Nonprofit

Major Gift Officer

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Wisconsin, US
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Published 26 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 15, 2024
Application Deadline
June 28, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
At least USD $75,000 / year
Salary commensurate with experience.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin seeks a skilled major gift officer to help achieve our major gift fundraising goals. As part of the fundraising team, this position is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of 100+ donors/prospects. We are looking for candidates who are skilled at building strategic relationships, utilizing prospect research tools, and have experience with moves management planning. Candidates who are expert listeners and have a genuine curiosity regarding donors’ life experiences will excel in this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Donor Solicitation, Cultivation, & Stewardship (80%)
  • Manage a portfolio of over 100+ donors/prospects.
  • Conduct research on existing NRF, and new individual, and private/family foundation donors.
  • Arrange and attend donor cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation visits (donor prospects primarily located across southern Wisconsin with some located in the Chicago region).
  • Solicit donors via written communications and personal visits (face to face and/or Zoom) for general operational, programmatic, endowed, and, if appropriate, planned gifts.
  • Donor stewardship activities: thank you calls, writing personal thank you notes, and sending gift impact reports and updates to donors.
  • Work with NRF board members and leadership team to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.
  • Support donor stewardship on field trips and fundraising/outreach events by writing select donor biographies.
  • Technical Skills: (15%)
  • Track and assess major gift fundraising metrics.
  • Update and maintain donor database records and files.
  • Utilize wealth screening tools.
  • Understand and use moves management process.
  • Other duties as assigned (5%)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of major gift/planned giving experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure individual and major gifts.
  • Eligible to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship).

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards and Donor Bill of Rights. CFRE certification a plus.
  • Thorough background in fundraising best practices.
  • Ability to connect donors’ values and passions to NRF’s mission.
  • Experience with databases for managing donor and solicitation records.
  • Commitment to NRF’s mission, work culture, and standards of practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Interest in working with ethnically and culturally diverse people.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin seeks a skilled major gift officer to help achieve our major gift fundraising goals. As part of the fundraising team, this position is responsible for developing and managing…

Benefits

  • 16 days vacation.
  • Ten days sick leave.
  • GHC Health Insurance (NRF pays 75% of premium for employee only).
  • Delta Dental Insurance (NRF pays 75% of premium for employee only).
  • Life, short-term and long-term disability insurance (NRF pays 100% of basic premium).
  • Flexible work schedule (up to 90% remote or hybrid schedule available).
  • Free parking.
  • Office on Capital City Bike Trail.
  • 11 paid holidays.
  • One paid volunteer day.
  • Two paid NRF Field Trips.
  • 403(b) retirement plan – 4% employer contribution with minimum employee contribution.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Health savings account with health insurance participation.
  • Madison Metro Bus Commuter Pass.


  • 16 days vacation.
  • Ten days sick leave.
  • GHC Health Insurance (NRF pays 75% of premium for employee only).
  • Delta Dental Insurance (NRF pays 75% of premium for employee only).
  • Life, short-term…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Wisconsin, US
211 South Paterson Street, Madison, WI 53703, United States
Suite 100

How to Apply

A COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING (INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED):

1.Cover letter which speaks to the following:

  • How you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
  • The largest number of donors you have managed.
  • Total annual goals, average level of gifts pursued, and success rate.

2.Resume.

3.Three professional references.

Please combine the requirements above into one PDF and email to NRFHR@wisconservation.org. Please reference Major Gift Officer in the subject line of your email.



A COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING (INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED):

1.Cover letter which speaks to the following:

  • How you meet the minimum…

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