Indiana Associate Director of Development - The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
- 18-Apr-2021 to 14-May-2021
- - Nature Conservancy of Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks an Associate Director of Development (ADoD) based in Indianapolis, IN to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors. The ADoD will build a portfolio of qualified donors, develop strong donor strategies, and build lasting donor relationships. They will effectively communicate the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms and will engage donors through a variety of methods, such as meetings, presentations, events, and field trips. The ADoD will be responsible for direct asks to both global and local priorities to meet the funding needs of the Indiana Chapter and other Conservancy programs; and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. They will use the Conservancy's donor database, develop donor proposals, and involve appropriate partners and staff, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues, or concerns, as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record of success that includes:
· Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
· Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
· Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
· Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
· Experience working with cross-functional teams.
· Ability to determine an individual's interests, capacity, and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy's work.
· Ability to educate, inform, and inspire prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
· Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts, or planned giving.
· Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
· Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
We're rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we'll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it's career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there's lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
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