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General Description:

The Annual Giving Manager effectively manages all annual fund appeals, direct mail/marketing initiatives and works closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to enhance and implement appropriate fundraising strategies related to major gifts, endowment, and planned giving donations.  He/she will serve as a donor acquisition leader, developing and implementing a comprehensive donor-centric communications strategy working cohesively with the Executive Director and Development Team to acquire new donors while increasing retention rates and average gift amounts. 

He/she will assist in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and volunteers providing direct support, while disseminating the mission of CASA Kane County to achieve philanthropic goals.  He/she will manage the Donor Perfect donor database and ensure integrity, functionality and confidentiality of constituent data. Manages donor lists, troubleshoots problems and develops logistics to ensure data integrity and accuracy.

History – Mission – Direction of the Organization:

In 1977, a Seattle Superior Court Judge named David Soukup was concerned about trying to make decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children without enough information. He conceived the idea of appointing community volunteers to speak up for the best interests of these children in court. He made a request for volunteers; 50 citizens responded, and that was the start of the CASA movement.

CASA Kane County began in 1988 and is 34 years in existence with 25 staff members, 25 Board of Directors, 40 Children’s Ambassador Panel members and 250 plus active CASA/GAL volunteers. As a Guardian ad Litem organization, we are appointed to 100% of all abuse/neglect and probate cases in Kane County.

Mission Statement:

CASA Kane County is Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianships cases within the Juvenile Court system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and manages the Donor Perfect donor database and ensures integrity, functionality and confidentiality of constituent data. Manages donor lists, troubleshoots problems and develops logistics to ensure data integrity.
  • Manages documents to monitor constituent activity to identify, collect and analyze appropriate data for all donors and campaigns.
  • Supervises all direct mail campaigns, solicitation mailings, prospect mailings, mailing lists. Develop EOY Giving Campaign Strategy Report and on who does what.
  • Works collectively with the Executive Director, development team and other key leaders of the organization on all annual giving donations with an annual goal of $600,000 through individual, businesses, churches and social service groups.
  • Analyzes and researches major donors, creates a plan of action for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for each one, and works closely with the Executive Director, directors, team and board of directors to cultivate, solicit and steward all existing donors and potential prospects.
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of internal and external reports (gift income, donor lists, pledge and prospect reports, and other) necessary to carry out the functions of the organization.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director on organizational development, endowment and capital campaigns, and planned giving and legacy campaigns and events.
  • Manages the always to invite list to ensure no important constituents are missed.
  • Manage electronic funding (EFT) donations from donor advised funds, corporate giving and other employee giving campaigns.
  • Advance a culture of philanthropy, collaboration, ethics and accountability with internal and external audiences to develop, enhance and sustain maximum fundraising effectiveness.
  • Works with entire team on stewardship initiatives to ensure regular contact with donors, volunteers and prospects through personal visits, letters, emails and other written material, phone calls and events.
  • Oversees all solicitors and ensures notes are properly added into DP for greater tracking and moves management.
  • Manages Donor Perfect acknowledgement and giving process including the stewardship process of thanking CASA volunteers, donors and leadership.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills, articulate in the mission and fundraising goals. Works closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director in conjunction with marketing and events to develop presentations for philanthropic opportunities and giving vehicles.
  • Maintaining a profile list of CASA volunteers who have retired and current for on-going cultivation
  • Provides reports, support and donor analysis of all donor campaigns.
  • Lead and develop annual campaign calendar, planning, timelines, goals, metrics, and project management.
  • Works with Executive Director to manage board member giving and getting documentation and pledge receipts.
  • Drive segmentation strategy in collaboration with Executive Director, Deputy Director and Development and Marketing Teams and operationalize key segments with detailed personas and messaging.
  • Work with Deputy Director and marketing team to implement e-marketing strategies to increase acquisition and retention through email A/B testing, segmentation, calls to action, and other new tactics.
  • Create and deploy donor surveys and other tactics to gain deeper insights into donor personas, preferences, and giving motivations.
  • Liaise with Executive Director and team for stewardship to guide donor and volunteer services with and for Major Gift donor.
  • Maintain a profile list of CASA volunteers who have retired and current for on-going cultivation

Qualifications Required

  • Ability to advance a culture of philanthropy, collaboration, ethics and accountability with internal and external audiences to develop, enhance and sustain maximum fundraising effectiveness.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 5-10 years of experience.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Experience with a fundraising database system – Donor Perfect preferred.
  • Experience with direct mail fundraising campaigns.
  • Exceptional communication skills including an ability to write and speak persuasively.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates awareness of confidentiality of donor and volunteer records.
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrates analytical ability to improve processes and increase fundraising and development opportunity.
  • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to interact positively in many different settings with the public, government officials, attorneys and other court personnel, media, funding sources, staff members, board members and advocates.
  • Demonstrates experience in maintaining and establishing relationships.
  • Ability to write and edit letters and other documents related to proposals, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials.
  • Capital Campaign experience beneficial.
  • Self-starter who is goal orientated and brings a high level of energy to a dynamic team.
  • Commitment to CASA Kane County’s goals and mission.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The Annual Giving Manager is expected to have daily transportation to attend offsite meetings, educational programming and conferences, recruitment, retention and fundraising events, etc.  Occasional out-of-town overnight travel.  He/she will spend some time in the office that could involve intermittent physical activities including bending, reaching, sitting and walking during working hours.

Financial Overview

Annual Budget for Organization:  $3,600,000.  Organizations financial resources:  foundation and corporate grants, special events, interest income, endowment income and earnings, annual contributions and major gifts. 

Benefits

  • Performance Review Policy
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Retirement Plan (403b) 3% match by CASA

Employee Classification  

Full time – exempt position

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

CASA Kane County provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CASA Kane County will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Inquiries and Correspondence

Theoni Limouris
E-mail:  theonil@casakanecounty.org

General Description

The Events and Development Manager is responsible for working with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Annual Giving Manager together with the advancement team to coordinate all special event fundraising for the annual auction, golf outing, third party events, and other events for the organization.  This position is also responsible for contributing to reports from the Donor Perfect Fundraising Software system maintaining, WebLink online registration and donation forms, and the coordination and research of potential donors in conjunction.

The Events and Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and assists with special events, donor cultivation and recognition, marketing development and the management of reports in Donor Perfect and other software applicable to fundraising.   In addition is responsible for the on-going cultivation, stewardship, solicitations and development of relationships to help ensure goals and objectives are met.

History – Mission – Direction of the Organization

In 1977, a Seattle Superior Court Judge named David Soukup was concerned about trying to make decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children without enough information. He conceived the idea of appointing community volunteers to speak up for the best interests of these children in court. He made a request for volunteers; 50 citizens responded, and that was the start of the CASA movement.

CASA Kane County began in 1988 and is 34 years in existence with 25 staff members, 25 Board of Directors, 40 Children’s Ambassador Panel members and 250 plus active CASA/GAL volunteers. As a Guardian ad Litem organization, we are appointed to 100% of all abuse/neglect and probate cases in Kane County.

Mission Statement

CASA Kane County is Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianships cases within the Juvenile Court system.

Qualifications

The Events and Development Manager should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Personal and Professional Integrity;
  • Minimum of 5 years in responsible fundraising/event experience;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrates awareness of confidentiality of donor and volunteer records; demonstrates the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines;
  • Demonstrates analytical ability to continually improve processes and increase fundraising and development opportunity;
  • Self-starter who is goal orientated and brings a high level of energy to a dynamic team;
  • Demonstrates ability to interact positively in many different settings with the public; government officials, attorneys and other court personnel, media, funding sources, staff members, board members and advocates,
  • Experience in organizing and supporting volunteers a must;
  • Demonstrates some experience and professionalism in social media and marketing activities;
  • Commitment to CASA Kane County’s goals and mission.

Cooperative Working Relationships

The Events and Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with Development and Marketing teams and Executive Administrator as needed and is involved with the Chairman’s Advisory Panel, Major Gifts Committee, Golf Committee, Auction Committee and other committees as needed.  

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities and relationships with other people in the organization are outlined below:

  • Coordinates daily activities with the development team for the annual gala and auction, golf outing and other special event fundraisers as directed by the Executive Director. Responsible for details such as names, table seating assignments and other important donor/sponsor information.
  • Coordinates the POA (Plan of Action) reports with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Development team for the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts, sponsors, raffle items and in-kind donations including an appropriate budget for the organization’s ongoing special events, special projects and short and long term fundraising goals.
  • Coordinates with the Stewardship and Development Manager for volunteers needed for the golf outing, auction, donor recognition and third party events with the support of the development team.
  • Assists for accuracy and acknowledgements of in-kind and other donation entries within the Donor Perfect software system with Executive Director, Annual Giving Manager, Executive Administrator and Office Coordinator.
  • Assists with the main tracking worksheet with the Annual Giving Manager, Executive Director, Deputy Director and the Development Team to provide analysis on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis of potential donors
  • Works with the development team on mailings and makes follow up calls and emails to key event participants to solicit for program book ads, in-kind donation items, raffle items and guests.
  • Data management of all special event planning companies and vendors with the Executive Administrator.
  • Works with Annual Giving Manager, Executive Director and Executive Administrator to maintain the Donor Perfect database to ensure accuracy, standardization and data integrity.
  • Builds relevant queries and exports from Donor Perfect to assist in all fundraising activities and strategies especially at the major gift and mission partnership giving levels.
  • Enters pledges into Donor Perfect on an ongoing basis based on current event and runs weekly paid/pledge reports.
  • Conducts research on prospective corporations and individuals to help maintain the accurate database and prospect for new potential donors or volunteers.
  • Develops and moves relationships necessary to provide effective stewardship and ongoing donations with the development team.
  • Responsible for setting up the WebLink online registration and donation forms with the team for each event ensures the webpages are up-to-date and live in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates with the Development team, Executive Director and Deputy Director the committee meetings and attends other community events and networking opportunities as often as possible to advance the reputation and mission of CASA.
  • Ensures timely donor communication regarding important organizational events and developments and prepares any food, copies of agendas and tracking sheets, and setup prior to every committee meeting.
  • Responsible for managing the Calendar special event details and coordinating POAs with Development and Marketing teams.
  • Regularly posts on the CASA Facebook page, Instagram, LinkedIn and other various social media platforms as needed.

Experience

Our ideal candidate will have five years in development and event management experience.  Experience with Donor Perfect preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work well with people including the staff, board of directors, donors and volunteers.  Self motivated with excellent time management skills.  Microsoft office skills.  

Financial Overview

Annual Budget for Organization:  $3,100,000

Organizations financial resources come from 

Foundation and Corporate grants, special events, interest income, annual contributions and major gifts. 

Benefits

  • Performance Review Policy
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Retirement Plan (403b) 3% match by CASA

Employee Classification

 Full-time, Exempt

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Specific Knowledge or Experience

Event planning, annual campaigns, direct mail, donor research, computer – Word, Excel, fundraising software and general database knowledge.  Experience with major gift solicitation, volunteer management and recruitment, annual giving, planned gifts, and endowment preferred.   

Inquiries and Correspondence

Theoni Limouris
E-mail:  theonil@casakanecounty.org

General Description

The Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for coordinating with the Deputy Director and the program and development teams on all internal and external communications, special event and fundraising promotions on behalf of the organization. This position is responsible for developing and placing content including website, blogs, press releases, brochures for media, social media and community-related organizations as well as CASA organizational newsletters.  Will develop opportunities to position organization as leading non-profit on local, regional, and possible national scale. Additionally, will continuously work with teams to provide opportunities to recruit volunteers and donations through marketing efforts and special events. 

The Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director and assists with special events, donor cultivation and recognition, public relations, marketing development and the management of reports in software applicable to fundraising as well as website and CRM.  Must have experience in social media and search engine optimization and be comfortable representing the organization in a variety of community settings.

History – Mission – Direction of the Organization

In 1977, a Seattle Superior Court Judge named David Soukup was concerned about trying to make decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children without enough information.  He conceived the idea of appointing community volunteers to speak up for the best interests of these children in court.  He made a request for volunteers; 50 citizens responded, and that was the start of the CASA movement.

CASA Kane County began in 1988 and is 34 years in existence with 25 staff members, 25 Board of Directors, 40 Children’s Ambassador Panel members and 250 plus active CASA/GAL volunteers.  As a Guardian ad Litem organization, we are appointed to 100% of all abuse/neglect and probate cases in Kane County.   

Mission Statement

CASA Kane County is Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianships cases within the Juvenile Court system. 

Qualifications

The Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Personal and Professional Integrity;
  • Minimum of 5-8 years in responsible marketing experience;
  • Demonstrates experience & professionalism in social media, public relations and marketing activities;
  • Exceptional communication skills including ability to write & speak persuasively about the program;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrates awareness of confidentiality of donor and volunteer records; demonstrates the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines;
  • Demonstrates analytical ability to continually improve processes and increase marketing, communications, volunteer, fundraising and development opportunity;
  • Self-starter who is goal orientated and brings a high level of energy to a dynamic team;
  • Demonstrates ability to interact positively in many different settings with the public; government officials, attorneys and other court personnel, media, funding sources, staff members, board members and advocates;
  • Experience in supporting volunteers a plus;
  • Commitment to CASA Kane County’s goals and mission.

Cooperative Working Relationships

 The Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with development and programming teams, including the Events and Development Coordinator, Marketing & Graphics Design Coordinator and Executive Administrator as needed.  The Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator is involved with the Children’s Advisory Panel, Special fundraising committees and other as needed or directed by the Executive Director.    

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities and relationships with other people in the organization are outlined below:

  • Coordinates daily activities with the development and programming teams for the annual gala auction, golf outing and other special event fundraisers as well as volunteer training activities as directed by the Deputy Director.
  • Coordinates the POA (Plan of Action) reports with the Executive Director and Deputy Director for various marketing campaigns to cultivate the solicitation of media coverage, community awareness, sponsors, raffle items, in-kind donations and volunteer recruitment efforts.
  • Works with the development team to solicit for program book ads, in-kind donation items, raffle items and guests.
  • Builds relevant queries, exports and reports from CRM related to website and social media activities.
  • May contribute to research on prospective corporations and individuals to help maintain the accurate database and prospect for new potential donors or volunteers.
  • Develops and moves relationships necessary to provide effective media and community outreach, stewardship with the team.
  • Coordinates with the Deputy Director the committee meetings and attends other community events and networking opportunities as often as possible to advance the reputation and mission of CASA.
  • Ensures timely communication regarding important organizational events and developments, copies of agendas and tracking sheets, and setup prior to every committee meeting.
  • Responsible for managing the calendar for marketing.
  • Coordinates all video production and photography, and inventory of videos and photos in N Drive.
  • Responsible for media relations including writing and submitting press releases and ads.
  • Supervises and regularly posts on the CASA Facebook page, Instagram, LinkedIn and other various social media platforms as needed.
  • Works closely with Executive Director and Deputy Director on print materials.
  • Works collaboratively with the organization’s leadership and volunteers on recruitment strategies for new CASA/GAL volunteers.
  • Manages website updates and edits and runs statistical reports through Google Analytics
  • Coordinates marketing materials, ads, publications, folders, promotional items, and inventory.
  • Coordinates the Mandated Reporting marketing and awareness project: materials, presentations, mailings.
  • Coordinates the Hands Around the Courthouse Event with the team.
  • Researches community events through chamber websites and recommends attendance.
  • Researches CASA National website on best practices and other education, marketing/media integration.
  • Participates in other projects as assigned.
  • Manages pre- and post-ad placement in local area media outlets.

Experience

Our ideal candidate will have five years in media, social media and event management experience.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work well with people including the staff, board of directors, donors and volunteers.  Self motivated with excellent time management skills.  Microsoft office skills.  

Financial Overview

Annual Budget for Organization:  $3,600,000

Organizations financial resources come from:  Foundation and Corporate grants, special events, interest income, annual contributions, and major gifts. 

 

Benefits

  • Performance Review Policy
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Retirement Plan (403b) 3% match by CASA

Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Specific knowledge or experience
Event planning, annual campaigns, direct mail, donor research, computer – Word, Excel and general database knowledge.  Experience with major gift solicitation, volunteer management and recruitment, annual giving, planned gifts, and endowment preferred.   

Inquiries and correspondence

Theoni Limouris
Email:  theonil@casakanecounty.org

Include:  Resume, Cover letter, References, Writing samples, Salary history

Employee Classification
Full-time, Exempt.

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