This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity
to transform lives!
Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church
with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s
Word! Our team is excited about God’s calling on our ministry and
serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy.
We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts
and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at
Bible League International! For more information about Bible League
International, visit https://www.bibleleague.org/.
Also take a moment and view our careers video to learn more
about our culture through our staff at Bible League.
The Donor Relations Director (DRD) located in the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, or Ohio Valley area builds and
stewards meaningful and enduring relationships with Bible League
International’s donors and other supporters (churches,
organizations, corporations, non-profits, and volunteers) in order
to raise support through contributions of funds, time, prayer and
effort. The DRD typically works with donors with annual giving in
the $10,000+ range, helping them grow in their commitment to
supporting Bible League’s global ministry. The DRD collaborates
with colleagues in the Donor Relations Team to plan and implement a
holistic approach to existing and potential donors in an assigned
territory. Through prayer, effective communication, and humble
service, the DRD encourages the personal growth of the donor as a
vital and essential partner in this Spirit-led movement to fulfill
the Great Commission.
Systematically ask questions to ensure that communications are
in line with donors’ Make appropriate assessments of BLI’s
supporters’ needs and areas of ministry interests.
Based on above mentioned assessments and in collaboration with
various relevant departments of BLI (Marketing, Scripture
Engagement, etc.) set and develop goals/strategy for a long-term
relational engagement through personal interaction with BLI’s
supporters using a “Moves Management” model
As a part of the Donor Relations team, actively participate in
carrying out the Path to Full Engagement donor development
- Connect and build relationships with new and established BLI
supporters through meaningful conversations, ministry updates,
compelling stories, and prayers which articulate effectively the
vision, mission, identity, services and funding needs of Bible
- Solicit funds for Bible League’s global ministry through
personal visits as the primary means of communication, as well as
phone calls, notes, printed and electronic media.
Present Bible League’s ministry at churches through
presentations, workshops, sermons, and other activities in order to
raise awareness, minister to the local church, and develop new
Identify and follow-up on opportunities to present Bible League
International to new potential donors to ensure growth in ministry
support within the territory. Leverage current donors’ networks to
locate prospective new supporters.
Focus on cultivating major level supporters with the capacity
to give at $10,000 and above. Successfully retain their partnership
and increase their giving levels.
Serve donors by informing, educating, and advising them, as
appropriate, of stewardship principles, including estate planning
opportunities. Inform donors of estate planning services offered by
Bible League International, involving the office of Planned Giving
Participate in approved public events, conferences,
marketing/PR, donor vision trips, and other opportunities to expand
the donors’ connection to the mission and vision of Bible League
Stay up-to-date on BLI core programs, as well as marketing
materials and current campaigns.
Be continually aware of religious, geo-political and global
events and culture.
Cultivate referrals among churches for the purpose of
implementing BLI’s core programs, and engaging the churches in
volunteer as well as fund-raising opportunities
Execute timely and appropriate follow up with BLI supporters
through “Thank-You” calls, notes, prayer calls, provision of
relevant information, etc.
Document all donor interactions in the CRM system
Work well with other departments and be open to change as
- Create a written moves management cultivation plan for the 20%
of donors that give 80% of revenue from the assigned territory,
meeting goals for an increasing number of successful responses each
year. The plan will include strategies and benchmarks for upgrading
giving levels and requesting and receiving gifts. Identification of
each donor’s giving capacity, cultivating to appropriate levels,
and continually increasing donor retention are keys to
- Find new and creative ways to develop new donors and
regain lapsed ones.
- Ensure that new assignments receive appropriate treatment
in accordance with the current BLI Onboarding
- Recommend appropriate donors for invitation to the Leadership
- Participate in the identification of high-capacity donors and
preparation of personalized proposals for each identified
- Attend and participate in Donor Relations Team meetings and
Reports to: Executive Vice President - Advancement.
Collaborates with: Internal groups, Donor Relations Managers,
Volunteers, Planned Giving, US Ministries, Marketing and
Development, Partner Services, Scripture Engagement, etc. to meet
Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently,
including fulfillment of essential responsibilities outside of the
Minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising experience for a
nonprofit or charitable organization, or equivalent experience in a
related Development role such as Development sales or territory
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
Understanding of fundraising as service and a stewardship
Experience working with Christians and churches in the
Displays humility and servant leadership with emotional
intelligence and an exceptional ability to understand the passion
and heart of the donor.
Displays aptitude in the core competencies necessary to fulfill
- Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus
Christ. Must also agree with our statement of
faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner. Have a
powerful prayer life and be knowledgeable of Scripture
- Ability to focus on learning BLI’s ministry and identifying
opportunities to share with donors
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively the mission,
vision and daily ministry of Bible League International
- Ability to discern and identify donor interests and capacity,
and to present a vision of ministry that matches and raises those
interests and capacity
- Ability to cultivate relationships with donors that lead to
increasing levels of interest, involvement and investment
- Ability to articulate clear, direct requests for financial
- Ability to request and encourage referrals from current donors
that will lead to new involvement and investment in ministry
- Ability to steward donors across a large geographic
territory. Management duties include:
Ability to work with great effectiveness with other fundraising
colleagues and regional team members.
Above average communication, persuasion, listening and
presentation skills, understanding that it must be the Holy Spirit
who moves the human heart. The DRD must have a pleasant and
outgoing demeanor, be a self-motivator, and present a neat,
professional and appropriate appearance.
In order to build a regional territory it is essential that the
DRD be able to follow-up on opportunities to present Bible League
International to new potential donors.
DRD must articulate effectively the vision, mission to selected
churches and individuals as well as approved foundations and
Tolerant of varying theological viewpoints, and able to view
all believers as brothers and sisters in Christ.
- Weekly, monthly and annual planning for donor contact and
- Travel planning that provides efficient and effective
management of expenses and time spent with donors
- Administrative duties that provide essential communication of
information between the DRD and PRA, supervisors and administrative
staff at headquarters
- Office maintenance to ensure proper use and confidentiality of
tools, materials and information
Standards of Performance
In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out
Bible League International’s core values which are:
- We believe this ministry belongs to God.
- We believe the world needs a relationship with Jesus Christ,
God’s Word, more than anything.
- We believe integrity is the foundation of all our decisions and
- We believe we are accountable to God and people to steward
wisely the resources God entrusts to us.
- We believe that building strong relationships with our
colleagues, ministry partners, donors, and vendors is essential to
the fulfillment of our ministry commitments.
- We believe that all our employees should be valued and
- We believe that all our employees should be encouraged in their
faith-walk and professional growth and development.
- We believe that innovation and adaptability are essential for
efficient and effective ministry.
Performance appraisal will be conducted at 90 days and six
months and 12 months then annually thereafter by their manager.
Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive
benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our
Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional of
our employees. If you want to learn more about this exciting role
or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to
race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or
veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bible League
International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based
organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the
Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with
Bible League's Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their
personal Lord and Savior.