Development Director, Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Posted by Philadelphia Public School Notebook on August 25, 2014

Development Director, Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Posted on: August 15, 2014

Lead the Philadelphia Public School Notebook’s work to increase individual and institutional giving through major donor and membership campaigns, fundraising events and grant solicitation. Collaborate with Editor/Publisher and staff revenue team to develop and carry out an overall plan for boosting the Notebook’s revenue from a variety of sources, with a focus on reader support.


Grants and Major Gifts

  • Work with Editor/Publisher and fundraising committee to identify, cultivate and solicit large gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Coordinate house parties and other major donor cultivation events
  • Work with Editor/Publisher to research and draft grant proposals and reports
  • Provide reports and maintain contact with donors to properly steward them
  • Process and acknowledge all gifts, and report on fundraising revenue

Membership and individual donor work:

  • Provide strategic direction for membership program
  • Manage appeal and renewal calendar, prepare mailings and emails, oversee member stewardship
  • Coordinate Notebook’s annual June Celebration, working with board members and volunteers
  • Coordinate Notebook member gatherings and outreach activities to attract members
  • Prepare print and online membership promotional materials; develop related editorial content
  • Maintain member records and Notebook’s database (CiviCRM) and conduct donor analysis
  • Manage cash receipts: Process gifts, acknowledge contributions and fulfill membership benefits

Other management responsibilities

  • With Editor/Publisher, staff Notebook board and fundraising committee; attend board meetings
  • Organize regular meetings of staff responsible for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Recruit and supervise interns, volunteers, and part-time administrative support

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