The Major Gifts Officer raises funds for the organization by managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.
Qualify a portfolio of approximately 150 donor prospects
Create individual goals for each donor prospect in the portfolio based on their history of giving and the organization's knowledge of their potential
Create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person in the portfolio. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and upgraded
Proactively build relationships with new sources of support while deepening relationships with existing donors and members to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of support and involvement
Work with other Museum staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donor prospects in the portfolio to secure gifts
Create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance
Ensure maintenance of in-depth information on portfolio donors in Raiser’s Edge database
Recommend and participate in special events and recognition activities for donor, prospects, and committee volunteers Serve as an effective spokesperson and representative for the Museum
Maintain best fundraising practices, including achieving weekly, monthly, and annual contact goals
Perform other major donor activities as may be required.
Bachelor’s degree required, with fundraising training and certifications desirable
Proven ability to independently close major gifts of $25,000 and above demonstrated through recent experience as a donor-facing calling officer
Strong organization skills and demonstrated experience in project management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively solve problems
Discretion with sensitive information.
Experienced user of The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and other reporting tools
Personal interest in museum’s mission
Collegial and collaborative style and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment
Willingness to travel
About PNP Staffing Group
PNP Staffing Group was founded in 1996 as Professionals for NonProfits, and was one of the first recruiting and staffing firms providing Temp/Temp-To-Hire, Interim Professionals, Executive Search, Direct Hire, and Consulting Services exclusively to support the talent needs of nonprofits, associations & social good organizations around the country.
Our Recruiting and Client Service Teams are comprised of experienced staffing professionals and Account Managers with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector.
The principals of our firm have extensive careers in senior executive leadership positions in the sector and are thought leaders in the areas of human capital expansion, talent acquisition and nonprofit leadership.
Our goal is simple – to recruit the best talent to help nonprofits around the country do great things and advance their missions. We are driven, highly creative in our approach, resourceful in sourcing the marketplace for top talent, and diligent about providing the very best services to our clients who inspire us to do this work.