ABOUT OUTRIGHT ACTION INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1990, Outright International strives to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people live safer, healthier, and more empowered lives worldwide. Working from its offices in 12 countries and global headquarters in New York City, Outright documents human rights violations, helps resource LGBTIQ movements and allies, and advocates for the rights of LGBTIQ people.
Outright currently seeks a Major Gifts Officer (MGO). In recent years, Outright International has experienced significant growth in development revenue across categories. The Major Gifts Officer will play a key role in identifying new opportunities and supporting the continued growth of Outright in support an ambitious five-year strategic plan. The MGO will cultivate, steward, and solicit individual giving prospects with four- and five-figure gift capacity. They will also be responsible for leading major donor events annually in various cities. In addition, the MGO will be responsible for ensuring Outright’s major donors have a meaningful and affirming philanthropic experience.
The position is based in New York City and may require some travel. The selected candidate will report to the Director of Development.
- Manage an active portfolio of 250+ donors and prospects; develop cultivation and solicitation strategies in line with Outright’s priorities and donor/prospect interests.
- Solicit gifts of $2,000-9,000+ to reach Outright’s Individual Giving Team goals. Create individual goals for each prospect in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and an understanding of the prospect’s capacity and interests.
- Work closely with the Individual Giving team to continue refining and enhancing the major/leadership gift program in support of Outright’s Strategic Plan and organizational expansion.
- Oversee stewardship of a high-quality donor experience through developing individual relationships, correspondence, mailings, acknowledgements, and other meaningful opportunities to engage with the organization.
- Work in coordination with Outright’s Development Team to manage donor events in key cities, Outright’s Diplomats Circle and events, and Outright’s annual Celebration of Courage awards & gala, including identifying hosts and host committee members, writing/delivering speeches and developing talking points for Executive Director, Board members and other notable speakers (i.e., “the pitch”).
- Identify and qualify new individual prospects through collaboration with the Board, staff, and leadership donors; includes a strong focus on planned giving.
- Represent Outright at external functions and events as requested.
- Lead tracking of revenue for this group of donors, and work with Finance as necessary.
- Maintain monthly reports and use this data to drive decision making.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional history as a frontline fundraiser with a focus on individual donors and major gifts.
- An understanding and commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) human rights in a global context.
- Thorough understanding of nonprofit fundraising and experience as a member or leader of a nonprofit development team.
- Proven track record of stewarding and closing four, five, six-figure gifts.
- Familiarity with the fundraising landscape in New York and other cities cited, ideally from work in other LGBTIQ and/or advocacy nonprofit organizations.
- Strong knowledge of and connections to LBGTIQ communities and social issues from lived and/or professional experience.
SALARY RANGE: USD 80,000-90,000 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022