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Naples Director of Development
Post Date: 11/18/19   Company: Epilepsy Florida

Job Description:

The Naples Director of Development leads building the agencies capacity for the future through the planning and implementation of all fundraising activities, including annual fund drives, corporate sponsorships, endowment/planned giving, capital campaigns, grant applications, and new initiatives in the Naples region. The Naples Director of Development works closely with and reports to the Vice President of Business Development determine goals and budgets for fundraising activities and to seek out additional funding opportunities. The Naples Director of Development establishes relationships with local grant-making foundations and corporations that provide arts funding, interacts with donors, business and community leaders in cultivation of new prospects.

Individual and corporate gifts- Naples Region
• Corporate sponsorship pursuit in conjunction with Naples volunteers
• Oversee individual giving through:
Identifying and developing relationships with potential donors
Maintaining relationships with current donors
• Negotiating corporate sponsorships
• Overseeing grant writing in collaboration with Vice President of Programs
• Fundraising event planning and coordination along with Development Intern

Major Gifts- Naples Region
• Assume full responsibility for all major gift programs; identify, cultivate and, in conjunction with volunteer Naples committee, solicit individual donors, foundations, and corporations
• Maintain personal interaction with major donors and participate in fundraising events
• Work with the VP of Business Development and CFO to establish objectives and set goals
• Demonstrate knowledge of fundraising, of laws and regulations related to donations, and maintain the agency’s database management (BlackBaud).

Special Events (work with Naples Development Intern)- Naples region
• Coordinate and facilitate special events with the Development intern
• Assume responsibility for details involved in executing events and act as a liaison to special committees
• Coordinate the fundraising and sponsorship aspects of events

Planned Giving- Naples Region
• Focus on deferred, planned, and endowed gifts to the agency
• Help expand the range of planned giving opportunities, while identifying and cultivating prospects
• Maintain personal interactions with donors, helping them to set and meet goals for endowed gifts with other professionals such as accountants, estate planning attorneys and financial planners to educate them on how to incorporate gifts to the agency into their estate planning