The Corporate Giving Specialist is responsible for identifying prospective corporate donors, solicitation and stewardship of corporate donors in order to secure annual corporate commitments, carrying out the overall strategic plan, as well as garnering sponsorships for special events for BGCGC. This position works closely with the development team, program team, and board of trustees to identify funding needs and opportunities.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts through in-person visits, presentations, phone calls, proposals and other forms of communication.
- Develop innovative approaches to generate new and higher levels of giving for new and existing corporate partners
- Enlists senior management, volunteers and board members in the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and prospects that integrates into the overall department goals and strategic plan.
- Promote and close complex agreements such as campaign, endowment and sponsorship gifts.
- Coordinates with accounting to ensure proper credit of gifts and pledges received.
- Writes and presents reports for internal and external purposes, including reports on philanthropic giving (i.e. total income, sources of income, type of gifts, commitments, etc.) and progress toward goals, as well as benchmarks reports as directed.
- Effectively communicates, collaborates, and maintains relationships with constituents and team participants (including volunteers, staff, and vendors).
- Compose acknowledgement letters to each donor, adding/updating constituent records, preparing various reports and fund development database management.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field; experience in philanthropy, fundraising, and event management required.
- Three (3) or more years of experience in fundraising or sales required; work within a non-profit setting strongly preferred.
- Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with BGCGC and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage staff, volunteers, parents, donors and the community.
- Active driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
- Must be experienced in the use of computers, including word processing, Outlook, spreadsheets, and the internet. Must be able to compile information and develop related reports. Must have experience with a donor database software system such as Salesforce, Donor Perfect or Raiser’s Edge.
- Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement.
All candidates interested in applying to BGCGC open positions are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Falicia Grace, Vice President of Human Resources, at email@example.com or Rasheda Cromwell, Vice President of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.