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February Webinar:
Small Shop Success: Building Something from Nothing -
Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program

Speaker: Rick Miller

  Thursday, February 5, 2015
12:00p - 1:30p

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Jan 19 - Development Coordinator
The Alzheimer's Association (Oklahoma chapter) seeks an energetic, motivated, and highly organized Development Coordinator in its Tulsa office. The Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Development team, and is responsible for managing logistics for several of the Association's fundraising events including the annual Memory Gala and Walk to End Alzheimer's. Duties include (but are not limited to) management of timelines, communications, mailings, event website updates, and coordination with event committee volunteers, vendors, sponsors, etc. The Development Coordinator also assists with donor stewardship, providing support to the Director of Development and Corporate Relations Manager. ... more >
Jan 8 - Executive Director
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the daily management of Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa, Inc. The ED is employed by and reports to the RSVP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The ED is the resource person leading the budget process, planning for and administering the RSVP program, providing service to clients in accordance with the agency’s purpose, and building and maintaining community contacts. The ED oversees RSVP operations in multiple Oklahoma counties: Tulsa, Creek, Osage, Wagoner, and Washington Counties. ... more >
Jan 6 - Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from major donors in their assigned region through effective identification, cultivation and solicitation. The focus of this position is to identify and deepen long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions and values. ... more >
Dec 22 - Major Gifts Officer
Job Summary Identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards current and prospective donors in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. Responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. Main Responsibilities Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and moving them to prospect status using tools such as small cultivation events, research and community networking, with a goal of 30% of the portfolio having been identified by the MGO. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect. Manages a portfolio of donors and prospects. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal ($350,000 for the current fiscal year) as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio, including preparation of personalized materials when needed. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters. Works with community Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Identifies potential planned giving prospects among assigned donors and partners with Region’s assigned Gift Planning Officer to solicit those prospects. Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. Updates donor records in region and/or district database and following donor contacts. Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Experience: Mi ... more >
Jan 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >
Jan 21 - Top Ten (Week of January 19, 2015): Remember What It Is All About—Perspective and Inspiration
(Jan. 19, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including fundraising tips for your board and CEO; guidance on supercharged grant fundraising; a good infographic on the benefits of retaining existing donors versus soliciting new donors; questions to ask about your fundraising team; and more! ... more >
Jan 21 - AFP Board Approves New Format for the Code of Ethical Principles
The AFP Board of Directors has approved a new format, including a graphic makeover, for the association’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which members are required to sign ever year as part of their membership. ... more >
Jan 19 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >