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Gift Officer Individual and Family Foundations

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Make-A-Wish Illinois

Chicago, IL

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Job Summary: Manages the submission of family foundation grants and develops a portfolio of relationships with family foundations. Develops and manages direct response and digital fundraising programs for individual gifts. Collaborates with Make-A-Wish America on all direct marketing appeals.    Major Responsibilities: Achieves annual goals by identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding family foundations for gifts on an annual basis. Writes all grant proposals for family foundations. Manages high touch relationships with key prospects to maximize giving potential. Continuously replenishes the prospect base through research and individual family foundation prospect engagements. Develops and implements all chapter appeals for different gift levels and donor communities. Tracks national direct marketing and online giving results and collaborates with MAWFA on opportunities to increase giving at the chapter level. Uses existing systems and processes to track prospect/donor activity. Manages a donor community volunteer group (as needed) to assist with fund raising efforts. Represents the Foundation at fundraising events, meetings and activities Performs other duties as required or assigned. Preferred Skills & Abilities: Proven record of successful gift solicitations and goal attainment Proven record of successful grant writing/fund raising activities with wide-range of funding sources: individual donors and foundations Proven relationship building record Highly organized and detail oriented Excellent written and verbal communications skills Proficiency in all components of Microsoft Office Suite Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or other CRM software (preferred) Preferred Education & Experience: Bachelors Degree 3 – 5 years individual development/fundraising experience To apply: Please apply online at:   A cover letter must be included for consideration. No phone calls please.

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