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Company: St. Mary's Cathedral
Date Posted: July 10, 2018 

Here’s your opportunity to build a fundraising program from the ground up with an organization of great heritage and prestige: St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish and Cathedral School in Portland, Oregon.  We are seeking an effective fundraiser with 7 to 10 years of proven philanthropic experience to formalize annual giving, start a planned-estate-giving program, and take a capital campaign to a successful conclusion.  This high-energy job requires the successful candidate to have good interpersonal skills, vibrant written and public speaking abilities, the capacity to motivate volunteers to help raise funds, and competent with Microsoft Office and database computer skills. This is a full-time position with an estimated salary of $75,000 to $100,000. There is a part-time fundraising coordinator to assist the development director’s vision for great fundraising for St. Mary’s. For inquiries, please contact Jennifer Overbay, Business Manager, at

Regional philanthropy officer IICompany: American Red Cross
Date Posted: July 10, 2018 

Make your career count! Seeking a visionary fundraiser who can meet goals and objectives, connect with our corporate partners and serve our mission. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from regional corporate donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.


  1. Strategy: Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying donors in extensive donor

discovery, retention and growth of donor contributions as well as recapture from previous donors. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.

  1. Fundraising Targets and Portfolio Management: Manages an assigned portfolio of corporate donors.  Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal tied to blended portfolio as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue.  Develop aggregate donor management plans resulting in primarily phone interaction and local face to face solicitation.  Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters.  Serve as mentor/informal leader to less experienced team members and operational resource in the areas of retention and strengthening donor relationships.
  2. Prospect Development: Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. May work with community Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Updates donor records in region and/or district database and Salesforce following donor contacts.
  3. Relationship Development: Accountable for cultivating relationships of individual and organizational fundraising with focus on retention, recapture and growth. Responsible for new business development and the need to steward donor relationships until annual hand off of accounts occurs which meets channel design and donor centric principles.



Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable.


Experience: Minimum five years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Experience in qualifying donors through donor discovery and proven success with straightforward requests is required.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent organizational, verbal and written skills required. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge,

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package


Apply now!  Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

​The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit to apply.

donor relations manager

Company: Oregon Humane Society
Date Posted: July 9, 2018 

The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest humane society in the Northwest adopting more animals from our Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast.  

This year, OHS is celebrating 150 years! Founded in 1868, by humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, OHS has a mission to foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of animals.

Are you inspired to want to be a part of our organization and make a difference?!  

The Donor Relations Manager, Legacy Gifts is a very important role in the funding for the organization. OHS receives no tax dollars and operates independently of other shelters. The funding relies entirely on the generous donors. The Donor Relations Manager, Legacy Gifts would have a critical role in maintaining the substantial existing portfolio of loyal donors (Yes, that's right. No cold calling!), cultivating new prospects and increasing the stewardship of constituents who have already included OHS in their estate plan. The goal is to develop a strong financial support through planned gifts that will help OHS meet their future needs.  


  • Develops relationships with planned gift prospects while maintaining and deepening relationships with existing planned gift donors.
  • Creates stewardship strategies specific to planned gift donors and to members of the planned legacy gift society.
  • Stays current with knowledge of estate planning, wills, trusts and tax laws. Is familiar with planned giving software.
  • Participates in the design of enhancements to the CRM (Salesforce) used to record data, track and report on planned giving prospects and expectancies, and ultimately enrich the planned giving program.
  • Supports OHS’s future planning by increasing the documentation of planned gift expectancies and
  • Maintains and manages a portfolio of planned gift donors and prospects.
  • Initiates regular communication with enrollees in the Friends Forever™ program to provide stewardship and to maintain and deepen the relationship. Ensures their estate gift and pet information is current. Leverages these contacts to engage the donor toward broadening or deepening their estate gift commitment.
  • Conducts a high number of donor visits (annual goal is 100-plus) to maintain and strengthen donors’ affiliation to OHS and inspire them to support OHS through planned gifts and thus accomplish their charitable and legacy goals.
  • Helps OHS meet fundraising goals by having a thorough understanding of and co-promoting Major Gifts and both the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign efforts.
  • Support the VP of Development in devising and executing plans to increase OHS’s visibility and attractiveness to planned-gift prospects.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of OHS programs, finances and outcomes. Educates potential prospects, professional advisors, and past donors about planned giving opportunities at the Oregon Humane Society
  • Actively contributes to the development of relevant deferred gift marketing materials including website and magazine content.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Development Team and OHS by participating in OHS events and fundraising.
  • Occasionally assists with estate administration responsibilities for matured estates.
  • Creates a variety of planned giving reports and estate expectancy projections.

Education, Training and Competencies

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years’ experience with planned giving and/or gift planning.
  • Demonstrated experience doing planned gifts/or gift planning
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining relationships with donors.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills. Able to engage people such that others feel welcome, understood, appreciated and safe at all times. Comfortable interacting with a wide variety of companions animals on a regular basis.
  • Above average writing skills and the ability to tailor writing to the situation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Highly organized, self-managed and independent; able to balance multiple priorities and stakeholders, meet deadlines and maintain productivity at required levels.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively (more than 50% of time and generally in the greater Portland area), visit donors at external locations and maintain a flexible work schedule in order to adjust to donor needs or request.
  • Able to occasionally work weekends, evenings and holidays as requested.
  • Able to maintain proprietary and confidential records according to OHS Standards of Conduct.
  • Able to be bonded and handle receipt, processing and documentation of financial gifts according to established OHS policies and protocols.
  • maintain a safe driving record throughout employment, hold current vehicle insurance and maintain a valid OR or WA state driver’s license. 

Preferred requirements

  • Knowledge and experience using SalesForce or other CRM’s to track donor relationships, analyze results and generate reports.
  • Experience working with estate administration or probate pro

To apply, please submit your application, resume and cover letter to

director of development 

Western Region - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

Company: Ducks Unlimited
Date Posted: July 2, 2018 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development with the following primary responsibilities:


  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited and ensure the success of the $2.0 billion Rescue Our Wetlands
  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priorities as defined in the Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.
  • Partner with the event staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region.
  • Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committee in assigned states.
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs


The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city in the region. 


This position reports to Managing Director of Development, Steve Schmitt, who may be contacted for additional information about the position at


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position by going to to register or log-in to ADP and follow the prompts to APPLY.


Resume review will begin on July 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.



It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Raiser’s Edge Database Coordinator

Company: Oregon Zoo Foundation 
Date Posted: June 29, 2018

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assumes primary responsibility for ensuring optimal use of database functionality to support Philanthropy Team goals. Must be able to analyze information needs of multiple users to assist in determining the appropriate creation of application queries and reports. Is responsible for developing and maintaining Raiser’s Edge database and related processes.

2.  Designs, develops, and provides queries, reports, and coding to meet specified Philanthropy team members’ needs.  

3.  Responsible for gift processing and gift acknowledgments.

4. Assist Annual Fund Manager with direct mailings, appeals, funds, and campaigns.

5.   Develops written documentation, internal operating procedures, and end-user instructions. Trains and notifies staff of changes to data entry and operational policies and procedures and provides ongoing technical assistance. Maintains records needed for an annual audit.  

6.  Provides database quality control; investigates and resolves data and reporting inconsistencies; develops and implements workflow, data entry, collection and reporting procedures.

7.  Works collaboratively with staff in the planning process with regard to prospecting, pledges, stewardship and gift tracking; ensures the database dashboard provides the required information and is used to its fullest capacity.

8. May serve as liaison with outside agencies and subcontractors on data analysis and reporting issues and needs. Provides technical assistance to outside agencies/contractors on automated data systems.

9.  May serve as the contact for software vendor regarding database maintenance, software issues, and services; collaborates with management regarding annual service contract negotiations.

10. Serving as special event support staff.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of college-level coursework or training in computer applications, data processing or business technology. Relevant experience may substitute for the college level coursework or training. 

Two years’ experience which includes working with complex databases (CRM), troubleshooting problems, analyzing information and data, designing queries and reports and creating operational policies and procedures is required.   Advanced Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred but not required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers to tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


The Oregon Zoo Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

Development Director - access 
Date Posted: June 18, 2018

Position Summary

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for individual major gift fund raising and related activity on behalf of ACCESS. The Development Director will have responsibility for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects, as well as developing a fund-raising planning process to accomplish development goals. The successful candidate for this position should expect to be out of the office visiting with prospects and donors approximately 25% of the work week. In addition, this position will be responsible for overseeing events, endowment, planned giving, and donor recognition.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with staff and volunteers to develop and implement plans to increase major gifts received, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
  • Responsible for managing current donors. In addition to moving mid-level donors up to major donors (gifts of $1,000 or more annually).
  • Manage an individual portfolio of 100-125 new prospective donors. Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
    • Initiate contacts with current and potential donors
    • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with volunteers and/or other staff
    • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    • Make solicitations when appropriate, including planned gifts
    • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  • Provide timely and accurate planning and progress reports to the Executive Director and volunteer committees as appropriate.
  • Responsible for or participates in preparing and updating budgets and grant proposals. Manage budget/grant funds and authorize/review contract payments and program expenditures. Develop proposals for additional funding and personnel; gathering and compiling data as well as preparing reports.
  • Work with Marketing team to prepare communications materials targeted to donors. Including marketing of planned giving program.
  • Directly supervise employees and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Represent ACCESS to the general public, including but not limited to public speaking, media interviews, and outreach to various constituencies.  Represent ACCESS on boards and committees in furtherance of program priorities.
  • Representative for the Development Council of the Board.


Position Requirements

  • Belief in ACCESS’ mission to help people help themselves.
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience; or equivalent experience in related field. Equivalent experience in major or planned gift fund raising may be substituted for the educational requirement.
  • Minimum three years successful experience in major or planned gift fund raising. 
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in these areas.
  • Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • This position is required to have a work issued cell phone (in lieu of a cell phone other similar options are available per the agency Cell Phone Election Form).
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license with record that is acceptable under ACCESS’ insurance policies.


Apply by Submitting Application, Cover Letter, & Resume To

ACCESS Attn: Human Resources; 3630 Aviation Way, Medford, OR 97504

OR Email

Visit for more information 


Development Field Operations Manager - National Psoriasis Foundation 
Date Posted: June 14, 2018

The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a Development Field Operations Manager. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to support all aspects of our Team NPF Program/Events and Field Operation activities throughout the country. Team NPF events include walks, cycling, bingo, galas, runs, and other social events. Responsibilities include supporting event leadership and volunteers nationally with volunteer/participant recruitment, fundraising, training, marketing, including on site logistics and event implementation; helping with managing the web based fundraising software program; providing assistance with online and fundraising activities; and providing customer service to event participants, sponsors, and volunteers. In addition, the Development Field Operations Manager will assist with organizing Team NPF events in open markets by traveling when necessary and will take the lead on planning and implementing additional special events as needed.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with two + years of successful experience in special events planning and implementation.  Requirements also include experience with fundraising, event marketing and volunteer management. The ideal candidate will have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; works well with volunteers; ability to work in a team-oriented environment; and strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.  Position requires overnight travel 50% of the time and occasional work on nights and weekends. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to HR, National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223, Fax (503) 245-0626, E-mail

Regional Chief Development Officer - American red cross

Date posted: June 12, 2018
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.

We are currently seeking a Regional Chief Development Officer in our Portland, Oregon location to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. 

This highly visible, external-facing role represents the Cascades Region in establishing, reinforcing, and growing private philanthropy efforts to meet critical financial goals. You will be expected to promote a resilient, revenue-oriented culture centered on market-driven targets, supporting the Regional Executive in cultivating high-capacity donors on a consistent basis. You will lead your development team—including a sizable company of leadership volunteers—in blueprinting and executing impactful fund development strategies for the Cascade Region’s individual donor base, corporations, and foundations.


  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies in close partnership with the Regional Chief Executive, Divisional Fundraising Vice President, and regional Board(s), attaining significant annual growth in the short term and diversifying the funding base towards long-term sustainability
  • Meet or exceed regional minimum fundraising targets of $3.4M for the current fiscal year), adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disastersFulfill national and regional fundraising metrics via a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects and in-person solicitation skills
  • Collaborate with national headquarters’ development staff to identify and maximize fundraising opportunities
  • Lead focused growth in major gifts areas and prospects, coordinating efforts with regional philanthropy officers; oversee staff professional development as necessary
  • Collaborate with leadership to determine reporting structure for regional Fundraising Development staff, instituting best practices in moves management and performance measurement
  • Oversee implementation of regional organizational campaigns (e.g., Holiday Campaign, Disaster Relief, and March is Red Cross Month)
  • Act as a regional senior leader, directing the Regional Development team in carrying out strategic decisions and adhering to all reporting requirements




  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ fundraising leadership experience with an established track record of proactively growing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies; progressive sales leadership may substitute for fundraising experience
  • Minimum of 7 years’ supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing broad fundraising programs from inception to successful closure of major giftsSignificant expertise with Portland, Oregon’s funding community highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge or

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit TBD. 
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.