This position is responsible for working with the Board of Directors for planning and coordinating all aspects of fund development with fundraising, marketing, communication and public relations. Provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and foundation grant writing. Identify new opportunities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private organizations, faith communities, and individuals.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group including: individuals, faith groups, organizations, corporations, etc. to be approved by the board.
- Develop and manage the annual development budget with the guidance of the Board of Directors
- Provide monthly reports to the BOD which measure progress towards achieving the plan.
- Broaden LAMPs fundraising by developing approaches such as planned giving, solicitation of bequests, and endowment programs.
- Grant requests and administration
- Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.
- Ensure that the donor database information is current and accurate.
- Gifts Cultivation
- Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base for LAMP.
- Keep up-to-date on current fundraising programs, practices and procedures used in the nonprofit sector and inform the affiliate leadership of items that would benefit LAMP.
- Create and implement major gifts program, planned giving program, and volunteer giving program.
- Identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding.
- Build and maintain relationships with major donors of all types, develop strategies for solicitation, and solicit or coordinate the solicitation by other affiliate staff, board or volunteers, as appropriate.
- Create and update collateral materials to support gift cultivation.
- Manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation and relations while ensuring all donors are appropriately acknowledged and receive regular communications
- Fund Development
- Develop and execute the details of an annual development / fundraising plan
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, advertisers, board members, volunteers, political leaders and the media
- Oversee all Fundraising and Special Events to ensure an agency focus
- Integrate marketing, communication, public relations and fundraising efforts. Use web content, social media websites, e-newsletters, and other digital techniques to support fundraising efforts.
- Develop an annual report to be used as a marketing, communication and fundraising tool.
- Maintain all computer and hardcopy files to support work product
- Conduct online and in person research to identify and research perspective donors
- Develop and implement all aspects of direct donor mailings, appeal letters, and other donor mailings as needed.
- Assist, manage or oversee LAMP events.
- Promote events to the business community as a way to support LAMP and provide support to those groups that want to host an event.
- Work with appropriate staff and volunteers to ensure that all aspects of a successful event are coordinated towards a common goal.
- Develop and solicit sponsors for houses and events as needed.
- Public Relations and Marketing
- Write press releases and media alerts.
- Develop and maintain media contacts with area media outlets.
- Oversee and direct all media relations, social media communication, media production and general branding of LAMP and all its programs.
- Build and sustain working relationships and communication with community associations; housing advocates and coalitions; business leaders; lenders; grant funders; faith based organizations and churches; school administrators, schools, universities and youth groups; and other institutions.
Qualifications and job requirements:
B.A./B.S. preferred with an emphasis or concentration in business, marketing, public relations or related field. Three – five years professional development and fund raising experience. Advanced PC skills and expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Donor database experience desirable). Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the vision and mission of LAMP. Interest and commitment to the LAMP mission. Proven project manager with the ability to multitask and manage a variety of projects. Ability to work with minimal supervision – self-motivated & confident. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience. Ability to inspire, train, motivate, challenge, and supervise volunteers. Confident public speaking and able to express ideas verbally and in writing.
Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].
About the organization:
“LAMP is a caring community of faith providing for the basic needs of homeless and hurting members of our community. We believe that all persons are created in the image of God. We operate on the premise that all of God’s children have and the same needs of food, clothing shelter and love.”
In 1984, a small group of individuals, churches, and the synagogue in Lowndes County, Georgia, formed Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) as a clearing house that would monitor and steward the distribution of local assistance dollars. Over the years, LAMP has become more than just a clearinghouse, it is now Lowndes County and the surrounding area’s local mission for the homeless. LAMP is funded through grant money as well as private donations from the community.
The services provided by LAMP include:
- A homeless shelter for emergency and long term housing for homeless families, single parents and single women with the goal of returning them to self-sufficiency.
- A Day Center for the daily needs of homeless people, such as laundry facilities, restroom, showers toiletries, point of contact and refuge from the extremes of weather.
- Empowerment classes for the residents of the homeless shelter, such as: money management; stress and time management; parenting classes; resume writing; job interview skills; computer classes; GED classes.
- Referral to community programs that assist in providing support to our homeless shelter residents. Some of those programs include: mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, wellness programs, and post-secondary education services.