Development Officer Resume Samples

In simple terms, Development officers act as a grease grounded on which the organization’s wheels run smooth. Development officers are also known as fundraisers – who are charged with raising funds for the organization through securing donations. The other duties listed on the strongest Development Officer Resume include – making contacts with sponsors, explaining to donor how the monetary or non-monetary items will help the organization, hosting and attending events, and making a thorough research to gather donors.

The most sought-after qualifications for the development manager include – researching skills, public speaking skills, flexibility with work timing, ability to negotiate and convince people, proficiency to determine and analyze needs and computer competencies. Relevant experience and strong communication skills are imperative for this role. As there is no degree tailored specifically for this role, candidates with bachelor’s degree from any field can apply for this employment.

Development Officer Resume example

Development Officer Resume

Headline : Competitive, detail-oriented, and results-oriented management professional with a passion for working within a corporate environment; possesses a broad spectrum of knowledge of team leadership, human resources, organizing, community engagement, and problem solving.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM, Raiser's Edge.

Description :

    1. Secure over $140,000 in restricted and unrestricted funds in multi-year and annual donor pledges.
    2. Develop a customized goal and action plan for highly personalized solicitation of prospects.
    3. Develop and manage an extensive portfolio of prospective donors.
    4. Manage and maintain accurate records of donors to steward, support, and track cultivation and solicitation.
    5. Develop and implement donor retention strategies through donor recognition and stewardship programs.
    6. Secure over 350 face to face visits with alumnae members.
    7. Integrate a bequest/planned-giving program.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Communications


Development Officer III Resume

Headline : Development officer, communications professional and administrator with 10+ years experience. Proven ability to establish and maintain important professional relationships with key personnel and various vendors.

Skills : Net Community, Microsoft Office Suit, Adobe Creative Suite.

Description :

    1. Assisted with the Annual Giving Program for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
    2. Supported the Assistant Director of Donor Relations in providing consultation, education and training to College departments, programs and institutes.
    3. Responded to ad hoc requests for information related to gift processing, event coordination, solicitation, methodology and stewardship.
    4. Assisted with planning and execution of off campus visits and events.
    5. Provided secretarial and administrative support to three major gift officers (fundraisers) for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
    6. Created and maintained databases for alumni/donor related events.
    7. Initiated first-time calls to new alumni/ae and prospective donors for fundraising activities.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma


Development Officer III Resume

Summary : Proven ability to establish and maintain important professional relationships with key personnel and various vendors. Performs well under pressure; accustomed to working with tight deadlines and multi-tasking oriented-projects.

Skills : MS Word, Excel., Fusion Pro, Redacting information.

Description :

    1. Member of a special events team who assists with fund raising efforts through annual industry-wide luncheons, dinners and receptions.
    2. Responsible for the organization, management and coordination of assigned fundraising events, such as luncheons, receptions and new events.
    3. Responsible for the coordination of all event logistics, including the coordination and management of event vendors.
    4. Responsible for event invoices and receipts, in addition to event reconciliation.
    5. Develop all written correspondence, agendas, scripts and reports for fund raising events.
    6. Responsible for the coordination and management of event solicitation/invitation mailings.
    7. Responsible for the management and cultivation of corporate donor relationships.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
B.A. In Theatre Arts

Development Officer II Resume

Headline : Development professional seeking a dynamic opportunity to drive mission-driven results by connecting the philanthropic inclinations of the community with the philanthropic priorities of the organization.

Skills : Strategic Planning, Event Planning, Healthcare.

Description :

    1. Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects; individual donors planned giving prospects, and third parties.
    2. Co-facilitate annual giving donor recognition program utilizing industry benchmarks; responsible for the content, procedures, constituent engagement, donor communications and copywriting.
    3. Created and implements goals and objectives for the Annual Giving Campaign and Employee Giving Campaign.
    4. Successfully raised over in three fiscal years.
    5. Provided strategic direction and oversight for fund development and annual appeal.
    6. Responsible for identifying major individual, corporation and foundation supporters for a capital campaign.
    7. Manage two major fundraising events per year, three to four donor receptions per year.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business Administration

Business Development Officer Resume

Summary : Professional, hardworking self-starter with practical experience in non-profit development, social research, and public communication. Highly motivated with strong research, writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Skills : Project Management, Event Planning, Fundraising, Student.

Description :

    1. Wrote and edited materials including fundraising appeals, website text, press releases, stories, and blog posts.
    2. Produced organizational processes for receiving gifts, managing documents, and performing other crucial tasks.
    3. Investigated integrity of database records, saving organization thousands of dollars.
    4. Coordinated Board of Trustees meeting and crafted communications between Foundation President and Trustees.
    5. Crafted and revised the Foundation's brand and organizational identity.
    6. Connected with local health departments to introduce them to the Foundation.
    7. Wrote numerous blog posts, stories, and press releases, published on organization's website, providing the Foundation with some of its first content.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Development Officer I Resume

Objective : Results-oriented professional with excellent communication skills and administrative experience. Background includes a variety of working environments with clear responsibilities.

Skills : Grant Writing.

Description :

    1. Prepare annual regional development plan and fundraising goals.
    2. Research and identify government, corporate and foundation funders for potential grant opportunities.
    3. Connect with staff at appropriate funding organizations to discuss potential grant opportunities for GRID Alternatives.
    4. Prepare grant proposals and letters of intent to vetted organizations.
    5. Funding from these proposals secured at a success rate of approximately 50%.
    6. Cultivate potential institutional funders and steward existing funders.
    7. Instituted a grant tracking calendar and prepare grant reports for all existing grants.
    8. Solicit individual and corporate gifts for GRID Alternatives events.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Project Development Officer Resume

Headline : Independent and self-motivated goal setter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize. A team player working to meet goals utilizing creativity, efficiency, and communication while utilizing the strengths and abilities of all involved. Experienced in project, territory, and personnel management.

Skills : The Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud NXT, Datatel, LexisNexis, Research Point, Foundation Search, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media.

Description :

    1. Raised over $350,000 in private funds, $140,000 in events, and $225,000 from government for a $7.5 million agency.
    2. Wrote grant proposals, renewals, press releases, institutional correspondence, and communications content.
    3. Prepared proposals in response to RFPs from federal, state, and city agencies.
    4. Liaised with foundation program officers, staff, and trustees.
    5. Assisted the Director of Development in event planning.
    6. Helped supervise the work of one administrative social work intern.
    7. Researched and liaised with prospective corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Doctorate In Social Work

Development Officer/Director Resume

Summary : Senior Fundraising Professional with twenty years of experience leading high performance teams, building donor relationships, and meeting aggressive campaign goals in healthcare and higher education.

Skills : Written and interpersonal communications, Fast learner, Problem solver.

Description :

    1. Organized agency's annual fund, donor acquisitions, special events, community benefits, and fundraising activities.
    2. Developed & maintained corporate contacts.
    3. Managed special event staff, committees, and volunteers for agency fundraising events and promotions.
    4. Oversaw data processing, daily gift processing, and donor relations.
    5. Coordinated $1.5 million in giving annually.
    6. Served as the main liaison with the local corporation for all Hospice programs across for fundraising promotion.
    7. Provided oversight of Board level committees.
    8. Managed special events and data entry staff.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Communication

Development Officer/Consultant Resume

Summary : Over 5 years experience in non profit development fundraising in higher education. Interested in many different missions catering to social missions, medicine, education, environment, science, humanitarian missions and all others that help make the world a better place.

Skills : OS X Lion, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Salesforce, Access, WordPress, Custom CMS, QuickBooks, Google Apps, Syncplicity, and Vocalocity.

Description :

    1. Toronto Identifying new individual prospects and grow current donor relationships.
    2. Soliciting donations directly through one-on-one meetings.
    3. Coordinating appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgement and stewardship meetings, including hosting hospital tours.
    4. Preparing briefing notes, proposals and implement follow-up strategies for donors and prospects.
    5. Writing correspondence such as letters or memos as required.
    6. Preparing weekly and monthly fundraising and activity reports.
    7. Handling administrative tasks including updating database with donor information and call notes.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Development Officer Resume

Headline : Professional career reflects over 20 years of Non-Profit Organizational Development and over 6 years of small business and restaurant management. Successful reputation for fundraising and development and work in the non-profit environment and community networking.

Skills : Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Adobe, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Business Development.

Description :

    1. Oversee the planning of all special events.
    2. Manage logistical requirements pre and post events and onsite execution.
    3. Maintain vendor relationships, negotiate and hire all necessary event elements.
    4. Manage event committee meetings and volunteers.
    5. Generate event reports, maintain accurate and thorough records of all activities and ensure that required reports are properly prepared and submitted.
    6. Serve as the spokesperson for the Sisters of St.
    7. Dominic and its philanthropic efforts, articulating the priorities and needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.F.A. In Creative Writing