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Individual Giving Officer

Company: Kids' Orchestra
Date Posted: August 14, 2017

JOB TITLE: Individual Giving Officer

REPORTS TO: Executive Director  

Status: Part-time to full-time depending on the candidate


POSITION SUMMARY: The Individual Giving Officer will be responsible for individual donor cultivation, donor database management, Kids’ Orchestra’s annual breakfast fundraiser, and other special donor events throughout the year to meet budgeted fundraising goals.


REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years development experience. Prior development experience in Baton Rouge is highly preferred.  Knowledge of music is a plus.




Donor Cultivation

-          Actively prospect individual donors

-          Invite potential donors to tour Kids’ Orchestra, serving as their point of entry

-          Schedule Executive Director to meet with prospective high-end donors

-          Make individual donor asks to meet budget goals


Annual Campaign  

-          Oversee annual individual giving campaign

-          In addition to a letter campaign, employ innovative campaign strategies using social media and other marketing


Database Management

-          Work closely with Office Manager to maintain donor records in E-Tapestry database

-          Run reports in E-Tapestry

-          Issue acknowledgment letters within 48 hours of receiving an individual gift


Annual Breakfast

-          Oversee Kids’ Orchestra’s annual keystone breakfast, a mission awareness and fundraising initiative

-          Recruit approximately 25 table captains who serve as Kids’ Orchestra ambassadors

  • Table captains must have previously been on a tour of Kids’ Orchestra, so they will derive from individual giving prospects

-          Coordinate logistics with event venue

-          Manage RSVPs, seating arrangements

-          Build event agenda, speakers, video presentation

-          Coordinate with program staff for student performance program  

-          Push multi-year giving at event


Special Events and Initiatives

-          Manage exclusive thank you event for multi-year givers following the breakfast

-          Schedule seasonal unsolicited donor acknowledgments/gifts  


Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to Jody Hanet, Executive Director at