CAGW is currently seeking a talented and experienced Major Gifts Officer.

Job Summary: The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building relationships with existing donors and prospective donors in order to generate major gifts for CAGW.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee a portfolio of approximately 100-125 major donors nationwide, including meetings, cultivation, and stewardship, to generate at least $200,000 in major gifts for CAGW.
  • Manage relationships with existing and prospective donors in all aspects of the giving cycle including:  identifying, qualifying, and initiating contact; developing appropriate cultivation strategies; moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure; making solicitations; and maintaining stewardship contacts.
  • Work with the vice president and other members of the development team to create cultivation and solicitation strategies and to craft a compelling case for support, including clear articulation of CAGW’s historical and future impact.
  • Identify donors and prospects who merit visits with the vice president and president.
  • Engage in planned giving conversations with donors when appropriate.
  • Provide relevant tracking and reporting of progress and results to vice president.
  • Produce fundraising materials as needed, including letters, e-mails, proposals, and reports.

Skill Factors:

Education:       BA/BS
Experience:     5 years of successful fundraising experience

Special Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Successful experience with face-to-face asks
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Interest in/knowledge of public policy, with particular emphasis on fiscal policy issues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel at least 70 percent of the time
  • Experience in using donor databases


For internship information, please visit CAGW's intern page.

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