The Senior Associate, Monthly Giving and Stewardship, is a passionate and detailed-oriented individual responsible for the implementation and growth of monthly donor programs. The incumbent recruits and attracts new monthly donors, retains them through donor recognition and stewardship activities and seeks to upgrade their gifts.
- Supports department’s revenue goals by executing and building on fundraising for monthly donor programs. He/she implements and monitors monthly giving program plans to ensure targets are met. This includes developing and implementing tactics for expanding monthly giving as well as managing stewardship activities for monthly donors.
- Works collaboratively with the Senior Manager, Philanthropic Initiatives, to develop and test strategies for acquiring, retaining, and reactivating monthly donors. Also, works collaboratively with internal and external teams for program implementation including Development, Donor Relations, Digital, Marketing, etc. In addition, there is significant collaboration with Planned Giving.
- Develops and nurtures relationships with current monthly donors and partners and coordinates customized outreach including personal mailings, thank-you’s, Faithful Neighbor magazine, other newsletters (print and digital), telephone, and in-person events.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field of external relations
- Three to five years experience in non-profit fundraising program.
- Three to five years specialized experience in fundraising and monthly giving.
- Experience managing a monthly donor or sustainer program highly desired.
- Solid understanding of the principles and function of donor relations, ethical fundraising principles and best practices, donor cycle strategies, and marketing and communication practices
- Proficiency in English grammar, spelling and punctuation is vital, including the ability to compose simple, clear, concise correspondence and reports. Additional languages are an asset. Excellent communication skills, including warm manner and clear speech.
- High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgement and objectivity; high vision and conceptual abilities; sense of humor
- Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally. Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions is crucial.
- A high degree of initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and thoughtfulness in the decision-making process.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills; must have the ability to meet assigned objectives by adapting and modifying the sequence of work, methods and standards to meet changing conditions.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database.
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