The Anniversary Events Manager plans, directs, and manages all anniversary activities for the DFW Metroplex Command (DFWMC) with the primary responsibility for revenue generation; manages organizational accounts, major donors and volunteers related to anniversary events; supervises the Anniversary Events (AE) team; organizes and facilitates anniversary fundraisings events with Board and Council members; responsible to meet the established fundraising goals for anniversary events and holds team members accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives; builds relationships with high-level volunteers and organizations to develop, manage and execute revenue and in-kind generating programs for anniversary fundraising events throughout the DFWMC; collaborates with the Marketing and Communications Department and the Fund Development teams to create opportunities for sponsor and fundraising participation with the DFWMC.
In conjunction with the Director of Fund Development, sets aggressive annual sponsorship and fundraising goals, implements business strategies and best practices to achieve established goals. Manages, motivates, coaches, trains and holds Anniversary Events team accountable to meet established research, prospecting, cultivation and revenue goals. Provides anniversary fundraising event consulting service as needed. Directs the Anniversary Events team in research, development and maintenance of current profiles on key prospects and top supporters; creates and publishes strategic annual relationship-building plans to ensure the involvement of strategic volunteers, engagement of prospects and increases revenue from current supporters.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
- Meets aggressive sponsorship and fundraising goals through best practices and strong selling and negotiation skills.
- Establishes and maintains strong relationships with volunteers and leaders of key organizations; manages these relationships to meet the short and long term goals of developing target market opportunities, creates alliances and secures financial support from constituents.
- Establishes revenue, mission and performance goals for the Anniversary Events team and individual members.
- Identifies, cultivates, recruits, motivates and coaches volunteers at all levels to assist in obtaining sponsorship and fundraising participation.
- Develops recruiting strategies and manages key community leaders, high-level volunteers and corporate leaders to establish and achieve aggressive event revenue goals.
- Organizes and facilitates event and program fundraising through Board and Council members.
- Provides direction, framework and resources to volunteers while utilizing their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
- Plans, directs, motivates and monitors the day-to-day operation, the Anniversary Events team and high-level volunteers to produce high quality, mission driven fundraising and cultivation events.
- Directs and monitors event timelines, production schedules, run-of show, logistics, and staffing.
- Prepares and complies with event budget best practices.
- Develops and supervises accurate records, maintenance of contacts, relationships and giving history for all anniversary event sponsors and donors.
- Assures timely and accurate data entry, running and reviewing reports, and event monitoring.
- Plans, coordinates and executes the recognition of organizational supporters including stewardship and cultivation events in the market.
- Collaborates with Special Fundraising Events, Major Gifts, Corporate and Community Relations and Grants teams to secure anniversary event support.
- Compiles, analyzes and reports anniversary event data to the Director of Fund Development; keeps Leadership informed on the status and performance of the Anniversary Events team activities and programs.
- Evaluates anniversary events to determine effectiveness and recommendations.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field.
- A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience demonstrating a record of accomplishment in donor development, events planning and managing, preferably in a non-profit setting OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Valid Texas Driver’s License
- Raisers Edge Experience (Preferred)