Job Summary: Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and manages a portfolio of local accounts and national corporate accounts in conjunction with Make-A-Wish America in order to achieve $1-$1.5 million in revenue. 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 up to 50%.
Manages a highly tailored portfolio of approximately 75-150 assigned corporate local, national and prospective donors at various stages of cultivation cycle from identification through solicitation and stewardship in partnership with Make-A-Wish America
Manages targeted cash or in-kind corporate campaigns for funding as the need arises (ex. Olympics)
Develops a multi-faceted approach for each prospect involving work place giving, cause marketing, corporate sponsorship, high profile in-kind and events as appropriate
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.
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
Excellent communication skills
Strong knowledge of MS applications
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
Good organization skills
Solid relationship building skills
Preferred Education & Experience:
3 – 5 years’ experience in sales, marketing, sales promotion or related field
3 – 5 years’ development/fundraising experience, major gift experience preferred
"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.