Individual & Planned Giving Manager- Central Region - Animal Rights Nonprofit

Animal Activist Organization looking for Remote Philanthropy Manager for Central US Region - Remote + Travel

  • Chicago, IL +5
  • $90,000 - $115,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Monica Del Rio
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A bit about us:

Do you have experience stewarding 6 figure gifts from individuals or planned gifts? Do you consider yourself an animal rights activist?
If so, I would love to connect!

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I am representing a client who is an established national animal rights organization.

  • Personally, manage a portfolio of major gift donors, and prospective major gift level donors from within the region to deepen relationships with major donors
  • Conduct research on the giving potential of current donors and identify prospective new major gift-level donors who live in the region.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Development, and in collaboration with other regional Gifts Officers, and other staff in accordance with the department’s development plan, devise, coordinate, and implement personalized short, intermediate, and long-term major donor cultivation, contact, and solicitation strategies for prospective, and existing donors, using moves management best practices.
  • Craft effective proposals, reports, acknowledgments, and other related communications.
  • Plan and execute various donor cultivation and stewardship activities throughout the region, including:
visits with individual donors, produce small gatherings, and house parties.
  • Coordinate with other staff on development opportunities during other program activities, and events, such as inviting donors to attend a conference or symposium, and producing a donor brunch, dinner, or cocktail party
  • Provide regular and consistent reports to the Director of Development, CEO, COO, and Board as needed.

  • Support the overall long-term financial strength by serving as the primary contact for planned giving inquiries from within the region, and by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting planned giving prospects within the region; stewarding donors for deferred and complex gifts, and serving as an expert resource to close complicated planned gifts from supporters in the region.
  • Enhance donor gift planning and giving by remaining current with regard to the variety of planned gift options available and provide a high level of knowledge and expertise in areas of gift planning strategies and deferred giving vehicles, as well as major gifts, general fundraising, and estate and financial planning.
  • Communicate the status of current fundraising activities and stimulate interest in planned gift-giving by preparing written materials, including materials promoting planned gifts, proposals, contact reports, gift acknowledgments, newsletter articles, administrative reports, and any other materials that would support the planned giving program and the donors or prospective donors to this program.

Why join us?

Term of Employment: Full-time, Exempt, At Will
Location: Remote but will travel throughout Central US
Comprehensive benefits package
Salary range: $90K- $115K+ Commensurate on experience & location
Location: Remote but will travel throughout Central US

The position’s region (the “Central Region”) consists of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Tennessee, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Job Details

  • Five or more years of major gift and/or planned giving development experience, with excellent references, and with a BA/BS degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • Results-oriented. Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing gifts at the major gift level.
  • Self-starter attitude, a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, and a strong work ethic; must have the ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting, with the ability to think strategically, problem solve, and manage multiple tasks concurrently, and to work both independently, and in teams.
  • High level ability to work independently and problem-solve.
  • High degree of computer literacy including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook in particular) and internet research skills.
  • Proficiency with donor database systems, maintaining and retrieving donor information, and reporting on and tracking donor activity, with an ability to analyze donor records for giving trends and opportunities, and create and use metrics to develop contact and solicitation plans.
  • Experience with preparing and managing a budget.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to effectively articulate the organization's mission and programs to key stakeholders, and build relationships with a broad range of constituents of varying cultural, political, and social backgrounds, including potential donors, funders, and sponsors.
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