Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 18-May-2019 to 17-Jun-2019
  • - Damien Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Damien Center, Indiana's largest nonprofit focused on providing quality care and prevention for those affected by HIV and AIDS, is seeking a Chief Donor Relations Officer

Position Summary:
Lead the planning and implementation of comprehensive fundraising and communications strategies needed to achieve Damien Center's goals and mission. Develop innovative and new opportunities to engage donors and the community. Identify and cultivate donors and other funding opportunities to raise operating and capital funds. Direct marketing and design efforts that lead to increased client engagement and donor growth. Supervise development and marketing staff. Collaborates with the President and CEO and the Board of Directors to ensure fundraising success.
 
Essential Responsibilities:

Fundraising
• Foster a culture of philanthropy and innovation that ensures fund development strategies are executed in keeping with the organization's values, vision, and mission.
• Plan, organize, direct and execute all fundraising activities including the implementation of a comprehensive annual, major and planned gifts program for individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
• Participate with the CEO and senior management to plan the organization's fund development budgets, goals, and programs.
• Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development programs and events.
• Help to recruit, train, and motivate volunteers and develop meaningful engagement opportunities.
• Establish a major donor program and ensure the effective implementation of the annual fund.
• Manage all fundraising events with a focus on Grande Masquerade and Dining Out for Life.
• Work with grant writer to ensure private grant goals, prospect research, proposal development, submission opportunities, and timely reporting.
• As appropriate, provide support and guidance for public grant proposal submissions.
• Assist with the planning, feasibility assessment, and implementation of a capital campaign
• Guide the President and CEO and Board of Directors on major donor acquisition, key roles, and prospect management.
• Create, maintain, and enhance donor and gift recognition programs.
• Determine annual giving goals (along with Board leadership and Executive Director) for all solicitation strategies and build an annual plan for achieving these goals.
• Develop sponsorship proposals, gift agreements and other appropriate correspondence necessary to close and document new gifts and commitments.
• Keep abreast of best practices in philanthropy and fund development.
• Oversee the fundraising database and tracking systems to ensure timely and accurate receipting of gifts, recording of donor strategies, and other activities, as appropriate
• Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies, beneficiary designations, and other revenue-enhancing gifts
• Attend Board of Directors meetings and help manage the Development Committee

Marketing and Communications
• Help establish the organizational brand, communication tools, and case statements for donors and the general community.
• Assist with the development and oversight of all marketing and communications collateral materials and activities that contribute to the fundraising initiatives.
• Provide guidance and support for marketing strategies and campaigns that focus on client engagement and growth.
• Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to resource development and marketing staff members.
• In collaboration with the President and CEO, make public appearances and accept speaking engagements to educate and inspire the community about Damien Center and its mission
 
Skills and Experience:
• Must have 5 years of fund development experience including major gifts, grant writing, and donor stewardship
• Must have 5 years of communications experience, including experience overseeing marketing campaigns, social media, and brand development.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills required
• Comfort and skill in public speaking
• Microsoft Office Suite ability required
• Experience working with constituent relationship management software systems
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to manage fundraising events
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
 
Education:
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
• Fundraising certifications: Certificate Fundraising Executive (CFRE) or Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), preferred

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