The national office of the Alzheimer's Association is currently seeking an experienced part-time fundraising specialist to join our Intermediate Gifts team,for the Central or East Region. This team will establish relationships with Alzheimer's Association donors through daily telephone contact to cultivate and qualify as potential intermediate, major or planned giving prospects.
Essential Job Functions
Establish personal donor contact with an assigned portfolio of mid-level donors as well as prospects delivered by the Prospect Delivery system via telephone
Work with major gift officers located in assigned regions to consistently qualify potential major or planned giving prospects to maximize the income from the regions as a whole
Provide accurate and detailed documentation of calls using the Prospect Delivery system to ensure continuous and comprehensive assessment of donor needs and interests
Create a cultivation plan for core list donors. This plan will include: - Detailed cultivation plan for each donor - Strategies for increasing number of successful responses each year - Strategies and benchmarks for upgrading giving levels
Ensure accurate and timely transfer of donor requests for information to appropriate departments to resolve issues
Stay current regarding Alzheimer's Association news through research and conference calls with fellow peers
Other duties and projects as assigned
Possess a minimum of 2 years of successful fundraising experience for a nonprofit or charitable organization, or equivalent
College degree or the equivalent of education and experience
Ability to balance multiple priorities and to work in home-based setting with minimal supervision
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely on the telephone
Displays competency in the core competencies necessary to fulfill the position: - Ability to focus on learning about the Alzheimer's Association to be able to communicate clearly and effectively the mission, vision and accomplishments of the Association. - Ability to identify donor interest and capacity to create a vision that matches and raises those interests and capacity - Ability to cultivate relationships with donors that lead to increasing levels of interest, involvement and investment
Ability to manage donors across a large geographic territory. Management duties include: - Weekly, monthly and annual planning for donor contact and cultivation - Administrative duties that provide essential communication of information between peers, supervisor and National staff.
Ability to work as a team with capacity to work with great effectiveness with other fundraising colleagues and team members.
Possess above average communication, persuasion, listening and presentation skills. Must have a pleasant and outgoing demeanor, be a self motivator.