Major Gifts Committee Member Job Description

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    “This” committee was created with the understanding that, to obtain the gift income needed for this organization to effectively pursue its mission, an organized approach to the acquisition of major gifts must be designed, and assiduously followed.

    Major gifts, for this purpose, are those that are obtained from a relatively small percentage of this organization’s donors and that (should) constitute a large percentage of this organization’s income.

    Committee Membership shall include selected Trustees, Volunteers, Major Donors, and this organization’s Chief Executive and Chief Development Officers.

    Committee Members shall be well educated about the organization’s Mission, History and Strategic, Development & Marketing Plans.

    Committee Members shall Participate in:
       •   Identifying Prospective Major Donors —
                Suggest Names and Prepare & Review Lists
       •   Generating Timetables for the Identification,
                Education, Cultivation and Solicitation of Prospects
       •   Educating/Cultivating Prospective Major Donors —
                Invite/Escort Prospects to Events/Presentations
                Contact Regularly, based on developed timetable
       •   Evaluating Prospective Major Donors
       •   Soliciting Appropriate Prospects
       •   Weekly (periodic) meetings to review plans, timetables and progress

    Committee Members shall take, and present to the Chief Development Officer, notes on the dates and substance of all contacts with those prospects that have been assigned to him/her.

    Committee Members shall also respect/maintain the confidentiality of all information relating to all prospects and donors.

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