Colorado Nonprofit Association

Lead Grants Development Officer


First Nations
Development Institute (First Nations) is a 44-year-old Native
American-controlled nonprofit organization whose mission is to
uplift and
sustain the lifeways and economies of Native communities through advocacy,
financial support, and knowledge sharing.

The Grants
Development Officer position supports project management responsibilities for
federal grants and contracts. This position is responsible for assisting with
proposal writing for federal grants, contracts and applications; serving as a
grants and contract subject matter expert for internal and external
stakeholders; and assisting with pre- and post-grant award activities,
including grant compliance, audits, data collection, submittal of project
reports, and evaluation of program deliverables.

This position assists
in the development of internal procedures for First Nations’ Operating
Procedures for Federal Grant Awards, OMB Uniform Guidance, and other federal
grant- and contract-specific requirements. Critical thinking, problem-solving,
flexibility and collaboration, coupled with grants administration and
management expertise, are essential and required. The position will work
collaboratively with First Nations’ staff and with external partners such as
Native organizations, tribes, federal agencies, consultants, and other

The position will be based in either First Nations’ Longmont, CO, office
or Albuquerque, NM, office.



· In
collaboration with the program staff and development team, lead the project and
management of federal grant pre-award responsibilities, including convening and
leading proposal writing teams, for the purpose of writing and submitting
federal proposals and contracts in a timely manner

· Lead
pre- and post-award activities, including grant prospecting for new federal
funding opportunities; developing and supporting relationship management of
current and potential partners; working with First Nations’ departments to
develop federal grant and contract materials; obtain, analyze, and submit
statistical report data; and provide coaching, advisement, support, and
training on federal grant and contract administration activities related to
program services

· Oversee
federal grant and contract partners and conduct post-award grant activities,
including analyzing contracts, and grant, contract, and cooperative agreements,
to ensure alignment with scope of work, and scheduling internal and external
meetings that may be required to manage the grant or contract award, from
project opening to project closure

· As
a federal grants and contracts management expert, attend biweekly grantee
partnership meetings with program teams to support programmatic compliance and
operations and to provide advice on federal grant-related compliance for
program delivery

· Work
with the development, program, and finance teams to develop and submit monthly,
quarterly and semi-annual narrative and financial reports to project leads and

· Provide
a monthly analysis of statistical program data to internal stakeholders; assess
compliance of monthly, quarterly and semi-annual program reports, including
developing a report calendar that maintains an analysis of timely submissions,
complete and accurate data submission, and supporting documentation and project

· Conduct
federal subrecipient program monitoring activities for First Nations’
subrecipient partners, including developing corrective action plans, as needed,
and performing follow-up activities to ensure corrective actions were
implemented; assist the finance team with preparation for internal and external
federal grant audits, as appropriate

· In
conjunction with finance staff, analyze project performance against financial
expenditures to ensure program is on track; work closely with finance staff in
completing and submitting federal financial documentation; manage federal
website logins; respond to special requests; attend meetings and webinars
related to First Nations’ federal projects; and assist with the development of
budgets and budget narratives

· Work
with First Nations’ departments to perform grant closeout responsibilities,
including ensuring that unused grant funds are returned and programmatic and
financial final/project close-out reports are submitted

· Assist
the Associate Director of Institutional Development in monitoring First
Nations’ program delivery relative to compliance with federal regulations and
recommend actions necessary to resolve issues/concerns

· Assist
the Associate Director of Institutional Development in building the federal
grants and contracts infrastructure, including developing operating procedures
and training internal staff after infrastructure and processes are established

· Perform
other duties as assigned



· Available
to work in an office setting at minimum two days per week

· Proof
of documentation of COVID-19 vaccination

· Minimum
five years of experience in federal grants and contracts management including
proposal (grant) writing, program monitoring, and budget development

· Applicable
experience in nonprofit governance, administration, federal grants/contracts
management, and compliance

· Project
management, critical thinking skills, and flexibility

· Ability
to function effectively in a multi-functional, fast-paced work environment

· Ability
to develop and maintain positive working relationships with First Nations’
leadership and staff, grantee partners, funding agencies, and other

· Ability
to communicate in an open and clear manner with staff, supervisors/managers,
grant partners, applicants, and funding agencies

· Ability
to maintain confidentiality regarding organizational and grantee information

· Expert
research, data management, and statistical analysis skills

· Detail
oriented with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

· Familiar
with Microsoft Office Applications, proficiency in Excel and Word

· Ability
to work independently and collaboratively to accomplish responsibilities,
goals, and projects

· Ability
to work in a deadline-driven environment, managing multiple projects
simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

· Strong
problem-solving and analytical skills

· High
ethical standards, discretion, and confidentiality in working with funder

· Passion
for the organization’s mission and advancing racial and economic justice

· Understanding
of Tribal Sovereignty



· At
least 5+ years of experience of federal award compliance

· Robust
knowledge of the uniform guidance code of federal regulations

· Familiarity
with navigating federal awarding systems such as, ASAP, and

· Experience
using project management tools (e.g., Airtable, Raiser’s Edge)

· Experience
working with federal agencies (e.g., USDA, Forest Service)

· Demonstrated
experience working with diverse cultures and specific experience with Native
communities and culture

· Ability
to translate and communicate complex compliance issues and policies into
digestible guidance and training

· Strong
project management skills, communications coordination, and time and task

· Knowledge
of nonprofit organizations and practices and familiarity with Tribal Nations

· Positive
attitude and the ability to work closely with people at all levels of
experience and proficiency

· Willingness
to learn



· Federal
proposals and reports are submitted on time and are complete and accurate

· Quality
tracking and monitoring of First Nations’ fundraising grant system

· Teamwork,
good communication and collaboration with all staff and stakeholders

· Effective
coaching, advisement, support, and training on federal grant and contract
administration activities related to program services

Development Officer (Technical)

 The Development Officer (Technical) is part of
the Individual Giving team and responsible for implementing the direct response
marketing strategy for current organizational donors in conjunction with the
Associate Director of Individual Giving. The Development Officer supports the
development team’s efforts in enlisting support from First Nations’ current
individual donor base; expanding major gift, sustainer, and planned giving
donor pipelines; and supporting direct response activities, generating a
growing revenue stream for the organization. The Development Officer
contributes to developing and implementing messaging to existing donors,
continually adapting a strong and compelling case for support.


The position will be based in First Nations’
Longmont, CO, office.




· Develop and execute
First Nations donor campaigns and other communications (mail and digital): Partner with the Associate Director of Individual
Giving and consultants to develop three to four donor campaigns and other
mailings annually to First Nations’ current donor base, including two
newsletters, year-end mailings, annual impact report, and program-related
campaigns. Proofread and edit printed and digital components, ensuring that all
mailings are error-free.
Work closely on
strategy with the Associate Director of Individual Giving along with
consultants and vendors on the execution of campaigns. Collaborate with communications
team on digital strategy. Also, manage strategy and appropriate implementation
of external campaigns such as Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day.


· Track and analyze campaign
results, implementing improvements based on results: Track campaign results and test packages
with the goal of improving response rates and increasing revenue. Track budgets
and ROI on each mailing and identify efficiencies, and share campaign results
and costs with the Individual Giving team. Develop, oversee, and monitor the
direct response marketing expense budget while reporting monthly of any changes
and/or deviations from the approved annual budget.


· Increase retention rates: Create strategies to increase retention
rates for current donors, and track and report rates to the Associate Director.
Create and regularly update New Donor Welcome Package along with electronic
communication as new donors are enlisted.


· Update charity watchdog
Monitor and update First Nations’ charity
watchdog profiles with a goal of amplifying the organization’s track record of


· Provide general support: Provide administrative support to the
Associate Director to ensure smooth department operations, and a
ssist with training new staff as directed. 



· Available to work
in an office setting at minimum two days per week

· Proof of
documentation of COVID-19 vaccination

· 1 to 3 years of relevant experience 

· Strong communications and interpersonal skills 

· Exceptional project management, organizational
and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple
projects simultaneously, seeing projects to completion on deadline and with

· Creativity as well as analytical ability to
maximize program outcomes and track for strategic and process improvement

· Self-motivated with the ability to work
independently as well as effectively as part of a team, instilling confidence
and trust among fellow staff and external constituents

· Strong writing skills, including the ability
to proofread and edit content

· High ethical standards, discretion, and
confidentiality in working with donor information
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite  

· Ability to work well within a diverse team and
across departments

· Passion for the organization’s mission and
advancing Tribal Sovereignty and racial and economic justice

· Some
travel required including to 1-2 mandatory all-staff meetings held annually and
1-2 Development team meetings held annually



· Bachelor’s Degree 

· Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising

· Knowledge of and/or familiarity with the
historical and contemporary legal development and workings/status of Tribal

· Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/RENXT

· Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and
practices and familiarity of Tribal Nations



· Increase in revenue from current donors 

· Increase in donor retention rates 

· Providing monthly reports on campaign results 

· Creating an annual budget for house mailings 

· Staying within annual budget 

· A high standard of customer service to First
Nations supporters

· Charity watchdog sites are maintained and



· First Nations’
health insurance contribution that could provide full coverage for employee not
including family coverage and/or other supplement benefits

· Employee life
insurance with optional supplemental insurance for self and immediate family

· 403b Retirement
Plan with up to 3% employee salary match by First Nations

· Flexible Spending

· 14 paid holidays
per year

· Paid time off
from December 26 to January 1 each year during office closure

· 32-hour work week
(Monday-Thursday) and paid vacation time starting at 64 hours per year

· Paid sick days
for illness or to tend to immediate family health needs

Donor Database Assistant


· Perform advanced clerical work involving judgment,
accuracy, and speed with minimal supervision

· Handle confidential and sensitive information with

· Complete acknowledgement letter process 

· Help maintain integrity of database, including addressing
duplicates, removal requests, and other updates as assigned

· Perform regular procedures involving Online Express
Newsletter sign-ups, monthly thank-you notes as needed, and annual giving tax receipts

· Perform database clean-up and improvements 

· Maintain materials needed
to complete projects such as letterhead, envelopes. and postage

· Provide frequent communication with team 

· Inform supervisor regularly on the status of projects 

· Model First Nations’ values and commitment to
vision, mission, and communities served by First Nations

· Contribute to a diverse, equitable, and
inclusive work environment where team members experience a sense of belonging

· Find ways to
integrate First Nations’ Guiding Values and Principles into meetings and
conversations with the team; involve team members accordingly



· Available to work
in the Longmont office full-time

· Proof of
documentation of COVID-19 vaccination

· High school
diploma or equivalent

· 3+ years’
experience in similar role

· Non-profit
organization experience strongly preferred

· Strong written, verbal
and listening communication skills

· Exceptional
customer service orientation

· Ability to be a competent
self-starter who takes initiative and works independently

· Ability to organize
and manage multiple projects, and work under pressure to meet deadlines

· Strong attention
to detail

· Critical thinker
and problem solver

· Strong computer
skills, including MS Outlook and Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint and
Word) and select program/project management software

· Strong analytical
and problem-solving skills

· Positive
attitude, good people skills at all levels of experience and proficiency

· Demonstrated ability
to work in a team environment



· Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or another CRM 



· Teamwork and collaboration with colleagues 

· Complete and accurate entries 

· Regular and clear communication to supervisor 

· Ability to organize and prioritize duties and assigned tasks  

Development Manager

St. Elizabeth’s School, an intentionally inclusive K-8 school in northeast Denver, seeks a Development Manager to join with the Director of Philanthropy in raising funds to support our mission and our students.

Job Summary

St. Elizabeth’s School is entering the second year of a three year growth initiative and has increased its annual fundraising by approximately 50% to support our growing student population, our people and our programs. This is a very exciting time to join a school with a unique and compelling mission. The Development Manager will work in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure St. Elizabeth’s School achieves its annual fundraising goals. Specifically, the Development Manger will be responsible for executing many aspects of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as well as writing grant proposals and reports, managing fundraising events, and maintaining donor records. This position has the opportunity to engage directly with donors, as well as, develop systems for meaningful stewardship.

While St. Elizabeth’s is an independent school, our fundraising strategy is similar to a community-serving organization than a traditional independent school. The majority of our fundraising is achieved through relationships with donors throughout the greater Denver community as opposed to our direct school community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Relationships and Stewardship



Data Management and administrative duties

Learning and professional development

Qualification Requirements

Vice President of Development

About the Organization:

One World Surgery (OWS) is a nonprofit organization with the vision of a world committed to safe, timely and accessible surgical care. Our mission is to ignite the spirit of service and transform lives by providing access to high-quality surgical care globally. OWS funds and operates the world-class Holy Family SurgeryCenter in Hondurasand construction for a second site in the Dominican Republic is nearing completion. Our nonprofit is dedicated to helping thousands of underserved patients receive surgical and primary care and helping hundreds of physicians, nurses and others contribute to making a positive impact in global health. With the support of more than 100 global teammates, One World Surgery hosted over 50 medical missions and 1,500 volunteers in Honduras and the Dominican Republic in 2023.

One World Surgery has a strong mission-oriented and values-based culturewith passionate and highly engaged teammates across the Dominican
Republic, Honduras, and the United States.

We embody the spirit of service and seek to learn and continuously improve to expand our impact on patients, volunteers, and communities. We foster supportive working environments where teammates can utilize their skills and grow professionally. We regularly connect as a global team to celebrate personal and organizational milestones.

Position Summary:

The Vice President (VP) of Development provides strategic direction and oversight and
implementation for all fundraising and communication initiatives. They are responsible for meeting diverse revenue goals and ensuring long-term strategic
growth and mission-aligned communications. Leading the Development team, this position develops and implements a robust annual fundraising plan. Key priorities for the next 12-24 monthsinclude broadening and retaining donors at all levels of giving and developing a plan to increase annual revenue from $8M to $10M withinthe next three years.

The leader that fills this role is a highly-experienced nonprofit development professional with demonstrated fundraising success.The individual shouldhave both strategic-level and tactical thinking abilities, experience managing a high-performing team, influence and consensus building acumen, and a passion for One World Surgery’s mission and values.

Reports to:CEO

Supervises: Development Division

Major Responsibilities:

· Manages, coaches, and develops a growing team responsible for achieving annual revenue and communication goals in a mannerconsistent with our values & culture

· Serves on the leadership team contributing to organizational strategy and leading reportingon the development division’s annualplan both internally and to the Board of Directors

· Develops a comprehensive development and fundraising strategy that includesbut is not limited to individual donors, corporate partnerships, events, grant sources, and foundations

· Accountable for the team’s achievement of revenue targets;establishes division’s annual goals and objectives and is accountable for ensuring that goals and objectives are met

· Oversees all fundraising initiatives such as corporate and workplace giving,grants, major gifts, individual giving, events, and new fundraising

     o Leads the development of relationships and engagement of target partners, corporations, individuals, and grants

     o Enhances donorrecognition and retention, increases reach and penetration of workplace campaigns within existing partners, and cultivates new corporate partnerships

     o Advances fundraising opportunities including foundation grants, individual giving, event revenue, and other fundraising vehicles

     o Manages and personally solicitsa portfolio of major gift donors and/orcorporate partners, and coordinates the cultivation of new prospects

· Creates and implements a multi-channel marketing and external communications strategy that increases engagement; supervises the Communications Manager and ensures all day-to-day and routine communication, social media, websiteand marketing duties are being carried out to brand standards and in alignment with the strategic plan

· Monitors financial expenditures and progress to budget and takes appropriate measures to meet top and bottom-line goals ensuring a high return on investment; partners with the Finance team to ensure all donations and pledge processing are handled to the highest levels of stewardship, accuracy, and security

· Collaborateswith Finance team to ensureaccuracy in donor and gift records, reporting and audit compliance

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years fundraising experience developing strategies that includes but is not limitedto individual giving,corporate partnerships, grant sources, and foundations

· Has a proven record of raising at least $8M+/year

· Demonstrated creativity in developing successful multiple philanthropic lines and donor stewardship

· Experience in smallto large scale fund development events

· Ability to build,influence and engagea wide range of donorsand long-term relationships; extraordinary verbal and written communication skills

· Experience building and managing high-impact teams, both directreports and cross- functionally, that deliver measurable fundraising growth

· Experience developing and leveraging donordata from a donor relationsCRM system to drive donor strategy and to assist with recognition, engagement, and stewardship

· Experience executing communication strategies

· Strategic and analytical thinking, strong capability for project management

· Excitement for and experience in adaptive changemanagement; tackles ambiguity with innovative attitude

· Highly empathetic, collegial, and service-oriented

· Has proficient knowledge of nonprofit GAAP accounting, revenuerecognition, and restricted/unrestricted net assets

· Enthusiasm to travel,locally and globally,to manage relationships internally and externally; up to 15% required

Location: Fully remote. Candidates must be located in the United States within 30 miles of a major international airport. Preference for candidates locatedin Denver, CO or Twin Cities, MN.

Development Director

Who We Are

Big Green, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, believes that growing food changes lives. We are on a mission to help everyone in America grow their own food. We provide vital resources to organizations and individuals working to grow food in their communities, including grants, gardening materials and supplies, training, and community. 

About the Position

The Development Director is responsible for leading the fundraising department to secure revenue from individuals, family foundations, and events for an annual revenue budget of over $7MM. The Development Director will work across Big Green’s donor portfolio and must be adept at managing foundation, individual, corporate, and other philanthropic relationships. Key to this role will be aligning programmatic activities and timelines with funder expectations, creating compelling proposals for funding, developing and growing reliable revenue streams for Big Green in crypto and fiat, and maintaining positive relationships with Big Green donors and other stakeholders. 

 This is a prime opportunity for a motivated fundraising professional looking to support the growth of a dynamic and connected organization. If you are inspired and driven by ambitious goals, embrace innovation and flexibility, and have a strong instinct for opportunity and alignment, this is the perfect opportunity for you. 

In this role, you will

Collaborate with the CEO, Executive Team, and other key team members to ensure that the organization’s annual revenue goals are met. Lead the fundraising team of a Development Manager and Development Coordinator to drive organizational growth and excellence. 

Develop and execute a fundraising plan to build relationships with and secure funding from national-level donors. Create and deliver strategic and compelling asks that drive organizational growth and align with funder priorities. Serve as a frontline fundraiser and relationship manager for Big Green’s major donors. 

Work closely with program and accounting staff to establish goals, determine revenue-seeking priorities, and align funding with needs by involving them in developing proposals and budgets, and in donor meetings. 

Monitor org-wide fundraising calendar and quarterly benchmarks to track proposal and deliverable deadlines for each gift and/or funder.  

Initiate, recommend, and participate in planning for and implementation of funded programs as well as strategicplanning for the Development Team. 

Identify prospective funders in the following categories—foundation, family foundation, corporate, government, individual, and Web3 gifts. Ability to pursue new funding relationships throughboth traditional and creative outreach tactics. 

Monitor trends and opportunities in funding for food and food justice, health and nutrition, community development, and education (including environmental education, experiential learning, and teacher capacity building). Note major gifts to comparable organizations and track shifts in funder priorities and funding landscape. 

With support staff, ensure the successful operations of the development team, including: Salesforce, Classy, and other development systems, effective ongoing prospect research, reporting on a monthly and as needed basis, recordkeeping, and reconciliation. 


You are an established fundraising professional with a minimum of six to eight (6 – 8) years of development experience with increasing leadership and a minimum of two to three (2-3) years of experience managing high-value relationships. Management experience preferred. 

You have a personal track record of securing and renewing gifts of $100,000+ and have successfully contributed as a member of a multi-person development team. 

Must be able to submit samples of successful proposals upon request. 


Development Prospect Analyst


Reporting directly to the Director of Development Systems with additional support from the Director of Strategic Gifts, the Development Prospect Analyst is responsible for leading the moves management process for the Development team through identifying, analyzing, and reporting on prospects capable of contributing gifts to Food Bank of the Rockies. The Prospect Analyst will support pipeline development utilizing industry best practices along with proven techniques and methodologies to ensure gift officers have high quality, appropriately populated, strategic, accessible, and well-organized prospect portfolios. The Prospect Analyst’s duties include leading prospect strategy and analysis; writing biographies and briefings for Development colleagues to support fundraising goals; regularly attending meetings and engaging with colleagues and executives; working in collaboration within the data team in completing regular system maintenance, supporter analysis, and data pulls using ResearchPoint, Raiser’s Edge, and other systems. 

We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply. 

Mission: We ignite the power of community to nourish people facing hunger 

Values: Service; Integrity; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Collaboration; Innovation 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Prospect Research and Management 

· Collect, analyze, and synthesize information from internal and external sources to assess biographical data, philanthropic tendencies, giving
propensity, and connections to Food Bank of the Rockies

· Proactively identify, research, and qualify new and existing donors and prospects to support the portfolios of gift officers 

· Utilizes appropriate data mining and prospecting techniques and electronic and print resources to identify, strategize, and synthesize information on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects and donors, creating individualized and team reports for assessing portfolio strength, donor retention, prospect lists, portfolios, and analysis to support events, fundraising strategies, solicitations, special projects, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship 

· Direct, develop, implement, and manage methodologies for prospect research, criteria for analysis and review, and systems for distribution of reports and data analysis 

·Develop and document best practices and provide training materials related to prospect management policies and procedures 

· Develop new reporting tools and continuously improve existing tools to meet business needs 

· Work with leadership and consultants on priority fundraising initiatives 

· Implement new research techniques and keep current of industry standards as defined by Apra, AASP, CASE, and other advancement professional organizations 

Pipeline Development 

· Manage infrastructure and systematize process to continually review and prioritize pooled prospects 

· Serve as consultant and subject matter expert to gift officers, optimizing their portfolios through strategic portfolio review sessions 

· Analyze and prioritize refined pools of donors and prospects 

· Develop and drive moves management and proposal tracking systems and processes in database(s) 

· Recommend and assign prospects to relationship managers and support maintenance and updates of portfolios 

 Records Management 

· Serve as primary manager and subject matter expert for donor prospecting software(s) and all aspects of donor prospecting and prospect reporting 

· Input data into the database(s) with the highest standards of accuracy 

· Ensure complete, accurate, and timely updates of information into the database(s) related to biographical, business, research notes, and prospect management data 

· Lead the creation and design of tools to optimize prospect identification efforts 

· Create, develop, implement, and continuously improve prospect management processes within a suite of tools including Raiser’s Edge, ResearchPoint, Smartsheet, and other resources 

· Work within the data team to import third party vendor data to append and update wealth screening and demographic information 

· Write, update, and maintain standard operating procedures for all functions of the Prospect Analyst role 

· Support the data team as needed with system maintenance, data entry, data pulls, and analysis 

· Fills in as needed for the Development Database team when a staff member is unavailable, or volume is high 

· Identifies areas for improvement and recommends strategies for optimization 

· Other related assignments as needed  

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

· Commitment to fulfilling the mission of Food Bank of the Rockies; represent the organization in a positive manner internally and externally 

· Excellent data analytics ability and superb attention to detail; highly proficient with technology 

· Strong self-direction and time management skills; planning and prioritizing work to accomplish all tasks in the time allotted; consistently meets deadlines 

· Strong interpersonal, customer service, and leadership skills; the ability to work, create, collaborate, and communicate effectively within a large and fast-paced team across multiple geographic areas and with varying degrees of technical proficiency 

· Demonstrated project management and process improvement skills 

· Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality 

· Exercise independent judgment, think critically, and strategically 

· Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing  

 Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

· Sitting for long periods, standing, and walking intermittently 

· Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer  

· Indoor office environment, temperature-controlled 

Preferred Qualifications:  

· Three to five years of relevant experience in fundraising prospect development 

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work-related experience 

· Experience and proficiency using Raiser’s Edge, ResearchPoint, and/or other CRMs is required 

· Minimum 2 years of experience with ResearchPoint, iWave, Windfall, or other wealth analytics systems 

· Experience and proficiency with computers and office equipment with a strong understanding of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint 

· Experience and proficiency using query and analysis tools to extract, manage, and report on data from databases 

 Expected Hours of Work:  

This is a non-exempt, full-time hybrid position working approximately 40 hours per week. The work schedule is Monday through Friday during core business hours and may require occasional weekend or evening hours. 

Classification: Non-Exempt 

Reports To: Director of Development Systems

Location: Denver 45th Avenue 

Compensation: $28.00/hour  

Development Manager

The Outdoor Lab Foundation seeks a Development Manager to support our individual giving and grant writing programs. The individual giving program includes annual fund, monthly, and major gift donors. The grant writing program includes grant maker research, grant writing, reporting, and stewardship. The successful candidate will develop/maintain industry standard processes and systems for high quality
operations of donor management and work with the Executive Director, Community Relations Manager, and the Board of Directors on strategies to find, cultivate, secure, and steward donors. The position will primarily focus on individual and foundation relations; directly working with funders to connect them more personally to the Outdoor Lab Foundation. The position will also support other projects and programs as needed by our small team. The systems and processes developed within this position shall work for, and integrate with, all donor types the Foundation enjoys.

Other initiatives include, but are not limited to, engaging with schools, increasing effectiveness of volunteer engagement and recruitment, playing a key role in event success, and coordinating strategic communications for the organization. The successful candidate will use their experience, talent, and passion for the mission to grow annual fund revenue, improve database management and reporting, and strategize with the team to foster effective donor stewardship. The Development Manager also assists with the planning and logistics necessary for successful special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Individual Giving (40%):

Coordinate with team to steward and cultivate new and existing donors – with the goal of repeat gifts and deeper engagement in the work of the Foundation.

Manage and implement strategies for donor mailings, email cultivations, and e-appeals to secure individual contributions.

Manage an integrated stewardship plan for various donor constituencies including annual fund, monthly donors, and Legacy Society.

Collaborate with contract accountant to ensure alignment with QuickBooks data and donor records in Bloomerang.

Generate on-brand strategic communications and marketing materials to connect donors to our work. Annual Reports, Program Reports, Infographics. Working knowledge of Canva design software.

Generate timely and accurate reports from donor database to inform fundraising plan and strategies.

Oversee all gift acknowledgement processes and collaborate with teammates to make sure donors are feeling valued and appreciated.

Maintain the highest ratings on third-party charity
review sites – Charity Navigator, Guidestar, etc.

Maintain the requirements to participate in federal, state, and local employee giving campaigns, Colorado Gives Day, etc.

Grant Management (40%)

Work alongside the Executive Director and key staff to produce grant proposals and manage grant awards.

Lead proposal development and submission including being a primary author of grants.

Prepare grants with an emphasis on the audience receiving the proposal – i.e. corporate foundation, private foundation, governmental entity, etc.

Collaborate with Outdoor Lab sites, Jeffco Schools, and other stakeholders to align grant proposal goals.

Develop/organize supplementary materials for grant submissions.

Develop and maintain a calendar for grant cycles, submissions, reporting deadlines, and deliverables.

Maintain accurate and detailed electronic contract and grant files for each funder.

Identify fundraising opportunities and conduct prospect research on potential public and private donors.

Prepare letters of inquiry for prospective funders.

Event Support (10%)

Contribute as a key member of the team in the overall execution of After Dark. This event is held annually and hosts approximately 200 attendees and raises over $100,000 for the organization.

Identify donors, stakeholders, and prospects that should attend After Dark.

Interface with staff to support ticket sales, acquisition of auction items, creation of event marketing materials, and run of show.

Assist with planning and execution of small events and ‘friendriasers’ as necessary.

Admin/Misc (10%)

Manage the Foundation’s donor database (Bloomerang), ensuring accurate donor data in and out.

Serve as donor database subject matter expert, with responsibility for protocols, data entry systems, fixing errors, gift processing and report writing.

Work with the Executive Director and staff to manage and implement the systems supporting the Foundation’s fund development operations – database, website, communications, etc.

Website maintenance and support.

Field and reply to inquiries via telephone and email.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Desired:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.

Five years’ experience working in nonprofit development preferred.

Personal and professional interests and values consistent with Outdoor Lab Foundation.

Background or demonstrated interest in fundraising, recruitment, sales, business development, or marketing/communications.

Strong computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sharepoint.

Experience using fundraising databases and/or accounting software such as Bloomerang, QuickBooks, Salesforce, GiveSmart, Classy. Experience with database improvements, troubleshooting, and reporting highly desired.

Experience managing donor portfolios.

Public speaking and presentation skills.

Demonstrated bility to balance competing priorities with grace and consistently deliver high quality products against a tight timeline.

Strong written and verbal communication skills to share organization’s mission and priorities.

Strong work ethic, self-starter, comfortable working both with close direction and on your own.

Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal skills to establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, board/committee members, donors, and volunteers.

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Occasional flexibility to work longer hours, evenings and weekends as needed.

Strong computer skills and ability to become proficient in new software and online tools.

Comfortable giving and receiving feedback.

Ability to inspire passion for our program.

Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service to donors and stakeholders.

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

Full-time 35 – 40 hrs/week

Hourly, non-exempt

Location: Grand Junction, CO 

The Community Food Bank of Grand Junction (CFB)  has an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team of professionals working hard to improve nutritious food access in Mesa County. The Community Food Bank’s budget has grown 450% over the past four years – more than tripling our programmatic impact, launching new and innovative programs to address hunger in our community, securing our permanent facility and more. It is an exciting time of growth for our organization, and a time of intense need in our community. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will help coordinate our donor stewardship, events, and communications efforts in an effort to sustain our organizational growth and scale our community impact.

The Development Coordinator position is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about food justice, has experience in communications and events management, and ready to hit the ground running. We are a dynamic and dedicated team, with a robust and active corps of volunteers. We strive for excellence and value positivity, flexibility, adaptability, learning, and collaboration. If you have experience with event planning, enjoy creating eye-catching visuals and compelling content, and can meticulously carry out tasks under pressure, we want to hear from you! Learn more about our organization at:

Roles & Responsibilities (not an exhaustive list):

Donor Stewardship

Events Coordination


Skills & Abilities

Special Requirements

Work Environment

Required Experience

Director Of Major Gifts


Volunteers of America Colorado is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in-need transform their lives. Through more than 50 distinct human service programs, Volunteers of America changes the lives of more than 140,000 vulnerable Coloradoans each year. VOA services include housing and emergency shelters, hunger and nutrition services, and many other community support programs. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve. VOA integrates compassion with highly effective programs that build and strengthen communities.

WHY VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA Volunteers of America Colorado believes unique challenges require unique and thoughtful solutions. VOA creates specialized programs to meet the critical needs of the communities we serve—our programs across Colorado look different because each community is distinct. Volunteers of America recognizes the senior who needs assistance with her grocery shopping in Fort Collins, and the student in Aurora who has never been to summer camp. We support Denver’s homeless veterans who have been underserved, and prepare preschoolers challenged by poverty to be successful in elementary school and beyond. Wherever we go we engage faith, relationship-building, and volunteers to lift-up and support Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens.

**The Director of Major Gifts is a full-time position within the Department of Advancement at Volunteers of America Colorado Branch. Supervised by the Vice President of Advancement, the Director is responsible for developing and managing all philanthropic processes and activities related to the donor cultivation and solicitation of major gifts. This position is responsible to manage a determined portfolio of 150+ donors, research and discover prospective donors, conduct face-to-face visits, develop donor centric giving proposals, presentations, and prescribed activities related to the cultivating, tracking and soliciting of annual donors toward individual donations of $10,000+ or more. The Director fosters a collaborative approach in matching the mission and goals of Volunteers of Colorado Branch with the interests and passions of donors to advance successful major gift philanthropic partnerships. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Relationship Management and Fundraising (75%)

Stewardship and Donor Relations (15%)

Events (10%)


Relationship Management


Written and Verbal Communications

Supervisory Responsibilities: Position does not currently supervise staff.

Minimum Qualifications of Position

Preferred Qualifications of Position

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrates compassion for helping those that are the most vulnerable in our community. Demonstrates knowledge of or a strong willingness to learn about poverty, human service government programs, Volunteers of America Colorado’s solutions and services, homelessness, aging, veterans, at-risk youth, and helping those most vulnerable in our society.

Models core culture attributes of VOA Colorado that include “AIRS” (Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service). Also, models and pursues with vigor VOA Colorado’s three strategic critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart).

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Bending, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Crouching, Squatting, Lifting (30 to 50 pounds), Balancing, Standing, Sitting, Hand/Foot motions, Walking, Seeing (Close and distant vision, Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Assess, Estimate), Depth Perception, Hearing/Listening, Speaking/Shouting (Communicate, Discern, Convey, Express, Exchange), ?Use of Hands/Fingers (Grasping, Holding, Touching), Thinking, Calculating, Memory/Recall, Exposure to Indoor and Outdoor environments

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Full time, 40 hours a week plus occasional evenings and weekends.

Salary Range: $95,000-$110,000/annually

Location: Administration Office at 2660 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205