**This is a remote position open to anyone living in the Northeast or Chicago Area**
Serves as a strategic fundraiser primarily for the Northeast markets. Responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and refining the fundraising strategies and development activities with emphasis on identifying, stewarding, securing, and recognizing large donations and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations interested in supporting the mission of the organization. Collaborates with colleagues to maximize gifts and revenue.
Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal solicitation, direct marketing, stewardship, communications, and established donor engagement activities promoting a lifetime of investing in our mission.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in individual giving to maximize total gift revenue.
Researches and writes specific solicitations, proposals, case statements, correspondence, and other development-related communication materials in support of fundraising activities.
Communicates regularly with donors and prospects, motivating them to increase their investment in Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Manages and leverages portfolio and donor management database of major and planned gift prospects and donors.
Makes recommendations for overall marketing and recognition strategies for prospects, donors, and foundations. Creates action plans and schedules to implement strategies and tactics based on moves model.
Establishes solicitation priorities, manages prospect lists and research, develops and executes targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide support to staff and volunteers for solicitation.
Works collaboratively with all to cultivate institutional prospects and prepare foundation and other grant proposals.
Works collaboratively with the Development Officers and others to manage and coordinate individual gift solicitation.
Manages the writing and development of collateral materials and coordinate their design and production.
Recruits and manages volunteers; schedules and supports campaign leadership meetings.
Manages cultivation and recognition events.
Ensures that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manages campaign record keeping.
Ensures donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition.
As directed, participate in solicitations as appropriate.