The Gratitude Network (TGN) is a vehicle established for mentors seeking to make an impact in the area of social entrepreneurship on a global basis. TGN’s aspiration is to combine the best practices of a Silicon Valley-style venture fund approach with a global network of “mentors” to assist organizations that receive investment funding and grants for proof of concept. The organization is currently seeking a Director of Development to become the link between smart money and great social enterprise initiatives.
The Director of Development will be responsible for furthering the mission of TGN by managing all fundraising activities to maintain a high level of public awareness about TGN and the importance of philanthropic donations to its programs and services. This position will report to the Managing Director, and work togethering with the Managing Director and Founder to create and execute the overall strategy for funding TGN with major donors, including family and foundation donations, corporate gifts and grants.
The ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s degree, with an MBA preferred, and will have 10+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and business development, with proven ability to secure and maintain relationships with donors of major gifts, including corporations. He/she will have working knowledge of fundraising/development techniques, practices, standards, and reporting, specifically in the areas of major gifts and corporate giving. Additionally, the Director of Development should be passionate about children and education, exhibited in professional or volunteer contexts.