Associate, Individual Philanthropy Posted Jul 27
Rainforest Alliance , New York, NY
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Associate, Individual Philanthropy will support the major gifts program in research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from individuals, and provide support for executive staff donor portfolios. S/he will additionally assist with the planning and execution of major gift cultivation events and trips, and administer Board of Director relations for the Individual Philanthropy team.

• Coordinate with Events Associate on Board of Director relations for the Individual Philanthropy team, including the maintenance of Board giving records and meeting agendas, as well as minutes for the Nominating and Development Committees;
• Contribute to the implementation of two annual major gift solicitation appeals;
• Manage cultivation events and eco-trips including coordinating logistics, managing invitation lists and mailings, and confirming RSVPs; and
• Provide additional support for the Prospect Research and Executive Staff as needed.
Donor portfolio management
• Provide support for executive staff donor portfolios as needed;
• Research and track cultivation strategies in electronic database;
• Use electronic donor database to create lists and reports as required;
• Conduct relevant research for the Individual Philanthropy team; including the creation research profiles for major donors/prospects utilizing a variety of online and print resources;
• In accordance with donor cultivation strategies, prepare talking points, meeting agendas and presentations;
• Develop written materials, including drafting and proofreading meeting follow up materials, cover letters, stewardship pieces, invitations and other materials as needed;
• Correspond with donor and non-donor prospects to schedule meetings and follow-up on invites and mailings; and
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree required;
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising with major gifts experience preferred;
• Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, experience working with database programs; knowledge of Luminate donor tracking software is preferred;
• Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently and on deadline, be creative, take initiative and be attentive to detail; and
• Dependability, diplomacy, judgment, good organizational skills and ability to adapt to different work styles.
Only candidates authorized to work in the United States will be considered

Commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Please apply online at Combine cover letter and resume as one single document and upload.