The Home for Little Wanderers seeks a Senior Major Gifts Officer for their Brighton based offices. The Senior Major Gifts Officer position engages the organization’s individual donors in the work and impact of The Home for Little Wanderers (The Home) while expanding the donor base to include new major donors. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of and background in major gifts fundraising principles and practices, a high level of professionalism, collegiality, self-motivation and a strong belief in the mission of The Home for Little Wanderers. The Senior Major Gifts Officer position reports to the Director of Development.
•Manage a portfolio of 120 to 150 prospects and donors with a focus on soliciting gifts of $10,000 and higher.
•Manage relationships with prospective and existing donors in all aspects of the gift cycle including: identifying, qualifying, and initiating contact with potential donors; developing appropriate cultivation strategies for moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure; making solicitations of major and planned gifts when appropriate; and maintaining stewardship contacts with donors.
•Work collaboratively with the Development team and all of the other departments of The Home.
• Solicit support for The Home’s annual fundraising events.
•Produce fundraising communications, including but not limited to letters, emails, newsletters, proposals, briefs, presentations, and reports. This includes drafting original copy and editing documents.
•In consultation with the Director of Development, set annual individual fundraising goals; track solicitation amounts, anticipated gifts, pledges, and revenue; and provide regular revenue and cash flow updates on projections.
•Perform other duties as assigned.