Nov 08, 2019

Development Director, Los Angeles Nonprofit

  • Wags and Walks
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Senior Management - Director Animal Rights

Job Description

The Development Director is responsible for Wags & Walks ongoing fundraising needs throughout the year in order to achieve target revenue goals to maintain operations and provide opportunities for organizational growth. This professional must have an established background in coordinating nonprofit donation strategies and staff/volunteer leadership. This role involves organizing large-scale fundraising initiatives, managing two annual major events and building relationships with donors, staff and volunteers. 



  • Develop and oversee the fundraising program with the goal of raising $2M annually
  • Plan, execute and evaluate all fundraising campaigns and activities 
  • Generate new ideas to increase revenue and donor retention
  • Manage the development budget and track fundraising income including keeping our financials up to date and categorized appropriately 
  • Report on program progress and end of the month recaps 
  • Maintain ongoing communications and relationships with existing donors including managing the donor database and donor appreciation efforts
  • Run monthly membership program, matching gifts, planned giving and memorial/tribute gifts
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate prospective donors
  • Identify new and prospective individual and corporate donors 
  • Manage onsite sponsorship opportunities including maintaining current sponsors, overseeing yearly renewals and outreach to secure vacancies & new opportunities
  • Manage grant opportunities including researching applicable grants based on organizational needs, managing Instrumentl database, writing, submitting and reporting on said grants
  • Lead online campaigns including GoFundMes and Giving Tuesday
  • Work with the marketing team to develop materials related to fundraising including at least one direct mail campaign per year
  • Recruit, train and support fundraising staff and key volunteers 
  • Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them
  • Plan yearly major fundraising events including Gala, Spring Event 
  • Collaborate with Development Coordinator and volunteers on smaller W&W events
  • Staying on top of fundraising trends and the nonprofit community



  • Must have a college degree 
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends 
  • Computer proficient (Google docs, ability to learn new software, etc)
  • Must have a current and valid California Driver’s License
  • Fundraising software & tools expertise



  • Must be a dog lover!
  • Problem solver and quick thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A team player who works well with others 
  • Friendly demeanor and positive attitude
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Is very detail oriented
  • Is very proactive and a self-starter
  • Creative, self-starter attitude
  • Donor & volunteer service mentality
  • Organized and inspiring team leader


We offer health benefits and a flexible schedule, as well as many other benefits to come in 2020.


How to Apply

Please email us a cover letter, salary expectations and a cover letter. Applicants without cover letters will not be considered. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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