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  • Neptune, New Jersey, KEES has been exclusively retained by United Methodist Communities in its search for a new Vice President of Philanthropy .   United Methodist Communities (UMC) seeks an innovative and collaborative individual with a minimum of seven years of effective fundraising and leadership experience in diverse, high-impact development programs. The Vice President of Philanthropy will manage a portfolio of top donor prospects and provide leadership and guidance, in conjunction with the CEO, to the UMC Foundation and UMC Boards, as well as lead and oversee the work of the Foundation team. Further, the Vice President will partner with the site Executive Directors and leaders to build community-level relationships and increase engagement with local leaders, families, and residents. Preference is given to those who have managed fundraising efforts spanning multiple geographic sites, with significant leadership experience in fostering an organization-wide culture of philanthropy.   United Methodist Communities offers a competitive salary for this exempt position and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and supplemental insurance coverage, a 403b retirement plan with employer match, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off, including nine holidays.   United Methodist Communities is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.   Specific Requirements Include: Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, corporations and foundations. Knowledge of and expertise in various major and planned gift instruments, and a proven track record of successful marketing of such instruments. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with board members and other volunteers, as well as civic and business leaders, in a collaborative manner. Proven ability to develop a highly productive, effective staff team. Working knowledge of Bloomerang software. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree and/or CFRE preferred. Seven years of progressive fundraising experience required. Experience with a faith-centered and/or senior living organization preferred.   TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HER E: https://bit.ly/UMC-VPOP-2020   To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE. This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Megan DeVoe, Senior Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to heddy@kees2success.com .   KEES is an executive search firm that builds transformative nonprofit teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of executive search, leadership development, interim staffing and human resources services and support. For more information about KEES, please visit www.kees2success.com .   United Methodist Communities is driven by principles of faith and its charitable mission to serve seniors of all faiths, backgrounds, and needs. UMC lives its mission daily: Compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. For more information, please visit https://umcommunities.org/ .
  • Irving, Texas, Who We Are:  Mercury One is a Judeo Christian faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 by media personality, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author Glenn Beck.   What We Do:  Mercury One is not an ordinary organization. We stand to restore the human spirit through programs to advance the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for individuals and communities to help themselves. We also assist our nation’s veterans, provide aid to those in crisis, and rebuild and restore the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities.   Why We Do It:  We believe in honoring God and our country. We believe that we are called to action to restore the human spirit through humanitarian aid and to educate through the truth. We believe that the Holy Bible is the authoritative word of God and that it should serve as our guide for all that we do.   About the Role: The Development Manager oversees the daily activities of the Development department and supervises the Development department Staff. Assist in the strategic planning for the department, and development of goals and strategies for all fundraising and gift campaigns. Responsible for maintaining current donor relationships. The position also entails working with Mercury One’s funding of grants to partner organizations in disbursements and subsequent follow-up reports.   Position Duties: Serve as a member of the management team under the direction of the Executive Director Lead and manage the Development department team members In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops, implements and administers annual resource development plan including annual fundraising events, major gift campaign, corporate grants, capital campaign, and individual donations Identify and cultivate relationships with prospective donors, supporters, and foundations Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders Maintain proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs Meet with staff, donors, foundations, and partners to create measurability and communicate outcomes for program services Cultivate donor recognition & correspondence, in collaboration with Communications and Database Manager including high-level acknowledgments, follow-up reports, and newsletters Manage giving vehicles and strategies for donors such as planned giving and recurring/monthly giving Maintain an active portfolio of corporate, civic, and private donor prospects being cultivated and solicited for grants and gifts, including donor upgrade strategies Support the Communications department with brand management through consistent donor messaging in all internal and external communications, in collateral pieces and verbal presentations In coordination with the event planner, manage donor events, fundraising events, and cultivation events Assist with marketing and communications as needed related to donors Oversee and manage administrative tasks associated with the Development Department Assist with any additional or special projects, tasks or duties beyond what is outlined here that may be assigned as required   Skills and Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required 5+ years’ experience in Development or related field, experience with non-profits preferred Experience with CRM software, i.e. Blackbaud, Raiser’s Edge NXT, Luminate Proficient in MS Office Suite Project management experience and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Strong organizational skills Experience in communications, marketing analytics, and public relations Experience coordinating small and large events (2,000+ attendees) Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation Desire to learn and take on various types of responsibilities A self-motivator, eager to learn and grow A team player, must be able to work with people within and outside of the Development department Willing to work outside regular business hours when necessary Annual bonus potential
  • Nationwide, This unique opportunity requires an exceptional candidate. Imagine being able to say “I played a part in eradicating the world’s oldest known communicable disease.” Standing on a track record of more than 140 years of innovation, compassion and global effectiveness, TMTEL is long-established with an innovative spirit that has prepared us to launch our plan to finally consign this disease to the pages of history. Globally connected, working with governments, international bodies, NGOs, local partners and people affected by leprosy, TMTEL is an internationally respected organization. Under the radar, but powerfully effective, it concentrates on delivering cost-effective, demonstrable impact. With scientific advancements that offer the means to end this disease within our lifetime, TMTEL is seizing this unique opportunity as a global change agent. As part of this strategy, TMTEL will initially be raising � 2.5 - � 3.0 million as part of a 15-year eradication strategy. As it rolls out its plan to eradicate this cruel disease, TMTEL remains committed to caring for the men, women and children disabled and disadvantaged by the disease. It will continue to strengthen government health systems and to provide hospital care, rehabilitation services, scientific research, and leadership development. This constitutes the second stream of our activity and funding requirements.  National Director, Fundraising and Donor Relationships USA  Location: TBD depending on the successful applicant.  A Fundraising Leadership Opportunity Like No Other Imagine saying “ I helped to eradicate the world’s oldest known communicable disease! ” This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to radically change the course of human history. The Mission of End Leprosy (TMTEL) is a tightly focused team with the plan, vision, passion and energy to eradicate this millennia-old disease. To the right candidate, it offers the opportunity to play a leading role in securing the resources to make this vision a reality. It offers the opportunity of saying “ I was one of a very small team that brought about the eradication of leprosy. ” If your ultimate goal is to leave an enduring legacy, not just of hope but of real change, then this may be the career opportunity you’ve been waiting for. As the National Director, Fundraising and Donor Relationships, you will work closely with the international CEO to develop and implement the fundraising strategy with an initial focus on North America. In the initial phase of this project, the fundraising target is � 2.5 - � 3.0 million with further multi-annual commitments moving forward. The office location has not yet been decided. Securing the best candidate is our priority. We will work with that candidate to determine location.  The Candidate:  A unique opportunity requires a unique candidate. If you have the courage to step into history combined with demonstrated experience, proven results, and passionate commitment, then please read on. You are a fundraiser extraordinaire with a track record of verifiable results in developing high-value donor relationships that consistently deliver gifts in the 6-7 figure range. You are a consummate networker with extensive experience developing and presenting donor proposals that offer targeted giving opportunities reflecting donor expectations and achieving strategic and fundraising targets. Your fundraising plans come alive to enable and achieve revenue goals and you have shown your capability to work as a key partner with executive leadership and global partners. Because TMTEL is an organization with a rich history and now a new brand and approach, you will need to be able to drive brand awareness alongside a compelling case for support.  Responsibilities Include: The ability to communicate the vision of TMTEL that reflects your passion, inspires engagement, and ignites a tangible compassionate response in others; Build relationships that translate into giving commitments in the 6-7 figure range with prospective major and corporate donors, including donors whose generosity is informed by a faith perspective; Shape and test the case for support, develop targeted and achievable donor proposals and make presentations in consultation with the Executive Director; Co-create strategic and fundraising plans and tactics that align with long-term organizational goals and fundraising targets; Build, nurture and maximize the value of networks; Work collaboratively, collegially and confidentially with executive leadership and global partners; Ensure a consistent brand presence and messaging; Develop reports and donor documentation to meet organizational requirements; Meet with donors both virtually and physically (where appropriate) and present the case for support. Qualifications: Visionary fundraising leadership with a minimum of 7-8 years related experience;  Demonstrated results developing high-value donor relationships and delivering 6-7 figure gifts; A complimentary level of education; a CFRE would be an asset but not a requirement as results are more important than academics and credentials;  A track record that includes longevity and commitment to current/former employers; An entrepreneurial spirit and self-starter with the confidence to meet very high expectations as well as the humility to accept critical guidance from the Executive Director;  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to identify and communicate with a diverse range of donor motivations;  The ability to work effectively as part of a global team, as well as independently with limited support in a one-person office environment; Adaptability and flexibility to meet the demands of the role;  Knowledge of standard computer software, fundraising software and donor databases. Salary Range: Much will be expected of the person who is selected for this role, but then you would expect nothing less from yourself. After all, you’re about to change the world. Salary will reflect the expectations of the position. We request all applications to be submitted online only, in confidence, this includes a cover letter and a resume for all submissions. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  
  • Richmond, Virginia, PURPOSE: The Vice President of Community Engagement supports the mission and strategic direction of SOAR365 by developing and leading the Agency’s fundraising and volunteer engagement programs to be Best-In-Class in everything we do. DESCRIPTION: As a full-time professional on SOAR365’s executive leadership team, the Vice President of Engagement assures that SOAR365’s fundraising and volunteer engagement team creates and implements Best-in-Class strategies that will result in meaningful relationships and resources to support SOAR365’s mission and strategic direction. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the consistent growth of philanthropic donors and funds to help meet the Agency’s strategic objectives, including the annual fund, major and planned gifts programs, and capital projects Responsible for the success of an integrated volunteer engagement program, which offers meaningful volunteer activities that are focused on helping to meet the strategic needs of the Agency Ensures that Strategic Initiatives, Budgets and Key Performance Indicators related to critical Community Engagement functions are developed annually, routinely monitored and successfully managed to achieve the defined goals Ensures that critical Community Engagement Policies and Procedures (such as Fundraising and Gift Management Policies) are developed, maintained and consistently implemented Demonstrates appropriate application of critical ethics and trends in the fields of developmental disabilities, philanthropy and volunteer engagement Participates as an active member of the Agency’s Executive Team to carry out its mission Acts as the staff liaison to the Development Committee of the Board OTHER: Actively participates on internal and external committees as necessary and appropriate Assures compliance of all Agency policies and procedures, including those related to safety, discrimination and sexual harassment Adheres to all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) privacy standards Effectively utilizes volunteers / interns in the business unit to achieve the mission of the organization while providing a meaningful opportunity for the volunteer(s) / intern(s) to contribute in a manner they find rewarding Completes other duties as may be assigned.  REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to the President is a member of the Executive Team; supervises the AVP of Development, the Annual Fund Director, and the Volunteer Engagement Manager JOB KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Proven track record of success in fundraising and volunteer engagement or a related responsibility in a nonprofit of equal or greater size Proven success and experience in leading a team of professional staff from varied disciplines Demonstrated success in the acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for all types and levels of stakeholders Experience with capital campaign planning and execution Superior written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to summarize information and connect persuasively with a variety of audiences Demonstrated ability to reach out to and directly engage community leaders on behalf of the Agency Knowledge of nonprofit financial budgeting and planning Highly organized and able to effectively manage simultaneous projects to successful conclusion. Strong ethical principles Able to work outside of routine office hours Computer skills necessary for the use of current technology to include a working knowledge of fundraising management software. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a senior executive Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a fundraising professional   Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, business management or similar field preferred Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is a plus PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.  Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, personal computer, calculator, copier and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling. Must be able to travel to the field (outside of the office) in order to conduct quality assurance visits, staff monitoring, and consultation.  
  • VIENNA, Virginia, The Women's Center, a non-profit center, providing counseling, educational programs and information and referral services for women and families in Northern Virginia and Washington DC is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to serve as the V.P. of Philanthropy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the V.P. of Philanthropy is responsible for ensuring the growth and sustainability of the Center’s fundraising activities by creating and implementing a strategic development plan and executing strategies for growing the Center’s revenue.  The VP of Philanthropy has the primary responsibility for the development of a major donor strategy including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. The position will also launch a capital campaign as well as oversee marketing strategy and implementation, public and media relations, events, and volunteer activities. Work Experience: At least eight (8) years of successful experience in a non-profit fundraising leadership position with a focus on individual giving and corporate foundations. Proven track record of success in major gift solicitation. Experience in designing and executing a capital campaign. Strategic, innovative thinker who has demonstrated success in identification of prospects, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. Ease and expertise in working with major donors with proven ability to maintain and nurture donor relationships. Proven measured results in executing successful media relations campaign. Familiar with operational processes in nonprofits and legalities surrounding non-profit fundraising techniques. Experience closing gifts above $100,000.   Other required Skills or Abilities CFRE certification preferred. Ability to function independently and have flexibility. Personal integrity and confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain successful professional and working relationships. Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and superior fundraising database management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability to respond to stressful situations in a professional manner. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to eloquently speak and write about The Women’s Center’s programs. EOE

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