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Development Directors often work in nonprofit organizations, where they are in charge of raising funds. The strongest resume examples for Development Directors describe duties such as preparing annual budgets, creating marketing materials, implementing the branding strategy, writing grant proposals, identifying and securing sponsors, and training other staff to involve in fundraising efforts. Based on our resume samples, candidates to this job should demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, research skills, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising, public speaking abilities, and familiarity with nonprofit organization issues. A Bachelor's Degree in marketing, business or nonprofit leadership is required for this role.

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Development Director

Implemented and managed the annual major gifts campaign and development activities with a large base of volunteer campaigners, raised over $600,000 in each year.

  • Provided leadership and development strategies to increase major and planned gifts by 10%.
  • Successfully identified, qualified, cultivated, solicited and stewarded donors/grantors of $1,000+, volunteers, and community leaders.
  • Implemented efficient grants management to ensure all aspects of individual gifts and corporate or foundation grants were met and the expenses accounted for; all gifts were in compliance.
  • Executed planned giving/endowment activities - individual solicitation, special events, direct mail and seminars. Oversaw endowment and memorial fund documents and database.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
2

Development Director

Managed fundraising and marketing activities for a nonprofit agency in Contra Costa County with a mission to treat and prevent child abuse.

  • Doubled the agency's budget from $2.2M to $5M in two and a half years to meet expansion plan.
  • Led a capital campaign and purchased an East County office building.
  • Wrote foundation and corporate grants and proposals for government funding. Researched potential funding opportunities with a 99% successful funding rate. Built new collaborations and partnerships to raise revenue.
  • Worked with the Executive Director and program managers to revamp marketing plan to meet program design and needs. Designed all marketing materials including brochures, flyers, newsletters, and annual reports.
  • Maintained fundraising database. Produced monthly reports for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Politics
3

Development Director

Oversaw all fundraising including writing grants, researching foundations and corporations, developing strong donor relations for both annual fundraising and capital campaigns and implementing new fundraising strategies.

  • Responsible for the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Developed and designed a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Completed a 2.5 Million Dollar capital campaign in four months for major school improvements including new athletic complex and media center.
  • Consistently achieved 125% of goal for annual fund which supported all programs for school.
  • Ran successful special events that helped generate major funds for school needs.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
4

Development Director

Responsible for raising private capital funds for Action Center to End World Hunger.

  • Built New York donor pipeline and donor networks. Researched, qualified, cultivated and solicited annual gifts.
  • Raised over $750,000 from private donors for Burmese and Chinese earthquake victims.
  • Developed proposals and secured over $500,000 from new sources of funding from clients such as Whole Foods,
  • Staffed Action Center Advisory Council, senior [company name] executives, Board members and volunteer solicitors.
  • Wrote and implemented development plan, created systems, directed calendar and planning, recruited and managed team of six including two grant writers.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Fashion Marketing & Promotions
BA
Communications
5

Development Director

Direct all fundraising initiatives including annual fund, major gifts, special events, corporate sponsorships, and foundation and government grants

  • Supervise all public relations efforts of the agency
  • Direct all efforts for branding and market positioning, including social media
  • Created and implemented comprehensive plan for development and marketing activities
  • Doubled foundation support and increased cumulative funds raised by more than 60% between 2006 and 2010
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MA
Arts Administration
PhD
Physical Chemistry
6

Development Director

Work closely with targeted publics to build an awareness of [company name].'s services.

  • Direct all annual and planned giving programs including direct mail appeals, special events and donor campaigns.
  • Increase direct mail appeal revenue by incorporating new marketing strategies with personal testimonies.
  • Secured $800,000 in pledges and gifts during the first year of the Building Independent Futures capital campaign.
  • Hosted [company name].'s first golf outing event that introduced 144 players to the agency and raised $50,000.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Public Administration
7

Development Director

Lead volunteers and board members in created a new signature event in eight weeks that raised $24,000.

  • Managed board development and training plan.
  • Developed and managed donation tracking and reporting spreadsheets.
  • Served as staff liaison and facilitator for four special events committees.
  • Designed and managed a new comprehensive stewardship plan for donors.
  • Coordinated development and production of newsletters, E-blasts, and direct mailings to over 1300 people.
  • Cultivated partnerships. Created three third-party events in nine months.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Interior Design
BA
Business Administration
8

Development Director

Increased community support (donations from individuals and businesses) to SOS by a minimum of 10
percent each year. In 2012, community support increased by 72% to more than cover a $150,000 loss in government funding. Supervise a staff of three.

  • Funding from major donors has more than tripled since 2009.
  • Revenue from direct mail projects increased an average of 35% each year.
  • Support from local businesses and regional corporations grew from $35,000 to over $120,000 in 2014.
  • Created online giving projects; support has nearly doubled each year from online supporters.
  • Doubled the net revenue of the annual gala: the Toast to the Coast.
  • Grant writing and management responsibilities included since 2012; grants received in the range of $300,000 to $400,000 annually.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
International Relations
MA
Public Affairs Research Topic
9

Development Director

  • Created and implemented development plan to include contracted events, annual giving, annual Affiliate events, corporate sponsorships, grant writing and online fundraising
  • Exceeded projected revenue goal for Affiliate events ($138,500) by 30% - $42,000
  • Administered 51 contracted events; achieved annual revenue goal ($320,000) in 7 months
  • Established five-person team and process to oversee contracted events
  • Cultivated strong relationships; secured media partnership valued at $100,000
  • Acquired six new corporate sponsorships in three months valued at $51,000
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
10

Development Director

Grew annual fundraising program by 75% during a period of organizational transformation.

  • Led the implementation and rollout of a new brand, including creation of all new marketing
  • Oversaw the creation of an all-new website, including constituent research and needs
  • Strategized communications calendar and produced digital and print marketing materials.
  • Developed strategic plans for development, in conjunction with a board committee.
  • Cultivated new and existing donors, including individuals, corporations, and grantmakers.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English

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