Regional Manager of Major Gift Planning
The Heritage Foundation - Washington, DC

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The Regional Manager of Major Gift Planning is responsible for meeting budgeted contributions income each year, and doing so by building stronger relationships with donors in Midwestern United States so that income will increase in the future. The regional manager meets with donors in his/her territory; prepares donors for solicitations and conducts solicitations to generate the necessary income for Heritage to carry out our programs each year in a way that makes the donors more likely to renew and increase support in future years. The regional manager also plans and conducts regional donor meetings.
Job Duties:
  • Meet both fundraising and relationship-building goals of Midwest Region.

  • Design and implement strategies to identify key prospects; increase their involvement in Heritage; and increase their contributions through solicitations.

  • Communicate with donors through personal visits, telephone calls, and correspondence to increase our Members’ appreciation for the importance and impact of Heritage’s work.

  • Provide input on department projects and strategies to increase income.

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge about the conservative movement and Heritage’s needs and interests.

  • Work closely with Director of Major Gift Planning to maximize potential of region.

  • Complete call reports and enter information into database after each donor contact.

  • Help organize regional events; and identify donors who need solicitation from the president or vice-president.

  • Job Type: FullTime
  • Education:
  • Experience:
    At least 5-8 years in sales, marketing, or fundraising.
  • Skills:
    • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department's goals and objectives.
    • Excellent communication skills; highly develop verbal skills; ability to make presentations.
    • High degree of knowledge of policy issues and conservative movement.
    • Expert knowledge of fundraising and planned giving.
    • Ability to travel extensively.

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