Director of Annual Giving Resume Samples

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive fundraising plan for the organization. The job duties related to this role are listed on the Director of Annual Giving Resume as – ensuring effective administration of annual fund gifts through acknowledgment letters; and necessary reports; and pledge reminders; creating and managing a comprehensive fundraising plan; taking responsibility for preparing reports; meeting travel expectations; participating in campaign committee; providing regular annual giving program updates; adhering to development office editing process, and attending on-campus and off-campus events.

The most sought-after skills for the post include – a strong sense of fundraising ethics and practices; a highly energetic and enthusiastic personality; successful experience in performing solicitations of annual fund gifts; and work experience typically in a non-profit environment. A Bachelor’s degree and several years of work experience will be a useful asset.

 

Director of Annual Giving Resume example

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : Self-motivated and highly-organized young Director of Annual Giving professional with five years of experience in management, communications, and human resources. Highly skilled at communicating with both internal and external stakeholders through different mediums. Experienced in managing staff, projects, and budgets with minimal supervision.

Skills : MS Office, Communication, Directing.

Description :

    1. Planned, implemented, and managed Alvernia University's annual fund program.
    2. Responsible for annual fund planning and analysis; recruited, hired, trained, and managed phonathon students and volunteers; wrote solicitation letters; ordered data.
    3. Planned and implemented a comprehensive direct mail program, including identifying target constituent segments for solicitation; conceptualized themes; ordered data; wrote letters and support pieces; proofed wrote pieces and data, and communicating with direct mail vendors.
    4. Planned, implemented, and managed fall and spring phonathon programs, including recruiting, hiring, and managing student callers; wrote scripts and supporting materials; ordered and prepared callable data records; identified target constituent segments for solicitation; maintaining and reporting program statistics as needed.
    5. Planned, organize, and implemented faculty/staff solicitation program, including drafting solicitation letters, brochures, and response cards; ordered data and working with direct mail vendors.
    6. Researched, recommended, and developed plans to integrate the annual fund into the University's online presence, primarily through the website and electronic communication.
    7. Conducted student fund-raising activities, including the Senior Class Gift Program.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : A seasoned professional and team leader with a proven ability to develop and execute successful business models. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Proven success at staying focused on goals and remaining within budget. Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.

Skills : Project Management, Marketing Communications, Communication.

Description :

    1. Managed centralized university annual fund-raising campaigns targeted to alumni, parents, students, grateful patients, faculty and staff, and friends for all schools and units.
    2. Oversaw telefund, direct mail, social media, and e-communication strategies.
    3. Closed major gifts and negotiated a $1million new donor match (as part of a larger gift).
    4. Developed President's Circle $1,000 plus annual giving society.
    5. Established donor-pipeline and cultivation protocol and activity tracking tools.
    6. Managed President Circle fund-raising development team (Development Associates).
    7. Personally solicited annual fund and President Circle gifts.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Director of Annual Giving Resume

Summary : A career in Annual Giving spanning almost 19 years, working my way up through the ranks. Loving the complex dynamics of marketing to the masses through four primary ways: phone; direct mail; e-solicitation; and personal solicitation. Will be in the Annual Giving profession for the foreseeable future.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Interpersonal Skills, Developing.

Description :

    1. Managed the execution of direct mail, phone, and electronic solicitations through targeted segmentation to achieve set annual goals for dollars and donors for the University.
    2. Oversaw and executed annual fundraising strategies for key constituents; alumni, young alumni, faculty/staff, friends, and parents.
    3. Developed innovative strategies to increase alumni giving participation.
    4. Coordinated annual fundraising strategies with other department leaders in major gifts, alumni relations, athletics, and advancement services.
    5. Conceived, wrote, and executed creative solicitations to engage constituents to give philanthropically.
    6. Oversaw the development of solicitation letters, brochures, and other publications to enhance solicitation and stewardship efforts.
    7. Developed measurable goals and metrics to routinely monitor the impact of annual giving activities on the success of donor acquisition and retention.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : As a Director of Annual Giving, responsible for Demonstrating the essence of philanthropy, professionally and personally, while representing and promoting the programs, services, and facilities of the Foundation and Medcenter One.

Skills : Microsoft Office, WordPress, Managing.

Description :

    1. Supervised full-time staff and managed the student-run Phonathon program.
    2. Included creative direction and implementation of many projects related to development including publications, events, advertising, and even the creation of a Donor Wall on campus.
    3. Raised more than $7.3M in unrestricted cash and in-kind gifts between FY '05 and '10.
    4. Increased alumni participation from 9.8% to 25.9% for Florida Tech Fund.
    5. Coordinated annual Honor Roll of Donors for publication.
    6. Organized the entire creation and implementation of the first donor wall and participated in creative aspects.
    7. Managed university's donor giving societies (Galaxy Society, Ad Astra Society, and Legacy Society).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : Seeking a Director of Annual Giving, responsible for Managing the Annual Giving budget to maximize resources Assisted campus departments with annual giving initiatives, serving as the subject matter.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Managing, Directing, Implementing.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the creation of structured alumni, friend, and parent giving programs using various strategies including direct mail appeals, phonations, and specialized targeted fundraising brochures.
    2. Initiated a paid student caller program for the annual telefund resulting in a 20% increase in alumni pledges.
    3. Initiated the first parent telefund which increased parent donor participation from 5% to 24%.
    4. Secured over $500,000 from alumni, non-alumni and parent donors through direct mail, telemarketing, and personal solicitation - a 10% increase over previous years.
    5. Managed the national class agent program consisting of fifty-four volunteer fundraisers.
    6. Established the Friends of Wagner College Theatre, Friends of Wagner College Athletics, and the Campus Beautification Program as strategies to acquire new donors - resulting in an increase in lapsed donor and new donor support to the College.
    7. Wrote and produced annual giving brochures and publications, including the annual honor roll of donors.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
G.E.D

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : To obtain a Director of Annual Giving with 2 years of experience in Maintaining records of solicitations and responses and prepared special reports and analyses illustrating current contribution trends, degree of goal.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Developing

Description :

    1. Contributed to the alumni news magazine, The AlumniLink.
    2. Hired and trained Development Office support staff and work-study students.
    3. Increased $1K+ donors from 72 in FY '05 to 226 in FY '10.
    4. Created annual Tastes of the Season donor appreciation event.
    5. Re-engineered tele fund office, which resulted in an initial 50% increase in pledges.
    6. Established and maintained tracking and testing methods for all solicitation initiatives and adjust strategies based on the results of data analysis.
    7. Oversaw the Phone-a-thon program, supervised the phone-a-thon coordinator, set the segmentation strategy, and integrate with other solicitation channels.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
G.E.D

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : As a Director of Annual Giving, responsible for Preparing and executing a detailed, comprehensive operating plan and calendar each fiscal year to increase total donors and dollars for the CalArts Fund and other unrestricted giving funds.

Skills : Harris Connect, Microsoft Office, Interpersonal Skills.

Description :

    1. Responsible for developing a strategic plan for the Annual Giving, Associate Campaign, and Grateful Families Program and implementing them over a three-year timetable.
    2. Implemented the Foundation newsletter, Reflections, mailed to over 4,000 community leaders, donors, and doctors, and launched a new Foundation website, Give.stagnes.org to implement online giving for the hospital.
    3. Worked in partnership with the Marketing department on events and communications, including the Annual Report, press conferences and grant announcements, and opening celebrations for capital campaign events.
    4. Responsible for the Foundation events, including Caritas, the annual Gala for the hospital.
    5. Generated reports and produced charts to represent data and results for the Board of Trustees and Executive Management.
    6. Directed reports included Annual Giving Assistant, 2 Phonathon Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant.
    7.  Worked with direct mail vendors, and maintained/tracked program statistics.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Director of Annual Giving with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Marketing, Fundraising, Event Planning, Non-Profits.

Description :

    1. Responsible for raising $2.2 million in unrestricted donations to the Mount Annual Fund through soliciting current students, alumni, and parents.
    2. Hosted events to raise money and show donor appreciation, including regional phonations, senior class gift fundraisers, and wine tastings.
    3. Increased alumni giving participation (reached 21%, higher than most peer schools) and employee giving participation (reached a record-breaking 92%, unmatched by peer schools).
    4. Supervised, hired, and trained 2 full-time staff, approximately 170 volunteers, and 45 student workers and recruited students, alumni, and parent volunteers for various committees.
    5. Created numerous solicitations and communications via mail, email, social networking sites, and phone.
    6. Managed an operational budget of approximately $60,000.
    7. Tracked data and gift results from all solicitations (direct mail, email, phone, and personal visits).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : Seeking a Director of Annual Giving with 3 years of experience in Assisting Foundation staff in the publication of quarterly newsletters, brochures, special direct-mail pieces, and the Foundations Annual Report.

Skills : WordPress Development, Writing/Editing, HTML, CSS, Python, Social Media Management, Written, And Live Translations.

Description :

    1. Managed all aspects of the Annual Fund for a K-12 independent school with 1,300 students.
    2. Surpassed Annual Fund goal by more than 35% two years in a row.
    3. Raised a record of $1M over a goal of $800K.
    4. Developed Annual Fund marketing materials, set benchmarks, donor stewardship events.
    5. Recruited, trained, and motivated an active and culturally diverse AF volunteer base.
    6. Responsible for content and design of annual fund brochures and marketing materials semi-annual direct mail solicitations, writing copy in French, and English for various constituents.
    7. Organized and managed annual phone-a-thon (raised over $42,000).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Director of Annual Giving Resume

Objective : Seeking a Director of Annual Giving with 5 years of experience in creating an agenda for the weekend in consultation with the Director of Annual Giving. and also Working with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to coordinate logistics, including meals, lodging, and transportation.

Skills : Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Office Suite, Communication.

Description :

    1. Managed 2 staff in data entry, gift processing, reporting, and analysis.
    2. Wrote and edited letters, memos, reports, proposals, and other solicitation materials to clearly articulate the mission of the College and campus fundraising goals.
    3. Recruited, trained, and coordinated alumnae and parent volunteers for national fundraising initiatives, including reunion giving and class agent program.
    4. Established a competition with senior class gifts among the 5 Claremont Colleges, which remains in effect today.
    5. Participated in the organization and execution of a gala fundraiser which raised $1M+ annually.
    6. Coordinated Employee Annual Giving Campaign.
    7. Developed and implemented a strategic plan and budget for the continued growth of the Foundation.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts In History