The development coordinator of a nonprofit organization has numerous responsibilities related to organizational fundraising. They are the point person for planning and executing events, keeping track of money, and coordinating volunteers and interns. The coordinator manages meetings, work groups, and staff meetings as well. They generate email lists to contact vendors and volunteers for nonprofit events and news, and they process and track bills related to events; the coordinator may be asked to create an accounts payable if requested by their manager. A coordinator also keeps track of all charitable gifts to the nonprofit and creates reports that are kept in a fundraising database and presented to funders as requested.
Development coordinators must have strong leadership skills to manage volunteers and successfully run events. Organization skills are also a big must, as the development coordinator often handles many unique tasks at once. Additionally, they must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access to maintain the fundraising database and keep track of other documents. A bachelor's degree or more in a field related to the organization's mission typically is preferred.
Development Coordinator, Non-profit Organization Tasks
Recruit, schedule, and ensure a positive experience for volunteers.
Coordinate identification and relationship building with key donors and groups.
Organize capital campaign strategy and execution, setting communication and funding goals.
Develop marketing materials and plan events to generate funding.