Fundraising Job Description

Fundraising Job Description

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Fundraising provides administrative, operational or technical support to March of Dimes programs or projects; specifically with our Silent and Live Auction.

Fundraising Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Team In Training, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, Leukemia Cup Regatta, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Oversee all aspects of large fundraising campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, Leukemia Cup Regatta, or other fundraising campaigns
Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Student Series Programs, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Oversee the development and growth of retail partnerships within the various fundraising campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, Leukemia Cup Regatta, or other fundraising campaigns
Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Team In Training, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Oversee all aspects of large fundraising campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Team In Training, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, or other fundraising campaigns
Direct, manage and implement key fundraising programs to encourage new, renewed and upgraded giving
Develop the strategic direction, annual and long term goals and the budget for Fundraising Programs
Oversee communication between the Fundraising Programs and other areas within development to ensure solicitation efforts are coordinated
Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on the Student Series Programs to include participation in committee meetings, recruitment, kickoff events, school assemblies

Fundraising Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Fundraising

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PROSCI, CBAP, CFRE

Education for Fundraising

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the fundraising job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education, Business, Non-Profit Management, Project Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Communications, Communication, Management, Associates

Skills for Fundraising

Desired skills for fundraising include:

Patient initiatives
Research
LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising
MS Office Suite
Excel
Word
PowerPoint
Mission of LLS and its programs
Programs
Audience and general public regarding the March of Dimes mission

Desired experience for fundraising includes:

Manage campaign materials required for the successful implementation of assigned special events including recruitment/promotional flyers and brochures, invitations, posters, training materials, pledge retrieval or motivational materials
Manage multiple elements of fundraising campaign(s) focusing primarily on the Light The Night Campaign, retail partnerships, and event production
Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Demonstrated ability in summarizing and reporting of quantitative information to end users through reports and presentations is required
Submission of written examples of analytic and strategic findings is a requirement during the interview process
Significant experience in public speaking and in presenting to large groups is required

Fundraising Examples

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Fundraising Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of fundraising. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for fundraising
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Team In Training, Student Series Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Assist the fundraising coordinators with the execution of major fundraising programs
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Student Series Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, Student of the Year, Leukemia Cup Regatta, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Research and identify new prospective donors, track and coordinate outreach, create and maintain prospect files, and recommend next steps in building relationships with prospects
  • Assists with fundraising team management and cultivation
  • Develop/modify marketing materials (brochures, recruitment, promotional flyers, event invitations, ) to promote the fundraising campaign
  • Provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support for Special Events
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include Man & Woman of the Year, Student of the Year, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Accountable for recruiting and working with committee members, chair(s), VIPs, guest speakers and corporate sponsors to facilitate support and participation in the campaign to achieve fundraising outcomes
  • Qualify, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects in the $25,000-$50,000 range
Qualifications for fundraising
  • Technical knowledge of fundraising database systems is helpful
  • A team player who works collaboratively with others
  • Good communication (in person and phone) and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and professional demeanor
  • Resourceful, critical-thinking and problem solving acumen
  • Technically proficient with Microsoft Office and ability to learn proprietary databases
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Fundraising Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a fundraising. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for fundraising
  • Oversee the advertising, marketing, direct mail, and public relations campaigns for individual giving, the Community Partners program and special occasion giving
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors/agencies to execute advertising, marketing, direct mail, and public relations campaigns
  • Coordinate with Major Gifts to establish a pipeline of annual giving donors to elevate to higher levels gifts
  • Oversee all aspects of Light The Night Walk including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, and Man & Woman of the Year, or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Oversee all aspects of Man & Woman of the Year including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate a comprehensive fundraising training plan for Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women fundraising staff
  • Regularly review data and issue timely reports on gifts, and the success of various appeals and outreach
  • In charge of food donations for all events
  • Identify and secure new fundraising opportunities with local foundations
Qualifications for fundraising
  • Excellent relationship development and interpersonal skills, strong organizations skills with an attention to detail and accuracy required
  • Prefer health care background (veterinary or human healthcare, pharmaceutical)
  • 8+ years' successful fundraising experience, including a proven track record in soliciting and closing gifts
  • Experience with direct mail, online and social media strategies
  • Knowledge of emerging trends
  • Demonstrated ability in high level strategic planning, project management and organizational skills
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Fundraising Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of fundraising. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for fundraising
  • Assist Executive Director and Associate Executive Director in leading and motivating fundraising team to increase profitability by guiding their activities and help them achieve their sales targets in specific programs
  • Work with the fundraising team to contact Executives for the Executive Lock Up Program
  • Provide event assistance to the fundraising team with preparation of materials
  • Lead an assigned Event from start to finish, working with vendors, volunteers and sponsors
  • Outreach calls to past participants to follow up on new fundraising events
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Students of the Year and other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Develop folders, flyers, brochures, to promote March for Babies and other special events
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Leukemia Cup Regatta and the Student of the Year campaigns
  • Oversee all aspects of the Light The Night Walk
  • Track and coordinate stewardship of current donors
Qualifications for fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to relate well with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally
  • Interest in and ability to work effectively across departments
  • Previous experience as a Campaign Manager/Director
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising
  • Ability to learn new concepts
  • Be a clear communicator through strong verbal and written skills outstanding listener
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Fundraising Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a fundraising. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for fundraising
  • Plan and organize donor events
  • Collaborate with team to implement fundraising initiatives and projects
  • Manage donor acknowledgement process
  • Oversee all aspects of the chapter's outlying Light The Night Walk including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Oversee and support multiple independent elements of chapter's Man Woman of the Year campaign and Red and White Ball, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Oversee all aspects the Students of the Year campaign including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Works with all candidates on an individualized fundraising plan development and implementation targeting candidate resources
  • Manage and act as a resource to Campaign Specialist and Campaign Assistants relating to their fundraising campaigns and efforts, provide input for hiring, promotion, performance, termination of those supervised
  • Manages and ensures the development of all materials required for the successful implementation of SOY
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Man & Woman of the Year, Students of the Year and third party fundraising events, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Qualifications for fundraising
  • 5 or more years of direct marketing fundraising experience is required
  • Experience in driving strategy and analytics for online fundraising desired
  • Demonstrated analytic ability in using fundraising data to drive strategy decisions is required
  • You will have excellent organizational skills and can manage a busy and demanding workload meeting deadlines
  • Experience with database or donor management systems, Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience in a fundraising office is a plus
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of fundraising. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for fundraising
  • Recruit, oversee and manage fundraising schools
  • Oversee and reconcile revenue goals and budget
  • Develop actionable recommendations that inform our marketing strategies by working with analytics, marketing, communications and other stakeholder teams to track, measure and analyze content and campaign performance
  • Track, measure and analyze content and campaign performance and develop actionable recommendations that inform our marketing strategies
  • Oversee aspects of Student Series campaign including participation in school meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Act as an on-site manager during school assemblies and events
  • Oversee all aspects of the Man and Woman of the Year campaign for the Alabama Chapter
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on several Campaign(s) to include the Light The Night Walk, Student Series, Man & Woman of the Year, Student of the Year or other fundraising campaigns, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
  • Oversee all aspects of the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign
  • Oversee all aspects of small to midsize fundraising campaign(s) and/or multiple independent elements on Man & Woman of the Year, Students of the Year, including participation in committee meetings, recruitment and kickoff events
Qualifications for fundraising
  • Comfortable with numbers and logic
  • Experience working with project teams and to deadlines
  • Presentation and communication skills – must be comfortable moving between the worlds of technology and fundraising, and able to communicate with staff in both
  • Understanding of Sharepoint helpful
  • Financial experience helpful
  • Solid understanding and experience of integrating digital with offline campaigns

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