Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development - General
4 Year Degree
At the National Federation of the Blind development work is coordinated with our overall outreach efforts. The Capital Campaign Project Assistant is a vital member of the team who proactively coordinates and implements projects related to the capital campaign. By supporting the outreach and development staff and executive leadership, they will support an upcoming campaign through both the quiet and public phases.
The Capital Campaign Project Assistant reports to the Director of Outreach, and is responsible for coordinating implementation of an upcoming capital campaign with a $6,000,000 fundraising goal.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise expectations because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.
Assists individuals to connect with organizational resources
Guides capital campaign projects, coordinates activities, and monitors progress to ensure fundraising efforts are on track and revenue goals are met
Oversees implementation and on-going execution of capital campaign activities
Tracks assignments and fundraising outcomes
Supports staff and volunteer campaign solicitors, helping them to be successful
Supports Director of Outreach, members of the fundraising team, and the President in meeting major gift revenue goals by researching major gifts prospects, preparing briefings for use by fundraisers, searching for new donors prospects within the donor database, and working with development staff to evaluate prospects
Updates database with results and assigns prospects to portfolios as appropriate
Prepares meeting materials including major gift reports, team, and portfolio analysis
Oversees acknowledgement of all campaign gifts or pledges and manages pledge reminder process
Supports event planning and execution as needed
Proficiency with MS Office and database management
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively relate to a broad variety of people
Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
Demonstrated experience with the operation of a successful, multi-million dollar capital campaign
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to drive projects through to completion and meet goals/objectives within budget and time constraints
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
About The National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.