Foundations & Major Gifts Associate

Job #586

Job Type Full Time
Location Bradenton, Florida
Post Date Feb 2, 2020

Asolo Rep is seeking a Foundations & Major Gifts Associate to work with a dynamic team to achieve Asolo Rep’s Community Income goals by securing funding from foundations, government, and other granting sources, as well as from individuals giving at the major donor level. This position will also play a key role in the $21 million Staging Our Future Capital & Endowment Campaign.


• Execution of the organization’s annual institutional giving plan, which forecasts income from foundations, corporate foundations, and government in support of Asolo Rep’s operations, programs and education initiatives in partnership with Development Director and related staff
• Research capital grant funding opportunities and liaise with the Development Director on writing capital grant funding requests
• Compile research and cultivation profiles for annual and campaign prospects
• Write and coordinate funding proposals, follow-up correspondence, gift acknowledgements, interim and final reports, and invitations to attend funded programs in collaboration with related staff
• Conduct prospect research to identify potential new funding sources
• Manage annual grants calendar to ensure compliance with proposal and reporting deadlines
• Develop and nurture relationships with foundation and government representatives
• Ensure proper donor recognition on all print, online promotional materials and digital presentations
• Track funds received against annual budget income goals
• Maintain donor and prospect contact information in the Tessitura database
• Attend development events and assist as needed
• Attend at least one performance of every Asolo Rep production
• In consultation with the Major Gifts Associate, steward relationships with members of Asolo Rep’s different donor groups, and identify opportunities to engage major donors through various performances and behind-the-scenes activities
• Cultivate major donors and prospects encouraging ongoing gifts, increased gifts and securing new gifts
• Solicit major gifts independently and as part of a team
• Facilitate annual major giving donor renewal process, follow-up, and tracking
• Collaborate and coordinate with Fellowships & Endowment Associate, to encourage donors to diversify their areas of giving annually, and to make gifts for the Capital and Endowment Campaigns
• Manage and coordinate timely and accurate submission and editing of development content for the Season Program Book, Playbills, Season Brochure, website and digital presentations and promotional materials for donor-supported programs, events and activities
• In collaboration with Development Data Associate, ensure accurate data entry, contact management, donor research, and financial recordkeeping, timely gift acknowledgement and renewal correspondence, using discretion with confidential information
• Compile and maintain research of major donors and prospects for distribution to key staff and board members
• Assist in preparation of reporting materials for monthly board and committee meetings