Remote Volunteer Director Development: Fundraising – Save the Water™ (STW™)

Save the Water(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts.

Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW(tm) because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long-term solutions to the water contamination problem. Our vision is “Contamination free, healthy water for all”

To learn more about Save the Water(tm) , please visit

The Job

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of nonprofit development in a challenging and rewarding environment? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals across the world? Does working remotely on your own schedule excite you? Check out! At Save the Water(tm), our mission is to conduct scientific water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water and to raise public awareness.

If you are able to volunteer 12 hours per week, we would like to talk to you! Please reach out to us at [email protected]

The Role

The Development Director-fundraising will be responsible for building STW(tm)’s Fundraising strategy and driving the execution of all efforts. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career in nonprofits and/or fundraising development by seeing how it all works – in a creative, dynamic environment. This is an unpaid & remote volunteer opportunity and Directors must be willing to attend virtual meetings in EST Timezone and be responsive to emails within 48 hours.

What You Will Be Responsible For…..

  • The Director shall have 3 subgroups to handle i.e Corporate Partnerships, Digital Partnerships and Grants.
  • The Director will design the strategic roadmap for the organization to execute successful fundraising programs via grants development to federal/state institutions and foundations/non-governmental grants and partner with corporate organizations for sponsorship.
  • The successful candidate will design and executive online and digital programs, and also run special projects for annual fundraising events, leadership giving programs, various charity events & other income sources.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundations/institutions and corporate companies.
  • Oversee the implementation of a major donor stewardship strategy that enables major gift partners to realize an outstanding experience through their charitable investment of time, advocacy, and financial support.
  • Oversee a department of 10-15 volunteers and interns, holding them accountable for their work, and provide ongoing coaching, mentorship, and assistance.
  • Communicate regularly with the President and other Directors, as needed; provide monthly reports.
  • Manage and keep operational documents current and assist in developing new procedures & documents.
  • Plan and conduct monthly Development Group meetings, including sending agenda, taking meeting minutes, and follow up.

Apply Now if you have….

  • A successful candidate should have expertise and knowledge in creating successful direct mail, marketing materials, online giving appeals including social media, and campaigns including integration of e-commerce platforms for the payment gateway.
  • Experience managing pages on social media and crowdfunding platforms (e.g., Facebook, Crowdrise, GoFundMe).
  • Working knowledge of email marketing platforms (e.g., MailChimp).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM or other Customer Relationship Management or equivalent software for managing donor campaigns is preferable
  • Experience in cultivating major fundraising campaigns, Corporate and Personal Philanthropic Donation campaigns and Grant Writing.
  • Successful track record of meeting/exceeding fundraising goals in a nonprofit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with 8-10 years of progressive successful management experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, sales, marketing or business development.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis, quickly assess needs in the chapter/market and adjust existing projects.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires the following skills: Fundraising, Community Outreach, Management, Grant Writing / Research, Program Management, Donor Management

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