The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, IL. Our mission is to alleviate world hunger by supporting food banks where they exist, and by working collaboratively to create them in communities where they are needed. Founded in 2006, GFN now connects more than 800 food banks in 30 countries, spanning five continents, that together serve 9 million people annually.
GFN’s individual giving program accounts for more than 25% of the annual budget and is poised for growth. GFN seeks a Development Coordinator to support its fundraising team through stewardship and acquisition of annual donors and management of the donor database.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Cultivate, manage, and upgrade relationships with donors contributing up to $500 annually with a target of 50% donor retention.
Create and facilitate two appeal mailings and two acquisition mailings per year.
Create and facilitate two stewardship mailings per year.
Develop a stewardship and solicitation plan for annual donors.
Manage the organization’s monthly donor group.
Prepare stewardship messages to donors including pulling mailing lists from the Salesforce Database and creating emails in MailChimp.
Assist in planning and preparation for events and donor meetings.
Actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of GFN in all interactions with others.
Database and Gift Management:
Process contributions and facilitate gift acknowledgment process with a 48-hour turnaround.
Maintain and update donor records in Salesforce and in hard copy files.
Produce prospect management, contribution, and pipeline reports for the Development team as needed.
Produce appeal/campaign summaries to track success and FY to FY comparisons.
Develop and organize a master donor list for annual report.
Reconcile monthly contributions with Finance Department.
Develop lists for invitations and mailings as needed.
Manage collection and organization of gift documentation needed for annual audit.
Other projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
2 years of experience working in a professional environment.
Experience using CRM software, preferably Salesforce, with the ability to analyze donor data to ensure appropriate report generation.
Energetic self-starter driven to achieve (and exceed) goals and objectives.
Excellent organizational skills, superb attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple relationships and projects concurrently.
Comfortable with technology and ability to learn new programming related to email and website solicitations.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to maintain high discretion and donor confidentiality.
Desire to acquire new skills in non-profit fundraising.
The Global FoodBanking Network embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Its goal is to attract, develop, and retain a talented, diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.
Internal Number: 3127824560
About The Global Foodbanking Network
Founded in 2006, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international development organization that works to alleviate hunger through food banking. Its mission is to start food banks in communities where they are needed and to support those where they already exist. Its vision is a thriving network of food banks that nourish the world.
Food banking began in 1967 in the United States and has flourished as a community-based model to redistribute edible food that would otherwise go to waste to those facing hunger. This model is now being carried out at a national scale in the US and throughout Europe, and with GFN’s help, increasingly in emerging markets.
GFN directly serves food banks in more than 30 countries in Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and limitedly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, it achieves its mission through five primary offerings to the food banks it directly serves:
• It partners with local leaders to launch food banks in communities where they are both needed and feasible;
• It invests in food banking organizations through training, technical assistance, programming, and grants to support their effectiveness;
• It forges partnerships... with leading multinational donors to increase investment, product donations, and employee engagement in both GFN and food banks around the world;
• It offers best practice sharing to food bank leaders; and
• It sets and enforces global standards for food bank operations to both strengthen organizations and enable multinational investment from donors of product and funds in a trusted network.