This position is primarily responsible for all annual giving programs, leadership annual giving donors, and development special events at the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, home of the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet. This role includes planning and implementation of all aspects of the organization’s annual giving programs, direct solicitation of leadership annual giving donors and prospects, and organization of development special events. This position reports to TAPA’s Vice President of Development.
Development and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving plan supporting all TAPA operations and departments.
Preparation of all solicitation materials including letters, mailings, email, social media and other solicitation activities.
Coordinate with other departments all materials and information needed to implement annual giving plan
Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership annual giving donors.
Management of a leadership donor and prospect portfolio, including regular visits and communication.
Maintain accurate records of donor outreach in development database, including proposals, contact reports, etc.
Design and implementation of donor stewardship events and communications.
Regular attendance and visibility at performances and events as needed for donor engagement and stewardship
Other duties as assigned to further TAPA’s mission and goals
Skills and Qualifications
Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with individual donors to solicit and close gifts preferred.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Strong overall computer skills, including experience working with donor database programs. Knowledge of Blackbaud’s eTapestry preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Office products and related software. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
Strong attention to detail required
Previous nonprofit fundraising experience required
Commitment to working in a team-centered environment and dedication to TAPA’s mission
Commitment to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights
Position open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications received by 5/31/23. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to
Vice President of Development
Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts
P.O. Box 407
Toledo, OH 43697
Email: [email protected]