SUMMARY: The Development Coordinator will act as a fundraising generalist supporting all fundraising efforts through coordinating fundraising campaigns and events, managing records and reports in the organization’s donor CRM, and providing general customer service to donors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a collaborative member of the Development staff team, working with colleagues, the Executive Director, and the Fund Development Committee of the Board to create and execute annual and long-term fundraising strategies.
Supports the donor stewardship process by developing relationships with key donors, identifying donors who have the potential to increase their giving, and supporting the Director of Development and the Executive Director in preparing for stewardship calls and meetings.
Coordinates direct mail, email, and social media appeals, including the management of segmented traditional and email lists, coordination with fundraising volunteers, and coordination of the development, design, printing (if applicable), and processing of both broad and targeted appeals.
Works in collaboration with the Fund Development Committee to conceptualize fundraising events, and serves as the primary coordinator of event logistics, including, as applicable:
Soliciting sponsorships and in-kind donations
Managing donor recognition opportunities
Managing invitation lists
Coordinating the development, design, printing, and processing of save-the-date cards and event invitations
Organizing and managing raffles and silent auctions
Serves as the primary manager of the donor database, maintaining all records according to the organization’s data entry standards.
Records all gifts received accurately and in a timely manner.
Generates timely and targeted gift acknowledgement letters, including those for general gifts, designated gifts, tribute or memorial gifts, and foundation grants.
Completes other tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Experience working in the nonprofit sector
Commitment to supporting the mission of Howard Area Community Center
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
Exceptional abilities in writing, speaking, and building relationships
Strong follow through and attention to detail
Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Development
2 to 5 year of experience in fundraising
Experience with direct mail appeals, fundraising event planning, donor CRM databases, and an understanding of relationship management and the fundraising cycle