Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 10-Jan-2022 to 11-Feb-2022
  • - Morning Light, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Development Director at Morning Light is responsible for planning and implementing short, medium, and long-range fundraising goals to meet both the current and future strategic priorities of Morning Light.

Mission: Morning Light fosters non-profit, community services and programs in central Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, and families of limited means in need of health, wellness or end of life care.

Vision: Morning Light seeks to be a recognized leader in operating and supporting select health and wellness services for the underserved population of central Indiana.


  • 5+ years experience in all phases of development; with emphasis on cultivating, soliciting and securing gifts of $7,500+
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting
  • Experience with successful capital/endowment campaigns
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude to promote Morning Light's mission
  • Ability to multi task and work independently


  • Develop, present and execute Morning Light's annual development plan in coordination with the Executive Director and the Morning Light Board
  • With the Executive Director, design and implement the annual campaign, achieving stated annual revenue goals in conjunction with capital/endowment plan
  • Assess, report on, and implement strategy based on donor data
  • Conduct 3-4 in-person donor and prospect meetings a week where the relationship is moved toward a larger giving amount and deeper engagement with Morning Light, including identifying and securing planned gifts
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects across all revenue sources - corporate, individual and foundation donors - with emphasis on securing gifts of $7,500 or more
  • Create and manage new giving society for $10,000+ donors
  • Manage all aspects of grant process including writing applications, reports and ensuring compliance
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship events, including the organization's annual gala
  • Collaborates with development team on donor communication including direct mail and social media
  • Engage donors, prospects and key stakeholders in Strategic Engagement Opportunities
  • Collaborate with administrator on database entry and maintenance, ensuring gifts and corresponding data are entered correctly; run reports to track fundraising progress to goals
  • Evaluate and/or create gift acceptance and other developmental policies

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