Annual Giving Lead
The United Church of Canada is seeking a highly organized team player who thrives in supporting the achievement of common goals to fill the role of Annual Giving Lead on a full-time (35 hours/week) basis.
The Philanthropy Unit is responsible for raising the wider church’s annual gifts for Mission & Service, which is the main source of funding for the ongoing program work of The United Church of Canada. It oversees a direct giving program and a planned and major gift program and promotes the Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program. The unit also includes the church’s stewardship development ministries and revenue generation support of congregations and supports the Foundation of The United Church of Canada.
The Annual Giving Lead works closely with the Executive Officer, and other Unit Staff to inspire and invite gifts for the denominational Mission & Service work and is responsible for providing strategy, direction, and management to growing of the denomination’s annual giving programs. The Annual Giving Lead supports fundraising and stewardship efforts to grow philanthropic engagement from both communities of faith and individuals.
They develop and implement Annual Giving strategies and programs that identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from governors, members, adherents, communities of faith, and like-minded people. These include direct response, on-line giving, and emerging opportunities (e.g. those associated with social networking) through multiple branded programs. The main areas of focus are:
- Strategy Development:
- Direct Response for Individuals
- Support for Community of Faith Giving