The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) is expanding our staff by hiring a Development Manager. This person will help our organization build on our mission of working to improve the quality of life for persons affected by inherited bleeding disorders. BDAI has served those affected by bleeding disorders in the state of Illinois since 1949. We serve families who are familiar with bleeding disorders, as well as newly diagnosed families, and keep all of them up to date on the latest treatment options and issues facing the community. BDAI provides education, advocacy support, networking opportunities, and a sense of community to those affected and their families.
Specifications We are looking for an effective fundraiser to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, someone who is ready to accept the challenge to raise awareness about inherited bleeding disorders, elicit interest in the BDAI’s activities and create opportunities for BDAI to increase its overall performance and impact in the community. The ideal candidate will be able to build and maintain good relationships with donors and begin productive relationships with all members of our community. Collaboration is absolutely essential for effective fundraising. As such, the ideal candidate will count on excellent social and interpersonal skills to achieve his/her goals in this position. Further, the ideal candidate will be friendly, optimistic and enthusiastic. He/she will be eager to learn more about fundraising and to experiment with new fundraising strategies.
Establish, set and meet financial goals and objectives for all development activities – in partnership with Executive Director, Board of Directors, and liaison from the Chapter Development staff at the National Hemophilia Foundation
Build relationships with constituency to cultivate and steward donors and volunteers, including face-to-face meetings and re-occurring correspondence
Cultivate both individual giving and corporate sponsorships for organization-wide fundraising events including prospecting, peer-to-peer fundraising encouraging current and new donors in all events
Act as staff liaison to the Fundraising and Events Committee, providing guidance and support as necessary
Participate in the development of innovative ideas including writing concept notes and full project proposals
Participate in meetings and plenary sessions to discuss matters of interest for the organization as a whole
Assist in the maintenance of the donor/member database; includes data entry, create mailings and mailing labels, generate reports, and manage donor contacts, donations and acknowledgement letters
Participate and support all the activities organized and promoted by the organization
The Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) exists to improve the quality of life for persons affected by inherited bleeding disorders. BDAI has been delivering on this mission since 1949 when we were founded by a group of concerned parents whose children were living with hemophilia. BDAI provides and promotes advocacy, consumer services, education and research. We work collaboratively with ...all bleeding disorder providers to support the broad range of needs of people with bleeding disorders.
The needs of our community are vast. Each year, we develop comprehensive educational programs helping individuals and families cope with the many challenges and frustrations they face living with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders and the accompanying complications. BDAI has also proven consistently to be a strong advocacy center for the Illinois bleeding disorder community. We stay on top of the issues and have a good track record of working as collaborators and fair arbitrators of solutions that benefit all involved.
Due to the rarity of bleeding disorders, few of our families are prepared to face the medical, psychological and financial challenges ahead of them. We work each day to help our families overcome these issues and live the quality of life which is achievable today because of the availability of effective and safe products for treatment.