Annual Giving Associate
The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a full time fundraising professional to help support and grow its Annual Fund and Planned Giving programs.
Assist with the development and implementation of the Annual Fund and Planned Giving plans, incorporating a range of engagement and fundraising activities that include prospect research, writing solicitations and appeals, writing gift acknowledgements, donor stewardship, and strategic social media/website marketing.
Help revise and then manage appropriate Annual Fund acknowledgement procedures, including tax acknowledgments, customized thank you notes, telephone calls and e-mails.
Organize and process all Annual Fund solicitation mailings (customized in-house mailings as well as mail house processed mailings) and e-mailings.
Develop and implement year-end Annual Fund reminder and call plan for staff and volunteers.
Ensure Raisers Edge database donor and prospect records are accurate and up-to-date; be prepared to run donor, gift and event reports as necessary.
Manage logistics for committee meetings and cultivation/stewardship events, including (but not limited to) annual major donor and planned giving events.
Conduct donor and prospect research.
Research and write planned giving donor profiles/stories for use as marketing tools.
Help review and revise Annual Fund and Planned Giving website pages.
Develop and implement an Annual Fund e-mail and social media plan.
Provide support to Development colleagues when needed.
Other duties to be determined, depending on Development Departments growing needs and on candidates unique interests and skills.
Bachelors degree, plus 3-5 years of professional fundraising experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to create and proofread important donor communications.
Exceptional interpersonal skills must be able to interact appropriately and effectively with Board members, volunteers