Development Associate – full -time

  • Ohio

The Gathering Place

Job Summary:
• Manages all donor information through the organization’s fundraising software
• Prepares and distributes all acknowledgement and notification letters
• Maintains and updates all Development files
• Provides both proactive and responsive analysis of trends in donor giving including upcoming
solicitations, donor communications and stewardship activities

Key Responsibilities:
General Data Management
• Enter all donations into Raisers Edge
• Prepare and mail all donor acknowledgement letters
• Prepare daily reports for the Manager of Finance and Operations to assist with reconciliation
with accounting software
• Scan all checks
• Update addresses and contact information in Raisers Edge
• Data manipulation and queries
• Notifies staff of participant deaths and tracks obituary naming
• Tracks and verifies matching gifts
• Order and track brick pavers
• Order and track all recognition plaques
• Assist with grant application and reporting.

Annual Fund
• Assist with design of annual fund piece
• Prepare lists of donors and non-donors for review by members of the Board of Directors
• Prepare letters and envelopes to be signed by CEO, CDO, members of the Board of Directors and
any additional Annual Fund solicitors
• Design web page in Classy
• Design and run queries and assign appeals for all Annual Fund mailings
• Enter all gifts into Raisers Edge
• Prepare and mail standard acknowledgement letters
• Write and update queries for annual fund statistics
• Track need for special customized thank you letters
• Notify solicitors bi-weekly of any donations that we receive
• Prepare stewardship lists for thank you phone calls/letters

Special Events
• Design Classy pages for fundraising activities
• Enter and track all sponsor gifts into Raisers Edge
• Keep all sponsor contact information up to date
• Enter all in-kind donations when items are donated for auctions or raffles
• Prepare standard acknowledgement letter and envelopes
• Manage event attendee list
• Develop process for transfer of donor information from third party software to Raisers Edge and
complete the process

• Attend all staff meetings and take minutes when appropriate
• Answer calls from donors who would like to donate over the phone
• Check online giving at least three times a week for online donations
• Assist with development of donors lists for publication in the Annual Report and other
recognition opportunities
• Participates in continuing educational activities for personal and professional growth


Reports to:
• Chief Development Officer

• Special Event Data Entry Volunteers


• Bachelors Degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field required

Work Experience
• Minimum of 2 years of data management in a non-profit required

Knowledge, Skills, Traits and Values Required:
• Demonstrate good customer service and patience with donors
• Excellent organizational and time-management skills
• Honest and trustworthy
• Possesses high level of competency in multi-tasking
• Excellent writing and listening skills
• Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud, Classy and/or other forms of fundraising software
• Dedicated to TGP’s mission, culture and vision

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