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Annual Giving Coordinator - Union College

Following a successful fundraising year, Union College in Barbourville Kentucky seeks to hire a motivated & talented leader to fill the important position of Annual Giving Coordinator. As the institution prepares to enter a comprehensive campaign, which includes a specific annual fund goal for each year, this role will be critical in the overall success of the campaign. The candidate will join the office of Advancement during a high energy period in growth of Union College.

The candidate will step into a successful annual giving program, which exceeded its goal in the prior fiscal year. Building from the base of loyal support, the candidate will shape future growth and development of the annual giving program and will be the chief evangelist for the Union Fund.

The Annual Giving Coordinator reports directly to Executive Director of Development, and works closely with the President, the Board of Trustees, and the Executive Staff of the College.

Characteristics of job:

The Coordinator of Annual Giving is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and coordination of soliciting all constituencies in traditional and innovative ways to increase the number of donors and the level of giving to the College.


  • Solicits funds from alumni, corporations, and other constituents of the college through personal contacts, mailings, emailing, and telephone calls.
  • Develops and implements with oversight policies and programs related to Union’s annual giving program.
  • Creates communications and oversees all annual fund direct mail and email/online solicitation programs of alumni, parents, former parents, students and friends and maintains a comprehensive communications schedule.
  • As a member of the development staff, participates in policy making for the general Union College fund raising enterprise.
  • Organizes and manages recurring telephone solicitation campaign, which includes the recruitment, training and supervision of student workers, as well as the development and organization of materials for the solicitation campaign.
  • Completes pledge and reminder mailings.
  • Responsible for developing procedures and processes that will assist in the creation and implementation of a senior class giving program, in addition to educating current students about philanthropy.
  • As a member of the Advancement team, plans and participates in major campus activities and events.
  • Other duties within the scope of responsibilities as defined by supervisor.

Education and Experience Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree is required for consideration. Two years of experience in fundraising, preferably in higher education. Requires knowledge of marketing and sales techniques and philanthropic strategies. Excellent computer skills including word processing, data management, internet communications and web familiarity, and development software. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to write clear and compelling correspondence and direct mail messages, and conduct one-on-one solicitations. Must be able to conceptualize and plan programs and activities to encourage and support the goals of the annual giving program. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively, recognize and adjust to changing priorities, and develop and direct volunteers effectively. Maintaining confidentiality of records is crucial.

Additional Requirements:

  • Criminal Background check
  • Regional and occasional national travel is required

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Brian Strunk –

President - Governor's Scholar Program Foundation (GSPF)

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President, Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation (GSPF)
(Frankfort, Kentucky)

About GSPF and GSP: The Governor's Scholars Program (GSP), a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders through its core summer programs and year-round training. GSP has more than 30,000 alumni and is one of the top
Governor’s Schools in the nation. The Governor's Scholars Program Foundation (GSPF) is a 501-c-3 charitable organization founded in 2001 that operates fiscally independent from GSP and allows friends of GSP to ensure its continued success through financial contributions to support GSP and also gifts to
build the endowment of GSPF. In the past year, more than 2,500 donors gave $750,000 to GSPF to support GSP in order to help exceptional students: achieve their academic and personal potential; cultivate their leadership capabilities; expand their horizons; and develop the students' flexibility,
creativity and critical thinking. In 2018, the Program accepted more than 1,000 students from 119 counties of Kentucky. The Program seeks to do this while heightening the students' sensitivity to future possibilities for themselves, Kentucky, and society by striving to stimulate, encourage, and reward
excellence in Kentucky schools. The Program is a public/private partnership that operates on an annual budget of $2.3 million and depends on the Foundation for approximately 20 to 25% of its annual revenue. (Link for GSPF:

Position Summary: In anticipation of the GSPF President’s announced retirement, the GSPF Board of Directors currently seeks candidates for the position of President, to begin service in Winter 2019. Reporting to the Board of Directors of GSPF, the President serves as the staff leader of this fundraising support organization. Working closely with the Executive Director of the GSP, the President of GSPF is charged with developing, communicating, and executing all strategic philanthropic fundraising initiatives to raise funds in support of GSP. The President also supports the work of GSPF’s ten-member statewide Board of Directors, works closely with the larger GSP Board, oversees the management of the GSPF’s assets (an investment account of more than $2 million generates annual income to support the programs of GSP), and guides GSPF’s daily operations. GSPF’s current development program includes an annual campaign including major gift solicitations; program and project sponsorship/underwriting; corporate/foundation grant requests; planned giving; and donor
cultivation and acquisition programs. Working with the boards of the GSP and GSPF, the President raises $750,000 annually and the leadership hopes to grow that to $1 million in the near future. The President is currently a contracted part-time position without benefits and receives administrative and
programmatic support from staff members employed by GSP. However, the position could be expanded to full-time with benefits, depending upon the qualifications of the finalist for this search. The offices for both GSP and GSPF are based in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Candidate Qualifications
The successful candidate for President will demonstrate:
  • Prior experience in raising charitable gifts is required, either as paid staff or as a volunteer leader, with specific experience in securing major gifts and estate commitments from individuals, grants and sponsorships from corporations and foundations, preferably with direct experience in raising funds for Kentucky nonprofits. We prefer at least ten years experience in progressively more responsible positions that directly relate to the duties stated above.
  • Proven management experience is required, demonstrated by overseeing staff, budget and volunteers, setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals, and adhering to budgets. We prefer candidates who have experience in working closely with a volunteer board of directors and supporting their efforts to cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of secondary and post-secondary education is preferred, as evidenced by paid or volunteer experiences with high schools and colleges.
  • A completed bachelors’ degree is required, additional post-graduate coursework in a related field is preferred.
Candidate Competencies
When we interview candidates and speak with their references, we are looking for demonstrated proof that the next President can:
• Inspire, engage and influence others to embrace the mission of the Governor’s Scholars Program, to give generously of their time and financial resources, and to ask others to do the same;
• Demonstrate excitement about and passion for support of the Foundation and the GSP among all audiences;
• Strengthen relationships and build trust and respect with key donors;
• Drive execution by translating strategic goals into operational reality and holding all accountable to agreed-upon timelines and outcomes;
• Demonstrate collegiality, thoughtfulness and passion for the mission in interactions with the staff, board, donors, volunteers, school partners and community; and
• Communicate and articulate the mission in ways that will foster wider participation and respect for the Foundation and for the GSP.

Resumes will be reviewed through December 31, 2018 or until such time as the Search Committee
determines satisfactory finalists are found. PLEASE CONTACT our Search Counsel by mail or email only:

Mark W. Rountree, VP and Partner
Ashley|Rountree and Associates
2525 Nelson Miller Parkway, Suite 106
Louisville, KY 40223

Director of Development - Lexington Rescue Mission

Lexington Rescue Mission is hiring a full-time Director of Development to oversee all fund-raising and community relations. This includes managing the organization’s annual campaign, including coordinating donor appeals and newsletters, acquiring new donors, reactivating lapsed donors, and increasing donor retention. The Director of Development also oversees annual fund-raising events, grant writing and reporting, planned giving, and database management. This position is also responsible for community and media relations and oversees our volunteer program. As the Director of the Development Division, this person manages two full-time fund-raising staff. 


  1. Coordinate annual direct mail campaign with Delia Martin Agency to cultivate current donors, acquire prospective donors, and reactivate lapsed donors. Provide donor files and reports, edit fund-raising appeals, write newsletter articles, and capture client testimonies to give Delia Martin Agency in a timely manner. Ensure
    all donors receive an annual giving statement by January 31 each year.
  2. Coordinate community relations, including creating and implementing an annual media plan for radio, television, and print publications that bolsters the direct mail campaign. Manage the organization’s website, social media, e-mail marketing, and online profiles (GuideStar, Charity Navigator,,, etc.) to accomplish fund-raising objectives and strengthen the mission’s reputation in the community. Ensure client testimonies and stories are captured on video to support these efforts.
  3. Plan and implement special events, including the fall banquet and silent auction,
    the Walk for Warmth, and donor reception to meet fund-raising goals, cultivate relationships with donors, introduce prospective donors to the ministry and give God glory.
  4. Provide guidance and oversight for the Director of Donor Relations, who manages the major gifts program. Assist him in identifying funding needs, developing case statements and communication pieces, utilizing the donor database to efficiently manage his caseload, and connecting to major donors.
  5. Lead and manage the Development Coordinator, who is responsible for cultivating mid-level donors, church supporters, and donors considering planned gifts. Assist her in setting goals and objectives, developing strategies, and implementing those plans to grow revenue, increase donor retention, acquire new donors, and obtain planned gifts. Also, provide her guidance as she manages the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, who is responsible for overseeing the volunteer program.
  6. Coordinate and manage efforts to reactivate lapsed donors using a telephone campaign to achieve the annual goal of overcoming the donor attrition rate.
  7. Coordinate the new donor bonding campaign to encourage first-time donors to
    give a second contribution and become loyal donors to Lexington Rescue Mission.
  8. Coordinate the receipt of non-cash gifts, such as vehicles, property, and appreciated securities, with donors as detailed in the Gift Acceptance Policy. Work with our partners at National Christian Foundation of Kentucky to accept these gifts, as needed.
  9. Manage monthly giving club, the Bread & Life Circle, to recruit new members, ensure current members who respond via mail receive the in-house, monthly mailing, and update credit card and ACH information as needed for donors whose gifts are deducted electronically. Coordinate appreciation efforts for monthly giving club members.
  10. Develop and implement an annual grants calendar to apply for funding from private foundations, corporate giving programs, and the government, as best fits the needs of the mission and as funding is available. Ensure funders receive proper recognition for their grants, maintain the necessary records and submit the required paperwork once funding has been received.
  11. Maintain accreditation through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and support the Executive Director in maintaining accreditation through the Citygate Network.
  12. Provide the highest quality donor care, including responding to changes in donor information, donor requests, and donor complaints. Train the development team and the staff, as a whole, to ensure everyone provides quality customer service.
  13. Increase the visibility of the mission by attending mission fairs and community events, speaking to church groups, businesses, civic groups, and school groups,
    and networking with current and future donors at events hosted by groups such as ROSM, Commerce Lexington, and Local First Lexington.
  14. Develop and update marketing materials as needed, including an annual report, mission brochure, program brochures, presentation boards, magnets and flyers. Ensure that up-to-date and quality photographs are available for these materials by arranging for photographers to shoot special events and at all mission locations.
  15. Ensure the DonorPerfect Online database is maintained and donor information is accurate and securely stored. Ensure DPO conducts an NCOA update of the donor data, as required by the United States Postal Service, on a quarterly basis. Oversee donor data entry to ensure gifts are recorded and receipts are issued daily.
  16. Participate in weekly meetings with the directors of each program division, the associate director, and the executive director to set annual goals and strategies, create and monitor budgets, solve problems, handle personnel issues, measure outcomes, define our organizational values, maintain accreditation, and create a rich and positive working environment.



Organized, pays close attention to detail, strong team player, connects with people, able to manage multiple priorities, and is passionate about the ministry of the Lexington Rescue Mission.

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and three to five years of fund-raising experience is required. Experience in managing fund-raising and communications for an organization with
a budget exceeding $1 million is preferred.  Supervisory experience is also helpful.


Understanding of effective fund-raising and marketing practices and professional ethics.

Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills; strong writing and graphic design skills; ability to effectively use donor software; ability to manage staff and volunteers; administrative skills; and ability to develop and implement both short-term and long-range plans. Driving for Mission business is required.

Application Instructions:

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Laura Carr at by Friday, November 30, 2018.


Executive Director of Blue Grass Farms Charities


Job Title:                Executive Director of Blue Grass Farms Charities

Category:               Full-time

Reports To:             Board of Directors

Location:                Lexington, Kentucky

Compensation:        Starting salary $60K annually with incentives to be paid quarterly


Founded in 2003, Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) is a unique Central Kentucky 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those that work in all aspects of the Thoroughbred Industry. Programs focus on benevolence, referrals and partnerships, services and events for workers and their families in need.


The Executive Director is an executive management position that reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management for BGFC staff, programs, growth, and successful execution of its mission.


  • Meet or exceed annual revenue goals.
  • Plan, implement and manage all internal and external fundraising events.
  • Serve as staff lead on fundraisers conducted by outside organizers (third party) by identifying and cultivating opportunities and stewarding existing relationships.
  • Identify and facilitate application for appropriate grant opportunities
  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with BGFC’s values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.


FUNDRAISING- 50% of the time should be spent in fundraising. This would include direct mail marketing and face to face major gift solicitations. Direct mail marketing/annual giving would include messaging, developing the mail and/or email graphics and copy and scheduling of each mailing. Annual giving efforts should be ¼ of the time and ¾ of the time should be spent meeting face-to-face with prospective donors and developing awareness and affinity for the organization and solicitations. Board members will accompany or open doors for the executive director.

  • Create and implement a comprehensive annual and multi-year Fund Development Plan. Set goals, strategies and support for successful execution.
  • Lead all fundraising activities measures, monitor results and help the Board evaluate the effectiveness of the organizations fundraising program.

BOARD GOVERNANCE- 30% of the time should be spent on Board actions. This includes the preparation for and execution of regular Board meetings. Communication with the Board should include personal visits and discussions with each member one-on-one and as a group. Dependent upon the organizations by-laws, the executive director should participate in the recruitment of new Board members. Transparent and regular communications regarding financial statements, fundraising efforts and personnel should take place between the executive director and the Board. The executive director should provide guidance and in some cases, training, for Board members to carry out the mission of the organization.

LEADERSHIP- 20% of the time should be spent as the Leader of the organization. Supervise staff and maintain day to day activities of the organization. This would include financial management and personnel supervision.

  • Participate with the Board in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization, act as a professional advisor.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization along with board leadership to enhance the organizations community profile
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with others in the community to fill in the gaps where resources are needed.
  • Promote BGFC resources to help families in need in accordance with the organization’s Mission.
  • Lead, coach, develop and retain BGFC staff.
  • Establish performance responsibility for BGFC staff, programs, fundraising, growth and successful execution of its mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public relations, Strategic Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of development experience.
  • Computer proficiency, including familiarity with Windows, MS Office, Excel and Word.
  • Experience with special event, promotional campaign planning and execution.
  • Annual, capital giving experience and planned giving experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of being detail orientated, having strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to prioritize workloads, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team situation to meet multiple competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with digital media including website design and management as well as social media platforms.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate and direct volunteer labor force.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Desire to provide a high level of service and hospitality.


Reliable transportation and automobile insurance, signed confidentiality agreement, pass criminal background check and drug test, attendance at occasional early morning, evening and weekend events.


TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to our search committee by email to:  No phone calls please.  An equal opportunity employer