Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of cats by providing funding for feline specific health research and education. Established in 1968, Winn funded over $7 million to date in feline specific health studies at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Winn sponsors an annual symposium on feline health topics for veterinarians, technicians, breeders and cat owners, as well as co-sponsoring international veterinary conferences. Winn also shares information via website articles, podcasts, videos, blogs and newsletters. For more information, please see www.winnfelinefoundation.org
The main objective of the Director of Development & Marketing is to develop and implement strategies to raise money to support the organization, cultivate and enlist new donors and retain, renew, and grow existing ones through direct efforts and facilitation of fundraising efforts by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Director must be conversant with trends in charitable giving and philanthropy, best practices and non-profit organizations generally, as well as financial and tax considerations relating to Major Gifts and Planned Giving.
In addition, the Director will oversee and coordinate rebranding of the organization to target new audiences, including the cat owning public. Familiarity with rebranding and national marketing campaigns is highly desired.
CLASSIFICATION Full-time, exempt – Work from Home or Remote Office
SUPERVISOR Executive Director
SUMMARY Manage the Foundation’s donor relations program and fundraising initiatives, working closely with the Executive Director, Donor Care Specialist, and Board of Directors. Responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing fundraising campaigns and communicating with current and prospective donors. Manage individual and foundation gifts as well as annual giving campaigns. Lead fundraising grant research, writing and reporting while working to identify Foundation needs. Oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s marketing/rebranding efforts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as key development staff to the Executive Director and Board leadership
Formulate fundraising strategies including efforts to increase funding from current and past donors and the expansion of funding from newly identified prospects
Direct and support major prospect activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Oversee and coordinate marketing of rebranding project to target the cat-owning public
Be a goal driven “self-starter” to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Travel as appropriate to meet with current and prospective donors
Develop and manage the annual development budget, assist in setting goals for fundraising categories
Provide weekly and as-needed reports to the Executive Director and Board
Coordinate annual appeal efforts to include writing letters, identifying prospects and oversight of mailing
Work closely with Executive Director to secure corporate sponsorships for exhibitions and events, as necessary
Plan, direct and manage aspects of the Foundation’s development efforts to include fundraising grant writing, cultivation of individual, corporate and foundation donors
Telecommuting is allowed.
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