Major Gift Officer

People For The American Way People For The American Way

Qualify a caseload of approximately 150 donors with capacity to make gifts of $5,000+
Design and implement individual communication and cultivation plans for each donor on the caseload in order to secure, retain, and upgrade giving by matching donor interests to organizational funding opportunities
Build strong relationships with donors in the caseload through email, phone, mail, small events, and personal visits (25-50% travel required)
Work with program staff to develop written briefings, proposals, reports, and acknowledgements to donors and prospects
Collaborate with development team to create coordinated cross-channel communications and cultivation strategies and work toward team goals
Maintain timely and accurate records of donor communications and touches in CRM
Regular reporting on progress toward budget goals and other caseload performance metrics
3-5 years’ experience in major gifts fundraising
Experience with donor identification, research, and caseload qualification process
Demonstrated experience securing 5-figure gifts
Outgoing personality with ability to enjoy direct communication with donors and collaborate with other staff
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to quickly produce compelling donor communications materials; strong proofreading skills
Discretion and mature judgment in handling sensitive and confidential donor information
Commitment to People For’s core mission

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