Job Summary: This newly created role is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Corporate Giving program (including local corporate gifts, sponsorship, and national partnerships with Make-A-Wish America) to reach an overall goal of $3-$4 million. Develops programmatic solutions to support the Fund Development Strategy. Manages a team of gift officers in pursuit of increasing revenue in an efficient and sustainable manner. Independently develops and manages a portfolio of high-impact corporate relationships.
Creates a comprehensive strategy for building a pipeline of corporate supporters in order to meet or exceed corporate revenue goals including the development of a suite of programs to engage new supporters.
Partners with Make-A-Wish America to identify and solicit national corporate prospects. Independently develops relationships with prospective local corporations to align with engagement opportunities.
Develops appropriate cultivation strategies for each prospect involving work place giving, cause marketing, corporate sponsorship, high profile in-kind and events as appropriate
Leads and manages a team of corporate giving officers towards the successful achievement of revenue goals
Directs the implementation of national corporate giving programs at the local level
Works directly with Board members to identify corporate prospects within their networks and develop a partnered approach for engagement
Uses existing systems and processes to track donor/prospect activity and establishes shared accountability for the Corporate Giving team to utilize systems
Represents the Foundation at fundraising events
Performs other duties as required or assigned
Required Skills & Abilities:
Proven record of successful corporate relationship building and goal attainment
Superior relationship building skills
Excellent written, verbal and public speaking communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database utilization, preferably Raiser’s Edge
Excellent organization and project management skills
Preferred Education & Experience:
5-7 years’ experience in corporate fundraising with both national and local campaigns
"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses."
-The Make-A-Wish Mission
Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a critical illness. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.
Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 14,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.
A dynamic, professional staff is essential to delivering high-quality wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across Illinois. Named one of The Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profits to Work For in 2016, Make-A-Wish® Illinois offers an environment that encourages excellence and allows individuals to grow and flourish while delivering the mission. We hope you consider applying for any one of these unique opportunities.