Chief Development Officer
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for designing and facilitating the process that enables the CEO, fund development staff, board members and other fundraising volunteers to help raise money while providing an example by maintaining a portfolio of key major donors and major donor prospects. The CDO charts the organization’s course in philanthropy, guiding staff and volunteers to institutionalize fund development within the organization, securing charitable contributions to support our mission and vision.
The CDO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and manages a talented staff of four including a Major Gifts Officer, a Mar/Com Director, an Event Planner (who also does monthly gifts), a Development Associate, and a Volunteer Engagement Manager.
The CDO also works closely with the Board of Directors and staffs the development committee of the board. The position works closely with member of the senior staff and serves as part of the Executive Leadership Team.