Donor Relationship Manager, Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Job Title

Donor Relationship Manager

Organization

Community Foundation for Muskegon County

About the Position

Reports To: Vice President of Development and Donor Services

FLSA status: Full-time, salaried

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is seeking a Donor Relationship Manager to join the Development and Donor Services team. This person assists donors in achieving their philanthropic goals by helping facilitate their giving and providing services to enhance the impact of their current and legacy giving. The position involves working closely with the other members of the Development team, taking initiative where appropriate and working independently within prescribed guidelines. The successful candidate will possess donor/client development and/or fundraising experience, excellent communication and relationship-building skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Job Duties

These are intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All duties are to be performed in accordance with established Community Foundation policies, standards, and protocols.

Description

Build and foster relationships with new and current donors, including individuals, service groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, in an effort to grow philanthropy in Muskegon County and meet donors’ philanthropic goals. This position:

  1. Solicits donations and planned gifts from active or potential donors.
  2. Stewards and provides high quality donor services ensuring continued support and cooperation.
  3. Consults with donors and various professionals and provides appropriate advice and guidance concerning estate planning, charitable trusts, tax implications of donations, and other matters of concern.
  4. Engages nonprofit fundholders regularly in providing fund updates, building their funds, handling fund inquiries, changes, amendments, etc.
  5. Prepares fund agreements in accordance with legal requirements and donors’ wishes.
  6. Tracks and monitors relationships with donors, builds profiles of donors, and researches donors’ interests, giving patterns, and philanthropic capabilities through the use of the Foundation’s Information Management System (FIMS).   
  7. Works with Community Investment staff to connect the Foundation’s programmatic expertise to donor interests and ensure that these resources are available to donors. This may include the creation of donor events, educational forums, or arranging site visits.  
  8. Assists geographic affiliate directors as needed.

Requirements

Professional Development

  1. Keeps current regarding trends and strategies in community foundation development and donor services as well as applicable laws and regulations, through reading of professional literature and attendance at appropriate seminars, conferences, and workshops.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the area of nonprofit donor development or other constituent relations. Preferred candidate will have five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in professional donor/client development and cultivation and/or fundraising activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and interpersonal and group relationship building.  Strong listening and collaborative skills, ability to organize a body of work and effectively manage deadlines while maintaining focus. Well-developed research skills and the ability to synthesize new information readily. Comfortable relating to diverse groups of people and professionals in a variety of fields. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, and an ability to use or learn online tools such as Prezi, Piktochart, Google Docs, etc. This position makes extensive use of FIMS, so database management skills – or a willingness and ability to learn – are important.

Special Work Requirements

  1. Provide safe and reliable personal transportation. Must be properly licensed and insured so as to be able to conduct Foundation business on a reimbursable basis.
  • Occasional travel throughout the State of Michigan to other foundations and employment related conferences.

How to Apply

To apply: 

  1. Submit cover letter with salary requirements
  2. Resume and/or application

to Rick Cornell at rick@muskegonfoundation.org or

425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 by June 5, 2019.

About the Organization

Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values of the Community Foundation. We are striving for a diverse workforce, made up of staff that represents the communities we serve.

Donor Relations Manager (25-40 Hours/week), North Kent Connect

Job Title

Donor Relations Manager (25-40 Hours/week)

Organization

North Kent Connect

About the Position

Reports to Executive Director.

The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue for the NKC ministry with the guidance of the Executive Director. The focus of the Donor Relations Manager is two-fold. The priority for year one is to work with the Executive Director, consultant, and volunteers in raising the remaining $1.1 million dollars for the NKC expansion. Upon completion of the campaign, the scope of the position involves creating and managing a comprehensive donor relations plan.

No direct reports. The database coordinator provides GiftWorks support. The director of communications provides all support related to events and marketing.

Job Duties

Primary Duties for Year One – Capital Campaign

  • Coordinate all logistics of NKC capital campaign donor events and meetings.
  • Support executive director’s work with major donors.
  • Ensure that campaign progress reports are up-to-date.
  • Work with campaign consultant on identifying prospective funders.
  • Follow up with capital campaign donors.
  • Give tours, contact people mostly by phone and in person.
  • Work with database coordinator to oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges.
  • Keep accurate spreadsheets of contacts and action steps.
  • Provide reports (data analytics) for the board of directors.
  • Continue stewardship of capital campaign donors.

Primary Duties for Year Two and Beyond – Ongoing donor relations efforts

  • Create Annual Fund Development Plan with measurable goals.
  • Cultivate mid-level donors up to $5,000.
  • Establish monthly donor program.
  • Follow up with two annual appeals.
  • Solicit sponsorships for major fall fundraiser.
  • Solicit in-kind donations as needed.
  • Implement a Donor Stewardship Plan to recognize and engage donors of all levels.  
  • Other duties as assigned by executive director.

Requirements

  • Must embrace the mission of North Kent Connect.
  • Prior experience in sales or professional fundraising; experience working on a capital campaign a plus.
  • Good networker.
  • Capacity to build authentic professional relationships and engage people in the NKC ministry; meet face-to-face.
  • Tenacious, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented. Possess a high degree of initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; public speaking experience helpful.
  • Possesses analytical skills and uses data to guide decision-making.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills; GiftWorks knowledge preferred.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects while being flexible based on changing needs.
  • Adheres to the ethical principles set forth by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

How to Apply

Send resume and a cover letter by May 31 to jobs@nkconnect.org. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt. See nkconnect.org for more detailed information.

About the Organization

North Kent Connect (NKC) is a Christian organization committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence.  We connect people to resources so they can move forward and better their lives through our three focus areas – Crisis, Empowerment, and Fellowship programs. For 45 years, NKC has been the “go to” community resource in northern Kent County.

Part-time Community Engagement Director, St. Cecilia Music Center

Job Title

Part-time Community Engagement Director

Organization

St. Cecilia Music Center

About the Position

We are seeking a Part-time Community Engagement Director to take initiative in leading our outreach efforts to the broader community.

What we are offering:

  • Join the team! When you join our team, you become part of our culture and our story
  • Variety, every day is different!  We are passionate about what we do and work collaboratively
  • The ability to put your stamp on things.  Our team is small so you’ll have a voice to share your recommendations that will help advance our mission
  • Challenge – each day is an exciting opportunity to make a difference
  • Competitive salary and work life balance. We have flexible work schedules

Job Duties

The Community Engagement Director is responsible for cultivating SCMC’s relationships within the community by developing and supervising programs that engage various sectors in SCMC programs. The Community Engagement Director will be responsible for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new initiatives that respond to our community’s needs, fulfilling SCMC’s mission and strategic plan of offering music to everyone in the region.

The Community Engagement Director will demonstrate initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated and who can work in a self-directed manner.

Requirements

What we are looking for:

  • A passion for St. Cecilia Music Center and their mission of promoting the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the lives of the residents of West Michigan
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 3-5 years of community-focused nonprofit experience
  • Exceptional ability to use unique, creative approaches to engage with diverse community groups
  • Serve as SCMC’s liaison to the greater Grand Rapids multicultural community, appeal to all ages, and to engage tourists from outside the Grand Rapids region
  • Flexible and adaptable style; an entrepreneur who can see things from a strategic big picture, while also effectively being tactical and hands-on
  • Possess the ability to evaluate problems accurately and exercise appropriate judgment and discretion when dealing with the community, donors, employees, and board members
  • Entrepreneurial, results-oriented focus, with demonstrated ability to work and solve problems both independently and in a team environment to move projects from inception to completion

How to Apply

If you are looking for a positive, team-focused environment please submit a cover letter and resume using the following link: https://j.brt.mv/ATS/jb.do?reqGK=27239243&portalGK=2400&refresh=true

About the Organization

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) is known by audiences and artist alike as one of the finest venues to hear and see world-renowned musicians. The building was built in 1894 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. SCMC is home to three vibrant concert series including The Jazz Series, Acoustic Café Folk Series and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Series. SCMC is also committed to music education through the programming in our School of Music.

To learn more about St. Cecilia Music Center please visit us at www.scmc-online.org

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Development, Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Job Title

Director of Development

Organization

Grand Rapids Christian Schools

About the Position

Full-time, Salary.

Reports to Director of Advancement.

Coordinates with Advancement Office, Business Office.

To manage the annual giving to the Eagles Fund by implementing, building, and sustaining opportunities for donors, alumni, parents, grandparents, and the broader community to give.

Job Duties

  • Work with the Director of Advancement and advancement staff to establish goals and strategies to increase, broaden, and diversify the donor base of the Schools.
  •  Build individual donor and prospective donor relationships to broaden their awareness and education of the Schools’ needs, what giving opportunities exist, and how they can help support the Schools given their own charitable priorities.
  • Collaborate in all fundraising activity, including special events, private receptions, phone-a-thons, written appeals, thank you calls, and other activities related to the Eagles Fund and other campaigns.
  • Assist in planning written and on-line communications with donors, prospective donors, parents, alumni and friends, including Annual Report, brochures, and other necessary materials.
  • With the Director of Advancement, coordinate the budget implications of the Eagles Fund revenue.
  • Manage, encourage, and utilize volunteers to increase giving, supplement staff time, and engage support to meet the goals of the Eagles Fund and Advancement Department.
  • Grow professionally by attending conferences in the area of advancement, donor relations and planned giving.
  • Offer insights to improve the ability of the Advancement Department to run smoothly and generate more resources for Grand Rapids Christian Schools.

Requirements

  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ; member of a Christian church
  • Prior fundraising experience, preferably at least 2 years
  • Accomplished analytical thinking
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Excellent typing, writing, spelling and proofreading skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Good judgment and sense of discretion; will be in contact with confidential information
  • Must enjoy working independently, be able to work with minimal supervision and organize own workday
  • Good interpersonal skills and telephone presence
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A strong commitment to Christian education shown in own children attending a CSI school

How to Apply

Please send resume and a letter of interest to Lindsay Hart, Director of Advancement at lhart@grcs.org

Director of Donor Relations, World Renew, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Title

Director of Donor Relations

Organization

World Renew, Grand Rapids, Michigan

About the Position

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is excited to announce the search for the next Director of Donor Relations for World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. This key position is located at the World Renew offices in thriving Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The person who fills this significant leadership position will have the opportunity to provide key strategic leadership to the significant major, middle market, and planned gift income channels, donor engagement strategies, and staff who work tirelessly to cultivate donors and invite them to invest in the global work of World Renew.  The new Director of Donor Relations will be jumping into the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising campaign aimed at increasing the general operating budget with a high emphasis on the part that major donors will play in the overall success of the campaign.

This position will be an exceptional opportunity for a mid-level development professional seeking to create a culture of philanthropy, influence and shape a sustainable fundraising program, work directly with high capacity and middle market donors, supervise staff, and have a voice regarding direct ministry impact in a faith-based nonprofit that seeks to bring whole gospel transformation to hurting people in the U.S. and globally.

How to Apply

For a detailed description of this position, please review the Opportunity Profile.

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is conducting the search and interested candidates should apply online at https://nonprofit-executive-search.com/explore-opportunities