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Director of Development

Job Summary

The Backpack Brigade Director of Development will lead and scale our fundraising efforts and donor strategy. With an organizational operating budget of $1.2MM annually and a minimum $1MM annual fundraising goal, this role is vital to the organization and requires a well-connected and experienced leader to further leverage our volunteer network, establish and guide committees and work with the large Board of Directors and small staff.


  • Creates, plans and executes all fundraising campaigns and activities.

  • Implements and evaluates annual development plans.

  • Develops donor cultivation and solicitation strategies, with a particular focus on major gifts.

  • Identifies, engages, and stewards prospective, new and existing donors.

  • Develops and implements the organization’s marketing and fundraising communication strategies and materials.

  • Develops and implements donor management systems.

  • Manages the development budget and revenue-production programs.

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