Fund Development Coordinator

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a strategic action network of thousands of committed social sector leaders driving to achieve a healthy and equitable society. We aggregate the very best sector knowledge and serve as an incubator for learning and innovation to generate new solutions to the toughest problems. We accelerate change through dynamic leadership development and collective actions to ensure policies and systems provide equal access and opportunity for health and well-being, educational success, economic opportunity, and safety and security. The Alliance includes its social enterprise FEI Behavioral Health.

Position Details

Fund Development Coordinator
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities seeks a part-time (24 hrs./week) fund development coordinator to join our dynamic team and our network of thousands of committed social sector professionals working to positively impact local communities across the country. Through our collective work, Alliance staff and our network of members help all children, adults, and families achieve their full potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Gift Entry:

  • Enter donations properly in Raiser’s Edge database following department procedure 
  • Produce gift reports, custom reports, queries, appeals and monthly gift reconciliation 
  • Maintain the department’s hard copy and electronic donation files.

Acknowledgements and Donor Outreach:

  • Promptly write and produce creative, accurate and timely acknowledgement letters and tax receipts 
  • Support donor outreach, such as appeal letters, invitations, postcards, and direct mail by preparing and maintaining donor mailing lists; processing appeals; and contributing to the development of donor communications 
  • Support online giving, social media campaign appeals, and sponsor outreach/stewardship as needed

Database Management and Reporting:

  • Maintain Raiser’s Edge NXT/Raiser’s Edge database alignment to maximize fund development performance and reporting 
  • Maintain and update donor data, contacts, actions, etc. to improve database performance 
  • Create and maintain database procedures documentation 
  • Make recommendations for future database upgrades/conversions as needed, staying on top of industry trends and best practices.

Special Projects:

  • Use online resources and funding directories to research donor prospects 
  • Provide proofreading, general writing, and other support based on candidate experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience or familiarity in fund development, preferably for a non-profit or non-profit association 
  • Highly organized with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry; ability to deal with confidential data 
  • Minimum of two years Raiser’s Edge experience and ability to demonstrate proficiency in web-based Raiser’s Edge NXT interface; Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals Certification; and/or experience in donor databases and ability to learn. 
  • Organizational skills; critical thinking; time management; and ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a complex, multitasking environment is required 
  • Ability to understand and follow directions including complex policies and procedures 
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneNote 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing thank you letters and other correspondence and outreach. 
  • Ability to work well as a contributing member of a team.

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