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Morning Star Boys Ranch
Director of Development

Spokane, WA



The Director of Development and fundraising is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of Morning Star Boys Ranch donor development and fundraising, including but not limited to: developing our donor base and strengthening donor relationships, managing individual and corporate donations and overseeing the following: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns.

Essential Functions: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
  • Continually expand donor base
  • Create and maintain strong communications program and fundraising message with donors
  • Implement consistent donor processes to develop major gift prospects
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors
  • Research donor relation programs at local, state, and federal institutions, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided to donors
  • Monthly reports to the board
  • Collaborate with all MSBR staff/ volunteers on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions
  • Attend meetings such as Rotary, Glenrose association to develop donor relations
  • Work with board and board committees (capital campaign committees)
  • Annual reports, Publications such as the Harvester
  • Develop and print marketing materials related to fundraising in collaboration with our public relations department
  • Maintain records of donor information and contributions
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied


Creativity ( New/innovative fundraising events)

Ethical Conduct

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Teamwork and collaboration

Thoroughness and attention to detail

Problem Solving



Results driven

Stress management and ability to keep composure under stress

Proficient in computer and software skills including but not limited to Excel, Word, and donor database managementRequirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, or other appropriate Field
  • Three years of fundraising experience
  • Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with donor software

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Posted: February 18, 2020