Gift Officer

Job Title: Giving Officer

Reports to: Director of Individual Development


Position Description:

The Giving Officer serves as a key development team member and an active participant in expanding the base of philanthropic support for the American Songbook Foundation (GASF). The successful candidate will help forge new relationships locally and nationwide to build and expand the Great American Songbook Foundation's individual donor base. The primary function of the Giving Officer is as an individual giving solicitor of mid-tier giving.


Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a key solicitor for individual donors, and work in consultation with the Development Strategy & Research Manager to identify prospects for the pipeline
  • Collaborate with Annual Fund Manager who oversees broad-based and entry-level individual donor strategies for up-tiering existing donor relationships
  • Work with Individual Giving Associate to ensure gift acknowledgement and stewardship is timely and representative of polish befitting the GASF
  • Responsible for pre-determined amounts of the GASF fundraising goals
  • Actively carries a portfolio of 60-80 individual donors and high-capacity prospects and will retain and upgrade existing donors while also identifying and acquiring new donors through research, cultivation and targeted outreach of gifts ranging from $2,500 to $25,000
  • Work with development staff, volunteer leadership, Board of Directors, and senior management to develop specific cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors in portfolio
  • Demonstrate motivational and problem-solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the GASF
  • Serve as a key strategist for overall philanthropic visioning and execution across the organization
  • Participate in annual budgeting cycle as a member of the development staff
  • Support other fundraising events including annual Gala as a key member of the team to execute said events which typically occur outside of Central Indiana


Other Functions:

  • Available to work evenings and weekends as requested including at concerts and events
  • Occasional travel to meet donors and prospects, as GASF has a local and national base
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, arts management, communications or business preferred
  • Minimum of five years in a previous non-profit fundraising or for-profit business development position; high preference given to those with experience specifically in individual fundraising including Annual Fund, major giving, capital and endowment campaigns
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated development success with polished solicitation approach
  • Previous experience using CRM and/or fundraising platform (i.e., Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)


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