Major Gifts Officer
Company: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans an
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: May 11, 2022
Implement a focused major gifts development plan with the goals of
cultivating relationships, stewarding donors, and soliciting gifts
from major donors and prospects within a targeted region in
southwest Louisiana. -The primary focus is on individual donors,
but this position will also have accountability for some corporate
and foundation giving. -This position will work in collaboration
with the Development and Communications Team, Chief Strategy
Officer, President and CEO, other members of the Executive
Leadership Team, and the company's Development Committee and Board
on major gifts strategy and execution.
Develop and execute a plan for soliciting gifts and developing a
major gift plan in the context of an annual revenue goal -for
individual, corporate, and foundation major gifts and
Manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and prospects. -This includes
all phases of the gift cycle (identifying and qualifying new
prospects, initiating contact with donors, customizing cultivation
and solicitation strategies, engaging in direct solicitation or
facilitating solicitation meetings as appropriate, and implementing
stewardship initiatives). -Prepare personalized solicitation
packages that focus on organizational needs, funder interests, and
recognition, as appropriate.
Help plan and execute major donor cultivation, stewardship, and
Responsible for building a regional advisory board.
Assist with capital campaign planning and strategy and the
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of capital campaign
Work closely with Second Harvest's Development Committee and Board
of Directors on major donor strategy, cultivation, and
Collaborate with the Community Relations Manager, Grants Team, and
Volunteer Services on corporate and foundation giving and
sponsorships. -Solicit sponsorships for fundraising events.
Strong orientation towards an analytical and data/goal-driven major
gifts program. -Work closely with the Director of Development and
Donor Services Supervisor on implementing the portfolio management
system, measurement, and reporting of metrics/progress in Raiser's
Edge. -Report monthly on activity and results compared to goals and
objectives. -Consistently maintain up-to-date data, notes, and
actions in Raiser's Edge.
Cooperate with the President and CEO and Chief Philanthropy Officer
on board giving, with a focus on 100% board participation. Develop
incentive programs to motivate growth.
Collaborate with Communications Team on select donor materials.
-Participate in media interviews as a spokesperson for Second
Harvest, as requested.
Be able to translate the company's mission and programs into
fundraising initiatives that garner strong and consistent financial
Spend the majority of the time out of the office engaging with
donors. -Work independently and be self-motivated in contacting
donors through face-to-face meetings and solicitations.
Engage in networking and ongoing professional development
Participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.
Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.
Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.
Education : -Bachelor's Degree required. -An advanced degree and/or
CFRE certification is a plus.
Experience : -2+ years of experience executing successful major
Skills and Capabilities
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and
personal abilities and attributes:
Ability to develop successful strategies and an actionable
framework for major gifts.
Track record of accountability and leadership in major gifts,
working in concert with a team of development/communications
professionals and volunteers.
Experience collaborating with Development Committees and board
members on major gifts.
Knowledge of and experience with Raiser's Edge and prospect
Ability to build rapport with prospects, donors, volunteers, and
the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service
Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication
Respect for confidentiality and accuracy in handling donor
Strong work ethic with the ability to work well in a team-oriented,
--- Allowable Substitutions: A combination of education,
experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge
and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education
and/or experience at the company's discretion.
Keywords: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans an, Lake Charles , Major Gifts Officer, Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana
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