• Donor Relations Manager

  • Posted: 11/08/2019


    Reporting to the development director, the donor relations manager will identify, cultivate, and solicit financial support by developing and maintaining relationships with individuals and corporations.



    Face-to-Face Donor Development  
    • Initiate informational calls to populate donor knowledge database  
    • Engage visits to establish donor relationships 
    • Document donor notes after each visit  
    • Develop pool of sustained, major and mega donors  
    • Engage major and mega donors in private and/or capital campaigns  
    • Manage direct referrals to the organization for planned and deferred gifts  
    • Maintain a caseload of 75 key donors per year who are contacted quarterly 
    • Maintain a caseload of 75 prospects for increased engagement 
    • Maintain list of 75 prospects, discerning capacity and interest to give 
    Donor Gratitude
    • Thank donors weekly 
    Closing Donor-Centric Gifts 
    • Build on face-to-face donor development to close on donor gifts 
    • Conduct closing visits to secure gifts that align with donors’ values and goals 
    Participate in Donor Focus Staff Meetings 
    • Give feedback on donor interactions that affect campaign goals and strategies  
    • Provide input on organization’s communication with key donors and prospects
    Provide Meaningful Feedback from Supporters 
    • Give feedback to executive director from active and potential donors that may inform the organization’s decisions and actions 

    Skills & Qualifications:
    • Personal, evident, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Compassionate heart for those in need
    • Willingness to serve others
    • Desire to see the lost come to Christ  
    • Skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Creative, positive, and passionate for work
    • Adapt positively to continuous change
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and personal integrity
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to organize and prioritize duties while being attentive to detail
    • Proficient in desktop computer applications software
    • Dynamic and engaging personality
    • Self-confident with a highly relational
    • Ability to creatively engage others (storyteller)
    • Self-motivated with an eye for time management
    • Tech savvy
    Education, Experience and Qualifications:
    • College degree
    • 3-4 years of experience in face-to-face fundraising or other applicable career path
    • Ability to travel within 100-mile radius on a regular basis; overnight travel up to three times per quarter
    • Willingness to work one evening per week and one Saturday per month

    Visit https://www.fargonlc.org/about#employment to apply.


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