Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 08-Apr-2017 to 05-May-2017
  • - Music for All, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Annual Giving Manager position. The Annual Giving Manager works under the direction of the Director of Advancement and is an important part of the Music for All Advancement Team.

Music for All, Inc. is one of the nation's leading organizations in support of active music making. Founded in 1975, Music for All's mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music-making music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Music for All's internationally acclaimed repertoire of programs includes more than 30 annual programs across the nation. Among these events are the Bands of America Grand National and Regional Marching Band Championships; Music for All National Festival for concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and – debuting in 2018 – choirs; Music for All Summer Symposium leadership workshops; and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals. Music for All also presents national honor ensembles for students: the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, Jazz Band of America and the BOA Honor Band in the Tournament of Roses® Parade.

More than 450,000 teens, family members and enthusiasts attend Music for All programs each year with more than 125,000 teens participating. Many more worldwide access Music for All through award-winning web, print, and digital materials; video productions; and social networking.

Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for an Annual Giving Manager.  The Annual Giving Manager works under the direction of the Director of Advancement and is an important part of the Music for All team. The Annual Giving Manager will work to strengthen the annual fundraising efforts by increasing grant submission, managing and building relationships with current and prospective donors, corporations, and grantors. The manager will be a proactive and strategic fundraising committed to the mission and vision of Music for All.

Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

• Play key role in the execution and achievement of the department's strategic plan aimed at substantially increasing individual, corporate, and foundation annual giving over the next five years.
• Create, maintain, and manage grant calendar and pipeline of grant prospects for foundation and government funding.
• Serve as primary contact for foundation and government grantors and prospects.
• Responsible for preparing, in collaboration with other MFA departments, grant proposals and reports.
• Support the Director of Advancement by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and managing a portfolio of past, current, and prospective major donor including individual and corporations.
• Assist with the creation and launch of a targeted direct mail giving programs in order to grow donor base and increase annual giving.
• Work with Director of Advancement to manage the development and publishing of communication and solicitation campaigns including but not limited to: donor solicitation letters, annual report, email solicitations, and social media outreach.
• Represent the department during Music for All/ Bands of America events and other community/industry events and seek to establish relationships with potential donors and funder and provide stewardships for current donors and funders.
• Provide regular reporting on activity and outcomes.

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization's business is the planning and execution of special events.  As such, all Music for All employees may be involved in the planning of events and have some on-site event production duties and responsibilities.  Some travel, night and weekend work is required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with the below skills:

• Bachelor's degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Relations, or Communications (preferred).
• Three-Five years experience in fundraising.
• Experience in grant writing.
• Strong communication skills.
• Proficiency in computer applications such as Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, and Fundraising Software.
• Demonstrated leaderships, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as strong attention to detail.
• Strong work ethic, willingness to embrace our organization, and an interest in supporting the arts community.
• Ability and willingness to travel.

Click the APPLY button to submit resume, cover letter, and salary history by Friday, May 5.




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