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Partnership Relations Officer
New York City Relief is a growing Christian non-profit organization that operates a mobile outreach to the homeless. The organization has a budget of 3.5 million dollars and mobilizes over 7,000 volunteers a year to connect the homeless to resources that lead to life transformation.
To Be Successful,
The PRO will focus on introducing new contacts to the work of NYCR, cultivating those relationships and offering opportunities to partner financially with the organization. This is done through hosting these men and women on outreaches, at special events or connecting through individual meetings.
Hosting those contacts on outreaches gives the opportunity to demonstrate our mission in action, and share the innovative methods we use to achieve that mission. In this process the PRO will enrich our volunteer’s lives by connecting them to our friends struggling with homelessness. Through this spiritual and transformative experience, these volunteers are able to relate to those in poverty, experience God’s heart of compassion and find out how they can make a difference.
Of course, not all donors are followers of Christ, but that presents opportunities for the PRO to introduce people to the work of God through the love and care we provide to our friends challenged with homelessness. Our donors appreciate the opportunities we give them to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors who are in need,
Through the process of building long-term relationships, the PRO will find and invite new partners to invest in our work with the goal of recruiting donors who have the potential of making large gifts of $5,000 or more. NYCR has a large network of friends and potential supporters who are ready to be engaged and invited to join together in partnership.
A background in fundraising is very helpful, but not essential. It is important for PRO candidates to be comfortable engaging new people and be confident in introducing them to our work with the goal of engaging them in partnership.
As a part of the development department, the PRO will work to effectively identify, cultivate and steward donor relationships. This position reports directly to the Director of Development.
Responsibilities, but not limited to,
Collaborate with the Director of Development to establish clear and measurable fundraising goals for the development team and assist in the achievement of said goals.
Develop and execute strategies to secure support from individuals at the leadership gifts level ($5,000 and above) as part of a comprehensive fundraising plan.
Establish and maintain long-term donor relationships: 50-75 prospects. Develop written solicitation plans for new and current major gift prospects within prospect portfolio, develop relationships with prospects through various cultivation calls, letters and handwritten notes, complete at least 60-75 significant contacts per year with prospects from portfolio, and solicit and close gifts.
Adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate humility, optimism and convey sensitivity to donor needs.
Maintain professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach while promoting confidentiality of privileged information.
Participate in Major Donor Update Meeting, host Prospective Donor Bus Days and communicate with outreach team.
Schedule and host small group introductory events.
Prepare reports, briefing materials, correspondence, proposals, Donor Perfect database updates, and related documents for solicitation of leadership gift prospects.
Schedule and script joint visits with the Vice President for Advancement and board members, and volunteers when appropriate.
Support volunteer networks and assist in the identification, recruitment, and scheduling of volunteers as needed.
Represent NYCR at events.
Work with data analyst to research potential donors, analyze data, and record information.
Travel, as necessary, to accomplish above.
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