Senior Giving Officer

Make-A-Wish Minnesota
1919 University Ave W Suite 415
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel




The Senior Giving Officer is responsible for increasing revenue by developing and executing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all high-end donors, with special focus on building the major gifts program. Maintains ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies and advises on the facilitation of advancement-related events and donor groups. The Senior Giving Officer is a collaborative position on the development team that manages the Corporate Relations Coordinator and reports directly to the VP of Development.


· Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 individual and corporate donors and prospects. Generate revenue from sources including individual major gifts, corporate major gifts, and event sponsorships.

· Establish, evaluate and maintain effective relationships with current donors and prospects.

· Develop donor strategies, along with appropriate materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts.

· Manage the Corporate Relations Coordinator.

· Network with appropriate organizations to build organizational presence in the community.

· Advises on and facilitates the recognition of individual and corporate major donors in print, social media and Web-based publications.

· Set annual participation goals to meet fundraising goals in conjunction with VP of Development and CEO.

· Monitor and analyze progress towards the fundraising goal assigned to this position, adjusting the strategy as needed.

· Conduct a yearly planning assessment of donor giving including gift acquisition, retention, cultivation activities and stewardship.

· Ensure donor data and activity documentation in CRM (currently Raiser’s Edge) is kept up to date.

· Supports and engages volunteers in organizational needs and activities as needed.

· Perform other related duties as required or assigned.


· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the liberal arts

· A minimum of five years fundraising experience

· Proven fundraising experience with a variety of donors

· Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Attention to detail, accuracy, and appropriate thoroughness

· Ability to manage concurrent projects, set priorities, and follow through on both long- term and short-term projects, and meet deadlines

· Access to own transportation and the ability to travel and provide staff support for evening and weekend events

· Strong computer skills, including MS Office tools, particularly Excel and Word

· Ability to maintain confidentiality

Exhibit good judgment
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Gena at 
Kirsten Hoaby
1919 University Ave W Suite 415
Saint Paul MN 55104
United States
Make-A-Wish Minnesota Kirsten Hoaby
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