Annual Giving, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Organization: Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Location: Flint, MI
Pay Range: $65,000 - $80,000
Summary: The Director of Gift Planning (DGP) reports to the Vice President of Philanthropic Services and is responsible for the development of a robust major gifts program, management of a personal portfolio of high-level donors and support of various campaigns. The DGP will work with the VPPS, President and other staff to carry out all phases of the major gifts program and campaigns to ensure fundraising goals are met in order to maximize philanthropic success of the Community Foundation.
Supports the implementation and execution of various campaigns through collaboration with the Vice President of Philanthropic Services (VPPS), Director of Donor Services (DDS) and Community Foundation leadership on development and execution of campaign strategies, leadership recruitment, fundraising goals and campaign evaluation.
Maintains a major gift portfolio of high-level donors and integrates the major gifts program with the overall asset development goals of CFGF.
Devises and executes effective engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies through a balanced and systematic management process.
Updates campaign plans and prepares regular progress reports on the status of campaign tasks, fundraising goals and priorities.
Monitors key performance indicators (i.e. strategic contacts and major gift asks) to ensure annual fundraising goals are met.
Is attentive to planned giving opportunities and provides appropriate information to potential donors in consultation with the VPPS and DDS.
Remains current with fundraising trends, industry practices and national standards for Community Foundations.
Maintains detailed and accurate records of all written and verbal donor communications.
Performs other duties as assigned by the VPPS or the President.
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Management, Social Sciences or a related field.
Minimum of five years of fundraising experience including experience developing and implementing successful major gift programs.
Residency in Genesee County within 6 months of hire, or an alternate timeframe at the discretion of the President.
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities (SKA) Required:
Strong organizational planning and implementation skills.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with integrated databases and wealth screening software preferred.
Proven ability to qualify, cultivate and solicit high-level donors; individuals, businesses, private foundations and professional advisors.
Ability to work with and engage diverse individuals in a variety of work and social settings.