Allow us to tell you a little bit about our awesome mission and the work that this position will be supporting. The GAMA Foundation for Education and Research is a non-profit association that provides research and resources for field leaders in insurance, investments and financial services. We provide leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to survive and thrive in today’s business environment and to move boldly into the future. Our resources are funded entirely by field leaders for field leaders. Please read the below duties and responsibilities. If you feel confident that this is the perfect opportunity for you, we’d love to hear from you.
Accountability and Scope
Leads GAMA Foundation contributed revenue and fundraising efforts. Develops and executes strategies to attract, retain and grow financial support for the GAMA Foundation. Promotes understanding of the Foundation mission, its value to the industry and the impact of donor contributions. Works closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees and serves as liaison to the Fundraising Committees. Travel to annual conference and two Board meetings per year is required.
Key Performance Indicators
Achieves annual fundraising goals.
Achieves annual new contributor goals.
Achieves annual contributor retention goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Development and Fundraising
Direct responsibility developing and executing strategies to achieve annual goals, including:
Increasing contributions through stronger penetration of current markets, entrance into new markets and new fundraising initiatives.
Cultivating and soliciting new and upgraded pledges.
Recapturing lapsed pledges and decreasing bad debt expense from pledge write-offs.
Expanding company match program and increasing company match donations.
Develop and execute a strategy to recruit, develop and support fundraising volunteers including company Ambassadors.
Support Ambassadors in setting annual goals and developing and implementing action plans in coordination with the Committee Chair.
Manage annual campaigns in coordination with the Committee Chair.
Track, analyze and provide reports for fundraising initiatives, giving trends, contributor status and new market opportunities.
Manage the planned giving program in coordination with the Committee Chair.
Manage development and fundraising budget.
Develop and implement processes for acknowledgement, appreciation and recognition of contributors.
Develop and implement a tiered strategy for ongoing communications to engage and retain contributors.
Contact lapsed contributors to re-engage them with the Foundation.
Develop and execute plans for fundraising at company dinners and at the GAMA Foundation booth.
Represent GAMA Foundation at new member orientation and other appropriate conference events.
Plan and manage Foundation auction in coordination with the Committee Chair.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3 – 5 years of demonstrated leadership in development, fundraising and contributor relations.
Experience in financial services a plus.
Well organized with strong attention to detail and excellent project management skills.
Strong business writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build positive, professional relationships.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility, collaboration and problem solving.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
*Occasional domestic travel
About GAMA International
GAMA International is an association passionate about providing relevant leadership tools and services to grow leaders within the financial services industry.
Simply stated, we are exceptional people, creating exceptional experiences, to develop exceptional leaders.