Manager, Foundation Gifts

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ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s Innovative Public Media organization is in need of a Manager, Foundation Gifts. This critical role is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from foundation prospects with a giving capacity of $10,000 and greater.  Managing a portfolio of more than 100 prospects, the Manager will identify prospects through prospect research tools, seek discovery for affinity through networking and appointments, and develop a relationship that leads to a solicitation for ideastream programs and services. The successful candidate will:

·       Manage a diversified portfolio of more than 100 non-corporate foundation prospects in various stages of giving – prospect, active giving, lapsed giving

·       Engage prospects in events and volunteer opportunities in order to build affinity

·       Maintain an activity level of an average of three face-to-face appointments each week with prospects in varying stages of moves management – discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

Qualifications include:

·       Excellent oral, written communication, interpersonal, relationship building and presentation skills

·       Ability to cultivate strong, positive relationships, work effectively in a collaborative team environment

·       Moderate level of sales, marketing or nonprofit development experience

·       Experience managing a prospect portfolio with revenue expectations

·       Experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting, Public Broadcasting experience a plus

·       Experience in writing grants and proposals

·       Experience in using a prospect management database, Allegiance a plus
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field

·       Master’s degree preferred

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