The WellHouse Inc.
  • Springville, AL, USA
  • Full Time

General Position Description:

This position will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy to build a data base of potential WellHouse donors and to call on these potential donors for the purpose of making an ask for gifts for The WellHouse.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing commitments from high net-worth donors, foundations, churches, corporations, and other individuals.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified prospects and donors, managing a portfolio of approximately 250 qualified relationships with at least one touch per year.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate face-to-face visits and other activities with donors; include
  • CEO when necessary and requested
  • Meet or exceed annual individual revenue goals.
  • Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors.
  • Routinely engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer- prospect identification, visits, and five-figure closings.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity for donors seeking to "crack the code" of what compels each donor to give substantially by asking the right questions and able to personally adapt as needed to meet the needs of donors.
  • Compassionately articulate the WellHouse story both in person and through public communications.
  • Guide the development of compelling proposals and oversee the development of creative presentations and reports.
  • Assist the Advance Director with fundraising events to include, but not limited to: the Zoo
  • Event, the Jr. Board Gala, and the Chrysalis event.
  • Provide monthly accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts.


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Preferred CFRE certification
  • 2+ years of front-line experience in major gifts development
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity
  • Ability to engage board members and key stakeholders in donor visits and to earn and maintain their confidence
  • Successful experience closing five-figure commitments including, but not limited to planned gifts, campaign and endowment gifts, and investment options
  • Superior presentation skills including the presence to deal effectively with diverse constituencies including principal donors and Board members
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a complex, matrix-structured, dynamic organizational environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to listen, and an unusual capacity to engage, inspire and persuade
  • Willingness to travel to regularly visit and cultivate new and existing donor relationships
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