Job Description: 

The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation is seeking a full-time fundraising professional who will focus on corporate giving including program and event sponsorships as well as restircted and unrestricted corporate gifts.  

Areas of Responsibility

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Learning the offerings and staying current with offerings of the Library and the Foundation where philanthropic, sponsorship, and/or event support is sought.
  • Developing an understanding of the philanthropic, sponsorship, and event desires of donors and prospects in portfolio.
  • Playing a key role in capital/principal gift fundraising on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing moves management plans for key donors and prospects.
  • Writing, calling, and meeting in-person with donors and prospects in portfolio throughout the identification, discovery, cultivation, ask, and steward development cycle.
  • Documenting activity in the donor data base (currently Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT).
  • Contributing as a team member to the development and execution of the Foundation annual operating plan.
  • In conjunction with other Foundation and Library staff, developing and/or assisting in the development of collateral to be offered to donors and prospects, including capital/principal, program, and event material.
  • Developing and delivering benefits to donors based on the stewardship plan which is based on gift or sponsorship type and level.
  • Engaging other Friends Foundation and Library staff members, trustees and volunteers in fundraising efforts as appropriate and necessary.
  • Working with the Board of Trustees, the Development Committee, and the Booklovers Ball Committee to attain annual and longer term growth goals.
  • Wearing a variety of hats related to the operation of the Foundation, including participation in event, book sales, and membership activities.
  • Representing the Foundation and the Library so that others view the organizations positively. 
  • A Bachelor’s or higher level degree.
  • 5 or more years of experience related to the responsibilities and duties described above.
  • The ability and desire to work as an individual contributor, as a team member, and/or as a team leader depending upon the project and situation.
  • Some combination of experience with capital, event, sponsorship, and program focused corporate fundraising.

The DPL Friends Foundation offers a competive compensation and benefits package which includes vacation, holiday, health and retirement benefits, 

How To Apply

This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of Denver’s leading cultural organizations. To apply please send your resume to

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