The Resource Development Director is responsible for the
execution and coordination of fundraising initiatives and
activities with a special emphasis on Mid-Missouri. In addition,
S/he will participate in the execution of the annual giving program
prioritizing the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with
new and existing donors. The Resource Development Director
participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives,
including goal setting for fund development. The ideal candidate
works well in a team environment and has experience in problem
solving. S/he works within the guidelines, policies and mission of
the organization and will be accountable and responsible for
specific projects as assigned.
- Follow and execute the development plan and offer advice to the
plan to meet emerging circumstances and ensure critical
fund-raising activities are carried out in a timely manner.
- Assist in researching and qualifying donor prospects, including
individual and organizational donors.
- Help to increase Major Gifts, including research,
identification of potential donors, developing tailored approach
strategies, and building and maintaining relationships.
- Prepare and submit foundation grant applications and
- Manage a portfolio of up to 100 donor prospects, many located
in Central Missouri.
- Develop and advance donor approach strategies for specific
donors within portfolio.
- Operate within Network for Good, RFI’s donor database, and
provide uploads and updates related to donors, segmentations, and
- Oversee management of the fundraising database, ensuring the
timely distribution of tax receipts and donor acknowledgement.
- Compile, maintain and report on the Annual Giving Campaign
statistics including retention rates, participation, etc.
- Analyze trends in the Annual Giving Campaign, identifying
opportunities and challenges and developing strategies to ensure
goals are met.
- Become familiar with local / regional organizations and
associations for awareness building, relationship building, and
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to support and
motivate volunteers and staff
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Sound computer skills including word processing and database
- An understanding of the non-profit sector
- Ability to work independent and flexible hours