Develop and implement, in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, long- and short-term fundraising plans that will meet ongoing institutional financial goals and growth. Research, develop, implement, and document a systemic approach to donor lists and prospecting, cultivation, engagement, stewardship, and recognition opportunities for all donors, subscribers, and sponsors.
Collaborate with the Executive Director, Board President, and Governance Committee to ensure a strong pipeline of prospective board members who will build the diversity, skillset, and fundraising capacity of the Board of Directors. Manage Annual, Spring and special campaigns. Assist the Executive Director in establishing appropriate annual goals and strategies for the Annual Campaign and all other fund-raising activities in support of the TSO’s mission. Oversee the development and production of all materials used to support TSO’s development efforts, campaigns and special events, in coordination with TSO’s overall brand. Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to ensure a year-round cultivation program to develop new relationships and funding opportunities. Identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects and corporate support. Collaborate closely with the Executive Director on major gift outreach. Directly fundraise for major gifts and concert sponsorships. Write and collaborate with the marketing team to develop fundraising collateral materials. Coordinate the production of the donor e-newsletter. Ensure the proper stewardship of donors. Manage and update the Tessitura database.? Monitor revenue and expense budgets; prepare and present accurate and timely reporting and analysis. Execute a communication plan of activities that supports relationships between donors and the Orchestra. Attend evening dinners, receptions and concerts to steward donors.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Ability to quickly and effectively build relationships with patrons, donors and community leaders. Experience with all areas of fundraising including grant writing, individual & major gift solicitation, corporate sponsorship, planned giving and special events. Successful fundraising track record including guiding and motivating board members and other investors to engage in fundraising for their institution. Experience in developing and executing strategic development plans, fundraising appeals and events. Excellent communications skills. Successful experience supervising employees. A passion for the arts and classical music. Detail orientated