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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization is $56,807 per year. A skill in Strategic Planning is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$36,410 - $90,300
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MEDIAN: $56,806
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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$11.82 - $32.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,410 - $90,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,913  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $9,863  
Commission
$5,000 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,669 - $90,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,713
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,913  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$4.93 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,669 - $90,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Job Description for Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization

In a non-profit organization, the director of development (or development director) is responsible for ensuring that the organization has necessary funding to function. This means the director of development creates and implements a fundraising plan detailing how the organization can obtain financial support; often, the plan identifies sources such as individual investors, grants, charitable events, marketing opportunities, and corporate investors. The fundraising plan also contains strategies to successfully build a large donor base and ensure effective fundraising. The director of development then reports this plan to the other senior leadership and the organization’s board of directors. At a small nonprofit organization, the director of development may be required to personally solicit donors, be responsible for the organization’s branding, and play a large role in the organization’s public relations strategies. At a large nonprofit organization, the director of development most likely oversees a development team which they would be responsible for staffing and maintaining.
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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Tasks
  • Oversees fundraising: write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement other fundraising strategies.
  • May also be responsible for the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

What is it like working as a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization at YMCA?
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in La Crosse:
"My Job."
Pros: The relationships that I have with the employees, members and donors, flexible schedule, and giving back to the community.
Cons: My salary.
What is it like working as a Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization?
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization in Crown Point:
Pros: The team of associates I work with are amazing. We all work well together and have great communication. I love being able to find an investor who shares our vision and mission in helping people.
Cons: The time and hours and not being able to work from home when needed. Having corporate level restraints on smaller decision making situations.

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Experience Affects Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

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Proposal Writing
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$56,000
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Event Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 762 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%