Donor Relations Representative
To help ensure the continued financial stability of Mennonite Mission Network, achieving contributions from individual donors by relating to donors in no fewer than 180 face-to-face visits with constituents over the course of the calendar year.
Donor Relations Director
Also reports to:
Donor Relations team
- Cultivate Donors
- Develop and deepen trusting relationships with individual donors demonstrating a keen sense of curiosity about each, seeking to learn what compels each to invest or increase their investment in mission.
- Develop individual strategies for each donor, with the intention of growing, stewarding, and retaining each donor's giving
- Consistently meet or exceed monthly goals for personal, visit, and written contacts
- Display discretion, good judgement, and be a positive surrogate for the agency when meeting with donors and constituents.
- Acknowledge contributions promptly and appropriately for the donor and the gift.
- Be available for meetings with churches and pastors, as needed
- Coordinate Strategy
- Create and execute an annual plan to meet contact and financial goals
- Evaluate travel plans in order to meet with donors in the most efficient and productive way, prioritizing visits based on donor capacity and relationship. Achieve department goals of visiting 100% of Key Donors, 75% of Jubilee Donors, and 60% of Legacy Donors
- Analyze and regularly adjust fundraising strategy through use of donor database
- Collaborate as Part of a Team
- Participate in visioning with the development team on overall development strategy by attending weekly team meetings
- Communicate effectively with other divisions to further the goals of the agency
- Represent Mission Network's interests in meetings with churches and pastors, as needed
- Work on special projects and work teams as assigned
- Regularly acknowledge contributions
- Sign receipts for gifts
- Make calls to first time donors
- Enter notes in RE in a timely manner
- Regularly thank donors with cards, especially at the end of the year
- Demonstrate commitment to Mission Network's goals of anti-racist action and intercultural competence.
- Embrace diversity in relationships, innovation and learning.
- Lead (or contribute actively) in developing and implementing anti-racism guidelines for the department.
- Network enthusiastically and appropriately with racial-ethnic constituents and build positive intercultural relationships.
- Passion for and about God's reconciling mission to the world.
- Embraces and lives the core values of Mennonite Mission Network and supports an environment in which they flourish.
- Committed to Jesus Christ.
- In harmony with Anabaptist belief and practice.
- Committed to denominational and agency goals of anti-racist action. Has received anti-racism / intercultural competency training within the past three years, or is willing to participate in training within one year of employment.
Skills and qualifications
- Aspires to collaboration in all relationships. Able to forge effective, productive and trusting relationships.
- Has achieved a bachelor's degree. A major in a related field is preferred.
- Experience in denominational fundraising is preferred.
- Compassionate and positive. Willing to share the load.
- Able and willing to travel 50 to 80 days per year. (staff and board meetings, convention, continuing education, development visits, visits to congregations)
- Able to relate well to people, listen perceptively, and elicit participation.
- Works independently, with initiative, decisiveness and good judgment.
- Able to manage schedule and record keeping details independently.
- Computer proficiency, including keyboarding, and word processing. Knowledge of spreadsheets and databases helpful.
- Willingness to be flexible in work schedule, giving extra time when needed.
- Welcoming phone personality, elicits warm response.
This position requires manual dexterity, and the ability to walk, bend, stoop or stand as necessary. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.