PRC is hiring an Individual Gifts Manager to manage and provide support for the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major gift and planned giving prospects and donors. This new position will directly provide support to the Executive Director to foster philanthropic support from individual donors and prospects and to deepen their understanding of and engagement with PRC and our mission. The Individual Gifts Manager will maximize Raiser’s Edge software in using data to maximize donor strategy and to create opportunities to deepen and broaden donor involvement. A successful candidate will bring donor relationship management experience and a proven ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
PRC offers a generous compensation and benefits package to our full time employees, including:
Medical insurance – HMO, PPO
Dental insurance – PPO
Flexible Spending Account participation
Short Term Disability
SIMPLE IRA retirement plan & company match
23 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)
12 paid holidays
Qualify a group of donors and prospects for the Executive Director and other organizational leaders as assigned.
Create and implement a framework to engage prospects based on history, potential and inclination of giving, connections with the organization and preferences for solicitation.
Create a plan for each prospect that will serve as a foundational communication and relationship plan for each individual. Execute plan and support designated leaders so individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.
Work with program and administrative departments to secure appropriate information to identify prospects, create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with persons on the caseload to secure gifts.
Coordinate and prepare information about donor and prospect portfolios for organizational leaders including but not limited to visits, meetings and follow-up
Work with Executive Director and members of the Development team on research and preparation of funding requests for qualified prospects.
Maintain accurate and timely updated records of individual donor communications, organizational involvement, contacts, solicitations and outcomes.
Extract, analyze, and formulate a plan for the appropriate use of Raiser’s Edge information for individual relationship solicitation efforts
Create monthly reports and analytics as required by Executive Director that accurately reflect donor group and initiative activity and performance.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required
3 years of experience in relationship management required
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Commitment to PRC’s mission, values, and community focus
Enjoys working in a social service non-for-profit organization
Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork
Able to work independently, with a team, and with a diverse group of individuals
Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
Able to effectively promote and represent PRC to other organizations
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with donors and constituents.
Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and a CRM database (preferably Raisers Edge)
Able to compile, analyze and evaluate data
Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Existing knowledge of the DuPage County community and philanthropic landscape, a plus
Ability to travel locally to meet with donors and attend community networking events.
About People' Resource Center
The mission of People's Resource Center is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
People’s Resource Center will be recognized in DuPage County for excellence of service, for well-integrated support services, for our neighborhood partnerships, and for advocacy that promotes just and sustainable communities.
• Dignity and Respect: Recognizing the dignity of each person who comes to us, we create a welcoming and respectful environment in all of our programs and communication.
• Creative and Innovative: We express our mission directly. We try things in the community. We are willing to jump in to new areas in order to address an unmet need.
• Responsible Stewards: We welcome those who need resources, as well as those with resources to share.
• Compassionate: We listen, we encourage, we try to get to know our families, we provide some help and guidance, we advocate, in a spirit of kindness and compassion.
• Integrity: We place a high priority in livin...g out of our principles, in our relationships, programs, and organizational practices.
People's Resource Center (PRC) is a grassroots organization in DuPage County, Illinois, founded in 1975 by community members looking to help neighbors who were facing financial hardship. Inspired by social justice heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Jane Addams, founders Dorothy McIntyre, Father Tom Peyton and a group of volunteers sought to do more than start a local food pantry. They wanted to build an organization across DuPage County that would help people overcome the isolating experience of poverty in the suburbs. In a small house on a quiet street in Wheaton, Illinois, they asked their friends to bring sacks of groceries and opened the doors. That first year they shared food with 125 local families.
Today, PRC operates one of the largest food pantry programs in the western Chicago suburbs, providing nearly 32,000 low-income DuPage County residents with basic human services and relationship-based educational programs to create paths to self-sufficiency. PRC’s programs include the following: full choice food pantries, clothes closets, social services, homeless prevention services, job search coaching, adult literacy instruction, computer technology access and training, citizenship classes, and art enrichment classes for children and adults. All PRC services are provided FREE to client families, eliminating cost as a barrier to access.
The Board of Director’s is currently comprised of 17 highly committed members of the community that abide by term limits. PRC has a staff of 41 paid full and part-time employees and a dedicated volunteer base of over 2,500 individuals. PRC’s FY2017 operating expenses exceeded $9.4 million.