The Chicago Director of Philanthropy (DoP) is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of all fundraising activities to support The Trust for Public Land’s activities in Chicago. The DoP works closely with the Program Director and the philanthropy team to lead a comprehensive fundraising program that maximizes support for the organization and its activities in the greater Chicago area. The DoP helps the team leverage national resources to elevate The Trust for Public Land at the local level as well as promote and advocate work taking place in the field with our national programs. The position carries a portfolio with an emphasis on individual major gift prospects and donors. In partnership with the Program Director, the DOP helps recruit and manage the Chicago Advisory Board and directs their fundraising efforts.
40% Program and Advisory Board Oversight: Oversee and accountable for all fundraising activities in the Chicago program, including design and implementation of annual and long-range plans, development and realization of annual revenue goals, and setting the priorities and focus for the philanthropy program. Collaborate with philanthropy team members to monitor progress and meet revenue goals and communicate shared vision for the program and expectations of each position in shared success. Work with Program Director to identify operating and capital needs in order to integrate and direct fundraising efforts. Track and report progress toward revenue and programmatic goals. Monitor philanthropy associated expenses ensuring proper investment of resources. Oversee donor communications and recognition, coordinating with regional and national marketing departments. Has oversight of donor events and tours. Direct and coordinate the involvement of leadership and program staff with donors and in overall fundraising.
Work with Program Director and Chicago Advisory Board Chair to sustain and grow Chicago Advisory Board, including identifying and recruiting new members, directing the fundraising knowledge and efforts of the Advisory Board, and overseeing the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual board members and ensuring giving metrics are achieved.
60% Relationship Manager: Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 donors and prospects with an emphasis on individual major gift donors and prospects, including: donor identification, strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Creates comprehensive engagement strategies, leads cultivation teams, and leads in the creation and delivery of final solicitation and stewardship materials and activity. Promotes blended gifts, planned giving, and involves peer volunteers, leadership, senior management, and project staff in cultivation as needed.
The Director of Philanthropy is expected to: