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Dec 2 - Donor Relations Associate
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) is searching for a Donor Relations Associate to join our Team. Position closes December 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm. DESCRIPTION OF JOB Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) is seeking a part-time Donor Relations Associate for 20 hours per week. TBCF is seeking an efficient candidate who will work closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director, and TBCF Team to develop effective administrative systems and assist with donor data-base management for a growing organization. The Donor Relations Associate will provide support to the organization in the following areas: administrative; fundraising; programs; and general office management. Approximately 50% of time this candidate will provide logistical support for all board and committee meetings; manage organization's master calendar; assist with correspondence (filing, copying, phone calls, emails); running errands; and other tasks and projects as needed. Remaining 50% of time will be focused on assisting with daily entries in donor data-base (DonorPerfect) and producing donor recognition letters. Additionally, the ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal skills, has strong communication abilities, and will be committed to the organization's mission and philosophy. The position requires a person who is flexible as there are often many "extra" tasks that need to be completed, has great follow through, shows initiative and demonstrates attention to detail. The position will require some evening and weekend work. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. We achieve this by providing financial aid for rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, as well as emotional support services, thereby allowing our children to have the undivided attention of their parents. PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Bilingual in ... more >
Dec 2 - Director of Membership & Giving
Los Padres ForestWatch, one of the leading land and wildlife conservation organizations along California’s central coast, is seeking a Director of Membership & Giving to build support for protecting the Los Padres National Forest and other public lands throughout our region. ... more >
Nov 25 - Director of Development
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation seeks a full-time Director of Development at its Santa Barbara headquarters. ... more >
Nov 18 - Office Manager
The Office Manager is the first point of contact and inquiry calls with dream applicants and family members diagnosed with a terminal illness. This position assists with various projects related to operations and administration areas of the organization. The candidate must have experience with heavy phone liners and proper phone etiquette for high-sensitive topics. The position is available immediately. Resumes should be directed to Cindy@dreamfoundation.org ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >