Major Gifts Officer Resume Samples

A Major Gifts Officer takes charge of designing, developing, and implementing major gift programs. The job description entails taking responsibility for managing and cultivating relationships with major gift prospects and to identify new proposals. Job duties listed on the Major Gifts Officer Resume include the following – developing strategic funding requests, implementing fundraising campaigns, imparting guidance in management, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation; carrying out face-to-face meetings with donors; assisting in national and affiliate Major Gift’s staff; managing communications, interactions and income for the portfolio; managing proper gift acknowledgments; and handling workplace giving and formulate reports.

Summary of skills that highlight a resume includes the following – experience in restricted and unrestricted fundraising techniques; huge knowledge of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; deep knowledge of developing a budget and measuring campaigns; familiarity with documenting visits and MS Office; superior communication and presentation skills. Formal education includes a degree in a relevant field.

Major Gifts Officer Resume example

Major Gifts Officer Resume

Objective : As a Major Gifts Officer, responsible for Partnering with executives from top healthcare institutions to conceptualize and develop the architecture and suggested curriculum for the Foster School of Business's proposed Center for Healthcare Management and Economics.

Skills : Business Development, Fundraising, Recruiting, Executive.

Description :

    1. Planned, initiated, and implemented gift solicitations.
    2. Recruited, trained, mentored, and coordinated a team of development professionals.
    3. Prepared written proposals, informational materials, marketing collateral, and other materials needed to secure gifts from individuals, corporations. 
    4. Designed and directed educational/marketing program to promote the charitable mission of Sunnyside Communities; maintained a planned giving mail cultivation program to major/planned gift prospects.
    5. Prepared the annual Development Office budget and assisted in the annual and long-range development planning process.
    6. Visited supporting individuals, churches, and businesses, enlisted volunteers, and planned and implemented special campaigns and events.
    7. Designed and wrote Planned Giving publications and published the Annual Donor Report.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Major Gifts Officer Resume

Objective : As a Major Gifts Officer, responsible for Utilizing wealth screening information and other research to creating individual cultivation and solicitation plans, with assistance from department leadership, for all active and prospective donors.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Leadership, Communication.

Description :

    1. Managed a caseload of 100-200 active and prospective major donors in a dedicated geographical region.
    2. Cultivated and solicited assigned donors, serving as the face of TPUSA to these individuals.
    3. Implemented stewardship best practices and adhere to department policies and procedures.
    4. Identified, researched, contacted, cultivated, and solicited prospective donors.
    5. Utilized wealth screening information and other research to create individual cultivation and solicitation plans, with assistance from department leadership, for all active and prospective donors.
    6. Helped draft or review solicitation, cultivation, or collateral materials, including quarterly newsletter and annual report, for caseload.
    7. Analyzed weekly online and direct mail donors from the region and thank donors accordingly.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA In Communications


Major Gifts Officer Resume

Objective : Major Gifts Officer with 2 years of experience in Developing strategic funding requests based on immediate needs and long-term funding goals of the Aquarium, Engaging, preparing, and supporting senior-most volunteers and Board members in their ambassadorship on behalf of the Aquarium as necessary to carry out strategies.

Skills : Fluent In Raiser's Edge, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite,  Public Speaker.

Description :

    1. Secured and contributed support from and manage a portfolio and pipeline of individual donors and prospects.
    2. Developed ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefit of the  Red Cross.
    3. Transitioned and retained a top three donor after passing of matriarch through key stewardship moves.
    4. Trained and supervised fundraising efforts of the extended volunteer network.
    5. Reviewed fundraising key performance indicators and revenue goals quarterly with the supervisor.
    6. Tracked and monitored all activities in the Salesforce database, using moves-management functionalities.
    7. Worked closely with the team to achieve the departments fundraising goals.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                BS

                Major Gifts Officer Resume

                Objective : Motivated and highly productive Major Gifts Officer professional with a research background. Detail-oriented with strong skills in multi-tasking and efficient management of day-to-day office operations. Adept at building and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients through outstanding interpersonal skills.

                Skills : Relationship Building, Fundraising, MS Office.

                Description :

                  1. Hired to engage donors and secure major gifts (1k-50K) from the 92Y donor base and lead donors through the major gift cycle.
                  2. Worked closely with three Center directors to identify individual donors and create new fundraising opportunities and initiate committees.
                  3. Worked with 92Y to help facilitate Giving Tuesday, an initiative started by the organization.
                  4. Partnered with Assistant Director of Individual Giving to secure a $150,000 multiyear gift.
                  5. Managed a portfolio of 150+ donors throughout the gift cycle including initiating contact from prospect status, development of appropriate cultivation strategies. 
                  6. Executed a major donor customer service strategy.
                  7. Strategized identification, cultivation, and stewardship of high net-worth individuals.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  BS

                  Major Gifts Officer Resume

                  Objective : Seeking a Major Gifts Officer position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

                  Skills : Government Relations, Fundraising, Administrative, Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge, Salesforce, Community Relations.

                  Description :

                    1. Identified, engaged, cultivated, solicited, and stewarded corporate and foundation donors to enhance the financial support of the agency to meet annual fundraising goals.
                    2. Responsible for meeting annual revenue targets by developing and managing a portfolio of 350 donors.
                    3. Developed and executed an ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and move them to prospects using cultivation events, research, and community networking.
                    4. Worked collaboratively with development staff to create strategies to match donor interests to increase fundraising revenue.
                    5. Responsible for researching and developing new donor prospects, using move management tools to increase donations, and build donor support.
                    6. Developed and cultivated relationships with Corporate and Foundations officers.
                    7. Prepared submission of grant proposals and coordinate final reports.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  GED

                  Major Gifts Officer Resume

                  Objective : Highly qualified Major Gifts Officer 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 : Customer Service, Provblem Solving, Event Planning, Evaluation Process, Training, Recruiting, Retention.

                  Description :

                    1. Managed 250 major gifts prospects.
                    2. Identified, visited, and solicited major gifts prospects that graduated.
                    3. Increased giving among this group by 43% and identified 30 new major gifts prospects.
                    4. Raised money from potential major gifts donors to meet a challenge grant for scholarship support.
                    5. Staffed President at events and on visits with major donors.
                    6. Managed the twenty-fifth reunion gift committee.
                    7. Determined strategy for major gifts prospects during regular major gifts reviews.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  G.E.D

                  Major Gifts Officer Resume

                  Summary : Multifaceted leader and collaborative executive. Extensive experience driving product innovation, brand and eCommerce solutions, and marketing/sales strategy for start-ups, SMB, and enterprise-level organizations. Passionate about building high-performance teams and actionable strategies that enhance performance, enable aggressive growth, and propel organizations' success.

                  Skills : Management, Sales, Business Development, Sales Strategy, Sales Management, Technology Development, Enterprise Platform Solutions, Vendor Management.

                  Description :

                    1. Worked with the Dean and Associate Dean, unit leaders, volunteers, and other development staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects for gifts in support of the Foster School of Business.
                    2. Played a key role in developing a strategic plan for the unit's overall development effort, had a leadership role in implementing parts of the resulting plan.
                    3. Identified, cultivated, solicited, and stewarded major gift prospects, including members of the business community.
                    4. Developed and implemented a solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospect.
                    5. Prepared written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to secure major gifts.
                    6. Exceeded annual development goals 185%, including securing $185K+ in scholarship and professorship funding. 
                    7. Ensured donors were accurate, timely, and personally acknowledged.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  7-10 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Management
                  Education
                  Education
                  Diploma

                  Major Gifts Officer Resume

                  Objective : Highly motivated, experienced, and passionate candidate seeks to further a career in a Major Gifts Officer position that can utilize my technical skills and management knowledge to benefit mutual growth and success.

                  Skills : Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge, Designing.

                  Description :

                    1. Managed fundraising component for four Advisory Boards and assisted the Dean of Technology and Computer Science in establishing the inaugural Advancement Council.
                    2. Provided oversight over the University Parents Council on an interim basis developing the mission statement and purpose statements.
                    3. Developed and implemented Parent Leadership Society targeting affluent parents to give in matriculation over their child's time.
                    4. Completed Campaigns with an emphasis on programmatic needs, scholarships, professorships, and leadership initiatives. 
                    5. Provided immediate responses to major donors' concerns, questions, requests, pledges, gifts and thank you processes Spearheaded and supervised fundraising events - exceeded events' goals by creating a new model that generated the highest-grossing revenues.
                    6. Worked directly with board members and hosts coordinating logistics from beginning to end including tracking and ensuring proper follow-up of donors/ attendees.
                    7.  Achieved an assigned annual revenue goal through either the generation of new major gifts or the continuing cultivation of new donors and previously established relationships.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  High School Diploma

                  Major Gifts Officer Resume

                  Summary : Major Gifts Officer professional with more than 25 years' experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Expertise in fundraising, corporate foundation management, communications, volunteer management, event planning, and budget forecasting. A persuasive individual is able to interact effectively with diverse populations.

                  Skills : MS Office, Planning Skills, Interpersonal Skills.

                  Description :

                    1. Increased major gifts revenue by 25% - closed gifts between including multi-year gifts.
                    2. Completed one-on-one monthly stewardship visits and asks success rate.
                    3. Assisted in identifying major gift prospects.
                    4. Connected with the prospects and create a relationship between them and the organization.
                    5. Identified the prospects key values and work with the development team to match them with funding opportunities that meet their interests.
                    6. Grown relationships with major gift donors and prospects.
                    7. Tracked and assessed major gift fundraising metrics.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            10+ Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Senior
                            Education
                            Education
                            MS

                            Major Gifts Officer Resume

                            Objective : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Major Gifts Officer professional skills and knowledge to be an effective gift officer and inspiration to those around me.

                            Skills : Microsoft Office, Written Communication, Written Correspondence, Oral Communication.

                            Description :

                              1. Marketed broad-based Planned Giving Program to a selected clientele.
                              2. Secured major gifts of $10,000 or more.
                              3. Cultivated new prospects through the creation of effective donor management strategies.
                              4. Effectively moved a portfolio of prospects through the complete giving cycle of validation, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, gift negotiation, and stewardship.
                              5. Ability to utilized a CRM system to track and cultivate donors and prospects.
                              6. Managed the ongoing relationship and stewardship of major donors including the proper execution of pledge programs, reporting, and tracking of progress towards the donor's intent.
                              7. Integrated with physicians and researchers at BNI to both understand critical funding needs and, in turn, translate those needs into compelling narratives that attract the proper funding.
                              8. Led in the creation of proposals and grants for prospect meetings and solicitations.
                                        Years of Experience
                                        Experience
                                        2-5 Years
                                        Experience Level
                                        Level
                                        Junior
                                        Education
                                        Education
                                        High School Diploma