Plan, organize and execute all aspects of local fundraising activities, including special events, corporate donations, personal major giving and annual giving; develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising development business plan for the geographical area; develop and cultivate relationships with potential donors and volunteers to raise donations for the Region and increase volunteerism and awareness for the Foundation.

  • Develop a comprehensive fundraising business plan which provides income growth on an annual basis
  • Implement the fundraising business plan and best practices ensuring consistency with the Foundation’s mission and the regional objectives
  • Cultivate and manage a local volunteer fundraising development committee
  • Staff and provide professional leadership to one or more campaign events and programs
  • Work with volunteer partners to secure gifts through one-on-one outreach and events
  • Implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
  • Enhance strategies to increase active donor base across all giving levels and elevate current donor/sponsor levels
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of donors and act as an account manager to maximize all development opportunities as they arise through events and individualized approaches
  • Develop regional corporate prospect list and contact plan to engage corporations in fundraising activities
  • Enhance visibility of the Arthritis Foundation in the communities throughout the geographical area through the development of strong relationships with business and community leaders
  • Review and evaluate current development operations and initiate new strategies to support organizational change
  • Manage staff with emphasis on staff development
  • Actively participate as a member of the senior management team assisting in setting policy and direction for the organization
  • Work with other fundraising team members in comprehensive fundraising efforts


  • Ten years of progressive development experience in a non-profit organization, including five years supervising staff preferred
  • Proven ability to cultivate major donors and sponsors including portfolio of accomplishments
  • Ability to develop strategic partnerships through collaborative arrangements
  • Comprehensive understanding of charitable giving and the marketplace for the fundraising dollar
  • Previous experience with fundraising in voluntary health organizations strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Arthritis Foundation staff colleagues, local leadership and Board members
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) is a plus


  • Master’s degree preferred

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to:    
Please reference “VP Development Hartford” in subject line.
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