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Fund Development Manager

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Making A Difference Foundation Tacoma , WA 98401

Posted 2 months ago

  • Fulltime
  • Pay Range: DOE


The mission of the Making A Difference Foundation (MADF) is to make a difference in the lives of others one person at a time by helping them acquire the most basic human needs: food, housing, encouragement, and opportunity.


The MADF Fund Development Manager develops and implements fundraising goals, engages sponsors, and manages fund-raising events. The Fund-Development Manager will work closely with our President/CEO, our Board, and our team members to lead key areas of development and fundraising activities for the organization. The core of this position requires a motivated and motivating team builder and organization developer. Fundraising includes stewardship of donations, major gifts, and in-kind resources, budget management, and organizing and managing fundraising activities to increase new fund-development opportunities for MADF within our community.


  • Reflect the values and principles of MADF and collaborate with leadership, staff, and external contacts to achieve the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Work cooperatively in a high-volume, fast-paced environment demonstrating the ability to handle confidential materials with discretion.
  • Understand overall agency operations and follow organizational policies and procedures.
  • Create and implement strategies to identify, steward and secure philanthropic gifts from client/resident families, local businesses, foundations, and individuals.
  • Assist with all philanthropic communications channels working in strong collaboration with the President/CEO and following brand standard guidelines (i.e. direct mail campaigns or targeted solicitations).
  • Lead and complete all development mailings including updating lists and preparation of communications.
  • Track all fund-raising efforts in the database that confirms the status of prospect and donor relationships.
  • Provide updated philanthropic reports to leadership team to ensure targets are met.
  • Provide high-quality service to the organizations constituents by fielding questions, solving gift problems, and investigating discrepancies in the donor database.
  • Manage development budget.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive responsibility in development field with a proven track record in building relationships and securing resources from multiple channels (ie, direct mail, grants, events, etc.). Comparable experience will be considered.
  • Confident to express ideas verbally and in writing, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Degree in fund-raising related area, marketing, nonprofit business or related fields: BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of grant writing.
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Proven track record of building and implementing systems and structures that support significant growth.
  • Solid, persuasive verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to deliver inspiring and succinct presentations and conduct productive meetings.
  • The ideal candidate will possess very good judgment, strong emotional intelligence, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, jury duty pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance

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