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Major Gifts Officer
 

Major Gifts Officer

DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of major donors and foundations appropriate for and interested in supporting the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s annual and capital initiatives. The individual will work with the Major Gifts staff to develop cultivation strategies, including planned giving, for each potential donor or grantor and when appropriate implement these strategies and act as a contact person for MPBN. This individual will report directly to the Director of Major Gifts.

DUTIES:

  • Manage, steward, solicit and cultivate a portfolio of major and planned gift donors.
  • Create and implement a major gift strategy with donor portfolio using best practices associated with moves management models.
  • Manage an active pipeline of approximately 125-150 donors / prospects, visiting donor base on established monthly goals and contribute to the department’s revenue goals.
  • Maintain excellent major donor relations through personal contacts, phone calls, e-mail and letter correspondence.
  • Manage major gift systems and procedures ensuring timely pledge reminders as well as gift acknowledgements.
  • Additional related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three to five years’ experience in successful non-profit fundraising or commensurate experience building external relationships required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills critical.
  • Knowledge of Maine and national funders, including any funders with a particular interest in public broadcasting, preferred.
  • Familiarity with membership databases a plus.
  • Travel and a valid driver’s license required.
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