Support the vision, mission, and values of The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Basilica Landmark by managing a portfolio of donors and prospects. Secure annual, major, and planned gifts for The Basilica and The Basilica Landmark.
Scope of Position:
Reports to the Director of Development.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Manage a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects. Identify, initiate, cultivate, prospects and solicit and close major and planned gifts for the growth of The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Basilica Landmark.
Maintain a full schedule of personal meetings with donors and prospects conducting a minimum of ten meetings each month and at least 800 actions (calls, emails, mailings, etc.) annually with donors and prospects
Manage a portfolio of 125-150 qualified major gift prospects
Match donor philanthropic goals with institutional needs
Identify planned giving prospects and strategize for long-term engagement
Provide weekly contact reports and summaries documenting donor contacts and activities to Development Department.
Enter contact reports into RE7 within 48 hours of all appointments
Work with Major Gifts Staff Team to evaluate and prioritize donor prospects.
Conduct on-going cultivation and stewardship practices to recognize donors and donor prospects
Use Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge dashboard to maintain ongoing contact with all prospects and major gift donors/prospects, maintaining records of contacts and gifts.
Attend and assist with cultivation and fundraising events (some nights and weekends required).
Secondary Job Responsibilities
Maintain gift administration policies, procedures and reports and coordinate as needed with Director of Development, Research and Advancement Coordinator, Finance Director and support staff.
Stay informed on legislative and tax changes affecting major and planned gifts and keep Basilica staff informed.
Basilica of Saint Mary – Staff Responsibilities
Participate in monthly development meetings and regular major gifts meetings
Attend monthly all-staff meetings
All duties as assigned by the Director of Development
Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years experience in planned/major gift solicitation or equivalent
Proven effectiveness in prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts
Demonstrated knowledge of basic business terminology, financial matters and the ethical, legal and tax-related issues regarding the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts
Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge 7
About Basilica of St. Mary and The Basilica Landmark
A Traditional Church with a Modern MessageThe Basilica of Saint Mary is a community rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it is our mandate to model, to inspire, and to:provide quality liturgy, faith formation, pastoral care, and hospitality;preach justice and provide emergency relief to the poor;pursue interfaith relationships; andcontribute to the celebration of the sacred arts in this community.The Parish is marked by hospitality and a rich diversity of age, ethnic, racial, social, and economic backgrounds.Seek the well being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well being you shall find your own. —Jeremiah 29:7