Posted on January 9, 2013
Major Gifts Officer
Global Greengrants Fund
Global Greengrants Fund - Major Gifts Officer
This is a full-time major gifts solicitation position primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual and family donors capable of $10,000+ gifts annually, as well as developing and implementing strategies to raise lead gifts from current and new individual donors. This position requires significant travel throughout the U.S. for donor meetings and conference participation and limited international travel.
- Primary responsibility for identifying, cultivating, stewarding and soliciting a portfolio of approximately 80-100 individual donors and prospects in order to raise $1,000 and larger annual gifts at or above budgeted amounts and lead gifts of $100,000 or more. Builds relationships with donors and prospective donors through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, notes, events, and e-mail to meet the goals of the donors and the organization.
- Identifies and qualifies new prospective major donors to be added to the portfolio through conversation with current donors, prospecting events, attendance at grant-maker conferences, and other outreach/prospecting activities.
- Regularly evaluates the propensity of each donor and prospect in the portfolio to give and works with appropriate staff and volunteers to develop and implement tailored strategies for each individual that will maximize income for Greengrants and benefits to the donor. Solicits current and prospective donors for strategic gifts depending on analysis of their situation, propensity to give, and a solicitation cycle that is tailored to their convenience and preferences.
- Keeps meticulous track of the information learned about donors in the portfolio. Enters this information in a timely, complete and accurate manner into the fundraising database.
- Develops knowledge and understanding of Global Greengrants programs and keeps abreast of social justice and environmental issues in the field, by among other things, taking advantage of opportunities to interact with staff, advisors and grantees.
- A commitment to social justice and the mission of Global Greengrants Fund is essential.
- A minimum of seven years experience in the non-profit sector.
- Strong preference for non-profit major gifts fundraising experience, experience in the philanthropic community, and/or in the global, environmental, and/or social justice sectors.
- Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent, required.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to travel approximately 40% of the time and work evenings and occasional weekends;
- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as work well with teammates.
- Must be able to work with firm deadlines, manage systems, multi-task and set priorities.
- Experience using a fundraising database strongly preferred.
Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation is competitive, and commensurate with experience. Global Greengrants Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 403b matching, and vacation and sick leave.
- The ideal candidate will be located in the Denver/Boulder area. We are open to establishing a remote location outside the Colorado area for the right candidate. The preference would be that the candidate be located in a major metropolitan area. In the cover letter, please document the benefits of our considering your employment in your existing geography. We will also be open to a relocation process for the right candidate.
Greengrants is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Application Process and Format:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to email@example.com, or by mail to:
Attn: Gary D. Schwartz
c/o 55 Exchange Place, #402
New York, NY 10005
No phone calls please.