Serve as the development team’s resident individual giving expert, managing the day-to-day operations of the individual giving program. Actively work to support a comprehensive individual giving strategy to build process, pipeline and stewardship practices. Provide the primary logistical and organizational support to keep the individual giving contacts connected, engaged and involved. Consistently monitor existing donors, building understanding of individual priorities and potential for upgraded gifts, and planning for regular, personalized touch points throughout the year.
Oversee Annual Giving
Plan, implement and manage annual giving, multi-channel giving and solicitation strategies; including direct mail, phone, internet and email correspondence
In partnership with public relations, create a calendar of multi-channel communication strategies
Manage relationship with direct mail vendor including content strategy, segmentation and analysis of annual giving performance
Solicit and steward donors of $500+
Cultivate leadership annual gift donors toward major gift level
Create prospect strategy plans for MG donors and prospect
Track development activity and donor interaction in Neon
Create basic research profile for all major gifts prospects (including natural partner relationships)
Work with the Executive Director to create individual giving metrics
Assist with special event solicitations
Write major gift proposals
Provide strategic direction
Attend all meetings and fundraising events
Bachelor’s degree in related field required
Minimum 5 years of experience in annual fund and/or major gift fundraising required.
Knowledge of planned giving vehicles preferred.
Excellent written, oral communications and interpersonal skills required.
Strong negotiation and presentation skills required.
Strong experience in recruiting, training, and motivating high level volunteers required.
Results-oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills required.
Entrepreneurial self-starter and team player with energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
About The Harbour
The Harbour is a 501(c)3 organization providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services to homeless youth ages 12-21 in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs. We are committed to offering services rooted in the belief that youth must have their basic needs met before they can begin to build a promising future for themselves.Our goal is to support youth in crisis who may need a stable and safe place to sleep as well as prepare young people for living on their own by gaining essential skills in self-sufficiency.