Part One | General Contact Information and Resume
Gather the following information, which you will add to the online application form:
- Complete details about current and past nonprofit development positions, including start and end dates
- The percentage of time you spend in your current position in the following areas: management and administration, volunteer management, marketing and public relations, development/fundraising
- The percentage of time you spend in your current position in the following areas of development: corporate/foundation fundraising, direct mail/annual fund, events, work with individual donors, major gifts, and/or planned gifts
Resume (.pdf file)
Address the following items and highlight leadership roles:
- Employment History/Work Experience
- Volunteer/Community Service Activities
- Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- Related Professional Development/Academic/Educational Experience
- Two personal or professional references who can comment on your strengths as a development professional
Part Two | Personal Statement
Upload your personal statement answering the following questions (up to 3 pages; .pdf file). Remember to number and restate each question with your responses (you may use this template).
In an effort to know you better, we would appreciate your written thoughts about how your participation in the Institute for Leaders in Development might further your personal and professional development.
- How do you think participation in this program will make you a more valuable asset to the development professional?
- What professional goals would you most like to achieve as a result of your participation in the Institute for Leaders in Development?
- What attracts you to the field of nonprofit fund development?
- What are the most significant professional challenges and opportunities that currently impact your work as a development professional?
- Share a time when you stepped in as a leader in your organization.
Part Three | Participation Form
Upload a signed ILD participation form (available in Word version and PDF version) from your CEO, executive director, or supervisor (ILD Participation Form .pdf file). Please upload the signed form with this document title: LAST NAME ILD Participation Form.
Part Four | Letter of Recommendation
Upload a letter of recommendation from your CEO, executive director, or supervisor (.pdf file). Please upload the file with this document title: LAST NAME ILD Recommendation Letter.