Individual Giving Officer

Job Title: Individual Giving Officer, The Great American Songbook Foundation

Reports to: Director of Individual Development



Secure individual, major, planned and capital campaign philanthropic gifts in support of The Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF) by building relationships locally and across the United States with philanthropists, volunteers, advocates and supporters. Develop strategies to grow and expand annual fund and major giving opportunities by leveraging the GASF’s mission, national programs and initiatives.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding annual fundraising goals through individual philanthropy
  • Provide leadership and direct the execution of major gift fundraising cultivation, stewardship practices and receptions/fundraising events
  • Develop and execute individual strategies to move donors through the development cycle and maintain unique donor relationships
  • Leverage the GASF’s senior leadership, Board of Directors and President/CEO effectively and efficiently in managing relationships and soliciting major donors
  • Participate in annual budgeting cycle as a member of the development staff
  • Support other local and non-local (national) fundraising events


Required Education and 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; prefer 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
  • Must have knowledge of how to manage donors through moves management and ability to utilize CRM and/or fundraising platform (i.e., Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
  • Experience in growing a base for support and moving donors through the development cycle
  • Experience in strategizing, soliciting and stewarding major donors
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management capability
  • Adaptable to growing, fast-paced, diverse and results-oriented culture
  • Experience setting ambitious goals and delivering results in closing gifts
  • Thorough understanding of non-profit and philanthropic sector
  • Availability to travel nationally approximately 10 times annually
  • High level of computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Competencies Required:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Presentation Skills
  • Teamwork Orientation


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