Major Gift Officer

Posting Date: 10/10/2018
Job Category: Fundraising/Development/Grantseeking
Organization: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

The Major Gift Officer will be an integral part of the advancement department reporting to the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. In collaboration with institutional and oneDSO teams, this position will:

  • Manage a dedicated portfolio of individual donors,
  • Develop and implement institutional fundraising strategies, prospecting, manage timelines and ensure donor stewardship and
  • Support the collective efforts of global fundraising for the DSO.

This individual must manage and develop a robust portfolio. Build and facilitate plans to cultivate existing donors including one-on-one meetings, invitations to events, participation in events and thoughtful cultivation with the goal to open new opportunities for funding and to deepen existing relationships. Utilize volunteers and staff team members to identify and research new donors. Build and facilitate plans to engage prospects in DSO events and activities, develop solicitation strategies, follow through and cultivate opportunities, and steward and recognize new gifts in cooperation with the stewardship department. Manage all deadlines within portfolio including database records that support the prospecting, research, solicitation, cultivation steps, contact information updates, and reports etc. Collaborate with members of Advancement and other oneDSO teams to ensure that annual fund goals are met, special projects are funded.

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