Job Summary

The Senior Development Associate is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the individual major donor and planned giving programs to meet the organization's fundraising goals, including building the individual donor base.

Job Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage the mid-level to large donor program
  • Solicit gifts on behalf of the organization
  • Manage relationships with donors and donor prospects
  • Manage the planned giving program

Specific Duties:

 

MANAGE THE MID-LEVEL TO LARGE DONOR PROGRAMS AND SOLICIT DONATIONS ON BEHALF OF ORGANIZATION

  • Assist in the development of goals and strategies for the development department.
  • Track and report on progress of donor cultivation and solicitation throughout the year.
  • Manage effective systems for tracking and cultivating donors and prospects through the organizational database under guidance of Development Director.
  • Identify research and qualify prospective donors.
  • Develop and manage portfolios of prospects for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Provide direct support staffing to the CEO and Development Director for donor related responsibilities.
  • Initiate contract and meet with existing and potential donors.
  • Move potential donors toward solicitation and closure.

MANAGE RELATIONSHIPS WITH DONORS AND PROSPECTS

  • Produce materials and tools to communicate regularly with donors, supporters and potential allies.
  • Identify opportunities to network with donors and prospects and engage members of the staff and board as appropriate to make the most of those opportunities.
  • Ensure quality communications follow all gifts to provide thanks and documentation to donors.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for donor recognition, stewardship, and appreciation.
  • Educate donors on all giving opportunities, including bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other planned giving vehicles.

Promote a collegial atmosphere within the development department, working cooperatively with all fundraising officers to help them and the department attain their overall financial and advancement goals.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

Proven ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage relationships with donors.
Strong interpersonal communications skills. Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively, and experience with public speaking.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of fund development experience or a comparable mixture of education and work experience.

 

CONTACT AND MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

Contact Information

Feeding South Dakota
Kerri DeGraff
kerri@feedingsouthdakota.org
4701 N Westport Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
Phone: 605-335-0364, ext 106

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