The Regional Philanthropy Manager is a key public representative for Mercy Housing Lakefront in Wisconsin, primarily Milwaukee, and is the lead fundraiser for MHL in Wisconsin. The Regional Philanthropy Manager identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospective donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Regional Philanthropy Manager also works closely with the Southeast Wisconsin Partnership Board as a group and as individuals and works to gather and create communications content about Mercy Housing Lakefront’s work in Milwaukee for a variety of audiences. The Regional Philanthropy Manager should enjoy building diverse relationships and be well-organized to manage all the competing priorities.
1. Represent a region of Mercy Housing at various public events, conferences and meetings that are relevant to our mission.
2. Research and establish relationships with funding opportunities and requests for proposals (RFPs), which may include corporate, foundation, community-based, and/or individual to develop a pipeline of current and prospective funders for regional, multiregional, or national programs and initiatives.
3. Write proposals, letters of interest/inquiry, concept papers, and related materials for grant proposal submissions.
4. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and foundation prospects and donors. Facilitate and support the involvement of the Regional Vice President, President, and other staff and volunteers in the cultivation process.
5. May help plan and coordinate fundraising events. Solicit sponsors and donations to support events for programs and activities in the region. Coordinate and provide leadership for property-based philanthropy.
6. May plan and coordinate funder-related volunteer events and activities in the region.
7. May conduct stewardship activities with funders and donors in the region. Ensure necessary follow up on proposals including reporting, award documentation, acknowledgments, thank you letters, and other correspondence.
8. Act as a resource for local and/or national information on regional and/or national grant proposals. Ensure that the latest policies, procedures, tools, and training are being implemented regarding grants management and compliance.
9. May monitor and track federal grant opportunities for the region, multiregional, and/or nation. Assist with preparation of proposals, as needed.
10. Collaborate with resident services and other internal departments to support strategies and establish meaningful goals and outcomes for grant opportunities.
11. Support and steward local advisory and fundraising councils as a group and as individual members.
12. Utilize the tracking systems in Raiser's Edge for managing grants, reports, events, and individual donor prospects.
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About Mercy Housing Lakefront
Mercy Housing is looking for people who want to create a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop their full potential. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives.