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Contributes in the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects. Works closely with development team to determine effective strategies for identified donors and prospects. Discusses assets proficiently and listens for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. Provides opportunity for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. Understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures. Involves and engages appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns. Supports select trustees and California Leadership Council members as philanthropy liaison. Understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
Manages donors with a capability of $100,000 over three years. Located in Los Angeles.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field and a minimum of 7 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Major gifts fundraising experience required.
- Experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $100,000 or more.
- Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors and volunteers.
- Experience in managing and advancing relationships with multiple prospects and donors.
- Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field and 7-9 years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Major gifts fundraising experience required.
- Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
- Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
- Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving. Working knowledge or ability to learn basics of charitable gift planning.
- Successful experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $100,000 or more and building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors and corporations.
- Ability to inspire, motivate, and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
- Demonstrated interest in conservation and environmental issues preferred.
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
- Depending on experience, the hiring range is $82,000 - $91,000/year.
HOW TO APPLY
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rch 23, 2013.
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