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Development Manager

Lewy Body Dementia Association
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Organization Overview:
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the leading resource in the United States for those affected by Lewy body dementias (LBD).  LBDA is dedicated to providing outreach and education to families struggling with LBD, raising awareness of LBD among the general public and medical profession, and advocating for increased funding for LBD research. 

Once seen as a rare disease, LBD is now considered the second most common form of neurodegenerative dementia in the elderly and affects approximately 1.4 million people in the United States alone.  It accounts for more than 20% of all dementia cases.

LBDA Mission:

Through outreach, education and research, we support those affected by Lewy body dementias, their families and caregivers. We are dedicated to raising awareness and promoting scientific advances.

The Opportunity:

This position is based in Atlanta, GA. LBDA has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and has built a reputation as the leading resource for those affected by Lewy body dementias.  The Development Manager will play a pivotal role in supporting LBDA’s mission.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications and Development, the Development Manager will develop programs, cultivate relationships with volunteers, donors, funders, and sponsors, and work collaboratively across LBDA departments.


  • Oversee all aspects of LBDA fundraising, including, but not limited to, identifying and securing donors, sponsors, volunteer coordination, logistics, coordination with marketing team and grant writer, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications and Development on the on strategy, design, and implementation of the Fall fundraising campaign.
  • Develop and manage programs for planned giving, recurring giving, donor advised funds, and foundational giving; work with Senior Director of Marketing, Communications and Development to analyze data and develop strategic plans for targeted growth of all revenue streams.
  • Research nonprofit development and fundraising trends; participate in learning opportunities and present ideas for new approaches, programs, and initiatives.
  • Identify and conduct research on potential donors, funders, and sponsors to evaluate revenue growth opportunities. Identify and execute on opportunities to expand relationships with current donors, funders, sponsors, and partners.
  • Cultivate relationships with new donors and foster relationships with current and previous donors.
  • Establish the major donor program strategy and execute on that strategy to increase fundraising efforts.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Produce content for various LBDA publications and materials; work with all departments to plan and produce fundraising materials for events and initiatives.
  • Maintain appropriate calendars, ensure timely delivery of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports.
  • Represent LBDA at various internal and external meetings, professional and community events.
  • Maintain records; utilize donor management system, manage gift acknowledgement process.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or a related field is required.
  • 3+ years of increasing responsibility as a non-profit development professional, including fundraising, donor/funder relations, special events, and overseeing revenue generation of at least $3 million through fundraising, major gifts, and sponsorship.
  • Must have diverse fundraising experience (i.e., major donors, peer to peer giving, sponsorships, etc.) with a proven track record of recruiting, retaining, and cultivating/fostering relations with donors at all levels.
  • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers and committees.
  • Ability to work independently; strong attention to detail, stellar writing, speaking and communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the market and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.
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