The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for leading the major gifts function at Brooke USA, and meeting the major gifts fundraising objectives for Brooke USA across the country. The Officer is required to work with the Executive Director to grow major gifts for Brooke USA.
The Officer is a dynamic, strategic thinker that creates, oversees and executes fundraising programs targeting major donors with gifts of $5,000 and above. Main roles and responsibilities include assisting the Executive Director with the development and implementation of initiatives for identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of major and corporate gifts for both short and long term benefits to Brooke USA.
The Officer will plan develop and execute strategies for obtaining private donations; identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects (individuals, corporations and foundations), and develop a pipeline of individual and corporate prospects and sponsors.
The Officer manages data, financial resources as well as external suppliers, agencies and temporary staff and.or volunteers when necessary. The Office is required to set, monitor, evaluate and report n financial budget information including income and other key performance indicators.
Minimum 5 years of directly related work experience in increasingly responsible positions. Knowledge of developing countries, global health or animal welfare, a plus.
Broad-based knowledge and skills related to donor cultivation.
Ability to solicit and cultivate major and corporate gifts at the $5,000 level and above as well as a proven track-record of closing major gifts.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
A level of professional maturity, judgment and decisiveness to inspire confidence among prospects and donors.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Ability to write and speak persuasively.
Deadline and detailed-oriented.
Able to work evenings and weekends (be on-call 24 hours)
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, while managing multiple tasks.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with donor database applications.
Ability to travel 25% of the time.
Ability to plan and execute fundraising initiatives.
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent upon proven experience.
Brooke USA: Brooke USA supports sustainable equine welfare programs across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America through fundraising and stewarding donations to the areas of greatest need.
Brooke: Brooke was founded in 1934 by Dorothy Brooke, who had been shocked at the plight of ex-war horses, sold into hard labor in Cairo's streets. She bought 5,000 of these horses - and went on to... set up a free veterinary clinic. From that beginning, the Brooke has become the UK’s leading overseas welfare charity for working horses, donkeys and mules.
Working animals form the backbone of the economy in many developing countries, supporting countless poor communities where many people earn less than a dollar a day. One working horse or donkey can enable a poor owner and their family, on average six people or more, to survive – so we estimate our work also benefits over 4 million people.
Brooke’s mission is to work directly and through partners to do whatever will most improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules through the alleviation of existing suffering and the development of better welfare practices and facilities to prevent and reduce suffering in the future.
Brooke’s mobile vet teams and community animal health workers, and our partner organisations worldwide, provide free treatment to animals and train animal owners, local healers, farriers, saddlers, feed sellers, harness and cart makers – so making a sustainable difference.
Brooke also raises awareness in the wider community of these animals’ vital contribution – and show how healthier, happier animals can be more productive – to help ensure that local, regional and national governments and other organisations work to improve access to the resources needed for better animal welfare.
Brooke currently operates across 11 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America and the Middle East, with over 1,000 highly-skilled staff working directly in the field.