• Sponsorship and Individual Giving Associate

    Posted: 07/09/2023

    Position Overview:
    We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Sponsorship and Individual Giving Associate to join our vibrant and growing nonprofit neurodiverse theatre company. As a Sponsorship and Individual Giving Associate, you will play a crucial role in supporting our fundraising  and development efforts–specifically in donor and sponsor cultivation. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, enjoys building relationships, and wants to contribute to the growth and sustainability of a mission-centric non profit.


    1. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: Assist in the cultivation and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors through regular communication, acknowledgments, and donor recognition activities. 
    2. Donor Database Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in the fundraising database (Bloomerang), ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of donor information.
    3. Fundraising Campaigns: Collaborate with the development/marketing team to plan and execute fundraising campaigns, including direct mail, online giving, and peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives.
    4. Fundraising Events: Support the planning, logistics, and execution of fundraising events, including donor receptions, galas, and benefit performances.
    5. Donor Communication: Assist in the creation and distribution of donor communication materials, such as newsletters, fundraising appeals, and impact reports, ensuring consistent and compelling messaging.
    6. Prospect Research: Conduct research on prospective donors/sponsors and assist in the identification and qualification of potential major gift prospects.
    7. Reporting and Analysis: Assist in generating regular reports on fundraising activities, campaign progress, and donor contributions, and contribute to data analysis to support strategic decision-making.
    8. Collaborative Engagement: Work closely with other departments, such as marketing and finance, to ensure coordination and alignment of fundraising efforts with overall organizational goals.
    1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related disciplines) is preferred.
    2. Previous experience in fundraising, development, or related roles within the arts or nonprofit sector is desirable but not mandatory. Willingness to learn and grow in a development-focused position is essential.
    3. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
    4. Proficiency in using fundraising databases, donor management systems, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    5. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required, with a proactive and positive attitude.
    6. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with donors, volunteers, and colleagues, particularly the ability to ask for funds and gifts
    7. A genuine passion for the arts and a desire to contribute to the success of a nonprofit organization.
    8. Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required for fundraising events and activities.
    9. Familiarity with fundraising best practices and an understanding of donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
    5k total package for July 1 - October 1, with possibility for more based on mutual agreement. Opportunity to join the team as a permanent member based on interest and demonstrated success in the role. 

    Join our dedicated team and make a meaningful impact in supporting neurodiversity in the arts. As a Sponsorship and Individual Giving Associate you will have the opportunity to engage with donors, contribute to fundraising campaigns, and help shape the future of our theatre company.

    If interested please reach out to Bay McCulloch at grants@stensemble.org


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