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Major Gifts Officer

New Story

Job description

This role is responsible for securing funds for New Story by prospecting, qualifying, and closing new donors. This person will create presentations to solicit donor support and successfully communication program opportunities. You will cultivate donor relationships through report sharing, vision trip planning and events and successfully communicate long term donor opportunities to existing donors. We are looking for individuals excited to find new partners to grow New Story.


  • Establish a new pipeline of donors for New Story
  • Personally manage and grow a diverse portfolio of major donors (including individuals, brand partners, family foundations, and corporate partners) at the $30K+ level
  • Support the major gift strategy for new fundraising initiatives
  • Grow and maintain a personal portfolio of 50 - 100 relationships
  • Work with the brand/marketing team to develop creative and impactful content, events, and reporting that connects major donors with our work and their impact
  • Ensure effective development operations and drive fundraising best practices by building and/or refining the appropriate systems, tools, and processes to support your work, including donor prospecting, research, analytics, and communications

Must- Haves

  • 5+ years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience with a focus on major gifts ($50k+) 
  • Demonstrated experience raising $2 million+ annually (total contract value) from a diverse mix of individual donors and foundations 
  • Superb relationship management, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills, including the ability to inspire and hold accountable diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend events
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time (domestically and internationally)


You’re a strategic thinker.
You have the strategic prowess and social intelligence required to help build scalable models that leverage New Story’s brand, assets, relationships, and opportunities to meet aggressive growth goals.
You love a challenge.
You are resourceful and creative to find solutions. Big goals don’t scare you – they inspire you.
You can pitch. Confidently and passionately.
You’re comfortable asking for money and are not afraid to hear no. You possess a keen ability to sell ideas and close deals. You operate with poise, dignity, and reliability.

You have a team ethos and love working with people.
You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and enjoy bringing people together to achieve a goal. People enjoy working with you because they know they can trust you.
You’re self-motivated.
You see something that can be improved, and you don’t wait to fix it. You have a strong desire to make New Story a world-class organization.

This opportunity is flexible on location with a slight preference for candidates based in Atlanta or San Francisco.

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About this role

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August 16th, 2021

Job posted on

January 26th, 2021

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Full Time

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