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Major Gifts Associate

Company: National LGBTQ Task Force
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks a passionate and dedicated Major Gifts Officer to work on impactful fundraising and resource mobilization with our Leadership Council donors. We are prioritizing candidates with a proven track record of successfully securing major donor gifts and fundraising but are open to less seasoned fundraisers as well.

The Task Force development department is growing. We currently have six positions in the areas of institutional/corporate giving and sponsorships, major donor fundraising, and several high impact fundraising events. Our ideal candidate is hands-on and sweats the details, is a team player and works well with others, takes a principled approach to raising money for LGBTQ+ justice, and has a can do attitude in problem solving and helping out team members across the organization.

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community from the ground up. We are the country's premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBTQ people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.

The Task Force is an organization that values both self-care and community care and embodies those values through our benefits package and a competitive salary. We are proud to be a Care First organization that offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, annual and sick leave, and 403(b) plan. This position will be part of our collective bargaining unit.

Job Title: Major Gifts Associate

Location: Strong preference for candidates in NYC, highly qualified candidates in DC and LA also considered.

Travel: Up to 40%

Department: Development

The Task Force development department is growing. Our ideal candidate is hands-on and sweats the details, is a team player, takes a principled approach to moving money for LGBTQ+ justice, and possesses the ability to be receptive to constructive feedback. Our ideal Major Gifts Associate is open to possibilities of learning and sharing new and improved ways to fundraise and engage major donors.

The Major Gift Associate will assist the Senior Manager of Major Gifts with aggressively increase major giving (gifts of $1,500+) throughout the country. We focus our major gift fundraising in the following cities/regions: New York City; Washington, DC; South Florida; Denver; San Francisco; Los Angeles, and Seattle. The Major Gifts Associate will report to the Senior Manager of Major Giving.

Major Gifts Program Management (80%)

- Hold responsibility for significant monthly donor renewal (approximately 5-10 donors per month) and new income (2-3 new donors per month) goals;

- Establish, foster, and grow personal relationships with major donors;

- Establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of 50+ major donors and prospects;

- Strategically identify, cultivate and solicit prospects, within the $1,500 - $10,000 range;

- Organize and leverage Leadership Council fundraising events;

- Assist Senior Manager of Major Gifts in stewarding and prospecting individuals of our Emerging Leaders Network;

- Assist Senior Manager of Major Gifts in donor acknowledgement and data entry;

- Provide staff support to Board and staff leadership to meet their fundraising goals.

Administration (20%)
- Manage major donor renewal cycle, including drafting communications;

- Maintain strong donor records in Raiser's Edge;

- Other duties as assigned.

- A minimum of (1-2) years' experience in fundraising, ideally (but not only) in major gifts solicitation and soliciting gifts of $5,000 or higher;

- Knowledge and experience in prospect research;

- A people person who thrives on building meaningful relationships one-on-one, in groups, in person, through phone, or through Zoom/Teams/etc;

- Exceptional writing and organizational skills, including attention to detail;

- Experience with Raiser's Edge a plus.

How Performance is Evaluated:
- Success in meeting or exceeding major gifts annual revenue goals;

- Significant growth in major donor base;

- Completion of projects on time and with a high attention to detail and commitment to follow through.

Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits - health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer contributions.

This position is part of our collective bargaining unit.

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff, a resume addressing your experience and qualifications relevant to the position responsibilities. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted via No phone calls, please.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.


Keywords: National LGBTQ Task Force, New York , Major Gifts Associate, Other , New York, New York

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