The role of a development director (fundraising) is to develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The development director's primary responsibility, however, is to oversee fundraising, rather than to actually raise money themselves. This person may write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement fundraising strategies; they mostly work mostly behind the scenes, establishing a structure for effective fundraising.
Director of Development (Fundraising) Tasks
Develops public relations programs to promote fundraising.
Oversees research, identification, and preparation of fundraising proposals.
Develops long-range fundraising strategies and programs to solicit funding.
Evaluates the organization's future financial goals and needs.