following by 1:00 p.m. on July 17, 2020 to :
  • Letter of interest including salary range expectations
  • Resume/CV
  • Three references, please note: no references will be contacted without candidate permission.
Only complete applications will be considered.  All applications will be strictly confidential.  Interviews will be conducted via Zoom the weeks of July 20 & 27.  To review a full job description and the DCF Donor Promise, please visit

Delaware Humane Association - Donor Relations Manager, Sussex (PT, 20 hrs/wk)

Posted: 6/20/2020

Essential DRM functions include:

  • Cultivating and stewarding individual donors in Sussex County while growing DHA’s base of support
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Director of Philanthropy to coordinate portfolio of donors and action steps
  • Learn and become proficient with DHA’s CRM (Salsa CRM)
  • Collaborate with Wilmington Donor Relations Manager on Portfolio of Friends (business event sponsor program) strategy and implementation 
  • Assist Philanthropy Team with special events tasks as needed
  • Attend special events with the purpose of cultivating and stewarding donors 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Self-driven: this position is remotely supervised
  • A love of people and animals—to “make friends for life”
  • Ability to interact well with teams, group volunteers, and the general public
  • Associates degree required, Bachelors degree preferred; degree in communications, nonprofit leadership, or similar is a plus
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to interact successfully with staff, donors, volunteers, and the general public
  • Comfort effectively using Microsoft Suite (especially Outlook) and team management platforms (such as Slack)
  • Comfort with nonprofit CRMs and/or Salsa CRM a plus.
  • Able to organize, prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and set and meet deadlines
  • Works autonomously and perform well under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and resourceful
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining energy through repetitive tasks 
  • Able to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Ability to keep information confidential

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Daniel Condoluci-Smith, Director of Philanthropy, at

The Church Farm School - Asst. Director of Annual Giving (Major Gift Officer)

Posted: 6/18/2020
Start Date:  July 2020
FLSA Classification: Salaried, Exempt
Since 1918, The Church Farm School has been driven by its extraordinary mission to prepare a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS offers a college preparatory education for 180 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. Additional information about CFS can be found at
CFS is seeking a mature, organized, personable, creative and energetic individual to direct all aspects of annual Corporate, Foundations and Major Gift fundraising programs and activities. We are looking for a positive team player with demonstrated prior experience with securing individual gifts of $25,000 or higher, writing and securing 5-7 figure foundation grants, and working with corporations to increase the PA Tax Credit program (EITC, OSTC, and SPE) donations. 
Must Have:
  • A minimum of a BA or BS degree.
  • 5-7 years of annual / Major Gift fundraising experience with verifiable outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience closing $25,000+ level gifts from individuals. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, foundation research and fundraising software.
  • Effective written, phone and face-to-face communication and fundraising skills. 
  • Clear understanding of the “donor development cycle.”
  • 2-3 years of verifiable results of securing foundation funding. 
Strongly Prefer:
  • Demonstrated experience in event fundraising with verified outcomes.
  • 3-5 years of work experience on a high functioning development staff team.
  • Working within a strategic planning process.
  • Experience with cold calling, first time prospect meetings and the moves management process.  
  • Working with a set portfolio of donor prospects. 
Position responsibilities:
  • Complete 70+ unique face-to-face annual visits (20-25 first-time visits) with individual prospects with documented results and recommended next steps regarding a solicitation plan.   
  • Direct, manage and increase number of Major Gifts ($6,000+) by 10% annually.   
  • Direct, manage and increase all annual grant research and proposal writing (currently $150,000+ annually) by 10% annually. 
  • Direct and manage the annual tax credit program; EITC, OSTC, SPE (currently $500,000+ annually).
  • Annual fundraising responsibility: $700,000 - $800,000.
Competitive, commensurate with experience.
Apply by letter to The Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA  19341 (Attn: Jon V. Knorr, Director of Development) or by email: Include by separate attachments: cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences and names and contact information for three professional references. Please enter the position in the subject line of the email.

FAME, Inc. - Director, Philanthropic Engagement

Posted: 6/9/2020

Guided by the Chief Executive Officer, the Philanthropic Engagement Director is responsible for: Strategic fundraising activities that advance the mission/vision of Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering Inc (FAME Inc.).

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Strategic/Comprehensive resource development plan(s) 
  • Direct FAME Inc. advancement activities
  • Development/Implementation of FAME Inc. comprehensive plan
  • Develops and Communicates policy, ethics and vital philanthropic engagement information to staff/board
  • Communicates advancement status with CEO and management team at least on a monthly schedule
  • Report and discuss strategic plans with CEO and management 
  • Evaluates and manages donor, partner and stakeholder communication/recognition 
  • Recommend policies, procedures, and guidelines for gift receipt (cash, stock, real estate, etc.) 
 2. Grants Management/Tracking
  • Research, evaluate, and lead local and national grant opportunities for the intended target population(s) and expressed goals/objectives of FAME strategic initiatives
  • Provide updated advancement/grants calendar inclusive of target annually
  • Ensure timely application, reporting and approval for all funding opportunities
  • Maintain all necessary approvals and standards ensuring FAME Inc. of local and federal good standing 
 3. Individual giving 
  • Plan, coordinate and implement campaigns for individuals/alumni
  • Work with CEO to set goals for annual campaign(s)
  • Partner with appropriate program staff to devise language for campaigns
  • Infuse relevant technology to yield most successful campaign results
  • Evaluate database to ensure that information is accurate and up to date for mailings, web-based dissemination, or newsletter
  • Manage appropriate staff or volunteers as needed for mailings and special projects
 4. Investor Relations and Communications
  • Coordinate meetings with investors, strategic partners, funders, and various other stakeholders within the institutional advancement spectrum
  • Attend public presentations and demonstrations as needed
  • Serve as leadership for internal and external advancement events
  • Attend and or present at relevant trade shows, volunteer fairs and corporate partner sites
5. Administrative
  • Interface with and cultivate relations with, professional, corporate and community partners
  • Provide budget forecasts for advancement, grants and partnership(s) initiative(s) 
  • Maintain resource development expenditures within budget
  • Coordinate with program staff to ensure that evaluation and assessment of grant/contribution impact
  • Manage donor contacts, information, and records within the FAME database
  • All other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree with a strong writing background at a minimum
  • 3-5 years fund development or equivalent cause driven sales/marketing experience with measurable relationship/cultivation track record, proposal writing, and campaign management
  • Experience in a staff management and supervisory position desired
  • Strong leadership abilities and self-starter/motivated
  • Strong networking skills and emotional intelligence 
  • Refined and well-organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of STEM field and Delaware education System
  • Personable and able to work within a team-oriented framework
  • Social media savvy and working knowledge of social fundraising
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and desktop publishing programs 

How to Apply
Interested candidates should electronically submit a resume and cover letter to Donald L. Baker, Chief Executive Officer at c/o Please include the position title in the subject line.

Wilmington Friends School - Special Events Coordinator

Posted: 6/3/2020

Part time position, non-exempt
Position to begin late August, 2020
30 hours per week during 2020/21 School Year (Approximately 42 weeks); 
5-10 hours per week during Summer 2021
Supervisor: Director of Development
The Special Events Coordinator is principally responsible for planning and managing all alumni/development events (related to alumni relations, fundraising, admissions, and public relations). The Coordinator is also responsible for additional, day-to-day administrative functions of the alumni/development office.
The ideal candidate will possess a love for special event management, be capable of providing outstanding customer service, be an energetic and enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external constituents.
Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with Directors of Development, Annual Fund, and Alumni Relations to develop strategies for meeting all event objectives
  • Responsible for planning and implementing all alumni and development office events
  • Oversee special events and Homecoming budgets 
  • Calculate event budgets and ensure they are adhered to
  • Book talent, including musicians, bands, disc jockeys and other vendors
  • Select chefs or catering companies to prepare food for events
  • Plan layout of seating and decorations
  • Schedule speakers, vendors, and participants
  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or participate in all efforts to publicize events
  • Edit and design promotional materials
  • Create invite lists; send out invitations and manage RSVP lists
  • Hire/coordinate staff to manage event
  • Coordinate event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support and pre- and post-event evaluations
  • Recruit and manage volunteer pool, both for events and for day-to-day office needs
  • Coordinate and schedule Jones House living room and other Jones House facilities
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Development


  • Extensive special event experience 
  • Experience working with Google Docs suite of products, as well as Raiser’s Edge (or comparable moves management system)
  • Proficiency with mail merges and event software, as well as experience working with Adobe suite of products
  • Professional demeanor, outstanding interpersonal skills, superior writing and proofreading skills, and a keen attention to detail
  • Flexibility, responsibility, and resourcefulness with the time management skills to manage a number of projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to lead a group/committee and also work as a member of a team in a variety of roles, sometimes outside of usual job responsibilities
  • Must possess the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive donor information

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study. 
Night and weekend work is required. 
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, current resume, and list of three references to Ann Cole,, by June 19th, 2020.  Wilmington Friends School alumni are encouraged to apply.