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California Ships to Reefs, Inc.
PO Box 958
California, US, 253

Phone: 530-633-4858
Web Site: http://californiashipstoreefs.org

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Major Gifts Fundraiser


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California, USA, North America 


Professional Services


per comission

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for soliciting gifts of up to $100,000 and higher from foundations and corporations.
  • Manage relationships with prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important prospects.
  • Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development and advancement staff, and other organization representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for organization-wide priorities.
  • Monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Recommends and assists with programming involving Chairman, VP Reef Development, Treasurer, and project volunteer leaders.
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six-figure range.
  • Reports to the Treasurer and works collaboratively and strategically with the Treasurer and Chairman.

Job Requirements:

  • Manage a portfolio of primary prospects primarily in California, however prospects may come from outside the state as well.
  • Manage prospect activity.
  • Travel as needed.
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
    - Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
    - Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
    - Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    - Make solicitations when appropriate
    - Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
  • Work collaboratively with organization officers. Offer prospect strategy counsel to the Chairman, VP Reef Development and volunteer leaders who are managing projects. Be a resource for Committee Chairs, from identifying potential volunteer connections to knowing about meeting and event spaces in key locations.
  • Focus on securing support for a set of projects statewide
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
  • Five to seven years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferably in environmental issues
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the organization
  • Interest in all aspects of ocean issues and a dedication to promoting the organization’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with the officers, project leaders and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Must be willing to travel.
Commission to be negotiated.

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