CPDC’s mission also promotes partnerships with its low- and moderate-income residents and public and private organizations to establish programs that strengthen communities and increase opportunities for individual growth.
CPDC is an Enterprise Community Partners (ECP) affiliate. The ECP Resource Development Group generates philanthropic support for CPDC/Enterprise affordable housing efforts through relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual donors. This position is located at CPDC offices in Silver Spring but reports to the Vice President, Resource Development Group and is one of nine development professionals located in Enterprise offices across the country.
The Director of Development is responsible for the development and strategic management of foundation, corporate and federal sector fundraising for CPDC. This position involves significant proposal and report writing, effective interaction with CPDC, staff and board members, and working closely with the Senior Vice President of Community Impact Strategies (CIS) to prioritize requests to meet fundraising goals. CPDC works with many partners including community and national foundations, city and county governments, local service agencies and other nonprofits.
Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan with the primary focus on corporations and foundations and a secondary emphasis on individual giving
Personally identify, engage and cultivate relationships with corporate, foundation and individual donors, securing gifts in the 5 to 7 figure range for both programmatic and general operating support
Develop a deep understanding of programmatic vision and initiatives
Work in close coordination with the Senior Vice President CIS, providing support as needed to advance fundraising strategies with key donors while leading the effort to expand the donor base in collaboration with CIS staff
Serve as the principal author of concept papers, LOIs and formal proposals, leveraging CIS staff as needed. This requires the ability to translate complex programs and concepts into compelling written materials for donors and prospects
Work with communications to maintain effective and consistent marketing and communication tools
Track donor and grant development
At least five years progressive fundraising success in a nonprofit organization exceeding revenue plans.
Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate relationships with and secure gifts from new donors
The organizational, time management and people skills necessary to succeed in a matrix organization with multiple people engaged in the fundraising process
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
Proficiency in basis Microsoft Office tools and user experience with customer relationship management software
A working knowledge of the affordable housing/community development sector would be very helpful, as would experience working with a range of corporate and foundation donors. Some exposure to individual giving would be a plus.
About Community Preservation & Development Corporation
Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created or preserved nearly 320,000 homes, invested $16 billion and touched millions of lives.