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Major gifts officer
New York City, New York 94103
United States
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Greenpeace USA
Industries: Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Job Description

Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Major Gifts Officer to work with Major Gifts team and be responsible for managing a pool of major gift donors and prospects, and for advancing this pool to meet ambitious fundraising goals of the Major Gifts Team. The Major Gifts Officer sets goals, develops strategies, communicates effectively with donors, conducts face-to-face visits, solicits gifts, stewards those gifts, tracks progress, and evaluates performance. The position requires frequent, effective correspondence, phone contact and a high volume of personal visits with major donors and prospects. The ability to prioritize major donor relationships is essential, as is the ability to collaborate in the development of those relationships with campaign staff, senior leaders and board members in the U.S. and globally.

The Major Gifts role is a non-exempt, full time role based in either of our main offices (NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or Denver) and will report to the Director of Special Contributors who is based in Washington, DC.

This role will:

Be responsible for the planning, management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of up to a 150-person major donor and prospect portfolio (a major donor is defined as a supporter who donates $10,000 and above per year).

Work with the Director to set annual goals that increase total giving, retain and upgrade donors, and expand the number of major donors. Regularly evaluate progress toward the goals, and adjusts goals semi-annually.

Conceive, communicate, implement and adjust strategies for every donor in the pool. Carry out strategies by actively and regularly managing moves that advance donors towards making major gifts or increasing their major gift level of support.

Act decisively upon leads from Prospect Researcher, ensure that donor records are up-to-date, and track moves in relational database.

Initiate contact with donors and prospects, establish and maintain a high volume of donor visits, nurture strong and enduring relationships, and catalyze increased giving by listening, learning, involving, inspiring and asking.

Effectively uses a regular, pre-existing schedule of mailings (updates, reports, etc.) and develop and send personally-tailored correspondence to donors, as ap

Job Details


Salary Range:
$5,001 to $6,000
Job Type:
Years of Experience:
1 to 3 yrs.
Career Level:
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree
Work Authorization for USA:
H-1: if you have work authorization US
Date Posted:
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