Institute for Leaders in Development Ideal Candidate Profile


  • Is a development professional in the nonprofit sector who demonstrates the qualities and attributes that others would identify in an emerging leader
  • Has the potential to be a strong role model and opinion shaper within the community and with other nonprofit leaders
  • Brings a minimum of three years experience in fund development, and demonstrates a proven track record of forging successful one-on-one relationships with donors and volunteers resulting in increased donations for the institution
  • Wishes to move into a major gift role, manage a development department, broaden his or her skill-set, and become a leader in the field of fund development and/or the nonprofit sector
  • Has the expectation of serving at least 10 years as a leader in current organization, other nonprofit organizations, and/or in a position that would have considerable influence on the sector
  • Has an interest in developing a deeper understanding of self and purpose as a leader and a propensity to be an inquisitive learner
  • Is committed to making significant contributions in advancing nonprofit practices and policies and in exploring new solutions to the complex challenges facing nonprofit organizations 
  • Is working in an established, Colorado-based, 501(c)(3) organization that would fully support his/her participation in ILD and that would provide opportunities for application of the knowledge and insight gained through ILD
  • Has confirmed that the timing of the Institute works well for the individual and the organization and that there are no anticipated conflicts
  • Has a willingness and desire to share with, learn from, and stimulate meaningful conversation with community leaders, including Institute cohorts and peers in the nonprofit sector
  • Has a commitment to assisting successive ILD classes and to participating in alumni activities

Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver | University Hall 301 2197 S. University Blvd. Denver Colorado 80208 | ildcolorado@gmail.com 

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