Implements the strategic direction of the Annual giving and Donor Relations programs; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual gift donors, particularly in the $1,000-$10,000 range. Develops strategies that nurture, solicit, steward and advance existing and prospective donors capable of giving on an annual basis and identifying and cultivating relationships with donors who also have Major Gift potential.
KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to VP of Development
Strategizes, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of 150-200 annual giving donors and prospects; ensures annual solicitation and promotes retention of a broad pool of annual donors.
Develops yearly written plans and strategies with regular reports on progress and activity. Maintains complete donor records.
Creates, coordinates and implements key Annual Giving programs (i.e. Brick, Cemetery Plot, and Community Shares). Manages the logistics, stewardship and giving strategy for the Direct Mail and Colorado Gives Day programs.
Oversees employee annual giving strategies, including recognition.
Ensures the on-going growth and success of the overall Annual Giving program. Staffs the Annual Giving Committee and works with volunteers to achieve annual fundraising goal.
Collaborates with Marketing Department to develop and implement communication plans, enhance donor stewardship reporting capabilities, and build awareness of clinical programs through events, special projects and various media sources.
Builds and sustains awareness of hospice support opportunities through speaking engagements and other outreach efforts.
Manages the on-going growth and success of the overall communications, marketing, and public relations program. Works with the Development team to ensure donor relations strategy is a relevant component of overall fundraising plans and goals.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Demonstrates ability to enthusiastically advocate for those requiring end of life services.
Upholds the confidentiality of information relating to donors, prospect research, and other proprietary information.
Possesses strong interpersonal, writing, and editing skills with the ability to articulate accurately and persuasively the themes and issues associated with hospice and palliative healthcare organizations.
Establishes and fosters relationships and communicates effectively verbally. Displays strong organizational skills and the ability to establish priorities.
Displays a high level of analytical ability, multi-tasked manner of thinking, excellent administrative skills, high motivation and proven ability to produce results in a highly deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to use judgment, discretion, confidentiality, patience, and understanding necessary for dealing effectively with volunteers, donors, physicians and professional colleagues.
Travels within the Denver metro area. Meets with donors and prospects on a regular basis, and willingness to work some evenings and weekends to attend fundraising and cultivation events.
Participates in professional development activities and continuing education.
Communicates openly and listens carefully and develops an atmosphere of teamwork and positivity.
Minimum Education: BA or BS in related field. Knowledge of computer systems and databases, Raisers Edge preferred. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Minimum Experience: 5 or more years working in a fundraising environment. Proven and successful track record of personal solicitation and program management. Proven ability of utilizing marketing and communications skills to further advance philanthropic and community awareness initiatives.
Required License: Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
Manual dexterity and mobility
Visual and auditory acuity
Internal Number: 1322
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