Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
General Summary of the Position: In support of the organizations development plan, the Donor Relations Manager is engaged in all aspects of donor stewardship. LAMB sees development as relational and a part of ministry. To that end, the Development Associate raises resources for our ministry and helps others become more complete in Christ. LAMB has a strategy of incorporating volunteers in our development activities; the Development Associate manages these volunteers.
Prepare routine donor correspondence
Create and execute a donor care plan (excluding major donors)
Assist the Executive Director in establishing an annual development calendar to effectively reach, develop, and maintain potential donors by providing quantitative data, personal insight and prayer
General Fundraising, Public Relations and Media
Work as relationship manager and general oversight for volunteer, development subcommittees as assigned
Managing some development strategies such as Child Sponsorship
Assist the Executive Director in organizing and preparing for donor meetings
Represent The LAMB Institute to current and prospective donors; primarily churches, civic groups, etc.
Maintain integrity and accuracy of Etapestry donor database
Maintain working knowledge of all Etapestry functionality including but not limited to queries and reporting, gift entry, communication, and stay abreast of all Blackbaud trainings, updates, and new offerings
Monitor and regularly report progress of development initiatives to Executive Director and upon her request/approval to the Board and specific donors
Participate in staff devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donor and constituents
Be present upon request at board meetings
Other duties as may be assigned by ED
Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to serve Him through the mission and calling of LAMB
Active in a Christian community of faith
Able to communicate effectively orally and in written form
Able to work independently within defined scope of work
Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Faith, Core Values, and policies of LAMB
Able to respect and keep information confidential.
Have a friendly, clearly, and understood voice and a powerful, personal presence that influences and engages others
Have experience in meeting the public and excellent communication skills.
Exhibit excellent leadership skills, organizational skills and administrative skills
Strong proficiency, aptitude, and comfort level with technology, software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Etapestry or similar software
Be comfortable meeting one-on-one with donors or potential donors in order to nurture relationships
LAMB is a multifaceted, Christ centered ministry based in Charleston, SC that works in partnership with a Christian ministry based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. To join in this holy adventure is a calling. Each of our stateside staff members, board of directors, and volunteers have answered a high calling to be a part of an amazing expression of the love of Jesus Christ in a very needy part of the w...orld.
We invite you to consider investing your work life in a place that is rescuing and changing countless lives for this life and for the life to come.