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Freelance writer with experience with academic articles, web content, blogs, articles, and product/catalog descriptions. I have written one children's book that will be part of a series.

I have a BS and MBA in Marketing and have held several management roles in marketing, management, customer service, and sales.

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Non-Profit Development Director's Job Description

Houston Chronicle


The demand for nonprofit professionals will continue to increase at a rate of 17 percent through 2020, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonprofit organizations provide charitable or philanthropic services with income from donations solicited by a development team often led by a director of development. At the time of publication, the median annual salary range for a development director was between $70,000 and $100,000.

Development Strategy

A nonprofit development director's primary responsibility is to raise money for a not-for-profit organization. He creates and implements a development plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities. The development director shares his development plans with senior leadership and the board of directors. As the governing body for such an organization, the board of directors provides oversight and leadership. The development director also spends time personally soliciting donors. As such, strong relationship building and solicitation skills are important.

Budget Preparation

These development professionals also prepare annual budgets for their organizations. The budget details the cash required to fund programs. A successful budget should be realistic, consistent and measurable. The director provides detailed information about how much money must be raised to meet budget criteria. The budget must be approved by the board of directors before it is implemented.

Public Relations

Candidates should expect to create marketing materials, and social media and advertising campaigns as part of a public relations strategy. The nonprofit development director is also responsible for branding. This concept, critical to successful fundraising endeavors, should focus on a strategy that expands the target audience through community relations, speaking engagements, newsletters and charitable events.


Well-qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in business, marketing or nonprofit leadership with fundraising experience. Other experience includes, but is not limited to, public relations, prospecting, business development, and negotiation. Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level are other key qualifications.


How to Attract Visitors to Your Blog



As more bloggers leap into the blogging pool, it is important to differentiate your blog and keep visitors coming to your site. With millions of blogs already in circulation on the web, using a few key tips can help you stand out from the crowd.


Try Out Of The Box Ideas

Brightpod recognizes that content is king, but also advises bloggers to come up with unique ways to build readership. One of the best ways to do this is to establish your expertise and credibility. Participate in question-and-answer forums where you take part in online discussions. Quora or question and answer aggregator StackExchange are great places to display your subject matter expertise. Similarly, you can establish yourself on community forums and message boards.

Invite Guest Bloggers

Viral marketing guru Danny Iny cites community building as an excellent way to drive traffic. Find intriguing blogs and take the time to leave well thought out comments. Then, invite those bloggers to contribute guest posts on your blog. Their excitement on reaching your audience may prompt them to share with their friends and followers. Iny says 10-15 well-written blog posts could contribute 50 – 100 unique visitors to your blog.

Use Paid Advertising Methods

Entrepreneur.com advises business owners to create a traffic generating campaign to test their sales processes. Although the tips are designed to drive traffic to a business site, they can be used to drive traffic to a business blog as well. One of the easiest ways to drive traffic is to invest in pay per click search engines. If your budget allows for paid marketing methods, this could be an ideal way to drive visitors to your blog and website. 

This method allows you to bid on ranking positions for keywords you select. Only when visitors search on your selected keywords and click through your site are you charged. Prices range from five cents to a few dollars per click through.

 Update Your Content

Once you invested time and effort (or money) into creating your blog and reaching readers, don't blow it all by leaving outdated content on your blog. Take the time to write fresh, and interesting content that appeals to your followers.