Development Specialist - Holland

Posting Date: 05/15/2018
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Job Category: Fundraising/Development/Grantseeking
Organization: Kids Food Basket
City Position is located: Holland
Position Description (include how to apply):

Kids’ Food Basket is empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live. We began nearly 15 years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program, and now serve thousands of kids each school/summer program day throughout Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies.

Our organizational strategic areas focus on local growth and West Michigan growth, our Kids Helping Kids program, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and our community engagement programming.

  • Manage annual fundraising for Kids’ Food Basket, specifically working with individuals, corporations and small businesses, faith communities and other community groups, and foundations. Included but not limited to semi-annual appeals, stewardship, major donor support, corporate matches, monthly donors, direct mailings and third party events.
  • Manages Connect with Kids’ Food Basket events throughout year
  • Manages community engagement opportunities - sharing the mission of KFB, regular nontraditional hours (nights/weekends).
  • Manages donor recognition programs and thank you process.
  • Manages individual and major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, including semiannual analysis of donor attrition, retention, and tactics.
  • Works to establish strategy for giving groups including but not limited to monthly giving, matching giving, and United Way donors.
  • Pulls data reports from database system and prepare reports for staff and leadership team meetings.
  • Work with Satellite Program Manager and Development Director to establish strategy to meet annual fund goals for the organization.
  • Works as a liaison with Advisory Council.

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