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Development Manager

Center for Creative Economy
Winston-Salem, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

CCE's programs provide inception-stage business training to help creatives and artists develop viable businesses. Our customized education and mentorship programs fulfill our mission to launch, grow, and accelerate creative businesses.

We’re looking for an experienced and versatile Development Manager who is eager to work within a small non profit with a big vision. Our ideal candidate has experience developing and executing fundraising campaigns and special events. She/he will be comfortable with day-to-day fundraising activities, as well as long-term strategy, thriving with tight deadlines and changing needs.

This position requires a minimum of 30-40 hours per week. Additional hours will be needed during intensive event or campaign periods.The hours are flexible, with the ability to work remotely for a portion of the week but requires residency within the Winston-Salem/Triad area. CCE’s offices are in the Flywheel Coworking space at 500 W. Fifth St. in Winston-Salem, NC.

Objectives of this Role

  • Grants-Maintain annual grant calendar and research new prospects. Draft grant applications & write reports at end of grant cycle

  • 10th Anniversary Campaign- Take a leadership role in planning and implementation of the campaign which includes a $110k challenge for donor matches. Develop and solicit prospects for the match.

  • Update event invitation lists and sponsor prospects

    • Solicit these prospects in collaboration with Executive Director

  • Annual Campaign- Set up processes and implement procedures for successful bi-annual fundraising appeals for donor renewals and new prospects. Establish mailing lists, draft letters, and organize mailings.

  • Major Donors- Assist Ex. Director in developing a major gifts prospecting system. Develop creative ideas to attract new donors.

  • Collaborate with CCE team to develop impactful campaigns to be used in Impact Reports and other Development related material.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and board to create a weekly task list to deliver on the grant and annual campaign timeline. Develop content and organize activities to reach goals.

  • Record all donations and pledges in Neon CRM and run reports as needed. Manager is the lead contact for this software. Assist with donor acknowledgements for gifts received

  • Meet personally with donor prospects to achieve goals. Track activity and follow up to close.

  • Coordinate with web developer to update donor pages as needed and ensure smooth user experience with online donations.

  • Create, maintain, and conduct analytics reporting on fundraising success.


  • Serve as liaison with the Development committee of the CCE board. Implement suggestions agreed upon in committee

  • Oversee the design and printing of CCE fundraising materials and collateral to be used for donor solicitation and grants.

  • Metrics- Develop and record KPI’s for CCE development activities

  • Draft press releases announcing grants, and major funding announcements.

  • Supervise interns when available to assist in development tasks


  • Collaborate with CCE team to ensure programs run smoothly, and attend programs and events.

  • Velocity and Kinetic- Support Ex. Dir in program enhancement as become familiar with programs.

  • Momentum- Assist team in developing strategy and programs to serve creatives; both existing members and attracting new ones: New member acquisition- Goal 5 per month

Skills and Qualifications

  • B.A. Degree - Master’s degree is a plus. Interest in Nonprofit Management & Fundraising focus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven experience w/ fundraising, grants, and developing annual campaigns

  • Strong project management, multitasking and decision-making skills

  • Metrics driven mind with eye for creativity

  • Experience and confidence using CRM tools

Our ideal candidate will be collaborative and flexible in working to complete goals and projects with a small team. The successful person has exceptional oral and written communication skills and can develop engaging content. The person is energetic, outgoing, and comfortable meeting with donors and clients. The job requires attention to detail and strong organization skills. The position requires an action-oriented team approach focused on results and the ability to react quickly to changing priorities. You should be a ‘people person’ with great customer service skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations within our community.

About Us:
Center for Creative Economy. Launching creativity.

A nonprofit organization, CCE strives to strengthen the creative economy and the creative community in Winston-Salem, NC and beyond. Since 2016 CCE has helped launch 57 creative startups in its accelerator, 61% of which were founded by women and 32% by minorities. Today, 80% of those companies are still thriving, and 289 jobs have been created.

Our cohorts have earned $14.4 million in revenue and raised $21 million in investment. CCE continues to support founders with mentorship and accountability as their businesses grow. • Winston-Salem, NC USA

Center for Creative Economy


Winston-Salem, NC
27101 USA



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