InterMusic SF Part Time Development Consultant
InterMusic SF is a nonprofit advocate for artists and a catalyst for dynamic, diverse, and creative music making. Our mission is to support Bay Area musicians in their professional growth to ensure a vibrant music community through live, free performances, fiscal sponsorship, grant making, career development, and curated performance partnerships.
We serve creators, performers, and presenters across a spectrum of genres, and cultural and aesthetic backgrounds, including early music, world-influenced music, classical music, new music, jazz and creative music.
Our Fiscal Sponsorship Program focuses on access to resources for professional development, fundraising, networking, promotion, and visibility. Our fiscally sponsored affiliates include small ensembles, presenting organizations, educational programs, and composers.
Our Musical Grant Program, founded in 2008, supports the distinguished work of Bay Area musicians, and has awarded more than $885,300 to help support 299 diverse and ambitious musical projects in the Greater Bay Area.
Our flagship event, SF Music Day, engages thousands of audience members and hundreds of musicians from throughout the Bay Area for our annual celebration of live, local music making. This high-profile event in the heart of Civic Center provides a platform for the promotion of musicians' work beyond the scope of the festival. Since our founding in 1999 as San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, the organization has steadily broadened its purview, encompassing a greater diversity of musical practices focused on the small ensemble. Our core programs have served an increasingly broad musical community, leading eventually to our renaming in 2017 to reflect this growth. Our current budget is about $460,000.
We seek a development consultant (DC) who is an experienced fundraising professional with an excellent reputation.
The DC will play a critical role in addressing InterMusic's fundraising needs by advising, planning, and helping implement InterMusic’s fundraising efforts from individuals (annual giving and major gifts), institutions, and corporations, as well as through special events.
Individual Giving (including private foundations) - The DC will:
- Broaden our funding base through donor identification, cultivation and stewardship; (we have access to iWave, which will help identify the best prospects);
- spend time soliciting donors in person or by phone, with or without staff and Board members;
- advise on production and distribution of printed and digital development materials designed to engage, cultivate, and inform new and existing donors;
- advise on developing individual giving campaigns tied to specific programs such as the Musical Grant Program and Music Day.
Institutional Giving -
- Use DC's personal relationships with appropriate foundation personnel to introduce InterMusicSF’s mission;
- use DC's personal relationships with personnel from InterMusicSF’s existing institutional funders to make a case for increased funding;
- cultivate new potential institutional funders.
Administrative Support -
- Plan and organize periodic fundraising training for Board and Staff to help them identify opportunities to cultivate, steward and solicit donors in their networks;
- as needed, advise our staff grant writer in research, grant writing, preparation, and reporting to corporate and foundation resources.
The salary will be based on both the length of the agreed-upon contract and the experience of the candidate. This is a part-time role (with no benefits). We invite candidates to submit their desired salary or hourly rate along with their resume.