Major Gift Officer

KPCC - Southern California Public Radio
Los Angeles , CA

Application Deadline: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022


The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building relationships with major donors and prospects to secure gifts of over $10,000 for annual operating and program specific projects.

This position will actively qualify and cultivate major donor prospects and make direct solicitations. Responsibilities include conducting prospect research, developing solicitation strategies, and writing gift proposals and reports. The Major Gift Officer will manage a portfolio of approximately 125 donors and spend 50% or more of their time outside of the office in face-to-face or virtual meetings to cultivate and steward donor relationships. Solicitations may also include gala tables/support and planned giving commitments. The major gift officer will have 3 – 5 years of major gift fundraising experience and the proven ability to guide donors to more significant support. This position reports to the Director of Major Gifts and will also work with the Managing Director of Development and Senior Vice President on Development on major solicitations and campaign gifts.

Position Responsibility:

  • Manage a dedicated portfolio of donors and prospects within moves management; meet monthly metric goals.
  • Strategically cultivate and solicit donors and prospects with a focus on deepening donor relationships and identifying the best way to connect them with SCPR and funding opportunities.
  • Develop effective stewardship plans to strengthen the relationship and explore other avenues for support.
  • Develop written plans, proposals, reports, and other donor communications.
  • Qualify new prospects to ensure the growth of the SCPR donor pool.
  • Contribute to the expansion of the planned giving program and Legacy Society.
  • Research and qualify major donor prospects to ensure growth of the SCPR donor pool.
  • Document donor contacts in donor management software following established protocols.
  • Provide regular updates and reports on prospect management and fundraising results.
  • Participate in major donor events locally and throughout southern California.
  • Work collaboratively with the Major Gifts team and Development staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-5 years of experience and a strong understanding of prospect management, major donor cultivation and solicitation is required.
  • Proven track record in securing major and planned gifts.
  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and ability to identify strong prospects.
  • Previous experience working directly with board members, volunteers, and content experts.

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