Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Oversees all organization fundraising with primary concern for meeting the resource needs for the 2,000+ youth that BGCWC serves annually. Positions Board of Directors and works closely with Executive Director to cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Personally identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors including:
Individual donors, and family foundations
Corporations, including marketing sponsors and corporate foundations
Maintain and grow donor retention.
Create and implement a strategic donor acquisition plan for point of entry investments.
Prepare customized gift plan proposals personalized for donors’ unique personal, financial and charitable goals. If necessary, for Planned Gifts, consult with outside tax and estate planning advisors.
Keep abreast of current development trends through continuing education and community involvement.
Develop yearly and multi-year overall fundraising goals for the organization, including planned giving goals.
Create solicitation strategies to meet budgeted annual giving targets.
Launch formal Planned Giving program.
Create and implement planned giving presentations and solicitations.
Manage, guide, train, and monitor key volunteer and staff leadership in fundraising and gift planning guidelines and development strategies.
Prepare public relations and marketing materials for the public and media.
Oversee grant proposals, applications, and reports.
Plan and implement appropriate recognition of Major and Planned Giving Donors and their gifts.
Oversee Legacy and Donor recognition societies.
Coordinate appeal letters, thank you letters, and agency information correspondence to donors and sponsors.
Assist and support in special event planning and execution.
Maintain and oversee donor database.
Provide reports of donor information and activities related to gift planning.
Review and update gift acceptance policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of five years work experience in resource development and gift acquisition.
Considerable knowledge of planned giving programs as well as non-profit administration.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, writing, public speaking, and management skills.
Proficient in use of computers, donor database systems, and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc).
Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.