Donor Relations Coordinator SRVS

Since 1962, SRVS (pronounced serves) has been a leader in empowering lives. Our mission is provide the services that people with disabilities need to live meaningful lives as members of their communities.

Donor Relations Coordinator Duties:

Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Donor Relations Coordinator is primarily responsible for fundraising, donor engagement, special appeals and campaigns for the agency.

Along with Chairmen and staff, organizes Annual Fund with goals and appropriate activities including but not limited to:

Design and implementation of an effective mail/phone/electronic campaign with quarterly appeals, researching appropriate audiences and creating effective messages for each.
Initiation of a Major Gifts Society, coordinating and scheduling asks, calls, meetings, acknowledgements and tributes.

Launch and expansion of a Monthly Donor Club with appropriate communications, acknowledgements and tributes.

Expansion of Memorials and Honorariums program in both dollars and donors, designing appropriate communications, tribute cards, schedules and conveniences.

Implementation of Capital Campaign structure, schedules and asks when needed.
Assistance with Public Relations and Special Events as needed and support of all Development activities.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. 5 years experience working in fundraising. Excellent research and computer skills needed. Ability to manage several complex projects and proposals simultaneously with strict deadline pressure.

Applicants may apply at

Donor Relations Manager BALLET MEMPHIS

Ballet Memphis Corporation, a 30+ year old professional ballet company, is a creative local and national resource as a maker and interpreter of Southern cultural legacy through dance, production and training. Our Company doesn’t just believe everyone matters, we actively seek to create, present and teach ballet in a way that celebrates the human spirit. We have built a Company that is reflective of the people we serve—beautifully diverse in mind, body and soul—and built it with people who understand we do what we do in the service of others. Ballet Memphis encompasses the Company, the School, Education & Community Enrichment and the Pilates Center; it also tours nationally. We integrate all of our programs, communicating internally and externally in ways that build and promote our culture and core values, providing meaningful experiences to all our participants.

The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for supporting all Ballet Memphis fundraising and development efforts under the leadership of the Director of Development.

This position requires a winning combination of big picture thinking with sharp attention to execution and detail. High energy, excellent communication and organizational skills, self-motivation and the ability to facilitate projects are a must. The position requires experience in gift processing, solicitation creation, prospect research, phone solicitation and marketing. Preference may be given to candidates with previous experience in and a passion for the arts.

•    In partnership with the Development Director, the Donor Relations Manager will focus heavily on identifying, establishing and maintaining viable individual, foundation and corporate giving relationships through, but not limited to:
o    Direct mail
o    Grants
o    Special events
o    Corporate Sponsorships/Partnerships

•    Assist in building relationships with all levels of donors and within all areas of the Ballet— School, Company, Education & Community Enrichment and Pilates— to ensure Ballet Memphis has life-long donors and a growing support base.

•    Excellent verbal/written communicator, the Donor Relations Manager will assist in creation of:
o    Fiscal year fundraising calendar
o    All written solicitations— letters, emails, social media posts
o    Development promotional materials (brochures, web presence)

•    Prepare monthly development reports utilizing database and Excel to analyze year over year results in Individual, Corporate/Sponsorship and Foundation giving

•    Attend all Ballet Memphis regular season performances in the capacity of donor cultivation but also prepared to assist with other organizational duties as assigned. He/she will coordinate efforts with the Director of Development and Box Office Manager to ensure Board, Dancer Sponsors, corporate sponsors and partners receive all mainstage benefits throughout the season.

•    Assist with planning and execution of all Ballet Memphis fundraising special events. Will act as main point of contact with all special events vendors.

•    Assist Director of Development on grants and foundation work, including:
o    Program details for current grants and grant reports
o    Researching local and national opportunities to expand foundation footprint
o    Grant reporting process

•    Gift processing
o    Processing all incoming gifts and ensuring accurate input to database
o    Gift/donor acknowledgement in manner that is timely and appropriate to gift

•    Bachelor’s Degree required
•    3+ years of fundraising and development experience
o    Education and/or arts experience preferred
•    Quick with systems—fundraising software experience preferred (Raiser’s Edge, Banner, Salesforce)
•    Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and Power Point
•    Familiar with online communities and social media including Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, and others

This position requires an ongoing commitment to the following:
•    Even-tempered disposition. Ability to work under pressure in a composed, focused, affable and courteous manner.
•    Creative. Ability to use visionary thinking to assist with development strategy and on-going execution throughout a very busy performance schedule.
•    Analytic. Ability to generate, assess and utilize data to maximize efficiency and drive fundraising results.
•    Highly affable. Ability to conduct regular face-to-face, telephone and email communication with donors/patrons.
•    Enthusiastic, energetic and positive. Ability to sustain an ongoing spirit of positivity in high-pressure and demanding situations. Great level of passion, innovation and enthusiasm for engaging others and creating new vehicles and methods to attract and engage new Ballet Memphis patrons and donors.
•    Adaptable and nimble. Ability to be flexible while remaining focused on accomplishing project/goal amid fast- paced, constantly changing environment.
•    Connector. Ability to utilize personal and professional network to build/leverage new relationships for the Ballet.
•    Prompt and timely communicator. Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills.
•    Accommodating. Ability to seek out supportive solutions to accommodate all Ballet Memphis guests, whether ticket buyers, donors, Pilates clients, School families or guests to the building.

This is a salaried, full-time position eligible for all benefits (including health insurance, free Pilates mat classes, 12 comp performance tickets). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with level of experience and skill.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to:

Director of Development BIRTHRIGHT OF MEMPHIS

Position Objectives:
Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective major gift donors to Birthright.  This job involves relationship building and communication to convey the Birthright vision.

1.    Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
2.    Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
3.    Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
4.    Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts, bequest expectancies, estate, trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, financial planning, and deferred giving.
5.    Direct capital campaign funds and other major fundraising drives.
6.    Work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Event Planner.
7.    Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

•    Bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline. Certification in fundraising a plus.
•    Familiarity with and interest in the mission of Birthright.
•    Excellent written, verbal and social media skills.
•    Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
•    Five (5) years of professional fundraising experience.
•    Team player with an ability to work independently.
•    Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Send resumes to or 115 Alexander St Memphis TN 38111
No phone calls please


DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                 Position Summary: In conjunction with the Director of Communications and Development, the Database Coordinator’s overall objective and responsibility is to manage the departmental data systems and to assist Development staff and organization leadership in utilizing Raiser’s Edge (specialized business donor tracking database and software) in support of department-wide goals and functions.                                                     

Position Level: Full Time (37.5 hours per week). Paid vacation, holidays, and personal time

RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                         - Accurately maintain the overall integrity of the donor database, including entering and exporting data, gift entry, recording donor activity, tracking and reporting of donor activity.
- Maintain database software; ensure timely implementation of upgrades, and provide training to other staff as needed.
- Process donations, promptly issue tax receipts and acknowledgement letters.
- Pull lists for, prepare and mail annual tax receipt letters to all donors.
- Assist the director of development in donor and prospect research management and creation of donor profiles.
- Pull donor and marketing lists from Raiser’s Edge database for direct mail pieces.
- Perform monthly reconciliation of donations with accounting department records.
- Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                           The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
- A bachelor’s or associate’s degree and 2 -3 years of work experience.
- A minimum of one year of Raiser’s Edge experience, and preferred 2+ years of Raiser’s Edge experience.
- Excellent computer, verbal and written skills.
- Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
- Strong work ethic, absolute attention to detail, excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to handle confidential information, research inquisitively and report facts accurately.
- Ability to accept responsibility for projects and assignments, progressing them on a timeline and reporting back with limited oversight and prompting.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.

INSTRUCTIONS                                                                                                               Please send resume and cover letter to Brenda O´Looney,

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