Job Purpose: To secure funds for SPCA Tampa Bay by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give, and assuring that as many donors as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.
In collaboration with the Mid-Level Donor Manager, qualify a caseload of approximately 150 donors from a larger group of donors to the organization.
Create individual goals for each donor on his or her caseload based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
In collaboration with the Mid-Level Donor Manager, create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload. Plans will cultivate and grow donor relationships through frequent personal contact including visits, phone calls, personal notes and e-mail.
Execute that plan on a timely basis so that individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.
Work with program staff and the Marketing Department to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donors on the caseload to secure gifts and report back on how their giving is making a difference.
Plan and implement the annual planned giving marketing strategy.
Partner with the Mid-Level Donor Manager and Development team to plan and implement at least two recognition/cultivation events for major donors / prospects each year and the Humanimality Luncheon.
Collaborate with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to plan and implement the annual Continuing Education Seminar at SPCA Tampa Bay.
Experience: Minimum 7 years of successful fundraising experience for a non-profit with a proven track record in soliciting and closing major gifts.
Licensure or Certification: CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
Ability to qualify donors from the larger pool of organizational donors that meet the major gift or planned giving criteria.
Ability to create reasonable financial goals for each donor which are based on their giving and their potential.
Ability to create a personal contact and ask plan for each donor on his or her caseload, that takes into account the individual donor’s passions, interests, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences.
Ability to execute this plan in a timely and cost effective manner which results in the retention and upgrading of donors.
Ability to create and write effective offers, proposals and asks. Ability to report back to donors on how their giving made a difference.
Ability to create timely reports that reflect caseload performance.
Ability to manage processes, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.
Ability to get along with peers, subordinates and management and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems. Ability to be a team player and protect the mission, goals and values of the organization.
Understanding of planned giving principles and vehicles; and ability to coordinate interactions with donors and their financial planners to facilitate a gift.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
Proficient in fundraising databases such as Blackbaud CRM, Raiser’s Edge, or similar systems.
Advanced technical skills in using the internet and a variety of computer software applications such as MS Office, GoToMeeting, and Google. Comfortable learning new software programs and using online information systems.
About SPCA Tampa Bay
SPCA Tampa Bay is the only non-profit, open-admission animal shelter and public veterinary center in Pinellas County. Our shelter in Largo cares for more than 8,000 animals annually that have been surrendered by their owners, along with injured wildlife.
SPCA Tampa Bay cares for dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotic animals, and livestock like goats and pigs. Animals receive immunizations, medical care, behavior training and enrichment, and loving care while they live at our shelter. Our adoptions volunteers work to match families with animals that are a good fit with the family’s home, lifestyle and personalities. There is no time limit for an animal’s stay at our shelter, and every animal receives compassionate care, regardless of its breed or size.
Create a community where every animal matters.
Through passionate collaboration with our community, we transform the lives of animals.
SPCA Tampa Bay is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit locally governed by a volunteer board of directors. Like most U.S. animal shelters, we rely entirely on our program revenue and fundraising to sustain our operations, provide care for animals and serve the community.
A team of 80 staff members and 250 dedicated volunteers help us fulfill our mission.