Annual Fund Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Mission Advancement
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Summary: The Annual Fund Coordinator plays a critical role in CASA’s Mission Advancement department, working collaboratively with the team to develop, plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive year-round giving program that supports CASA’s housing mission. The Coordinator implements strategic activities, campaigns, and events that include direct mail, fundraising events, point-of-entry events, volunteer events, online giving, and other efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Co-develop and execute CASA’s annual fund donor program.
- Cultivate and grow donor base, renewing and upgrading donor support, strengthening relationships with current donors, and collaborating with the team to focus on first-time, mid-level, and major donors.
- Continuously develop and promote support for CASA’s Housing Solution Fund to earn new donors, retain donors, and appeal for increased giving.
- Create multi-channel solicitations and campaigns that include direct mail and online giving, peer-to-peer strategies, and holiday giving appeals.
- Develop specific strategies to move donors into increased levels for housing program and tenant support, including:
- Branded recognition/giving levels; tiered acknowledgment plan
- Segmented communications according to giving level
- Corporate Giving recognition
- Hold primary responsibility for fall fundraiser and other key events.
- Participate on the Mission Advancement Committee as a staff liaison.
- Support donor acquisition strategies for Wake, Durham, and Orange counties
- Develop and execute meaningful volunteer activities for donors/potential donors in collaboration with internal/external partners.
- Track annual fund-giving expenses according to the department budget.
- Build upon a positive culture of philanthropy inside and outside of the organization.
- Enthusiastically participate in cross-departmental teams for projects and planning.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, communications, or related field.
- Five years of nonprofit development experience, including annual fund, database management, and event coordination, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Proficiency with CRM/Fundraising databases such as Bloomerang, Raiser’s Edge, or SalesForce is required.
- Knowledge and/or experience with human service nonprofits. A shared commitment to social justice. Knowledge of affordable housing is a plus.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Proficiency with CRM/Fundraising databases such as Bloomerang, Raiser’s Edge, or SalesForce is required.
Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, communications, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of fund development theories, principles, and procedures.
- Advanced knowledge of donor-customer relationship management software
- Ability to work effectively with association groups and volunteers, and to manage contractors and third-party vendors
- Advanced knowledge of direct mail and online giving requirements and best practices.
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Familiarity with a variety of social media channels.
- Ability to inspire a team to achieve collective goals
- Ability to plan and execute special events
- Adhere to a high standard of ethics and promote the donor bill of rights
- Proficient ability to work in remote, office, and hybrid environments using a full suite of Microsoft collaboration tools and maintain accuracy.
The ideal Annual Fund Coordinator will be energetic and dynamic with excellent interpersonal, organizational, communications, and development skills, and a strong passion for CASA’s mission and CASA’s core values. This is a hybrid remote, office position with the required time in the office and the flexibility to work from home. Occasional night and weekend work is required.
Salary range: Salary depends on experience, but starts at $50,000.
The Annual Fund Coordinator is a full-time, year-round non-exempt position at CASA. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License and available transportation is a necessary requirements. This position directly reports to Senior Director, Resource Development.