Annual Giving Associate

October 2022 | Hybrid / Brockton, MA

Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) is seeking an Annual Giving Specialist that will be responsible for strategically managing FBMS’ robust, multi-channel annual giving program. This includes the direct oversight of direct mail (renewals and acquisitions), email campaigns and online fundraising, recurring gift club, peer-to-peer fundraising, and the acknowledgement and stewardship of annual fund donors. The position will also be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding mid-level Annual Fund donors ($500-$5,000). Through these activities the Annual Giving Specialist will play a key role in implementing a comprehensive annual fund program to broaden the donor base, upgrade the average size of donation, and increase donor retention. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of ~100 mid-size Annual Fund donors with capacity to increase giving and commitment to FBMS. 
  • Oversee Direct Mail program: serve as main point of contact for direct mail vendor and coordinate all internal logistics including story sourcing, mailing lists, and approvals; monitor response rates, budget and revenue. 
  • Develop and oversee comprehensive, multi-channel solicitation schedule including mail, email, and social media. 
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and internal departments to meet annual giving deadlines and goals. 
  • Identify key donor segments and implement strategies to increase engagement; analyze patterns and effectiveness. 
  • Assist with database hygiene and tracking efforts, and other research activities, to channel qualified prospects into the major donor gift cycle. 
  • Regularly perform outreach/bonding calls to donors $250+. 
  • Develop special solicitation and stewardship pieces as needed. 
  • Draft and personalize acknowledgement letters. 
  • Help generate collateral (print and online) in collaboration with Marketing and Community Relations Manager. 
  • Oversee donor recognition efforts. 
  • Support gift entry, as needed during busy seasons.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of progressive direct mail and development experience. 
  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Excellent computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, preference given to candidates with knowledge/experience of Raiser’s Edge or similar program. 
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Evidence of mature judgment and ability to develop entrepreneurial and strategic plans to motivate prospects and donors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork, respect, and excellence. 
  • Ability to build and nurture effective working relationships, motivate, set and attain individual and team goals. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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