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    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 11 Dec 2023
    • The Maker's Place, Remote

    Development Consultant, Freelance

    The Maker's Place is a budding family resource center. We operate a sustainable diaper bank and other innovative programs that enrich the lives of children and their families in Trenton, NJ and surrounding communities.

    We are looking for a self-starter who is able to embrace our mission and vision. This opportunity requires candidates to be able to perform duties to support the executive team that include the following:

    ● Develop annual development strategy to meet organization’s annual fundraising goals

    ● Grow revenue streams from foundation grants, major donors, corporate sponsorships, and advertisements

    ● Oversee individual donor fundraising, including annual year end giving campaigns

    ● Play an important role in developing strategic partnerships with other organizations that are mutually beneficial.

    Job Specifications:

    ● Remote position (10-15 hours/week, flexible)

    ● $1,725 month

    ● Flexible deadlines/hours

    ● Reports to: Executive Director

    Desired Experience:

    ● Experience in non-profit development or in private sector sales or marketing (3+ years)

    ● Knowledge of fundraising and grant applications

    ● Ability to work independently

    ● Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    To apply send resumé to : hello@makersplace.org

    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 11 Dec 2023
    • New Jersey Future

    New Jersey Future

    Development Director

    Position Summary: The Development Director is an experienced professional and strategic thinker who will help advance the organization’s mission, guide the organization’s corporate and individual giving fundraising strategy, oversee and execute its related events and relationship-building activities, and manage relationships across fundraising platforms. The Development Director will supervise and coordinate a collaborative team, partner with the internal Communications team, and work closely with the organization’s staff and board to increase support for the organization. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.


    Fundraising and Advancement: Provide strategic leadership for planning, implementing, evaluating, and administering all corporate and individual relationship-building and fundraising strategies. Work collaboratively with the Communications Director and team to develop and implement messaging that supports fundraising and outreach efforts and the advancement of the organization’s mission. Supervise the Digital Communications and Marketing Manager on communications and event planning and implementation, including website development and updates, email marketing, internal communications, social media strategy, and outreach targeting the NJF messages to current and potential supporters. Write solicitation and follow-up letters, emails, and other advancement and marketing materials. Prepare and engage staff and Trustees as ambassadors for NJF as part of their roles with the organization.

    Corporate and Organizational Giving: Seek proactive opportunities to communicate about NJF’s mission and work with potential corporate and individual funders. Maintain centralized target lists of contacts within organizations for foundation and corporate giving. Direct NJF’s sponsorship program as part of the event management function as noted below. Develop sponsorship packages with aligned benefits, develop prospect lists, and utilize existing donor database history to attain sponsorship goals. Oversee sponsor benefit details, including ticket packages, exposure for sponsors on digital and print media, ads, exhibits, and other benefits.

    Individual Giving: Explore expansion of the individual giving program, including major gifts and legacy giving. Work with the board and staff to implement. Develop a prospective donor list of major gift supporters and create and implement a strategy for relationship development.

    Grant Management: Manage the organization’s grant management pipeline, workflow, and schedules. Work collaboratively with the program directors and teams to coordinate the administration of grant requests and reports to ensure that the process involving multiple deadlines, staff, and requirements is systematized efficiently with project schedules and master documents. Assist in writing, editing, and reviewing funding proposals and reports to ensure quality control and deadline requirements. Cultivate and maintain relationships with crucial grant management contacts within funder organizations.

    Event Management: Manage and oversee fundraising events, including the NJF Smart Growth Awards, the NJ Planning and Redevelopment Conference (in partnership with APA-NJ), and other cultivation and stewardship events. Provide input to program managers and directors on other events as needed.

    Database Management: Oversee the NJF database management/CRM system to help NJF optimize data capture, track engagement and activity of individuals and organizations, develop donor prospects and leads, segment and analyze data to increase and diversify engagement, and target communications to maximize effectiveness. Help identify a replacement for the current CRM system, help lead the transition to a new system and its integration with programmatic and financial operations, and evaluate database needs and systems going forward. Ensure confidentiality of all data, contacts, and lists owned by NJF. Provide support and training to select staff within NJF on CRM tools, features, processes, and guidelines.

    Staff Management: Hire and supervise direct reports, including preparation of work plans, professional development, training, mentoring, and performance evaluation. Conduct regular check-ins with direct reports and other staff involved in development and advancement work as needed.


    ● Minimum five years of work experience in fundraising and project management in a nonprofit organization.

    ● Bachelor’s degree.

    ● Excellent project management skills, including successfully directing and managing an organization’s fundraising strategy, program, and staff.

    ● Experience managing individuals and teams.

    ● Experience in developing and managing events, especially fundraising events.

    ● Clarity to establish and achieve specific, measurable, attainable, and time-sensitive goals.

    ● Capacity to respond quickly, be flexible, and positively adapt to change.

    ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and speak about complex issues in a compelling manner.

    ● Experience in developing and managing a CRM system and using it to effectively market, track individual and organizational engagement, and fundraise.

    ● Substantial interest, confidence, and ability to build stakeholder relationships.

    ● Motivated by the organization’s issues and solid mission-driven work ethic.

    ● Demonstrated commitment to and experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices and employment of these values.

    ● Comfortable with self-reflection, willing to learn, and capable of honestly working through conflict.

    ●Demonstrated track record of working well in a diverse team environment.

    ● Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment.


    New Jersey Future values hard work and a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes 100% employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance coverage for staff, and partial sponsorship of dependents. In addition, we offer a generous health reimbursement account and options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. New Jersey Future employees enjoy a defined contribution 401(k) retirement plan with a variable employer match, flexible work schedules including the opportunity to work partially remotely, generous paid time off policies, and paid holidays. To encourage the use of public and active transportation, we offer commuter transit subsidies and access to a company car for work meetings. New Jersey Future is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative, inclusive workplace culture.

    New Jersey Future employees are working on a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule.

    The salary for this full-time position is in the range of $70,000 to $90,000 and depends on the candidate’s experience and skills. Salary is negotiable.


    • 3 Nov 2023
    • 3 Jan 2024
    • McCarter Theatre Center

    Director of Development

    McCarter Theatre Center, a leading, independent, nonprofit theater located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an innovative and strategic Director of Development to expertly lead all fundraising and engagement efforts on behalf of the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a key member of the senior management team, the Director of Development is responsible for elevating and enhancing the fundraising capabilities of the organization during an exciting new chapter for one of the country’s leading performing arts venues.

    McCarter is a nationally regarded and Tony Award-winning producing and presenting company. Since its inception, McCarter has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to and investment in the ongoing work of making its theatre more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming. To reflect the diverse local community on stage and behind the scenes, McCarter is committed to the essential work of supporting artists, employees, audience members, and students with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experiences. Charged with developing innovative fundraising strategies and engaging with an increasingly diverse group of theatre practitioners and enthusiasts, the Director of Development must similarly possess a demonstrated interest in and track record for advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. McCarter's inclusive workplace promotes new perspectives which contribute to a more creative, innovative, and engaged organization, and it is critical for the Director of Development to be additive to fostering this environment.

    This role is an exceptional opportunity for a high-performing individual to lead a development program in support of McCarter's mission through the implementation of best practices, team and capacity building, and the application of innovative strategies which will create a philanthropic enterprise of unsurpassed effectiveness.

    The Director of Development will guide and support the Executive Director in their role as chief fundraiser, as well as engage with the Artistic Director, the Board of Trustees, and other key stakeholders through fundraising and engagement activities. While personally engaging a select portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, this individual will take leadership in cultivating and soliciting transformative gifts and operationalize bold new ideas as well as time-tested techniques that will lead McCarter to even greater levels of funding. This role will also maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues across the organization to coordinate and execute philanthropic initiatives. With initial management responsibility for a team of three development professionals, this individual will inspire and motivate staff to meet ambitious goals across annual, major, and planned giving; institutional support; membership (or subscription) programs and campaign endeavors. In anticipation of advancing the development program at McCarter Theatre Center, the Director of Development will have the opportunity to strategically grow the team in the near term to meet the demands of a more robust development program.

    The ideal candidate will embrace the opportunity to further advance a bold and distinctive vision for McCarter. With leadership experience in development, the Director of Development should possess strong managerial, strategic planning, and motivational skills; a keen understanding of fundraising best practices; and a history of significant personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at the major gift level. The individual in this role will demonstrate a commitment to McCarter's mission and core values, as well as an appreciation for and understanding of its contributions to the local community and beyond.

    Financial & Fundraising Overview

    McCarter Theatre Center operates on an annual budget of approximately $15 million, derived primarily from ticket sales and philanthropic contributions. On average annually, McCarter receives approximately $5 million in philanthropic support from its generous benefactors. After recently completing a successful capital campaign, McCarter's endowment has grown to more than $25 million, providing added financial stability as it refines its vision for the future and welcomes new artistic leadership.

    Position Summary

    The Director of Development provides strategic leadership for, and supervises staff members involved in, all fundraising activities of McCarter Theatre Center including individual and institutional giving; capital and comprehensive campaigns; major gift initiatives; annual and planned giving; operational support; and special projects and events. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position partners with senior management and a dedicated development team to elevate and enhance the fundraising capabilities of McCarter during an exciting time of growth and innovation.

    An inspiring and inclusive leader, the Director of Development will possess the ability to motivate staff, board members, donors, and key stakeholders throughout the local and national artistic community. A passion for the performing arts is critical to success, as is the fundamental belief that arts and creativity are of great value to society.

    The salary range for this position is between $145,000 - $175,000. 

    Click Here to Apply.

    • 3 Nov 2023
    • 15 Dec 2023
    • Westrick Music Academy

    Project-Based Grant Writer

    Position Summary: 

    This position reports to and works with Westrick Music Academy’s Executive Director to ensure that all grant proposals are submitted in a timely fashion. While this position is currently project-based, it may grow for a more permanent position in the future.


    • Draft compelling, well-written, polished narrative proposals, LOIs, reports and supporting documents as directed and/or based on the funding requirements of the Academy.

    • Submit proposals to the Executive Director in a timely fashion for approval.

    • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.

    Qualifications Required:

    • Excellent writing skills

    • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources

    • Multitasking, organizational and time management skills

    • Ability to handle confidential matters with utmost integrity

    • Working knowledge of computers


    • Bachelor’s degree

    • Grant writing experience in the arts world is preferred but not required.

    • Knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process

    Writer will be paid per project and on a sliding scale, based on the difficulty and size of the application. With a range of $500 - $1,000 per project. 

    To apply send resume to :lgoodman@westrickmusic.org

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • 15 Jan 2024
    • Community Food Bank of NJ

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    Donor Engagement Officer/Major Gifts Officer

    The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is the state’s largest food bank. We provide food for 15 out of 21 New Jersey counties. Distributing over 90 million meals last year, maintaining pandemic service levels. Our mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions. Hunger exists in every community from the poorest to the most affluent.

    Donor Engagement Officer/Major Gifts Officer is a front-line fundraiser who strives for an elevated level of donor satisfaction and engagement focused on the donor experience. This position engages with individual donors, family foundations and supports engagement with the board and affinity/advisory groups. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic, and talented individual with experience in fundraising or external sales.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    · Manage a portfolio of approximately 150+ individual major donors ($5K+) through cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation.

    · Develop and implement plans for securing major gifts and deferred gifts from donors through estate planning, personalized solicitation strategies while meeting financial goals as well as multiyear financial projections for donor portfolio.

    · Works with director and team to continue the growth of the major donor pipeline through prospect identification and cultivation.

    · Develop and execute specific monthly and annual donor engagement activities and document all activities in Salesforce.

    · Prepare strategic and personalized donor materials including emails/mailings and solicitations, following a Moves Management-based approach.

    · Work with Donor Engagement team to inform outreach and engagement strategies for a select number of mid-level donors that may be part of the portfolio for cultivation purposes.

    · Collaborate with all team members across Resource Development including Direct Response and Marketing, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Special Events and Volunteers to create high quality donor communications, collateral materials, and experiences.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    · Minimum five (5) years of fundraising or external sales experience, with proven success in major gift fundraising, donor cultivation, and closing large gifts.

    · Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to communicate effectively and think strategically, prioritize, and develop/meet deadlines.

    · Comfort and experience in developing individualized donor cultivation plans.

    · Computer fluency in MS Office 365, Salesforce (strongly preferred), web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication (campaigns) in fundraising. Knowledge of New Jersey philanthropy a plus.

    · Understanding of the record-keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful donor relations program.

    · Comfortable with working in a collaborative environment and as part of a team.

    · Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills that can aide in communicating the mission, vision, and values of CFBNJ as an organization.

    · Ability and willingness to take part in events outside the workday schedule (e.g., fundraising events, donor visits, evenings, and weekends).

    · Must have personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and be willing to travel, as necessary. This is a hybrid role based in Hillside NJ. 


    • 15 Nov 2023
    • 15 Jan 2024
    • Community Food Bank of NJ

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    Development Specialist

    The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is the state’s largest food bank. We provide food for 15 out of 21 New Jersey counties. Distributing over 90 million meals last year, maintaining pandemic service levels. Our mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions. Hunger exists in every community from the poorest to the most affluent.

    The Development Specialist at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey will perform administrative duties related to fundraising, volunteer and event management, stewardship activities and relationship management at the Egg Harbor Township (EHT) location.

    Development Specialists are responsible for coding, overseeing acknowledgments, and updating the donor database for relationships managed in Egg Harbor Township. The role will involve collaboration with team members on social media communication to raise the organization’s visibility and represent CFBNJ at community outreach and networking events.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Administrative/Financial Management: 40%

    · Code and process weekly donations in preparation to send to Donor Services

    · Prepare weekly bank deposits

    · Reconciliation of revenue related to special events and fundraising activities

    · Support the Egg Harbor Twp. Advisory Committee, including taking meeting minutes and sending them to committee members in a timely fashion

    · Prepare social media communication to raise the organization’s visibility

    External Relations, Volunteers, Events, & Donor Management: 40%

    · Work with the Resource Development team in establishing and adhering to event budgets, assisting with event preparation, sponsorships, and attending events to assist in set-up, implementation, and clean-up.

    · Update the donor database

    · Attend networking events to increase professional network and enhance CFBNJ’S outreach and capacity

    · Serve as back-up for EHT Volunteer Manager

    · Research corporate groups in EHT service area and provide leads to Volunteer Manager

    Resource Development: 20%

    · Assist with the production and implementation of appeal campaigns and other fundraising communications and strategies

    · Oversee event acknowledgment process

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    · A bachelor's degree along with at least two years of experience in non-profit experience, development and/or event management.

    · Superior judgment, professionalism, and poise to interface with board members, advisory committee members and potential donors is necessary.

    · Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, and Outlook software is essential for success.

    · The ability to work well on a team and learn new concepts quickly.

    · Experience in database management, specifically Salesforce and Classy, are a plus.

    · Must possess a driver’s license and be able to work a varied schedule to attend events.

    As a valued team member, you will receive competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid life insurance, holiday pay, and paid vacation and sick time.


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