Manatee Community Action Agency – Director of Development

Manatee Community Action Agency is seeking its first Director of Development to cultivate a philanthropic culture of giving to raise funds to support the agency’s mission. Experience in fundraising, marketing, management and community involvement is required. The agency was incorporated since 1968 and serves Manatee, DeSoto, & Hardee counties, with limited services in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. MCAA has multiple federal, state and local grants and contracts totaling over 12.2 million to assist low-income families to become self- sufficient. Full job description. Send your resume, cover letter with salary requirements to MaryBeth@MBJGroup.com by October 20,...

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Chief Development Officer – Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc.  (JFCS) – is seeking a Chief Development Officer  To support the CEO and further the agency’s mission by increasing the financial sustainability of the organization through the development of a viable Philanthropy program including strategies for implementation. Responsible for overseeing the planning, development and implementation of marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities, both external and internal. Coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization to increase awareness and fundraising. Job Description Submit letter of interest and resume along with salary requirement to Mary Beth Bos, CFRE at marybeth@mbjgroup.com by September 8,...

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VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY

VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY: All-Star Children’s Foundation is seeking a passionate professional to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy that will support a Foster Children’s Trauma Center in Sarasota, Florida. Working with the Co-founders and the Executive Director, as a key member of the senior staff, the Vice President of Philanthropy will have a pivotal role in creating excitement for the vision, raising funds, and working to ensure continued support for the Center. Go to www.mbjgroup.com, Current Searches for a full job description. Send your resume, cover letter along with salary requirements to marybeth@mbjgroup.com by July 14, 2017. All-Star Children’s Foundation is building a state-of-the-art Campus of Caring that will include a center for trauma-focused clinical services and provide children, victimized by abuse, ages 0-18, with loving and stable homes. The program will bring healing, empowerment and hope to children as well as their parents. Developed in collaboration with John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, this program will become the standard in healing childhood trauma and developing children’s skills necessary to build resiliency. The beautiful 5-acre, neighborhood-style campus will initially serve 30 foster children in residence (Phase 1). It will also serve children in our community’s child welfare system on an out-patient basis. In phase 2 of construction, we will expand our campus to 10 homes, which will accommodate 60+ children. PERSONAL TRAITS Passion, advocacy and excitement for the mission of the All-Star Children’s Foundation mission Intellectual curiosity, confidence and ability to apply the experience of traditional development skills to an organization that will transform lives forever. Poise, credibility and relationship skills to work with diverse constituencies Strong personal work ethic with a sense of humor and perspective Entrepreneurial, creative style Integrity and honesty Team-orientated and mission-driven professional with a desire to create and build Collaborative DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan in partnership with the co-founders and Executive Director Orchestrate the public phase of a 12 M Capital campaign where 6.5M has been raised during the soft phase. Serve as the Foundation’s major gift fundraiser, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding key donors and prospects Build a strong portfolio of major gift prospects and donors working with the cofounders Develop a data base of donors and prospects Search for grant opportunities, write, monitor and manage grant applications including timely update and final grant reports Plan and coordinate and oversee all special events Develop and implement an ongoing annual giving program Remain up-to-date on current fundraising, being used in the nonprofit sector as well as current tax law affecting charitable giving Act as an advocate for the Foundation in governmental activities and in making presentations countrywide to promote the mission and goals of the Foundation Ideal...

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How getting insight into your colleagues can improve team communication

Communication is an integral part of our daily lives. It’s all around us; and yet many people don’t know how to communicate effectively with their colleagues. The problem lies in their inability to fully understand their audience. How can you expect to communicate effectively if you don’t know where the person is coming from? If you want to be able to relate to your colleagues on a personal and professional level, you first need to know what drives and motivates them. Who are they as individuals? What are their likes and dislikes? “Until they know what drives their behavior and until they know what their behavioral styles are, they can’t relate to each other,” says Jim Bos, co-owner of MBJ Group, a talent management company. So how do you determine your behavioral style is and use it to relate to someone else? That’s where communication tools come into play. Communication tools are essentially categories to define human motivation, drive and behavior. The assessments help individuals understand what their styles say about them and their team members. Until you recognize these elements, he or she may have difficulty effectively relating to other team members. “If I don’t relate to you, then I’m basically talking past you so you do not understand what I am trying to communicate,” says Jim. “We have to figure out how the various styles of functioning work together.” Your driving forces – based on six keywords on a continuum – allows you to see the impact they have on each other and you as a unique person. Each of us is a combination of all our driving forces, and looking at them in clusters allows us to truly understand our underlying causes for motivation. Then, behaviorally, there are four styles of functioning: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. Each style has a specific way to communicate to that particular style. By delving into your specific style characteristics, you can determine the type of person you are based on how you do and don’t do different things. In this way, business professionals can get a better idea of their individual styles and how to use these styles to relate to other members of their organization. This is can be done in a communication seminar for individual groups or teams. The communication team seminar, can last anywhere between two to four hours, depending on the number of individuals involved. Business professionals complete a pair of assessments online, which develops reports giving the professional insights into their passions and how they compare to others on their team. “You have to understand where people are coming from,” says Jim. “If I know what excites you and what your passion is, then...

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