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New York, NY
Donor Relations Director
New York, NY
Watsica and Sons
New York, NY
Donor Relations Director
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer in establishing portfolios and solicitor assignments for Major Gift Officers
  • Maintain close, productive, working relationship with development department and program staff, as necessary
  • Monitor and supervise Development Coordinator to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of data entry and gift acknowledgment; develop systems as necessary
  • Facilitate a process with Chief Development Officer, Major Gift Officers and Director of Legacy Giving to develop and record annual stewardship plans
  • Work with the Donor Relations team to coordinate and organize quarterly phone briefings and reports for Leadership Circle donors
  • Assist and drive the planning, coordination and implementation of major-donor visits and special events for major donors
  • Support the training and professional development of staff on the Donor Relations team
San Francisco, CA
Director of Donor Relations
San Francisco, CA
Rath and Sons
San Francisco, CA
Director of Donor Relations
  • Develops traditional and multimedia communications to demonstrate the impact donors’ gifts make for students, including annual scholarship reporting
  • Focus on attracting and developing new partnerships
  • You will engage in relationships with corporate and foundation donors, while having a significant amount of opportunity to develop giving strategies
  • Cultivates major gift and planned giving prospects through ongoing engagement
  • Prepares and executes an ongoing engagement plan for assigned individual donors
  • Develop strategies for gift acknowledgement levels and benefits across the department (who is thanking donors, at what levels, when, and how?)
  • Oversee the acknowledgment letter-writing process; responsible for review and control of gift acknowledgements
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Philadelphia, PA
Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations
Philadelphia, PA
Emmerich-Goldner
present
Philadelphia, PA
Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations
present
  • Serve as a creative resource in identifying and developing new methods of donor communications, i.e. web pages, social media
  • Work with Advancement directors to review existing donor recognition societies and associated events to maximize impact and effectiveness
  • Identify opportunities to honor emerging donor groups; alumnae of color, young alumnae, and international alumnae
  • Partner with leadership, annual, and planned giving officers to identify top 100 stewardship prospects
  • Collaborate and work on other events as necessary for Advancement and the College
  • With the engagement staff, develop process to document and track stewardship action for individual alumnae in Datatel
  • Proactively support gift officers in design and execution of annual and multi-year stewardship plans for donors and top prospects
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
Baylor University
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
Skills Skills
  • Establishes a rigorous individualized personal and professional development plan
  • Prepares and executes an individual campaign plan for all accounts assigned
  • Focus on attracting and developing new partnerships
  • Works closely with volunteers to leverage experience and connections to gain better access to company leadership and build stronger, more effective relationships
  • Prepares and executes an ongoing engagement plan for assigned individual donors
  • Cultivates major gift and planned giving prospects through ongoing engagement
  • Develops and adapts plans for challenging companies
  • Ensures the accuracy of data on all accounts and maintains strict confidentiality of personal account and financial information
  • Works as part of a team to develop and execute a year round engagement plan for companies and individual investors
  • Prepares and executes year-round relationship plans for company accounts and individual investors with a focus on maximizing potential and growth
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Lead and direct a comprehensive program of donor relations activity designed to acknowledge and recognize donors to the American Museum of Natural History. This involves high-level strategic thinking about how to best inform donors about the impact of their philanthropy using a range of approaches (publications, video, social media, events) and about furthering
  • Conceptualize and execute systems and processes for comprehensive stewardship reporting. Manage the timing, preparation, editing and distribution of fund and endowment reports to individual donors. Create reports that demonstrate the impact of donor gifts as well as fiscal accountability
  • Write reports, letters and publications
  • Create a development strategy for the annual report, as well as strategic approaches to donor honor rolls, donor walls, and crediting (who do we recognize, where, at what levels, how often?)
  • Manage and coordinate Museum crediting; supervise donor walls, named space signage, plaques, and other visible recognition
  • Partner with and advise Development staff on stewardship plans for donors and recognition components for proposals
  • Develop strategies for gift acknowledgement levels and benefits across the department (who is thanking donors, at what levels, when, and how?)
  • Oversee the acknowledgment letter-writing process; responsible for review and control of gift acknowledgements
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of increasingly responsible experience; development experience (specifically donor relations experience) strongly preferred
  • Must possess superb writing and communication skills
  • Ideal candidate is creative, organized, strategic, and collegial
  • Must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, a bias for execution, and a clear set of priorities
  • Must have long-range planning skills and the ability to be flexible and open to new ideas
  • A high level of energy and self-confidence, a positive "can-do" attitude, and the ability to function at peak in a fast-paced, high expectation environment are essential
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Assistant Director of Donor Relations & Special Events Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assisting the Director of Donor Relations with the planning and implementing of all MAC special events and hospitality, including, but not limited to, the Charleston Scholarship Dinner, MAC Coaches Caravan, WVU Classic Tournaments and the Baseball Leadoff Dinner
  • Coordinating all sport specific and non-annual fund giving programs, including tracking memberships and providing monthly updates to Head Coaches
  • Assisting with annual stewardship efforts for planned giving, major gifts and endowments as well as overseeing weekly stewardship program for all gifts made to the MAC
  • Developing promotional brochures, marketing materials and other written materials in support of fund raising efforts for events, major gifts, endowments, sport specific and non-annual fund programs
  • Processing all non-annual fund gifts received by the Mountaineer Athletic Club as well as imputing data for all non-annual fund gifts in Paciolan ticketing/donor software system
  • Supporting the Director of Premium Seating and The Colonnade Group with all premium seating areas for football for the Mountaineer Athletic Club
  • Assisting in the coordination of direct mail solicitations, including developing the mailing lists using WVU Foundation and/or Department of Intercollegiate Athletics information
  • Assisting with all Mountaineer Athletic Club social media efforts and other job-related duties as assigned
  • Must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Experience with MS Office products
  • Preferred experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Paciolan and Raiser’s Edge
  • Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred
  • Minimum of one to two years of progressive development experience
  • Preference given to individuals with experience with intercollegiate athletics, particularly Division I experience
  • Preference given to individuals with direct experience working with and managing annual giving and ticket priority projects and donors
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations
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Director of Annual Campaign & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • BS/BA or equivalent, with four or more years fund-raising experience in annual giving campaigns and special events
  • Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting leadership level gifts to annual fund
  • Familiarity with the principles of annual campaign organization and marketing
  • Experience working closely with volunteers and in staffing volunteer committees/events
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, volunteers, senior leaders, and the general public
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of the YMCA
  • Creates an annual campaign strategy for the Y in collaboration with VP of Philanthropy, executive and volunteer leadership
  • Support the overall objectives of the Development office to recruit and motivate all volunteers and their activities as they relate to annual giving, and maintain timely communication with those volunteers
  • Collaborates with branch leadership to develop communication and campaign strategies to successfully market the annual campaign. Supports plans for identifying, cultivating and soliciting branch annual fund prospects
  • Along with the VP of Philanthropy, support branch staff and volunteers through training and coaching to increase their success from direct and face to face solicitation efforts
  • Oversee the data management of annual gifts and conducts regular analysis and reporting of annual campaign progress
  • Track the performance metrics to measure ROI of each direct mail or online solicitation campaign, prepare and distribute reports to management
  • Creates a Benchmark Report at Campaign end and a Weekly Campaign Newsletter with Dashboard
  • Establishes systems for timely and appropriate acknowledgements of annual campaign gifts
  • Provides templates and examples of prospect/donor correspondence for Branch Executives and assists the VP of Philanthropy in the execution of prospect/donor correspondence for the corporate office
  • Prepare background materials for appropriate staff for donor and prospect meetings. Assist with fundraising projects/events as requested
  • Prepare, submit and manage approximately 8-10 grant proposals annually from inception to application
  • Maintain data and tracking systems in CCC for Grant application deadlines, proposals, reports, and materials in order to comply with grant deadlines and reporting requirements by foundations/corporate and government funders
  • Assists with special events, projects and committees as needed.Apply by EmailHR@ymcali.org
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Director, Donor Relations & Partnerships Resume Examples & Samples

  • Attend and actively engage in professional development conferences learning groups
  • Participate in phone selection and/or in-person selection for up to three days each selection window (about 6-10 days total throughout the year)
  • Staff large-scale regional events (such as All-Corps) often times for a whole day or multiple days at a time
  • Participate in all-staff meetings, retreats, and step backs throughout the year in pursuit of a regional culture that lives out our core values for a strong, inclusive regional culture and cohesive regional team and vision
  • 5-7 years of professional experience preferred with 3-5 years sales and/or development/fundraising experience
  • Management experience and/or prior involvement with Teach For America preferred
  • A demonstrated pattern of working to develop and better yourself and your teams is desired
  • Critical thinker who displays strong judgment in prioritizing problems to solve and opportunities to pursue
  • Highly organized with exceptional detail orientation and demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of work
  • Keen understanding of the beliefs, contexts, and motivations of others
  • Strong customer service ethic and strong sense of professionalism are a must
  • Must operate with high integrity, personal responsibility and a commitment to constant learning
  • Jump in and quickly take on work when urgent needs arise, as well as planning and executing special projects as needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills when dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Comfortable with and excited by managing in an entrepreneurial environment with complex work streams
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed
  • Knowledge of MS Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel are a must
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and/or ability to learn new software applications quickly are preferred
  • Deep alignment with and understanding of Teach For America's core values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience working in a managerial/supervisory role with a community based organization
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills
  • Fundraising and solicitation experience; ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Knowledge of Jewish traditions and values
  • Knowledge of fundraising database management; and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
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Director, Major Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Build support for, and assist in the creation, of a national donor database of donors at appropriate levels of giving
  • Serve as a resource and point of contact for local staff and volunteers
  • Determine work tactics, project deliverables and resource requirements for the team. Perform all supervision duties, focusing work on deliverables and effective allocation of resources
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Director, Stewardship, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assess donor impact and effectiveness of all stewardship programs and propose program enhancements, as needed
  • Draft custom stewardship plans for major donors and constituencies, and oversee implementation of all components
  • Oversee the annual narrative report program; work with the Associate Director to create and implement new strategies to streamline the program
  • Ensure timely delivery of reports to donors
  • Maintain strong relationships with Prospect Managers and annually review program management tools and systems with the Associate Director to assess donor impact and effectiveness
  • Manage enhancements and changes as needed
  • Oversee the financial reporting process for all endowed funds in collaboration with the Associate Director
  • Provide oversight and direction to the Associate Director with the gift agreement process
  • Review all gift agreements for new gifts and pledges
  • Act as back-up/overflow writer for standard and non-standard gift agreements
  • Draft high-level, complex gift agreements
  • Oversee the gift acknowledgement process for all major gifts and gifts from Trustees and VIPs in collaboration with the Associate Director
  • Oversee all stewardship writing for the President and CEO, in collaboration with the Senior Writer, including review of all major donor, Trustee, and VIP custom acknowledgement letters, Development event speaking points, and other special projects as needed
  • Manage all Stewardship-related updates and changes to the Development Policy manual
  • Act as the main liaison with Harvard Medical School
  • Provide supervision, training, professional development and growth opportunities for staff
  • Reports to Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations but will also take direction and guidance from the Senior Vice President and the Associate Vice President, Development Marketing
  • Supervises two managers (Associate Directors)
  • The position has a considerable amount of autonomy in decision-making and in completing work-related tasks is required
  • Bachelor’s degree and eight to ten years’ experience required, preferably in a Development setting
  • Previous direct report and personnel management experience is preferred
  • Development, volunteer and direct donor contact experience preferred
  • Superior writing, managerial, and project management skills required
  • Strong customer service, verbal communications, and donor recognition knowledge/background recommended Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Must be effective in working with wide audiences, including the highest level of Dana-Farber constituents and senior members of Dana-Farber leadership
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Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop appropriate infrastructures, systems and materials to ensure an effective and efficient stewardship process
  • 8+ years’ experience in related setting, preferably in an educational institution
  • Proven understanding of top tier academic institutions particularly in the areas of stewardship and governance
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Associate Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Stewardship Plans for $1M+ donors and Kellogg Leadership Circle donors—Craft stewardship plans for all Lifetime donors of $1M+; ensure all significant donors are being stewarded in an appropriate and timely manner. Coordinate what is required of the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, the Director of Major Gifts and the Dean in terms of stewarding these donors and ensure that it happens. Develop a stewardship program for Kellogg Leadership Circle donors. Assist in the planning and executing of this program
  • 3-5 years' experience in related setting, preferably in an educational setting
  • Experience working in high-performing development operations
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Associate Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage a comprehensive plan to acknowledge gifts to the College of Engineering and to recognize donors in order to enhance the donor relationship with the College and increase the likelihood of continued contributions
  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of stewardship activity into the alumni database to enhance the ability to readily identify subsets of records for the College Advancement Office
  • Partner with advancement professionals at the unit level and across the campus to determine best strategies for effective stewardship of donors
  • Weekly review of gift reports and assistance with questions regarding stewardship activities within their departments
  • Serve as a clearing house for Donor Fund Agreements, Statements of Understanding or other relevant documents related to the stewardship of gifts to the College by working closely with major gift officers, the College budget office, unit business managers and University of Illinois Foundation (UIF)
  • Collaborate with the Dean responsible for awarding College scholarships to ensure scholarships that are available are awarded and to those who meet the criteria set forth in the Fund Agreements. Develop comprehensive system that may be used for units
  • Manage stewardship of endowed Chairs and Professorships to include the facilitation of a comprehensive donor-recipient communication plan held at the college and coordinated with units
  • Manage stewardship of Fellowship and Awards and collaborate with appropriate team members for special event recognition
  • Monitor deferred gifts to ensure that the College has accurate and current information
  • Perform other stewardship duties or projects as assigned
  • 5+ years of experience in advancement
  • Ability to research and organize information and data with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the College of Engineering at Illinois
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Associate Director of Development for Donor Relations & Special Events Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provides leadership, initiative and innovation to develop, manage, implement, execute and evaluate all stewardship and events programs, processes and systems for the Mason School of Business
  • Develops and oversees strategies to recognize cultivate, and steward leadership donors to the Mason School of Business
  • Reporting & analysis to assess current and additional stewardship programs and tailor stewardship and event efforts
  • Oversee coordination of strategic events involving prospects and donors and acknowledgement of gifts, recognition of major gifts and campaign gifts
  • Significant years of experience in non-profit fundraising, donor relations and event planning
  • Master’s degree and experience in higher education
  • Specific software skills such as familiarity with content management systems, project management methodologies, event management, and knowledge of alumni, advancement, and student information systems
  • Portfolio that includes a variety of stewardship and donor relations pieces, including plans and strategies
  • An in-depth understanding of best practices in stewardship and donor relations including analysis, assessment and evaluation
  • Working knowledge of Advance donor software preferred
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • You will engage in relationships with corporate and foundation donors, while having a significant amount of opportunity to develop giving strategies
  • Assist corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and employee engagement by being proficient at clearly articulating Red Cross programs, listening to corporations' needs and aligning programs to their interests, researching of foundations' interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging foundation staff and foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for the American Red Cross
  • Ensure retention and growth of donor contributions
  • Meet or exceed a minimum annual fundraising target of $700,000, including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
  • Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ major gifts leadership experience with an established track record of proactively growing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies; corporate and/or B2B sales leadership experience may substitute for fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.com)
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Associate Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Master’s degree, preferably in English, communications or journalism; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant work experience
  • Strong editing and writing skills as demonstrated through writing samples
  • Occasional staffing of events and other work outside of normal business hours
  • Should be creative, proactive, strategic, detail-oriented and consistent with a strong commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and mature judgment
  • Should be a critical and strategic thinker and possess strong time management skills, as well as a professional and courteous demeanor and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout campus; and
  • Ability to maintain working knowledge of best practices in the field of donor relations and stewardship
  • Several years (five or more is preferred) working in donor relations and stewardship
  • Previous experience in higher education advancement, strategic communications and event planning; and
  • Familiarity with Advance and iModules
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Assistant Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop a comprehensive, coordinated strategy for all donor impact communications in consultation with relevant colleagues, leaders, and supervisor
  • Build and implement a process and timeline for managing the creation, production, distribution, and archiving of all reports
  • Determine and ensure the adherence to impact reporting business rules, including: audience strategy, fund/gift criteria for inclusion, special handling, batching and distribution sequence, standard and custom content, etc
  • Collaborate closely with the Advancement Communications team to develop the design and content for impact communications and ensure impact reports align with division and university-wide strategies, messages and design elements, and are coordinated with the distribution of other communications
  • Oversee quality control for reports via execution of a proofing/review process, gathering input/approvals from all necessary parties, and manage the production, distribution, and storage process
  • Ensure all relevant parties are made aware of the design, content, and distribution of the reports and have real-time, seamless access to view communication materials
  • Analyze existing reports and recommend enhancements and efficiencies
  • Expand the impact reporting program to include select current-use funds (benchmark, analyze and build a new program to communicate with these donors)
  • Analyze donors and gifts to identify occasions which warrant special/milestone impact reporting in consultation with divisional colleagues and leadership
  • Collaborate with the development team to determine ways for impact reporting to support fundraising efforts
  • Explore new and creative platforms, formats and content for conveying the impact of giving to donors (e.g. social media, video, web site, insider updates to key donors, utilizing other donor communications to convey gift impact – e.g. pledge reminders, gift receipts), including reaching additional and broader audiences
  • Serve as point of contact for questions about the reports, where appropriate
  • Assist with compiling and analyzing program return on investment data and obtaining audience/donor feedback/input
  • Prepare and provide regular and special periodic reports to Donor Relations team leaders, UA leadership and University leadership
  • Act as a central resource to campus constituents on stewardship communications
  • Serve on university committees and act as resource to colleagues in relevant areas; and
  • 3-5 years of program management experience preferably within stewardship/donor relations and with some communications experience
  • Knowledge of stewardship principles and communications
  • Excellent project management skills, superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to relate well to and understand the needs of donors and to develop collaborative working relations with various levels of university stakeholders such as prospect managers, donor relations team members, and various offices on campus
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Ability to supervise large-scale projects and budgets, lead small teams, oversee staff training
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Oracle and Advance
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
  • Ability to work well with others and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to work with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality, and use discretion
  • Travel to on and off campus locations.Some travel (domestic) may be required
  • Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required
  • Must be able to negotiate stairs. Should be able to lift 10-15 lbs
  • Ability to work in an open office setting in an area shared by at least one other staff member; and
  • Ability to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings as required
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Associate Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversees the structuring, formatting, and messaging of gift acknowledgements, and the generation of stewardship reports and major donor pledge reminders
  • Works closely with the Institute’s Controller’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid to ensure that endowed funds are administered and awarded properly
  • Oversees the donor relations budget
  • Works with a small pool of prospects to both steward their gifts and cultivate, solicit, and close new major gifts
  • Attract, cultivate, and maintain a diversified funding base in the donor community
  • Experience building and sustaining collaborative working relationships with staff, contributors, partners, and vendors from diverse backgrounds
  • Coordinates donor recognition for the Annual Leadership Giving Society in collaboration with the Director of the Annual Fund
  • Works closely with Institutional Advancement leadership to ensure that strategies and messaging are consistent with priorities
  • Supervises administrative support staff
  • Works closely with the Campaigns and Major Gifts team to proactively develop stewardship plans for major donors
  • Leads and coordinates all Campaign stewardship activities in close collaboration with the Director of Special Gifts and Campaigns
  • Prepares stewardship publications and communications
  • Coordinates and manages all stewardship events
  • Oversees gift information and fund usage utilizing Raiser’s Edge, Fundriver and Colleague
  • Establishes within Raiser’s Edge all follow-up items related to donor relations
  • Handles routine inquiries from donors regarding programming and accounts
  • Oversees all wire and stock transfer gifts
  • Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • The intelligence, maturity and sound judgment necessary for interfacing with major donor prospects, trustees, faculty and staff
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to set and complete priority projects under deadline
  • Ability to motivate and manage administrative support staff
  • Proficiency in The Raiser’s Edge, Fundriver, Colleague, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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Associate Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of donor relations and stewardship principles; working knowledge of corresponding fundraising and advancement services functions
  • Ability to manage, organize, plan and follow through on projects independently and/or under general guidance/supervision
  • Effective interpersonal skills and excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven skills to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
  • Skills in problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Banner or equivalent development database
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy in work
  • Ability to work with sensitive or confidential information in a discreet and professional manner
  • This position requires a background check
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Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop a comprehensive and long-term strategy for donor relations including, but not limited to individualized stewardship plans for high-level prospects and donors, chair and lectureship stewardship activities, corporate partner benefit fulfillment, e-communications, donor fund fulfillment, recognition society benefit fulfillment, donor walls, naming opportunities, endowment reports, proposal/grant materials and tailored engagement experiences
  • Develop and implement annual and long-term strategic plans including procedures and processes for donor acknowledgement
  • Ensures accuracy, quality and timeliness of information and records related to gift/fund reports and acknowledgement letters. Ensures that deadlines are met and guidelines/terms of gift agreements and grants are fulfilled to the best of the Foundation's responsibility and ability
  • Has responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget
  • Maintains appropriate donor records, complies with established donor record maintenance guidelines and practices using the Raiser's Edge and electronic and paper files
  • Manage staff who assist in executing the goals and objectives of the Donor Relations Program. Responsible for the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of staff
  • Oversees, monitors and measures Program activities and initiatives to assess success and ensure fiscal responsibility, donor satisfaction and a high standard of customer service to all stakeholders
  • Provide oversight and create mechanisms to ensure that expenditure of gift funds meets donor intent. Work with Finance colleagues to develop and document policies, reporting and training materials
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for donor recognition activities and benefits that provide high-impact and personalized opportunities and are received in a timely, efficient, and appropriate manner. Develop templates, standardize broad-based initiatives for key donor constituent groups, and advise on tactics and strategy for donor stewardship activities implemented outside of the Donor Relations Program
  • Work with leadership to develop naming opportunities and recognition opportunities for new and existing facilities. Provide counsel and assistance to staff, faculty and administrators in interpreting and administering Hospital and Foundation policies related to gift recognition. Oversee develop and manage the guidelines/policies, creation, installation and maintenance of donor recognition signage, seeking input and approval from hospital leadership, hospital facilities and the foundation's leadership and board of trustees when appropriate
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, writing, marketing, sales or related field
  • Minimum of seven years development experience
  • One year of project management experience required
  • Raisers Edge donor database experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication is required
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Associate Director Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of organizational policies, procedures, practices, or programs
  • Experience in a proactive, service-oriented position working closely with board members, organizational leaders, high-level donors, and other VIPs
  • In managing multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including building consensus among team members and balancing multiple concurrent priorities
  • In the use of communication, presentation, organizational, and reporting skills to effectively inspire, influence and lead others and to achieve and maintain exceptionally high rates of constituent and personnel satisfaction
  • In designing, planning and presenting programmatic concepts and procedures
  • In working independently and as part of a team
  • In the use of appropriate project management skills and solutions to manage constituent relationships
  • Three to five years of experience in non-profit fundraising environment, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization) in development, stewardship, advancement services or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in proactively creating, overseeing, executing and/or supporting a comprehensive institution-wide donor acknowledgement and recognition plan, including developing and or/advising on complex and carefully orchestrated stewardship events and programs for major donors
  • Ability to generate creative solutions for stewarding donors in order to advance the University's efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality individual relationships with its contributors
  • Demonstrated ability to write effectively and with the sensitivity and nuance required of communication to major donors
  • Ability to think strategically about donor engagement
  • Previous experience interacting with donors, especially on a leadership level
  • Experience working with donor databases and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to understand and interpret financial data
  • Possess a valid California Driver's License
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Assistant Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist with developing and implementing all components of strategic communications plans, which may include providing counsel, advice and assistance for effective communications strategy for the stewardship of donors
  • Ensure that donors to the University are thanked appropriately, professionally, and accurately according to gift levels, donor history, and special circumstances
  • Ensure timeliness of acknowledgments through appropriate tracking methods; ensure departmental correspondence adheres to industry best practices and recommended turnaround times
  • Contribute to regular brainstorming on innovative, unique and personalized stewardship communications and experiences
  • Provide strategic direction of individual and group projects designed to enhance the donor engagement experience
  • Thorough understanding of the integral role stewardship and donor relations play in fundraising strategy and in building life-long relationships between donors and alumni with the College of Engineering
  • The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse constituencies, meet deadlines, be self-motivated, and work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively and a team player
  • Excellent oral/ written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position
  • Working knowledge in these areas: Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, internet browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail. Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system
  • Business expenses are reimbursed through a standard accounting system. The ability to pay for expenses using your own personal credit card or funds and have them reimbursed is essential
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Associate Director Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Management and Reporting of all Endowed and Expendable Funds – Ensure all endowed funds are being properly used by Kellogg, according to the donor’s intent. Work with Admissions and other Kellogg administrators on the awarding of student scholarship aid and notifying students of the awards. Work with faculty liaison for the awarding of research awards; facilitate faculty meeting of donor and faculty. Maintain endowed fund descriptions for Kellogg; maintain lists in database; monitor complete and prompt recording in Catracks. Prepare all endowed fund reports and mail to donors in a timely manner
  • News Alerts and Dean’s Correspondence—Develop a comprehensive system for tracking alumni news. Develop a process to ensure the Dean acknowledges alumni achievements; ensure this information is input into Catracks. 10%
  • Develop appropriate infrastructures, systems and materials as required; accept other duties as assigned by the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other staff and volunteers
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and creative skills
  • Computer skills, familiarity comfort working with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated Customer Focus
  • Ability to be a strong team player
  • Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
  • Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
  • Curiosity and analytical thinking
  • Global perspective
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepares and executes year-round relationship plans for company accounts and individual investors with a focus on maximizing potential and growth
  • Develops and adapts plans for challenging companies
  • Focus on attracting and developing new partnerships
  • Works closely with volunteers to leverage experience and connections to gain better access to company leadership and build stronger, more effective relationships
  • Prepares and executes an ongoing engagement plan for assigned individual donors
  • Cultivates major gift and planned giving prospects through ongoing engagement
  • Prepares and executes an individual campaign plan for all accounts assigned
  • Ensures the accuracy of data on all accounts and maintains strict confidentiality of personal account and financial information
  • Works as part of a team to develop and execute a year round engagement plan for companies and individual investors
  • Establishes a rigorous individualized personal and professional development plan
  • Understands and supports United Way’s strategic direction in the community
  • Identifies and develops new opportunities for resources. ( expansion in existing accounts as well as potential new companies/investors
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manage a portfolio of 100-200 donors/prospects in the assigned Evergreen Division
  • Conduct proactive stewardship activities with current donors to maintain or upgrade their giving
  • Cultivate and staff a local volunteer Development Council (4-10 members)
  • Compile a prospect list in collaboration with the applicable people required
  • Manage all aspects of the gift cycle
  • Initiate contact with potential donors
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
  • Make solicitations when appropriate
  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  • Work collaboratively with ELS staff and volunteers at the division level and at corporate office
  • Approach groups, clubs, associations, and churches to seek speaking opportunities and follow-up with individuals who express interest
  • Achieve or exceed monthly target goals for number of visits, number of new donors, number of solicitations, and revenue raised,
  • Record all donor cultivation and solicitation activities in the donor database and produce monthly reports showing a summary of all significant activity
  • Five or more years of successful experience in personal philanthropic fundraising and/or consultative sales
  • Excellent listening, speaking and writing skills. Public speaking experience a plus
  • Ability to obtain appointments with donors/prospects and to understand their philanthropic goals and their connection with ELS
  • Interest in and passion for the ELS mission. Ability to explain its case for support in a compelling and persuasive manner. Ability to skillfully deal with questions and objections in a professional and effective manner
  • High ethical standards, self-directed and the ability to work productively without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Suite of products as well as Google applications. Ability to learn additional software programs as needed
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Manages Long Island University’s giving societies program, including the implementation of strategic benefits for each society: invitations to special events; access to University resources; personal correspondences; ongoing reporting to donors and more
  • Coordinates Long Island University’s scholarship and academic awards program, including serving as the Department’s liaison with Enrollment Services to ensure the timely and appropriate awarding of scholarships
  • Develops traditional and multimedia communications to demonstrate the impact donors’ gifts make for students, including annual scholarship reporting
  • Facilitates donor/student events, including annual scholarship events, and donor visits that may be in partnerships with academic deans, faculty, and other leadership
  • Oversees the creative and strategic development of the annual donor report, the primary donor recognition publication for LIU
  • Writes and edits personalized impact reports, special correspondence, briefings for donors’ meetings, and other communications that may be requested on short notice
  • Manages Long Island University’s donor pledge reminder process and occasionally drafts gift proposals and agreements
  • Works with the Department’s fundraisers to develop stewardship visits with donors and related contact schedules around holidays, donors’ birthdays, and special occasions
  • Researches gift histories and advises senior staff on usage of funds and terms compliance
  • Benchmarks with peer institutions on stewardship best practices, as part of a continuous improvement process regarding new ideas for donor recognition and ways to strengthen donor relationships with Long Island University
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Donor Relations Director Resume Examples & Samples

  • Plan and produce SafeHaven’s annual Dapper Dinner (April/May), Legacy of Women Luncheon (Oct), and Walk-A-Mile (Dec/TBD); includes: providing marketing information to Marketing and Communications Director, securing underwriting and sponsorships, planning and coordinating all aspects of event logistics and detail and ensure proper follow-up post event
  • Lead and manage the Legacy of Women committee, a volunteer fundraising group, in coordination with the Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Prepare and monitor event budget reports to analyze the cost-efficiency of events
  • Work in tandem with Marketing and Communications Director regarding marketing and PR for events, direct mail campaigns and other marketing needs
  • Select, hire, manage and direct event vendors and volunteers as needed (Chief Sustainability Officer approval required to hire above monetary threshold)
  • Serve as liaison for all third party events
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit cash and in-kind sponsorships from individual donors, businesses, as appropriate, and in coordination with the Development Coordinator
  • Ensure success of SafeFutures Society, SafeHaven’s annual giving circle
  • Work in conjunction with Chief Sustainability Officer to establish long-term goals and objectives for each contribution category; including major giving and legacy programs
  • Research and analyze individual donors and prospects in order to develop strategies for gift growth and/or acquisition. Identify sponsorship/donor opportunities
  • Serve as primary contact for donors. Maintain active portfolio of donors and prospects – garner individual gifts through relationship building, direct solicitation and stewardship
  • Conduct shelter tours and educational presentations as needed to suit donors interests
  • Coordinate and implement donor appreciation and cultivation events and activities, i.e. SafeFutures appreciation event
  • Ensure documentation of all contacts with potential donors and donors into the database, through the Development Coordinator
  • Effectively communicate with relevant staff regarding status of solicitations and prospects; maintain donor outreach and communication records in database
  • Monitor and supervise Development Coordinator to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of data entry and gift acknowledgment; develop systems as necessary
  • Respect the confidentiality of all constituents
  • Supervise and support the Development Coordinator
  • Maintain close, productive, working relationship with development department and program staff, as necessary
  • Partner with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer, as needed
  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Sustainability Officer
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Executive Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Management, and/or a related field
  • Minimum of seven years of effective and relevant work experience in broad development is required. Work experience related to non-profits preferred
  • Candidate must have an excellent command of the English language, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS office applications is required
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Director, Donor Relations & Partnerships Resume Examples & Samples

  • Our Institutional Advancement & Operations Team: Our IAO team will lead our work towards an Enduring Institution – considering how, through external stewardship, finance, and administration we build our long-term viability as a region to continue moving the needle on educational equity. There are two areas responsible for building our regional health. Our Development Team ensures the financial strength and sustainability of our efforts by building and deepening partnerships with a diverse portfolio of private and public supporters, and ensuring that a strong, diverse local board is driving these efforts. Our Strategy and Operations team supports the work of our Executive Director and ensures we have best-in-class operations, data management, and fiscal responsibility as well as strategic communications internally and externally. Together, the IAO team operates in deeply strategic ways and is charged to do their work through a lens of building investment and understanding of the meaningful impact we have through our work in classrooms and through the leadership of our CMs & Alumni
  • Support, attend, and/or participate in all regional and development team activities, including corps member selection and matriculation, corps member professional development Saturdays (4-5 per year), staff meetings, functional team meetings and retreats, and regional pre-service
  • Prior involvement with Teach For America preferred
  • Consummate relationship builder and networker, with a strong ability to influence a variety of stakeholders to outcomes
  • Orientation to jump in and quickly take on work when urgent needs arise, as well as planning and executing special projects as needed
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Director Marketing Alumni & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop, direct and execute the overall marketing, communications, branding, and social media strategies for the Kellogg Alumni Community
  • Work with the Kellogg Chief Marketing and Communications Officers teams to create an overall communications plan, including marketing collateral and content creation for both print and digital media, consistent with Kellogg brand standards and academic values
  • Serve as an integral part of Kellogg’s Chief Marketing Officer’s senior staff to ensure close collaboration and strategic alignment between Marketing, Communications, Advancement, and other Kellogg departments to maximize reach and tie-in opportunities
  • Act as a business partner with Alumni Relations and Advancement groups Senior Leaders in the development and implementation of the departments’ strategic marketing and communications vision
  • Optimize the spending for marketing communications budgets associated with Alumni and Donor Relations
  • Through strategic marketing and communications programs, increase engagement in alumni activities, (e.g. club events, reunion, admissions support), and increase annual fund giving
  • Identify and implement short- and long-term strategies and plans to meet program goals
  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.”
  • 8-10 years marketing/communications experience
  • Graduate degree, such as MBA or Master’s degree in Marketing or Communications, is strongly preferred
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Director of Strategic Donor Relations & Stewardship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Develop strategic partnerships with front-line principal/major gift fundraisers
  • Create new strategies and enhance existing initiatives to promote donor retention and inspire further giving from this constituency
  • Design and implement annual or longer-term stewardship/cultivation plans for individual donors and donor cohorts
  • Utilize appropriate metrics to measure effectiveness of the principal/major gift stewardship and cultivation efforts
  • Proven track record of working effectively in a large, complex, dynamic and sophisticated organization
  • Demonstrated successes with good collaborations with staff, particularly with front line fundraisers, across an organization
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, good organizational skills with an ability to set priorities, manage expectations, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong sense of integrity and professional ethics,
  • A high level of initiative and energy, a positive attitude and a commitment to the mission University of Rochester
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Assistant Director of Development Donor Relations & Special Events Resume Examples & Samples

  • Management, leadership and execution of all special and fundraising events surrounding engagement and stewardship of donors to Air Force Athletics
  • Lead role in the management and execution of Air Force Athletics annual auction, including but not limited to: solicitation of auction items, securing sponsors, marketing and communications for event
  • Over site of donor hospitality for all Football, Hockey and Basketball events
  • Plans and conducts meetings, events and activities to recruit volunteers, builds relationships with alumni and donors. Maintains good-will with various constituent groups supporting the Falcon Pride Club and AFAAC
  • Assists Falcon Pride Club staff with alumni reunions, parent’s weekend events and all other donor centered events
  • Promotes the mission of the Falcon Pride Club by executing a coordinated mix of communications and solicitation strategies involving personal visits, email, direct mail and phone calls. Focuses on growing membership and shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support for athletic programs
  • Develops and prepares donor correspondence, solicitation and marketing materials for various development events and activities
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Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversees the development, management, and implementation of a revitalized, innovative, and first-class donor relations program to complement the objectives of the overall fundraising goals of the Development Office
  • Manages a system to prepare, send and track acknowledgements from the CEO, SVP and Executive Director for selected gifts. Develops systems to automate acknowledgments of lower-end gifts
  • Develops relationship with finance team and working understanding of endowment policies, overhead requirements, and current use funding systems. Serves as content expert for the Office of Development on gift structure, endowment management, reporting requirements, and key elements of successful gift implementation
  • Reviews proposals for gifts at a stewardable level to ensure that all recognition and implementation committed to by the institution aligns with our standards and best practices. Drafts memorandums of understanding to clarify donor intent, and implements news systems where appropriate to ensure that gift implementation and future stewardship are successful
  • Works with gift officers and principal investigators on gift implementation planning and oversight, including regular meetings with faculty, membership on relevant advisory councils, and oversight of any changes that donors request to their funding stream if unsatisfied with the course of their original gift
  • Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred
  • 8-10 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required
  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas
  • Team Work:Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization
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Assistant Director Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Works in tandem with the AVP and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science on the development of SEAS’s Women in Engineering initiative with a focus on designing engagement opportunities for prospects and developing affiliated communications
  • Supports leadership-level giving prospects as the point of contact for Leadership and Annual Gift Team visits. Researches and prioritizes alumni and friends of the University by analyzing donor giving patterns and engaging in strategic interactions through emails, phone calls, etc
  • Plans and coordinates events such as Board of Advisor’s meetings, prospect/salon dinners, and other development related events, meetings and receptions. Executes two annual board meetings and all board-related conference calls and committee meetings. Tracks and maintains board philanthropy for office records including composing all board giving statements
  • Collaborates closely with the Associate Director of Alumni Relations to develop a pipeline for alumni engagement particularly with the Engineering Alumni Association and the National Advisory Council; and a holistic communication strategy for volunteer advisory board members
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned, such as writing donor acknowledgement letters and other general donor correspondence, which will mean collaborating with staff across DAR. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position
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Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Evaluate the quality and impact of the donor relations/stewardship program whose components include use of gifts, recognition, events, gift agreements, management of information, and privacy compliance
  • Collaborate with other departments to create strategies for developing donor relations/stewardship standards across campus for the purpose of creating an energetic and enthusiastic culture of philanthropy
  • Partner with leadership, annual, and planned giving officers to identify top 100 stewardship prospects
  • Proactively support gift officers in design and execution of annual and multi-year stewardship plans for donors and top prospects
  • Manage staff activities including, but not limited to, annual reporting of restricted endowed funds and annual gifts, scholarship matching, acknowledgements from senior leadership, and dedications, among other responsibilities
  • With the engagement staff, develop process to document and track stewardship action for individual alumnae in Datatel
  • Serve as a creative resource in identifying and developing new methods of donor communications, i.e. web pages, social media
  • Regularly review management tools to insure regular and timely stewardship
  • Work with Advancement directors to review existing donor recognition societies and associated events to maximize impact and effectiveness
  • Collaborate and work on other events as necessary for Advancement and the College
  • Ensure gift acknowledgement processes remain relevant and are fulfilled
  • Identify opportunities to honor emerging donor groups; alumnae of color, young alumnae, and international alumnae
  • Determine best way institutionally to honor and recognize donor giving on an annual basis, i.e. publish/email annual honor roll; develop year-end fiscal summary report
  • Partner with the Mount Holyoke Fund to maximize potential of the College’s annual and consecutive giving societies; advise on programmatic elements including communications and event opportunities
  • Address donor questions and concerns related to fund administration and beneficiaries, gift acknowledgments, and report requirements
  • Identify and collaborate on development of digital and print communication opportunities to connect with donors
  • Facilitate the production of seminal donor communications
  • Strategic and detailed planner who understands the role of advancement in a higher education environment
  • Proactive, able to prioritize work to maximize department resources
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Contribute ideas and process improvements using available resources
  • Ability to develop and maintain solid and effective working relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in direct and varied areas of stewardship, development or alumni relations, preferably in a higher education, non-profit setting
  • Experience working with volunteers and donors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Power Point, Microsoft 365, and advanced Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Datatel
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Director of Donor Relations & Special Events Resume Examples & Samples

  • Self-starter who works efficiently
  • Ability to multitask & prioritize tasks effectively
  • Strong organizational & communication skills
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Visiting Associate Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • A minimum of three years of successful advancement experience at Illinois
  • Knowledge of university systems and higher education administration
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to review, interpret and/or prepare legal documents and other similar binding agreements
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Understanding of and adherence to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights which is endorsed by the Office of Institutional Advancement
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Director of Development Events & Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Oversee the planning, organization and implementation of the Pratt’s major fundraising event, Legends. Also oversee a range of events associated with, but not limited to, the Fashion Show, Scholarship events, Commencement, and Campaign awareness events
  • Oversee sales of tickets and/or individual and corporate sponsorships for fundraising events
  • Oversee the identification of prospective committee members, participants, honorees, event supporters and sponsors, and oversee the work with relevant Institutional Advancement and
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and verbal presentation skills are essential, as are strong organizational and writing skills
  • Computer skills and knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge required
  • Knowledge of higher education fundraising and best practices
  • Ability to become acquainted with key donors in a short timeframe
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member and to maintain a cool head while meeting deadlines required
  • Must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and meeting tight deadlines while working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Must demonstrate inter-cultural competence with an understanding of the importance of diversity in higher education, as well as demonstrate ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
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Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship Resume Examples & Samples

  • Evaluate the stewardship efforts in the department across all programs and work with the appropriate Directors to ensure their success
  • Proactively support stewardship responsibilities of the Development staff by assisting them in establishing and coordinating personalized stewardship plans for donors
  • Ensure that stewardship requirements are met for all endowed funds and capital donors
  • Continue to formalize the stewardship program so that it becomes more systematic and meaningful
  • Manage and enhance the student stewardship program
  • Establish appropriate strategies and processes to cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift and campaign donors through the moves management system, ensuring that necessary prospect information is recorded accurately and efficiently into Raiser’s Edge, in collaboration with the Director of Advancement Services
  • Oversee the tracking and inventory of all named spaces on campus, giving and/or Development plaques, all named prizes and all endowed funds. Coordinate gifts, plaques, and other donor recognition items, ensuring that they are appropriate and meaningful displays of appreciation and gratitude. Update plaques annually
  • Responsible for the relation-based details of all Stewardship events to thank our most generous constituents
  • Work with the Director of Special Events in the strategic planning, creating and implementation of events and programs that are designed to engage, cultivate and steward prospects and donors
  • Assist the Director of Special Events with the Campaign Kick-Off event as well as plan and execute the Campaign closing celebration, stewardship events, and activities
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the program to ensure that donors of Gilman are thanked appropriately, professionally, and accurately
  • Collaborate with various departments, including the Business, Financial Aid, and Headmaster’s offices to meaningfully recognize and steward donors in a timely and efficient manner
  • Oversee the production of written stewardship communications and acknowledgements. Participate as a key member of publications for stewardship, such as stewardship messaging and profiles in the Annual Report on Giving, the School’s giving website pages, publications, letters, etc
  • Prepare endowed fund reports and ensure they are mailed in a timely manner. Forge relationships with faculty to ensure that stewardship requirements of faculty and other endowed funds are met
  • Draft donor proposals
  • Draft customized letters and acknowledgements for high-level donors and prospects as requested by the Director of Development and/or Major Gifts Officers
  • Development writing for publications, the web, etc. as needed. (especially related to the Campaign)
  • Develop and enhance stewardship reporting to individuals including oversight of the creation and annual disbursement of endowed fund reports
  • Play an important role in helping to organize and lead the production of the Annual and Campaign Reports. Oversee website for Development. Ensure that it is current and presents the Development programs in the most professional and comprehensive way
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Help identify and cultivate new major gifts prospects. Establish and manage a schedule of donor cultivation and gift solicitation visits, especially among key alumni, parents, University friends, and community leaders
  • Manage a portfolio of 100-125 donors and donor prospects in addition to assisting a School Dean with philanthropic work
  • Work closely with the various members of the Advancement team in the planning and execution of special events related to major gift fundraising primarily in Wisconsin but potentially throughout the upper Midwest
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the members of the Advancement staff to accomplish the goals of the University at large
  • Development techniques
  • Interpersonal skills using tact and patience through oral and written communication
  • Build lasting relationships with prospects and donors
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action with multiple tasks
  • Understanding of the LCMS, its structure, and historical relationship to CUW
  • Understanding of CUW's mission statement and ability to interpret it to all constituents
  • Be available for evening and weekend work as needed. Some travel required
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Assistant Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in related field
  • 3 years of experience in stewardship or similar positions/roles involving donor relations, strategic communications, strategic planning, or fundraising
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment
  • History of building positive relationships with coworkers that facilitated the efficient execution of responsibilities
  • Strong sense of tact and discretion
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word (merges, advanced formatting), Microsoft Excel (including filtering, equations)
  • Experience with fundraising/donor management software
  • Higher education experience
  • Must be proficient in various word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and desktop database software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strategic thinking and complex problem solving skills
  • Experience collaborating with peers on all aspects of a project
  • Ability to use creativity in problem solving and execution of specific tasks
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships that promote the sharing of information
  • Understanding of the fundraising profession
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Associate Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience is required
  • 3 years minimum Experience in fund development leadership
  • Proven gift experience including identification, cultivation and successful solicitation of corporations, individuals and foundations is required
  • Experience in grant writing to obtain funding from foundations and corporations
  • Experience in identifying additional sources of revenue generation
  • Experience in leadership with volunteers at all levels of an organization
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Director, Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Actively qualify 125 donors from a caseload pool
  • Create plans for each donor on the caseload that are driven by the donor's passions and interests and take into account the donor's communication preferences
  • Set goals for each donor on the caseload that are personal to that donor and take into account the donor's past giving and their capacity
  • Work the plan that has been created
  • Provide leadership support to volunteer-led affinity group(s) that serve to enhance the mission and philanthropic investment in United Way's work
  • Maintain appropriate records on all prospects and donors. Provide progress reports. Ensure confidentiality of sensitive prospect and donor information
  • Excellent listening, writing, persuasion, negotiation and consultative selling skills
  • Strong presentation, public speaking and project management abilities
  • Maintain a solid understanding of and passion for United Way programs and initiatives
  • Presence and confidence to project credibility to high-income prospects and donors
  • A bachelor's degree in business, marketing, sales, public relations or a related field; Professional certification in fundraising or planned giving would be a plus
  • A minimum of 5-7 years in development, relationship management or the equivalent; 3-5 years of fund development experience preferred
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Donor Relations Director Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintain and cultivate a portfolio of mid-level ($1,000-$4,999K) Leadership Circle donors
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer in establishing portfolios and solicitor assignments for Major Gift Officers
  • Steward current and prospective donors regarding Center program work in their area(s) of interest with reports, updates, visits and actions to support lifelong relationships with Center donors
  • Facilitate a process with Chief Development Officer, Major Gift Officers and Director of Legacy Giving to develop and record annual stewardship plans
  • Proactively support the work of the Chief Development Officer and Major Gift Officers and Director of Legacy Giving with strong donor research and stewardship of high-level major donors, planned-giving donors and prospects
  • Liaise with conservation staff on complex donor communications
  • Compose compelling and inspiring communications and manage the timely production and delivery of two annual fundraising campaigns, as well as cultivation efforts throughout the year
  • Execute a highly detailed segmentation plan for Leadership Circle mailings and emails; ensure that these plans dovetail with those produced by the Membership team
  • Oversee the core administrative functions of donor stewardship, ensuring the highest degree of data health and integrity, excellence in donor service communications, and adherence to legal and best-practice requirements for proper donor stewardship
  • Direct the Center's prospect-research activities and ensure the timely flow of wealth and propensity indicators into the database of record as well as oversee the training of junior staff on prospect-research tools and methodology
  • Develop donor queries, regularly review donor lists, and analyze spreadsheets to determine appeal segmentation, and prepare reports
  • Assist and drive the planning, coordination and implementation of major-donor visits and special events for major donors
  • Help manage a highly personalized, timely donor-acknowledgement and thank-you process for all major gifts, including by maintaining a vibrant, up-to-date library of acknowledgement letters and receipts for all Leadership Circle gifts
  • Work with the Donor Relations team to coordinate and organize quarterly phone briefings and reports for Leadership Circle donors
  • Support the training and professional development of staff on the Donor Relations team
  • Stay updated on current Center programs and actions, as necessary
  • Respond to special needs and requests of donors
  • Maintain and update weekly reports
  • Assist with other projects as assigned
  • At least seven years of professional experience fundraising in a nonprofit setting, ideally within the environmental movement
  • Extensive experience with donor stewardship, research and moves management
  • An exceptional ability to pay attention to detail, as well as great organizational skills and high-level accuracy in completing complex tasks
  • Superb time management skills and focus on planning implementation and collaboration
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • A deep understanding of gift-coding procedures, including restrictions and donor crediting
  • A highly motivated and self-confident character, as well as a strong drive to move projects forward quickly and follow through with staff regarding their successful completion
  • The ability to learn and complete tasks quickly
  • An aptitude for organizing time, managing diverse activities and personal interactions, and meeting short- and long-term deadlines
  • Strong project-management skills
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, spreadsheets and mail-merge functions
  • A high level of competency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with donor-relationship-management databases; some familiarity with Microsoft Access preferred
  • Desktop publishing skills a plus
  • A high energy level, as well as excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A clear understanding of and passion for the Center's mission
  • A sense of humor and positive attitude ' both of which are a must for Center employees!
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Assistant Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Knowledge of donor relations, non-profit management or public relations
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity, empathy, and the ability to listen well are key
  • Knowledge of donor relations or customer relations database with preference for Raiser’s Edge experience
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects is essential
  • High level of confidentiality is required
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Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work with development staff and LSA Departments to plan a comprehensive stewardship strategy for all levels of donors. Develop an annual donor relations plan
  • Plan, develop, implement and maintain stewardship plans for top donors and the associated project calendar
  • Facilitate regular communications with high end donors that provide seamless touch points
  • Work in partnership with LSA-DMC colleagues, create and implement special events and marketing/communication strategies to announce and recognize transformational gifts to the College
  • Develop and use consistent, accurate and appropriate information sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors
  • Direct gift acknowledgment procedures, including the development of a new series of letters for use each fiscal year, as well as leveraging mulit-media platforms to maximize communications with donors
  • Leverage technology to deliver endowed fund reports to donors as well as real-time fund information to donors
  • Supporting Department Chairs and Center, Institute, and Program Directors with resources, systems and resources to interact with their donors
  • Design and implement a systematic integrated donor experience program that encompasses donor recognition and communications
  • Devise and use consistent accurate and appropriate information sharing mechanisms for providing exceptional experiences for prospects and donors, as well as information on the impact of gifts to the College
  • Collaborate with development, marketing, business intelligence, events, and communications staff to support the donor experience platform for these donors
  • Leverage ongoing Department, Center, Institute, and Program events, as well as LSA DMC content, to assure regular interaction with these donors
  • In cooperation with the DMC Events Team, develop and direct a comprehensive plan to track and distribute mementos to donors, volunteers, alumni, and friends of the College, based on giving levels and capacity
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, management, business, or a related field, and at least 5 years of related experience in development, donor relations, alumni relations or a comparable field with progressively increased responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Expertise in gift processing, account set-up and related UM systems, policies and procedures. Knowledge or experience with advancement data (DART) and related querying tools (Business Objects)
  • Project management experience and excellent problem solving skills required
  • Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and presentation
  • Must possess strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational and customer service orientation, as well as a commitment to excellence in stewardship and an ability to implement and maintain quality control standards
  • Successful demonstration of initiative, team orientation and leadership skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, with the capability to master new software applications and technologies, including database management
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Availability to staff events on weekends and before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on weekdays
  • Familiarity with the higher education culture
  • Experience managing projects in a development community
  • Previous experience managing/developing customer service programs
  • Previous experience in personnel management
  • Working knowledge of the University organizational policies, rules, regulations, procurement, and purchasing is desired
  • Passion for the University of Michigan and the liberal arts
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth
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Assistant Director of Donor Relations Resume Examples & Samples

  • Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors
  • Writes personalized gift acknowledgement letters for president, vice president for college advancement, and other senior administrators
  • Conceptualize gift impact reports, conduct research, and interview faculty, staff, and students to compose appropriate and compelling communications for individual donor and affinity group donor stewardship reports for donors to the undergraduate college and graduate programs
  • Strategizes with leadership and principal gift officers to develop and execute annual individualized donor stewardship plans
  • Creates customized donor stewardship materials such as thank you booklets and student videos
  • Designs, creates, and posts reports, stories, videos, and photographs on Middlebury’s web site using the College’s web content management software, as required
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Principal Gifts Office, Leadership Gifts Office, Office of Annual Giving, Graduate and Special Programs, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Office of Gift Planning and Office of Advancement Communications on stewardship activities for donors at all levels
  • Is proficient in using a variety of creative software such as InDesign for print communications; SoundtrackPro for recording and editing online audio pieces; FinalCutPro for audio slideshows, Drupal for web site design
  • May be called upon to travel to gather assets needed to prepare materials
  • Completes special projects as part of Donor Relations team