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Following the election of a record number of women to Congress, WCPI has reached a critical phase in its development, and is seeking to expand and diversify its base of support.

We are seeking a development professional to serve as the Individual Giving Manager, reporting to the President. This is a new position; it will be an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to create and build a robust annual giving and major gifts program.

Responsibilities:

Annual Giving Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for annual giving, including goals for renewals, upgrades, and acquisition
  • Create and implement direct mail and digital campaigns, including written materials
  • Collaborate with Communications Associate to activate social media for development
  • Ensure that donors are acknowledged and thanked appropriately
  • Oversee and support gifts processing and donor record management
  • Generate monthly annual giving report
  • Other duties as assigned

Major Gifts Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for major gifts with specific goals, giving opportunities, and strategies for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors/prospects
  • Work in collaboration with President and staff to create compelling case for support for major gifts
  • Establish, manage, and grow a major gifts portfolio of at least 75 individual prospects
  • Participate in approximately 100 face-to-face visits annually, including visits with President, other staff, or board members
  • Plan and oversee strategic donor cultivation and stewardship events
  • Create and oversee a system to track donor relationships
  • Create briefing materials for President in advance of major donor meetings, as required
  • Conduct prospect research as required
  • Work with board development committee to identify, cultivate, and steward major gifts prospects, and report on development progress at board meetings, as required
  • Assist the President with board fundraising requests
  • Generate monthly major gifts report.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to WCPI mission.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an annual giving and major donor gift program.
  • Knowledge of moves management.
  • Experience working in partnership with senior leadership and boards
  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both written and verbal; attention to detail.
  • Self-directed, confident, positive individual with sense of humor.
  • Team player who is able to juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with donor databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to webmaster@wcpinst.org. No phone calls please!

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