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Major Gifts Officers work in the nonprofit sector and cultivate relationships with major donors. These experienced fundraisers are responsible for finding prospects, determining their ability and willingness to give, building close relationships with prospects, acquiring major donations, and soliciting gifts from donors. Our collection of resume samples for Major Gifts Officer focuses on skills like fundraising abilities, persuasion, commitment to organization cause, strong communication and interpersonal skills, recordkeeping, and computer competences. Successful resumes make display of a degree in fundraising management.

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Major Gifts Officer

Led annual gala fundraising strategy and logistics, reporting cross functionally to regional Director of Individual Giving, CEO of local chapter, and regional Chief Development Officer for a top 20 Charity.

  • Spearheaded 2nd largest fundraising event in the country, grossing over $815,000 through engaging national and local community networks
  • Led a team of 17 event professionals and 60 volunteer committee members to transform empty airplane hangar into a successful gala space
  • Set the agenda for weekly event committee meetings to keep drive efficiencies and stay on schedule
  • Managed a portfolio of 300 major gift donors to meet annual goal of $450,000
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Economics
2

Major Gifts Officer

Managed portfolio of more than 200 donors and friends in conjunction with traveling to meet individuals

  • Secured funding for facility projects, scholarships, endowments and special projects in excess of $2.5 Million
  • Created direct mail marketing campaign for Wesleyan Society-level donations ($1,000 and up)
  • Assisted Alumni and Marketing Office with creating and editing the Sundial (Alumni Magazine)
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Public Relations
MS
Marketing Communications
EdD
Higher Education Leadership And Innovation
3

Major Gifts Officer

  • Tripled dollars raised via successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts
  • Increased engagement by 400% through securing event hosts, speakers and participants
  • Developed successful, data-driven strategies to qualify new prospects with 68% conversion rate
  • Completed coursework towards MBA with concentration in management
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Communication And English (double Major)
MA
Business Administration
4

Major Gifts Officer

Responsible and accountable for portfolio management of 100+ clients, requiring strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Develop and maintain effective collegial relationships with alumni for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies through interpersonal meetings and presentations.
  • Execute strategic plan to increase campaign commitments and annual gifts in a four to seven figure range.
  • Direct special events and meetings for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes.
  • Regularly plan and collaborate with colleagues on multiple and diverse options for enhancing client communication.
  • Successfully employ interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills weekly.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
Political Science
5

Major Gifts Officer/director of Development

  • Secured multiple six figure gifts at Medical Development.
  • Developed a strategy for soliciting major gifts with local donors and prospects, as well as international prospects.
  • Created a case statement for a new building for the International Medicine Institute.
  • Responsible for supporting the International, Cardiology, Hepatology, Rheumatology, and Immunology programs. Later added UHealth Champions.
  • Interim Sr. Director of Development for the Annual Fund Regional Directors Team.
  • Top producer of the group every year since the inception of the program in 2007.
  • Established the UM/Belen Scholarship, the first of its kind at UM, and raised approximately $300,000 in cash and pledges for the scholarship, which continues to grow.
  • Procured and established the $100,000 Zarco Scholarship for the School of Law.
  • Brought in multiple five-digit gifts for various areas of the University.
Candidate Info
40
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Mis Post Grad
BS
Mathematics

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