Job Summary: Manages a portfolio of businesses and corporate foundations in order to raise $500,000 - $750,000 in support of our mission. Duties include identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and ongoing management of local corporate donors, prospects and suspects in the Greater Chicago area. Key focuses are on work-place giving, cause-marketing programs, corporate event sponsorship, and in-kind corporate campaigns. Attendance at weekend and evening events may be required. This position requires local travel upwards of 30%.
Conducts prospect research and analysis on businesses, corporate and private foundations, identifying areas of philanthropic interest, giving history, and fit with Make-A-Wish mission
Independently manages a portfolio of 250 relationships with current and prospective donors
Develops a multi-faceted approach to engaging small, local businesses through corporate giving programs, sponsorships, work place giving, marketing outreach programs (e.g. Jeans for Wishes, Adopt-a-Wish, Holiday Program), and other opportunities through cultivation and stewardship
Tracks prospect/donor activity in Raiser’s Edge - correspondence, phone calls, meetings, cultivation events, acts of stewardship (gifts, lunches, information packets) and revenue generation against budget
"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.