Job Board

GRANT WRITER, University of Bridgeport

Date Posted : 09/17/2019
University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Office of Advancement


Please email cover letter and resume to Brenda Pioli at Place “Grants Writer Position” in the subject line.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Corporate, Foundation, Faculty & Institutional Grants, the Grant Writer supports grant-seeking efforts to support the University’s strategic priorities.

Primarily Responsibilities include:
• Develop and write proposals for foundation, corporate, state, and federal funding opportunities and competitions
• Provide insight during the grant writing process to ensure that all required content is clearly visible to grant reviewers
• Create proposal development plans in consultation with staff and faculty and clarify staff and faculty roles
• Ensure open communication in multidepartment efforts during the proposal writing stage
• Work effectively on applications that partner with other organizations
• Facilitate planning and linkages with existing funded projects
• Interpret grant proposal requirements/institutional and individual eligibility
• Create timelines for proposal development
• Maintain templates of standard institutional content for grants
• Keep abreast of funder priorities and initiatives
• Manage confidential information appropriately
• Such other responsivities as may be assigned by the VP for Advancement

• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
• Experience in an academic setting preferred
• Minimum of two years of demonstrated commensurate experience in grant writing or demonstrated competency in technical writing
• Some knowledge of Federal agency guidelines and the Uniform Guidance preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access)
• Possess strong writing, proofreading, copy-editing, research, communication, and organizational skills
• Possess excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills
• Strong collaborative orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills
• Must be flexible with occasional extended workday
• Possess ability and willingness to learn new software
• Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology
• Maintain productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base
• Ability to work with diverse populations

Events Manager, Make A Wish, CT

Date Posted : 09/16/2019
                                                                                                          Events Manager

Job Summary

The Events Manager is responsible for leading and executing a comprehensive portfolio of priority fundraising events for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. H/she is an entrepreneurial self-directed team player committed to Make-A-Wish’s mission. The Events Manager supports all strategic, fundraising and administrative operations for priority chapter and third-party community events with a combined revenue goal of $1.7m.

The Successful Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a development professional with a strong knowledge of event management and databases. The person chosen will have the ability to maintain and manage an effective annual events portfolio while inspiring and inviting donor and volunteer support. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential. A strong work ethic combined with honesty and integrity is an absolute requirement as is a dedication to the mission of Make-A-Wish. A collaborative style will result in a strong departmental and Chapter structure, ensuring success for all. H/she will display a strong understanding of the urgency to build a culture of philanthropy and to enhance and improve the development systems and structures resulting in significant increases in our overall events program. The successful candidate will be somebody who enjoys a strong team environment.

Reporting Structure

As a member of the Development Team, the Events Manager will report to the Chief Development Officer.

About Us

Make-A-Wish Connecticut seeks funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the wishes granted to Connecticut children with critical illnesses. We receive no government funding. Philanthropic giving and cause-related marketing are the only sources of revenue for the Chapter. Success in fulfilling the mission and granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions is completely dependent on the effectiveness of the Chapter’s development team.

Fundraising activities at the chapter cover the spectrum from internal and external events, corporate and individual giving, cause-related marketing, and foundation grants. Initiatives from Make-A-Wish America assist in several of these strategies. The Development Department positions are:

• Chief Development Officer
• Director of Corporate and Community Giving
• Director of Major Gifts
• Development Operations Manager
  Events Manager Donor
  Experience Manager

Position Responsibilities

• Serving as the staff lead for four chapter-hosted fundraising events (Celebrating Wishes Ball on 11/2 at Greenwich Country Club, Evening of Wishes Gala on    4/25 at Mohegan Sun, Walk for Wishes in May in Trumbull, Trailblaze Challenge on 9/6-8 at Bear Mountain, NY) to include administrative tasks, budgeting, auction procurement and management, audience and program development, in-kind and cash solicitation, sponsor outreach and support, on-site management, logistics, committee development and support and staff coordination and collaboration
• Strategic oversight of third-party community events to include forecasting, recruitment, goal setting, marketing support and contracts
• Providing goal setting and direction for all chapter fundraising events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

As with all members of Make-A-Wish Connecticut staff, the Events Manager must believe in the mission and vision of Make-A-Wish as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards. H/she must model integrity, work to inspire colleagues and contacts and strive to build a solid base of loyal donors. In addition, the Events Manager should have:

• High level of comfort and expertise in building relationships with and managing a diverse group of individuals
• Prior success leading comprehensive fundraising event programs
• Experience in team-based, cross-functional work environments with effective and respectful communication as a top priority
• High levels of integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility, compassion, and humor necessary to address the practicalities of a growing nonprofit, along with the                      creativity and persistence required to elicit new thinking and change
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, to manage multiple priorities, and to work in a deadline driven environment
• Availability to work all four chapter events, priority community events and nights and weekends as needed
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Raiser’s Edge
• Prior experience using online event fundraising software

Qualified candidates should send resumes to No phone inquiries accepted.


Date Posted : 09/12/2019

                                                                                                   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Newington, CT

The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the State for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education and the prevention of cruelty.

As a statewide organization, CHS operates three adoption and wellness centers in Newington, Westport and Waterford. Newington serves as headquarters, and also houses the Fox Memorial Clinic, a donor subsidized low-fee clinic offering a wide range of veterinary services to the public.

With a primary goal of keeping pets in homes, CHS operates as a managed admission shelter. Calls come to a centralized call center, allowing trained staff to identify the needs of pet owners and connect them to resources they need to keep their pets. Services available include low fee veterinary clinic (Fox Memorial), behavior and training classes, pet food pantries at all locations, owner requested euthanasia, and when appropriate, owner surrenders. CHS also actively transports dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters in the South, working with trusted transport partners. CHS is the only Connecticut animal welfare organization to operate a full shelter medical department. CHS takes in approximately 5000 companion animals in total each year and has a strong live release rate of more than 95%.

CHS has a strong volunteer program, consisting of over 400 volunteers, including a large network of foster families. Volunteers provide essential support in virtually every aspect of ongoing operations, and are key to the success of CHS.

We are looking for a dynamic and sincere leader who can identify changing trends locally and nationally, assist the Board of Directors in ongoing strategic shifts and be responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission, core values, strategic plan and financial objectives. The Executive Director provides a leadership role in initiating and maintaining community relationships and securing the operating and investment funds necessary to sustain current and future operations. This includes serving as the lead staff member for the capital campaign as well as overseeing design and construction of companion animal facilities and public and shelter medicine clinics.

The Executive Director develops and oversees a budget of $9M and manages and develops a talented paid staff of approximately 89. The ED reports to a nine-member Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring that CHS is in compliance with Board-adopted policies and with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations and laws.

Experience in a senior leadership role in a nonprofit organization, preferably a humane society or progressive animal control facility and reporting directly to or working closely with a Board of Directors are expected. Experience managing a multi-site organization would be beneficial,. as would experience overseeing new construction.

At least 10 years successful leadership experience within a complex nonprofit, community-based organization is expected. Preference given to candidates with experience leading animal organizations. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, from a nationally accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred. CAWA credential is helpful.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and cover letter. For more information, visit or

Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Development Officer, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Date Posted: 08/23/2019

Job Announcement – Development Officer

The Community Foundation (CFECT) is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Eastern Connecticut. Since 1983, CFECT has aligned its fundraising, grantmaking and civic leadership efforts to address the region’s most pressing issues and needs. The Foundation is a dynamic, fast-paced workplace with a compelling strategic plan in place. Its dedicated employees, board members and other volunteers are committed to creating positive change in Eastern Connecticut.

Comprised of 515 charitable funds, CFECT stewards assets of $93 million and has awarded more than $56 million in grants and scholarships to area nonprofits and students since inception. For donors, CFECT offers a complete toolkit for charitable giving, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together. For the community at large, CFECT offers a permanent, growing source of grant and scholarship monies, as well as a common meeting ground, leadership and advocacy on important issues in our 42-town service area. Visit us at

CFECT is currently seeking a Development Officer to proactively raise major outright and deferred gifts and increase positive visibility for the Foundation. The ideal candidate will bring a warm, entrepreneurial spirit to building relationships with new and existing donors, professional advisors and other key partners throughout Eastern Connecticut, with a focus on the Windham County area.
As a member of a ten-person staff, this position reports to the Vice President & Chief Development Officer.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Proactively identify, cultivate and solicit prospects, largely through executing productive external meetings; build and grow donor pipeline.
• Provide customer-centric philanthropic planning guidance and high-level service while balancing donor interests with the needs and opportunities of the                      region.
• Initiate and complete the opening of new endowed funds, outright and deferred gifts.
• Build and maintain meaningful connections with and actively steward existing donors.
• Cultivate active professional advisor relationships and keep them informed on charitable vehicles offered by CFECT and strategic initiatives that may be of                    interest to their clients.
• Attend and participate in events and networks as assigned to establish significant visibility for CFECT.
• Develop expertise in and persuasively communicate CFECT’s value proposition.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree and/or professional fundraising certification or related continuing education preferred.
• Equivalent of 8 years’ experience with demonstrated success in proactively acquiring, developing and retaining donor relationships resulting in significant                    support for the organization; experience in a community foundation is a big plus.
• Model fundraising that is about partnership and collaboration with philanthropists and colleagues.
• Strong knowledge of charitable and planned giving strategies and tools, as well as charitable giving-related tax and legal issues.
• Unwavering commitment to customer service and prompt professional responses to all inquiries.
• Ability to work independently within a strong team environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to educate, engage and inspire.
• Excellent people and project management skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups.
• Passion for CFECT’s mission, appreciation for eastern Connecticut and belief in the power of philanthropy.
• High degree of personal and professional integrity.
• Personal warmth and a sense of humor are a must.


• Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including health, dental, retirement and vacation. CFECT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to Janet Grant, Chief Financial Officer at The search will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants and advise that only those persons selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Grant Manager, Mill River Park

Date Posted: 08/16/2019

Mill River Park Grant Manager Job Description

Organization Background

Mill River Park Collaborative, provides the leadership and resources for the creation and maintenance of Mill River Park in Stamford, CT. The Collaborative is a public/private partnership of government, corporate and community interests who are committed to not only building an inviting and exciting park and greenway, but also assuring its enduring success.

Mill River Park is being built in phases. In 2006 we completed Mill River Playground with the help of 1,500 community volunteers. In 2009 we completed the River Restoration. In 2013, we completed Phase 1, the 12-acre central section of the park. In 2017, we opened an enclosed 4season carousel pavilion and in 2018 an outdoor ice-skating rink opened. Over the next few years the Park will be embarking on Phase 2, expanding the Park footprint and erecting a new Playground. Later this year we will begin construction on The Whittingham Discovery Center, once complete the Center will be a free environmental resource center for the community as well as provide STEM based environmental classes for school groups.

The Position

Mill River Park Collaborative is seeking a talented fund raising professional to join its development team to help manage and expand the organization’s foundation and corporate efforts, capitalizing on opportunities to upgrade gifts, and developing new funding relationships through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation grantors. Reporting to the Director of Development you will work in a collaborative office environment with highly motivated staff who share a passion for people and nature, and who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their non-profit work. The ideal candidate will have the ability to translate program strategy frameworks into compelling proposals and impact reports for institutional funders.

This is currently a part- time/consulting position with a flexible schedule.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, engage, secure, and steward Private, Corporate, and Government funding via Grants.                                           • Conduct prospecting including; on- line resources, networking, and professional organizations that support events related to the Park’s                                      environmental, educational, and community building activities.
    • Write and submit Letters of Inquiry (LOI), proposals, reports and other documents necessary to submit and obtain grant funding.
    • Work closely with both the Development and Program Director to ensure that appropriate Park activities correlate to funding prospects.
    • Track Grants through their full process; submission, acquisition, acknowledgement, implementation, report. 
  • Timely submission of well researched and well written grant applications, including writing, editing, proofing and preparing supporting documentation. Drafting solicitation and stewardship letters and materials for major institutional donors.
  • Inform Director of Development of awarded foundation grants or government contracts, deliverables, and reporting requirements and deadlines. Manage and draft acknowledgments when grants are awarded, and funding is received.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements, including reporting requirements, and compiling needed materials for grant applications such as narratives, budgets and supporting materials.
  • Adhere to specified deadlines of required grant reports and applications.
  • Spearhead institutional funder cultivation and stewardship, including the scheduling of meetings, preparation of compelling correspondence (briefings, presentations, etc.)
  • Maintain an accurate grants calendar, tracking grant deliverables and timelines.
  • Work on other special projects as time allows and as assigned by the Director of Development.
Skills and Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-5 years of grant writing and development experience
• Must be a strong writer with proven ability to develop high-level, compelling proposals. Ability to quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder            priorities.
• Outstanding written communication skills, including experience writing proposals, concept papers, reports, donor cultivation materials
• Strong research skills, preferably with funders, using tools such as the Foundation Center Directory
• Detail oriented with strong project management skills in planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a            fast-paced environment.
• Experience and comfort with budgets and quantitative data is preferred.
• Excellent research, analytical, and communications skills.
• Able to work independently and as a team member – “can do!” attitude
• Enthusiastic commitment to the goals and values of the organization
• Technology Skills: Altru, Google Suite and Microsoft Suite.
• Interest in parks, urban sustainability/ecology, environmental education/justice, and community driven arts programs.

To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to Only those whose applicants being considered will be contacted.

About Mill River Park Collaborative ( )

Mill River Park Collaborative is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit responsible for growing and maintaining Stamford’s central park. The Collaborative was established in 2004 to bring to life the community vision of a central park in the heart of downtown Stamford. As a publicprivate partnership, it works hand-in-hand with donors and the City of Stamford to make Mill River Park a vibrant, evolving green space where the community can gather to relax, play, learn and connect with nature.

Mill River Park Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Development Systems Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Date Posted: 08/04/2019

Position Title: Development Systems Manager
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Care. No Matter What.

We are Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, one of the region’s largest and most trusted providers of reproductive health care. We are recognized for the wide array of services we provide, the outstanding sexual health education we deliver, and our strong commitment to social justice. Working for Planned Parenthood is more than a job; it’s being a part of a powerful movement. Together, we’ll take pride in shaping the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people.

Position Summary:
The Development Systems Manager is responsible for the oversight of the development constituent database and executing the Direct Response program. The Manager develops reporting and analysis mechanisms to strengthen the PPSNE donor pipeline. This includes monitoring financial success of each revenue stream, analyzing donor retention and attrition and supporting the development of moves management plans to improve the data’s standing. This role’s data analysis and operations improvements will support and strengthen the existing revenue generating activities of the department. This role is integral to the achievement of immediate and long-term fundraising goals in line with the organization’s annual plan. This role supervises the Development Database Assistant.

Essential Functions:
  • Supports Development team in most thorough and efficient use of the fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge) and seeks improvements to current systems
  • Executes and seeks improvement opportunities for Direct Response program with support from Director of Operations
  • Conducts regular fundraising analysis and reporting to support and grow all areas of department
  • Supports the agency’s mission and all of the reproductive health services offered including family planning services, women’s health screenings, testing and treatment of STI’s, birth control methods and abortion services
  • Support efforts of the agency’s diversity program to provide services that are culturally and linguistically competent; take initiative to develop own awareness and knowledge of diversity matters
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience using Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge (including Events, Prospect, and Honor/Memorial modules) or other comparable software system required
  • Experience with data analytics and reporting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word, and basic PC applications is required.
  • Excellent customer service or direct donor relations experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Crystal reports (or similar report writing software) experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of the role of data in the fund-raising process
  • Ability to learn, manage and comprehend a complex database
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to follow and create detailed policies and procedures
  • Superb attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills a must
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Pro-active, self-starter habits to grow development knowledge
  • Ability to work independently, and communicate and partner effectively with directors and co-workers
  • Strong supporter of PPSNE mission and all of the reproductive health services offered
Preference given to resume/cover letters received by August 25, 2019.

Annual salary range between $45,800-$53,200, based on full years of experience.

PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes; Health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending account, wellness program and more.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to:
Fax: 1-866-948-1518

Short-term consultancy

Date Posted: 07/31/2019

Seeking a 10-week part-time consultancy with development and marketing professional to establish and implement a development plan for local adult daycare center to raise funds and increase the visibility of the center to area caregivers and new client referral sources. Potential for longer-term role based on success of initiative. Please send resume and salary requirements to Diana at

Director of Advancement, Walking with Purpose

Date Posted : 07/30/2019

Job Description
Position: Director of Advancement
Location: Washington DC-Boston corridor
Office: Your home​
Full Time: Yes, option for Part time
Reports to: CEO

Role Overview
Have you been longing for an opportunity to use your passion, expertise and time to partner with God in His work?
● Do you want to represent an organization where you are proud of the positive, eternal impact that we are having on women? 
● Do you thrive on cultivating relationships and inviting others on a great mission? 
● Do you have a deep love of Scripture and enjoy connecting others with the Truths of the Bible?

If the answers to the questions above are yes - then do we have a great opportunity for you! This unique, newly created position is for the candidate eager to bring the best of herself to our mission helping to connect Catholic women to Jesus.

Our Director of Advancement is a professional responsible for planning, overseeing, and executing all the work associated with donations to our work. These include: institutional advancement relationships resulting in major gifts, the annual giving program, grants, and special events. Her team will execute campaigns, solicit gifts, seek grants, engage customers and volunteer leaders, and tell the Walking with Purpose story in a way that is accurate, compelling, and motivates people to take action to support our work.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this seasoned executive has proven expertise in development and personal experience in all areas of advancement including managing a small team of high performance, passionate development professionals. The candidate is creative and inspired, ready to step into all responsibilities of our ministry’s advancement effort with confidence and a history of success. Our Director of Advancement will be part of the ministry’s senior leadership team.

Our DOA will help WWP identify and execute new ways of translating WWP’s unparalleled customer satisfaction to institutional and personal philanthropic investment in our rapidly growing ministry. Our ideal candidate has been a participant in a Walking with Purpose study, is inspired by our bold mission, and desires to lead a key role in our mission.

This position will require travel for donor visits mainly in the Northeast and team meetings in Greenwich, CT, and occasional evening and weekend work. The ideal candidate lives in the New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Required Experience and Education

● 4 or more years’ experience in development (fundraising/donor relations - preferably for a non-profit) or in a relevant sales or business development role for              a large business
● Bachelor’s degree or higher
● Management experience leading a team of advancement/sales of business development professionals
● Quantifiable history of meeting advancement, sales or business development goals
● Excellent storyteller and writer
● Love of Scripture and the Catholic faith
● Proficient in Salesforce, MS Office and Google Business Apps

Core Responsibilities
Oversee all the moving parts of a growing development department including:
1. Asking for Major Gifts
2. Oversight of annual giving program and solicitation calendar
3. Run stewardship plan
4. Own all donor data and maintain all donor records in Salesforce
5. Initiate & manage 12 grants per calendar year
6. Manage development associates (one full time or a small, nimble team) to ask for gifts face-face and who can develop and maintain a portfolio of existing                   and potential benefactors.
7. Support key executives (CEO, CPO) by setting up annual visits and “asks” by equipping with strategy and compelling stories
8. Create and publish annual report
9. Create plan and story for cascading communication to internal WWP coordinators and local leaders on need for WWP philanthropy
10.Introduce planned giving to potential benefactors
11.Develop specific asks for ministry needs that are linked to participants
       ● Enhance Leadership tools
       ● Promote WWP in parts of the US (i.e. Ambassador Events, WWP Live or dedicated RACs)
       ● Launch WWP in non-affluent dioceses or parishes
       ● Get WWP into Catholic middle schools (funding focus groups, market research and scholarships)

Core Attributes
Our Advancement leader will exhibit these four core attributes of an ideal team player:
Hungry​: Self-motivated and diligent but constantly thinking about the next step and opportunity.
Honoring and Team Oriented​: Quick to point out the contributions to others and slow to seek attention for their own. Share credit, emphasize team over self,              and define success collectively rather than individually.
Committed to Excellence​:
Emotionally Intelligent​: Self-aware, with intuition/good judgement of subtleties of group dynamics and impact of words and actions.

She should also be:
● Likeable
● Good listener
● Good communicator
● Smart
● Creative
● Resourceful
● Energetic

Company Description
The mission of​ Walking with Purpose (WWP) is to help every American Catholic women and girl open her heart to Jesus Christ. Founded in 2008, WWP is a national, independent, non-profit that develops and delivers Bible studies to: adult women, young adult women, and middle school girls.

WWP is the perfect place to work for the right person. With your professional expertise, our remote work environment and a ministry that it is impacting the lives of thousands of Catholic women across the US, we believe that there is no better place to work.

Please send cover letter and resume to ​

Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Long Wharf Theatre

Date Posted : 07/25/2019

Long Wharf Theatre
Position: Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Direct Reports: n/a
Reports to: Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

The Invitation:

Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a visionary Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement with the imagination and innovative skills to work in partnership with our team and reimagine the experiment that is the American Theater.

The Overview:

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) – a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike into better understanding themselves, one another, and our world – is seeking a Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement. We believe philanthropy to be core to our work to reframe Long Wharf Theatre as a community-centered space where the stories on our stage reflect our community and embody a commitment to activism that brings focus to our shared humanity. This individual will work closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement to create and execute a comprehensive fundraising campaign for the Theatre’s annual contributed income goals, including the creation of strategies, themes and programming that aim to build and engage our donor base. Our ideal candidate will have solid experience in key functional areas of development including the use of systems for tracking data as well as strong experience in marketing /donor communications in order to do effective donor fundraising and public relations that will substantially increase our level of visibility and garner increased support from the philanthropic community.

This individual will be instrumental in supporting the theater’s work in all areas of inclusion and anti-racism; a nuanced understanding of this work with demonstrated leadership will be essential. Long Wharf Theatre is looking to build a boundary-breaking future and is seeking a visionary development professional to help make this a reality.

The Duties:
  • Work closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement to create and implement fundraising systems and strategies to renew and grow our individual donor base.
  • Actively solicit donors in meetings, appeals and phone conversations
  • Work with the Development Committee and the Board of Directors to identify, track, and leverage board connections to individual prospects and donors
  • Draft compelling written proposals in a timely manner
  • Work with Development Operations Manager to coordinate the proper recognition and delivery of all donor benefits, including program listings
  • Analyze and report on program progress, including forecasting future revenue
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of appeal process in database
  • Additional Responsibilities 
              - Support all Development Department events, including Gala, Opening Night Dinners and behind-the-scenes donor activities    
              - Participate in community partnerships and education programs as needed
              - Attend networking events to broaden awareness of Long Wharf Theatre in the community
              - Weekend and/or evening work required

The Expertise Needed:
  • At least five years of fundraising and management experience
  • Experience with a fundraising specific database, ideally Spektrix, Raisers Edge or Tessitura.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
  • Exercise good judgment, show initiative and handle confidential data in a trustworthy manner
  • Be well-disciplined, flexible and adaptable
  • A love of theater, a good sense of humor and a positive attitude are a plu
The Salary:
Salary range is $55,000-$60,000 plus benefits.

The Timeline:
Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to with “Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement” in the subject line.

Donor Relations Officer, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, New Haven, CT

Date Posted : 07/21/2019
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Donor Relations Officer New Haven, CT
Care. No Matter What.

We are Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, one of the region’s largest and most trusted providers of reproductive health care. We are recognized for the wide array of services we provide, the outstanding sexual health education we deliver, and our strong commitment to social justice. Working for Planned Parenthood is more than a job; it’s being a part of a powerful movement. Together, we’ll take pride in shaping the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people.

Position Summary:
The Donor Relations Officer is Responsible for soliciting and managing a major gift portfolio of at least 100 donors and prospects to meet the diverse financial goals of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE). This position will also focus on entry and mid-level donors ($500-$4,999) across Rhode Island and Connecticut. Comfortable with a multi-faceted ask to include annual fund, PPVotes!CT, PPVotes!CT PAC, and other giving campaigns when necessary. Works with volunteers and PPSNE staff to achieve goals and increase donor engagement. Spends at least 50% of time interacting and meeting “face-to-face” with donors and prospects.

Essential Functions:
1. Actively solicits major donors for annual fund, PPVotes!CT, PPVotes!CT PAC support through personal contact, building ongoing and long-term relationships                 and encouraging major donors to increase their giving.
2. Manages the segmentation of and communication to the mid-level donor group in order to qualify them and increase their giving.
3. Partners with members of the Development team to execute events related to donor stewardship, affinity groups, and directs initiatives related to these                     groups. Works with event volunteers to increase financial support.
4. Develops and maintains relationships with development volunteers, who actively seek support from existing donors and help PPSNE identify new donors.
5. Develops and routinely monitors an annual plan and implementation strategy for the Major Gifts program within the position’s portfolio.
6. Manages major donor projects, routinely tracks all activities with assigned donors, prospects and volunteers using automated tools. Coordinates with other                 development efforts such as special events, to ensure that all contacts with donors are seamless, in accordance with their preferences, non-                                       duplicative, and consistent with the Annual Plans for the Development department, Major Gifts program, and PPSNE.
7. Researches, prepares and writes a variety of messages used to inform and attract donors around specific issues and/or giving opportunities. These may                     range from formal funding letters to personalized notes of appreciation. Consults as needed for message content, tone and appropriate quotes                                   (Examples: Public Affairs, Education, Clinical Services and Planning departments).
8. Supports the agency's mission and all of the reproductive health services offered including family planning services, women's health screenings, testing and               treatment of STI's, birth control methods and abortion services 9. Support efforts of the agency's diversity program to provide services that are                                 culturally and linguistically competent; take initiative to develop own awareness and knowledge of diversity matters

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, liberal arts or related field. Comparable experience may be considered
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in campaign and/or major gift fundraising, or high-level customer service. At least 2 years of experience working with volunteers                    responsible for gift solicitation or high-end customers preferred
• Willingness to travel with reliable transportation.
• Ability to “close the deal” on major gifts solicitations using superb relationship-building and negotiation skills
• Proven track record of success in sustaining and increasing financial support from managed prospects or sales portfolio. Aptitude to inspire donors to                          contribute to Planned Parenthood’s political entities and building campaigns
• Driven to create and achieve financial and fundraising goals, while maintaining the flexibility to adjust goals to meet the needs of the agency
• Comfortable interacting with and cultivating significant donations from persons who have the financial assets to make major and transformational gifts
• Excellent communication skills; ability to assess the interests of various audiences and communicate ideas in person or in writing in a clear and articulate                    manner
• Ability to handle discreet, confidential information
• Aptitude for computer-based project management software programs. Previous experience with fundraising or project management software programs                      preferred, especially Raiser’s Edge

PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes; Health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending account, wellness program and more.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to: Email: Fax: 1-866-948-1518 Apply Online:

Regional Advancement Director, Colgate University

Date Posted: 07/11/2019

Job Title: Regional Advancement Director.
Company Name: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $8,7380 - $102,295
Contact Person: Carlene Mahanna
Phone: 315-228-7005
Deadline: 8/11/2019

Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining relationships with key major gift (and prospective major gift) constituents as assigned. Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of constituents. Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents.

Responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and events as assigned. Accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.

- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is                   essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission; experience in team building and project management.
- Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.
- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with a proven track record in garnering philanthropic support.
- A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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