- The Appellate Project
- District of Columbia, United States
- $85,000.00 - $95,000.00
- Closing date
- Mar 31, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Administrative, Other Administrative
- Community Development, Education
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Appellate Project (TAP) is expanding its team with the addition of a Development Director. As the organization’s fifth full-time staff member, this individual will set the vision and strategy to secure funding from public and private philanthropic sources towards a $1M+ annual budget. This newly-created position will work closely with the Founder/Executive Director and Program Director, an active and engaged Board of Directors, and a Board-led Development Committee. The ideal Development Director will be a high-performing professional who thrives on the innovation, creativity, and collaboration required in a start-up nonprofit environment. The Development Director is integral to TAP’s success, particularly over the next 3-5 years as the leadership team sets an ambitious growth and expansion plan into action. If you are excited to support programming that aims to redefine how we think about racial equity in our highest courts, we encourage you to apply! Responsibilities The Development Director reports to the Founder/Executive Director. Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Organizational Growth and Administration
Create, develop, and implement a comprehensive
strategic development plan to maximize funding streams and reach
annual goals through a varied portfolio of public, private, and
corporate philanthropic support.
Create and oversee the annual department budget,
building metrics to measure progress towards established goals.
Play a key role in the development of the
organizational budget and specific program budgets.
Serve as staff liaison for the Board-led Development
Stay abreast of nonprofit fundraising trends and best
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward all prospects
and donors, providing an exceptional experience that attracts new
supporters and regularly engages donors in TAP’s mission.
Organize fundraising, cultivation, stewardship events,
Maintain donor database, ensuring the timely and
accurate acknowledgement of all gifts and pledges.
Collaborate with the Founder/Executive Director and
Board of Directors to build on and support TAP’s major gifts
Develop and implement communication strategies and
materials to increase visibility, reach new and diverse donors and
audiences, and enhance understanding of and financial support for
Grants and Institutional Support
Actively work with the Founder/Executive Director to
develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to
include corporate, foundation, and government grants.
Develop and monitor grants calendar to ensure that all
proposal and reporting deadlines are met.
Prepare and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, and
reports in collaboration with the Program Director and with the
Monitor donor information, providing and presenting
statistical analysis and reports to board and senior leaders.
Staying abreast of fundraising and philanthropic trends
to help position TAP ahead of major funding changes and new
Identify, cultivate, and solicit corporate gifts and
grants, in partnership with the leadership team and Development
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