The Annual Giving Officer reports to the Chief Development Officer and is accountable for managing the council's annual giving program, including some special events, and provides support to the council's overall fundraising program. This role will work with team members to implement the Foundation's strategic plan to increase the capacity of a growing non-profit organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create and implement strategies to achieve Annual Fund goals.
Create, manage, execute, and analyze a multidimensional appeal plan that utilizes a variety of mediums (e.g., electronic solicitation, direct mail appeals, face-to-face solicitations) to communicate with potential and current donors.
Coordinate with Marketing to create appeals and marketing materials, as well as maintain annual giving section on the Council website.
Initiate relationships with prospective donors.
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward assigned pool of managed prospects.
Manage gift acknowledgment procedures.
Prepare weekly, monthly, and other relevant Annual Fund reports. Track donor performance and explore new strategies to maximize revenue.
Work with development team to identify donors with greater potential.
Provide oversight of fundraising collateral.
Participate in community, fundraising and cultivation events.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
Knowledge and experience in fundraising, marketing or communications.
Successful experience in proposal writing, donor cultivation, or strategic marketing.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Other Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
Minimum of three years' experience in a nonprofit environment, with a track record of success preferably in annual giving.
Experience promoting and managing previous annual giving programs is highly desirable.
Demonstrable and successful experience performing personal solicitations of annual fund gifts.
Strong sense of fundraising ethics and practices, and respect for confidentiality of donor information.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to develop and execute long-range plans.
Highly energetic and enthusiastic personality, with excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend assignments.
Ability to work both individually and as a team player.
Proficient in MS Office programs.
Non-Traditional work hours