Director of Strategic Partnerships

Not-for-Profit Resources Inc. Crystal Lake, IL, USA


$50,000 to $60,000 Annually

Benefits Offered


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Not-For-Profit Resources, (formerly Volunteer Center McHenry County) is an organization dedicated to building capacity of nonprofit in McHenry County and its surrounding counties. These organizations range in size from small, family-inspired organizations that are just starting out to well-established, high-employee count agencies that offer numerous programs.

The Director of Strategic Partnerships position is a critical member of Not-For-Profit Resources. You will work alongside the executive director, board members, and key volunteers to achieve annual fundraising and partnership goals. Duties include creating and implementing strategies to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals; reporting on activities and outcomes related to major donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; generating mailings, issuing tax receipts and personalized thank you letters to donors; conducting prospect research; managing one large countywide community event; and other administrative duties.

What you will be doing:

  • Creating and implementing strategies to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals, including the diversification of funding streams, and development of community, corporate, and foundation partnerships and executing one countywide community event.
  • Identify, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors.
  • Implement creative strategies and tactics to steward current and prospective donors including personal meetings, updates, and thanking.
  • Manage and track donor cultivation activities, providing monthly reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, and volunteer committees, to assist with implementing annual goals.

We are excited about you because you:

  • Have a vision for funding programs and services that strengthen nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in managing the execution of multiple initiatives.
  • Have a proven track record of leading volunteers.
  • Embrace technology to expand your capabilities.
  • Work to confront barriers that keep individuals from reaching their potential.
  • Are a disciplined, results orientated self-starter who knows how to leverage partnerships and stakeholders.

What you will bring:

  • 3 to 5 years of successful experience fundraising in a nonprofit.
  • Excellent communication skills that translate into donor and partnership confidence.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and high interest in analytical insights.
  • Ability to oversee and create materials that support and promote fundraising and partnership goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in CANVA, Microsoft 365, (Adobe CS6 a plus), social media outlets, and general online technology.

How does the position affect organizational outcomes?

  • Allows growth and sustainability of programs for nonprofit organizations.

About Not-for-Profit Resources Inc.:

Not-for-Profit Resources, Inc. serves nonprofit organizations in McHenry County and surrounding counties. These nonprofits range in size from small, family-inspired organizations that are just starting out to well-established, high employee count agencies that offer numerous programs. Our nonprofits served range in budget size from less than $50,000 to $1 million+.

Last year, our agency served approximately 3,300 individuals through our provision of nonprofit-focused resources, professional development workshops, volunteer connectivity and additional programming attend their educational workshops.

Company address: 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Posted date: 29 days ago

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