Donor Relations Officer

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Education, Health, International, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Organization Profile:


NPH USA serves more than 7,500 vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and schools of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). If you are looking to make a dramatic impact in the life of a child, this is the job for you.


Summary of Opportunity:


The Donor Relations Officer builds and expands relationships with new and existing donors to support the work of NPH International. Within our donor-centered culture, you will manage a portfolio of 80-120 donors and prospects, meeting personally with donors whenever possible.


Your portfolio will include individuals, foundations, businesses, and other organizations. You will support the fundraising activity of Board members in the Midwest Area, identify potential new donors, support Area fundraising events, and both coordinate and accompany donors on visits to our NPH homes.


Your Impact & Contributions:

Under the guidance and direction of Area VP of Donor Relations, this position will develop and enhance new and existing donor relationships in the following ways:

  • Increase the annual giving of donor portfolio consistent with assigned
  • Manage a portfolio advancing relationships with 80-120 donors and prospective supporters in order to meet and exceed fundraising goal.
  • Cultivate relationships and solicit new and renewed gifts from investors capable of making annual/major/planned gifts $5,000+ utilizing the moves-management process.
  • Travel throughout assigned region to make prospect and donor exploratory, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship visits.
  • Assure that all interactions with donors and prospects are recorded within the donor database.
  • Research prospective donors and develop donor strategies to engage and acquire new donors.
  • Move potential donors in a timely fashion towards solicitation and closure.
  • Develop meaningful opportunities for stewarding donors.
  • Work with volunteers to assist in engaging and cultivating donors as appropriate.
  • Attend NPH events, and travel to NPH homes as required and/or as requested.


Ideal Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience in annual/major/planned gift solicitation and portfolio management
  • A proven record securing major gifts
  • A detail-oriented team collaborator who can translate strategy into results
  • Superb relationship management, interpersonal, digital, written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to inspire, positively influence and engage volunteers and donors
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain timely and complete record of activities, results and planned follow up
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential information professionally
  • High energy and passion for NPH USA’s mission
  • Knowledge and experience of Salesforce donor database and MS office is preferred
  • Must be willing to travel locally and internationally as required
  • Bachelor’s degree required


How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Include specific salary requirements. Please no phone calls or outside agencies. NPH USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in the workplace and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

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