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Major Gifts Officer

National CASA/GAL Association

Major Gifts Officer

Location: Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified and compassionate adult will fight for and protect an abused or neglected child’s best interest. The mission of National CASA/GAL, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court‐appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. Today, only 45% of the abused or neglected children in the system have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA/GAL organization is committed to ensuring 100% of these children have access to a CASA volunteer.

Breaking New Ground
In 2019, National CASA/GAL launched a multi-year campaign, “Change a Child’s Story”. The campaign is an integrated campaign designed to reach out to a wide range of constituent groups and was deployed across a wide spectrum of media. In addition to this campaign, National CASA/GAL has developed a new strategic framework that is informing and guiding our efforts through a major reorganization, development of a new business model, and a plan for the future direction of our organization.

Position Summary
The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for helping National CASA/GAL achieve its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will have responsibility for designing and developing solicitation strategies; identifying gift opportunities that match donors’ interests and National CASA/GAL priorities; personally soliciting gifts and continually stewarding major gift donors to increase revenue.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Build (identify & qualify) and manage (cultivate, solicit and steward) a personal portfolio of 100+ qualified major donors and prospects.
  • Support and partner with CDO, CEO and DCEO in managing assigned donors and prospects, developing and guiding all cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies.
  • Responsible for annual major donor revenue and activity goals and ensuring targets are exceeded each year.
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage prospects and build nationwide major gift portfolio.
  • Develop knowledge of National CASA/GAL funding priorities and effectively communicate in writing and verbally to inspire donor engagement and investment.
  • Develop and execute targeted stewardship strategies for donors.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on progress and outcomes against goals.
  • Work collaboratively across departments to grow pipeline of major gift prospects and donors.
  • Maintain strong data management and record keeping.
  • Operate with the high level of integrity and demonstrate fundraising best practices in engaging, soliciting and maintain information about donors, adhering to all organizational policies.

Experience and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum five to seven years of fundraising experience, including demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of 5+ figure major gifts required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including excellent listening skills and ability to interact well with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Experience in utilizing data management system (Raisers Edge NXT or similar) to track and manage relationships.
  • Must be detail oriented with high level of organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high-level presentation skills, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Salary and Benefits
National CASA/GAL offers a competitive base salary plus benefits, generous paid leave, and work/life balance policies. This is a full-time exempt position. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

Organizational Values
Adaptability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

National CASA/GAL, headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA, is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children