Job Opportunity: March of Dimes- Development Specialist

Position:  Development Specialist  March of Dimes Foundation Logo

Position Purpose:

The Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating and executing cost-effective fundraising events in order to meet fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market.  The position acts as a liaison between the March of Dimes and the community by recruiting volunteer and corporate participation in fundraising activities.

Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospects, research, and analyze sales options in order to identify business opportunities for designated area of responsibility. Develop relationships with constituents, referral partners or existing volunteer leaders in order to obtain introduction to prospective constituents.
  • Develop and present sales presentations in order to educate and inform top level constituents or prospects.
  • Accurately sense when and how to follow up and to advance from initial call to the final decision.
  • Identify, recruit and train qualified candidates for volunteer roles for all event committees within the designated area of responsibility. Manage fundraising volunteers for designated fundraising events.
  • Work with volunteer committees to effectively manage the execution of all assigned fundraising events, including fundraising and logistics. Be the lead staff for data management, systems management, report generation, etc. for fundraising events and donors.
  • Adhere to all event budgets, adjust and control expenditures.
  • Communicate the mission of the March of Dimes with staff, volunteers and within the community in order to connect current and prospective donors with Mission outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties from time-to-time in order to ensure the attainment of market financial goals.
  • Represent the March of Dimes with other professionals and volunteers both internally and externally. Contacts are critical to motivating, negotiation with, developing and collaborating with others.
  • Decisions or decisions this position leads in making, may have important consequences and may directly impact the fundraising success of the market.

Position Qualifications:

  • Previous Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and event execution.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience.
  • Physical Demands: May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by car or plane to meetings and training.

Please apply here for Development Specialist position at March of Dimes– Fort Wayne, IN

Register Soon! Development Conference April 25

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual conference convened by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Indiana Chapter and the Association of Lutheran Development Executives in cooperation with the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center.

Development professionals are so busy that sometimes we forget to take some time for ourselves to learn something new about fundraising.
Conferences offer that opportunity, but they are often an expense that you may find difficult to justify. That’s why the AFP/ALDE Conference is great because it is right here in our community and is definitely reasonably priced!
Join us, you may find  that what you get from it is a needed injection of enthusiasm for your job, or a single, clever idea, or perhaps make the aquaintence of a new colleague during the networking time.
See you there!
Conference Committee
For details on presenters, programs and registration information, click through here.

Join your development colleagues for this year’s fundraising conference!

Agenda preview

 8:00   –  8:30      Breakfast/Registration
8:30   –   9:15       Taking the Mystery Out of Planned Giving
9:20  –  10:05      Ignite Your Board to Full Potential!

10:05 – 10:15      Break

10:15 – 11:00      EffectivelyTelling Your Story
11:00 – 11:15       Partners’ presentation
11:15 – 11:30       Storytelling Through PSAs

11:30 – 12:15       Lunch – compliments of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

12:20 –  1:00       Storytelling Through PSAs
1:00 –  2:00       Signature Events Panel

Where & When
Thursday, April 25
The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Cost to attend

  • $40.00 for AFP and ALDE members
  • $60.00 for non members

We are pleased to acknowledge and thank Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for their generous sponsorship of the day’s lunch!

Save the Date! Development Conference April 25

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual conference convened by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Indiana Chapter and the Association of Lutheran Development Executives in cooperation with the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center.

For details on presenters, programs and registration information, click through here.

Join your development colleagues for this year’s fundraising conference!

Agenda preview

 8:00   –  8:30      Breakfast/Registration
8:30   –   9:15       Taking the Mystery Out of Planned Giving
9:20  –  10:05      Ignite Your Board to Full Potential!

10:05 – 10:15      Break

10:15 – 11:00      EffectivelyTelling Your Story
11:00 – 11:15       Partners’ presentation
11:15 – 11:30       Storytelling Through PSAs

11:30 – 12:15       Lunch – compliments of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

12:20 –  1:00       Storytelling Through PSAs
1:00 –  2:00       Signature Events Panel

Where & When
Thursday, April 25
The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Cost to attend

  • $40.00 for AFP and ALDE members
  • $60.00 for non members

We are pleased to acknowledge and thank Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for their generous sponsorship of the day’s lunch!