Fundraising and Donor Cultivation:
In partnership with the Board of Directors and its Development Committee, initiate and manage a dynamic, long-term fundraising strategy tailored to the operating, capital, and endowment needs of the organization. Actively engage in all fundraising activities from donor appeals to special events and participate directly in seeking support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Identify and nurture new prospective donors and expand planned giving opportunities, including bequests.
Ensure that adequate office systems, personnel, and operational resources are in place to facilitate the productive day-to-day administration of the organization. Provide direct guidance to the Shelter Manager, who is responsible for supervising a 6-member staff and approximately 20 volunteers. Lead and empower staff members in the implementation of the Little Guild’s mission and provide opportunities for professional development where relevant. Verify compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements regarding nonprofit administration, financial documentation, and animal shelter standards.
Serve as the organization’s goodwill ambassador, fostering broad and constructive relationships within the larger community. Build an active and positive media strategy with a multi-channeled approach to maximize the organization’s online presence through website, email, and social media campaigns. Maintain an accurate, detailed, and up-to-date mailing/contact list as the basis of a flexible print and electronic platform for communicating effectively and consistently with the Little Guild’s friends and supporters.
Work with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to formulate and recommend an annual budget for the Board’s approval. Coordinate with the Bookkeeper and Treasurer in preparing a monthly statement of activities and submit reports as requested by the Finance and Development committees and the Board. Ensure that appropriate accounting practices, tracking mechanisms, recording protocols, and gift acknowledgement procedures are in place, monitored, and followed.