Development Manager


Job Description

AZCEND is seeking a dedicated and results-oriented Development Manager to focus on individual giving and events, with a specific emphasis on developing a more mature corporate partnership program. The Development Manager will be responsible for expanding AZCEND's donor base, managing fundraising events, and fostering strong relationships with corporate partners. This role requires a strategic thinker, excellent interpersonal skills, and a proven track record in achieving fundraising targets.


● Develop and implement strategies to enhance individual giving, including donor acquisition, retention, and upgrading strategies.

● Cultivate and steward relationships with individual donors, providing personalized engagement, recognition, and excellent donor care.

● Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events, including donor recognition events, fundraising galas, community engagement activities, and virtual campaigns.

● Identify and engage corporate partners, developing meaningful and long-term relationships to increase corporate giving and support for AZCEND's mission.

● Collaborate with the Development Director and other team members to meet fundraising goals and contribute to the overall development strategy.

● Research and identify new funding opportunities, prospective major donors, and corporate partners.

● Develop and deliver compelling fundraising proposals and pitches to potential individual and corporate donors.

● Coordinate and collaborate with the team for marketing and communications initiatives to develop impactful fundraising materials, campaigns, and online giving platforms.

● Manage and maintain accurate donor records, gift processing, and acknowledgment procedures in the donor database.

● Monitor and evaluate the success of fundraising efforts, providing regular reports and analysis to the Development Director and executive team.

● Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in individual giving, events, and corporate partnerships to drive innovative fundraising strategies.


● Bachelors degree in a related field 

● Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or development, with a focus on individual giving, events, and corporate partnerships.

● Proven success in meeting or exceeding fundraising goals, including experience with donor acquisition, retention, and upgrading strategies.

● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and key stakeholders.

● Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

● Experience in planning and executing fundraising events, including budgeting, logistics, and donor stewardship.

● Knowledge of best practices in corporate partnership development and experience in identifying and securing corporate sponsorships or partnerships.

● Familiarity with fundraising software and donor management systems. (Bloomerang preferred)

● Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate AZCEND's mission and impact to diverse audiences.

● Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and engage with colleagues, volunteers, and board members.

● Passion for AZCEND's mission and a commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

Other Qualifications:

Ability to obtain Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card and complete AZCEND’s background check policies. Since travel between locations is required, this individual must provide their own reliable

transportation and proof of insurance as required by AZCEND’s insurance carrier.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Posted 7 months ago
Chandler, Arizona
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
1-5 years