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Donor Relations Specialist
Job ID 8316 // Posted November 9, 2023

MAJOR FUNCTION: This role will assist the Development Officer by pursuing funds from a variety of sources, participating in fundraising drives, and soliciting in-kind donations. Will cultivate and maintain donor relationships, prepare communications for annual fundraising and donor recognition, and assist with the administration of the donor database.



· Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects through visits and other forms of direct personal contact.

· Mobilize individual and corporate donors to give, advocate and volunteer by discovering their interests.

· Research and cultivate relationships with individual and corporate donors and community agencies for the solicitation of in-kind goods.

· Communicates with potential donors regarding items to be donated, as well as planned delivery of said items.

· Work with Development Project Coordinator to ensure acknowledgement of in-kind donations through Raisers Edge in a timely manner.

· Cultivate and serve as the main contact for organizations and community groups that are hosting third-party fundraising activities that benefit CASA.

· Enhance CASA’s participation in the community through local networking groups and cultivate these relationships into revenue opportunities.

· Partner with Development and Marketing staff to recommend and implement programs, including two key annual engagement events, to engage, cultivate and steward donors.

· Utilize Raisers Edge to support data-informed decision-making about donors, analyze donor information for trends, gaps, and opportunities for revenue growth and develop work plans which maximize potential for giving.

· Maintain Raisers Edge Database as a tool to help build relationships by keeping accurate and up to date account records.

· Utilize knowledge gathered from donor meetings to develop and implement strategies to engage donors.



· Other duties as assigned.



· Bachelor’s degree required.

· At least two (2) years’ experience in fund raising, sales or demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining donor relationships.

· Or a comparable combination of education and work experience.


· Proven ability to collaborate with people and build relationships.

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking.

· Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.

· Strong ability to analyze data.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare reports, present data in an understandable format.

· Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.

· Ability to work a flexible schedule outside of standard office hours.

· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail.

· Knowledge of business and social community.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

· Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

· Possess a valid Florida State Driver’s License and auto insurance.

· Ability and willingness to drive CASA vehicles.

· Agree to a background check.

· Possess the ability to climb stairs and lift fifty pounds.

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