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Annual Giving Associate

Father Bills & Mainspring
Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
6 days ago


Position Summary: 

Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) is seeking an Annual Giving Specialist that will be responsible for strategically managing FBMS’ robust, multi-channel annual giving program. This includes the direct oversight of direct mail (renewals and acquisitions), email campaigns and online fundraising, recurring gift club, peer-to-peer fundraising, and the acknowledgement and stewardship of annual fund donors. The position will also be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding mid-level Annual Fund donors ($500-$5,000). Through these activities the Annual Giving Specialist will play a key role in implementing a comprehensive annual fund program to broaden the donor base, upgrade the average size of donation, and increase donor retention. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

• Manage a portfolio of ~100 mid-size Annual Fund donors with capacity to increase giving and commitment to FBMS. 

• Oversee Direct Mail program: serve as main point of contact for direct mail vendor and coordinate all internal logistics including story sourcing, mailing lists, and approvals; monitor response rates, budget and revenue. 

• Develop and oversee comprehensive, multi-channel solicitation schedule including mail, email, and social media. 

• Manage relationships with external vendors and internal departments to meet annual giving deadlines and goals. 

• Identify key donor segments and implement strategies to increase engagement; analyze patterns and effectiveness. 

• Assist with database hygiene and tracking efforts, and other research activities, to channel qualified prospects into the major donor gift cycle. 

• Regularly perform outreach/bonding calls to donors $250+. 

• Develop special solicitation and stewardship pieces as needed. 

• Draft and personalize acknowledgement letters. 

• Help generate collateral (print and online) in collaboration with Marketing and Community Relations Manager. 

• Oversee donor recognition efforts. 

• Support gift entry, as needed during busy seasons.


• Minimum of 2-3 years of progressive direct mail and development experience. 

• Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree required. 

• Excellent computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, preference given to candidates with knowledge/experience of Raiser’s Edge or similar program. 

• Strong project management skills. 

• Evidence of mature judgment and ability to develop entrepreneurial and strategic plans to motivate prospects and donors. 

• Demonstrated ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork, respect, and excellence. 

• Ability to build and nurture effective working relationships, motivate, set and attain individual and team goals. 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64896505
  • Location:
    Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
    Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Annual Giving Associate
  • Company Name For Job: Father Bills & Mainspring
  • Primary Area of Job Responsibility: Annual Fund
  • Salary: $26.00 - $28.00 (Hourly Wage)
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