Resume Templates: Development Director


John Doe
1234 Fake Lane, MA, 99999, Cell:000-000-000,

Professional Summary
Highly efficient and fundraising-focused development director leveraging over 25 years of experience in inside and outside sales, relationship development, gift and financial solicitation and event planning. A determined networking agent that can bring a wide variety of strategic planning models to efficiently secure financial donations from clients with high net worth.

Core Qualifications
Cultivating client relations MS Office suite Resource development Sales and marketing optimization Public relations Brand awareness

Development Director January 2002 to Current Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp Story City, IA Enhance leadership skills by administering a one-person development office responsible for gift solicitation, donor acknowledgment, budget, marketing, and annual and capital campaigns. Increase sustainable contributions, financial sponsorships and institutional base of support by partnering with director and board of directors during development process of annual and long term goals and strategy initiation. Effectively network and develop long term customer rapport with existing and new donors, volunteers and stakeholders through telecommunication, presentations and educational events to translate directly into repeat client donations. Promote brand awareness by actively seeking relationships with potential new supporters and justifying financial plans to ensure client confidence. Plan, direct and solicit gifts for $2.5M, $1M and $500K capital campaigns, consistently exceeding revenue goals through the generation of 100-200 contacts a year. Generate higher solicitation counts of capital campaign gifts through the effective recruiting of top talent and correlating training of volunteers on fundraising and company best practices. Raise endowment funding through effective oversight of planned giving and community foundations. Develop customer lead generation through effective press release authoring, managing electronic correspondence, preparing information for media kits, maintaining the organizational website and social media outlets, preparing logistics of print material and developing efficient communication plans.