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Major Gifts Coordinator

United Way of South Hampton Raods
Norfolk, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 28 Feb 2018

Expires on 28 Feb 2018

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Major Gifts Coordinator


United Way of South Hampton Roads is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to administer a campaign for programmatic and endowment gifts. This role will oversee day-to-day campaign and fundraising needs related to the campaign. The position will report to the Major Gift Officer and work in close collaboration with other members of the resource development department and fundraising counsel.


  • Organize and implement all administrative support systems for the campaign including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  • Maintain a comprehensive prospect list of individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Work closely with fundraising counsel, board and staff leadership to ensure they have the information needed to cultivate and solicit donors
  • Coordinate Campaign Leadership Committee meetings including scheduling, attending, and capturing and distributing minutes and action items
  • Follow-up with Campaign Leadership Committee members and board members on prospect outreach and other action items, as needed
  • Coordinate all campaign cultivation and stewardship events
  • Assist with donor proposal preparation
  • Coordinate inclusion of campaign message in organization’s other marketing and communication channels, as needed
  • Prepare solicitor kit materials for staff and volunteers
  • Conduct prospect research, as needed
  • Assist with campaign appointment setting with donors and prospects
  • Ensure all campaign activity is maintained in a central database
  • Track all pledge letters and maintain contributors list and other supporting templates
  • Ensure accounting office sends gift receipts and pledge invoices
  • Coordinate thank you letters as gifts and pledges are received
  • Ensure campaign gifts are recorded in organization’s financial tracking system
  • Develop campaign progress reports for board, campaign volunteers, and staff on a routine basis
  • Support resource development department with all campaign needs and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in fundraising
  • Three to five years of development experience
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Tact and sensitivity in working with donors and prospect information
  • Working knowledge of database software preferred
  • Campaign experience preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant fundraising principles, practices, and techniques
  • Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and able to multi-task and work independently in a small, hands on work environment

Qualified applicants send cover letter and resume to