Dalit Freedom Network Canada

An executive search facilitated by Nelson/Kraft and Associates

Our Story
Dalit Freedom Network Canada (DFN) is part of a global network supporting the request of community leaders to educate their children. We are committed to the poor and the marginalized of India. We believe that education opens the door to restoring dignity and freedom — economically, socially, and spiritually.
Visit our website at dalitfreedom.ca

Executive Summary
This position will provide a powerful platform for you to build a comprehensive and innovative philanthropy program. As Director of Philanthropy, you will be passionate about providing justice for the poor and marginalized people of India. You will be a seasoned fundraising professional, with a track record of building quality relationships that contribute to the acquisition of significant gifts. You will raise awareness and present the needs of the organization to foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Passion to champion Dalit Freedom Network’s vision and mission.
5 + years fundraising experience with demonstrated success in major donor recruitment and retention, corporate and foundation relationship building, successful donor campaigns, events, strategic planning, and fundraising program development.
Post-secondary degree, preferably in international development, and relevant training in fundraising.
An engaging, lively personality that values working in a collaborative, creative team.
Proven ability to network and build relationships that generate significant donor support and loyalty.
Comfortable presenting in churches, boardrooms, and one-on-one with a diverse mix of donors.
Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Relevant computer software and donor database experience.
A mature Christian faith as evidenced by the Apostles’ Creed.
Design, develop, and deploy a comprehensive Fundraising Strategy, working closely with the Executive Director to establish and implement annual financial goals and plans related to the priority programs of the organization.
Grow a philanthropic program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new donors, stakeholders, and partnerships.
Explore new funding sources, oversee fund-raising initiatives, and submit proposals to meet annual budgets and fund future projects.
Implement, track, and follow up on annual, sponsorships, planned-giving, other giving campaigns, and other department initiatives.
Coordinate monthly reporting and financial recording with the Finance Department
Research, write grants; provide reporting and ensure compliance.
Coordinate database use and management for donor records.
Keep a master calendar for development work and manage tasks and timelines.
Identify and apply innovative technologies that will assist development and communication.



Must be a Canadian resident at the time of application.

Please forward you resume and cover letter to info@nelsonandkraft.com

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive management and fundraising personnel in the charitable sector.  We work with a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations through the connection of colleagues in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.