Major Gifts Officer Salary

The average pay for a Major Gifts Officer is $63,366 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$43,678 - $89,876
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$44K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,366
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$43,678 - $89,876  
   
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$0.00 - $7,919  
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$43,692 - $89,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 545
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Job Description for Major Gifts Officer

The purpose of a major gifts officer is to target possible donors for substantial donations to an organization and to solicit them for a large donation. In many cases, the process includes taking the potential donor to lunch, allowing him or her to meet with members on the board of directors, and demonstrating to the person why the company would benefit from their donation. Some of this job can take place in an office, such as sending emails and making phone calls to potential donors, but it also involves traveling to meet with targets donors.

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Major Gifts Officer Tasks

  • Recruits, trains, and delegates volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Oversees the communication with donors and potential donors.
  • Coordinates and executes strategic plans and programs that increase fundraising capacity.
  • Records budget data including income and expense information.

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Experience Affects Major Gifts Officer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Donor Relations
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Fundraising
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National Average
$64,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Event Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 5%
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