The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the Director, External Relations & Mission Advancement to develop and execute a major gifts program, managing a portfolio of prospects and donors and the research, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts to the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
– Develop and execute an annual major gifts program that supports fundraising goals as outlined in the strategic plan
– Implement an annual major gifts program that results in securing unrestricted gifts from individual donors of $5,000 and above
– Manage portfolio of a minimum of 25-50 donors and prospects through individualized stewardship plans that include written and verbal communications and in-person meetings, ensuring plans have clear and achievable goals and strategies that are compatible with and maximize fundraising opportunities
– Grow donor and prospect portfolio through research and identification of potential donors with capability of giving $5,000 and above
– Maintain accurate donor records with Meals on Wheels of RI CRM (DonorQuest)
– Represent Meals on Wheels of RI at events as needed
– Support fundraising efforts of the Director, External Relations & Mission Advancement and Executive Director
– Other duties, per the ever-changing needs of the organization
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Commitment to Meals on Wheels of RI’s mission & values
– Commitment to a work environment that promotes DEI practices
– Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust workflow as needed to meet deadlines and goals
– Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and co-workers
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Excellent written communication skills
– Excellent organizational skills
– Knowledge of Rhode Island’s philanthropic community
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
– Working knowledge of Microsoft TEAMS
– Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation
Education and Experience
– 5-10 experience in fundraising, with demonstrated ability to secure 5- and 6-figure individual gifts
– Experience working with a diverse portfolio of donors
– Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
– All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background and motor vehicle record check.
This position is not required to work within the organization’s building but is welcome to do so when office work is required.
Work is performed in a building. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the environment is sometimes chaotic. Protocol for safety and security is a priority. Occasional work after normal business hours. Must be able to drive to other locations such as external meetings, within the state.
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands; balance, stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.