The average salary for a Major Gifts Officer in Canada is C$63,848.
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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 als…Read more
Major Gifts Officer Tasks
- Coordinates and executes strategic plans and programs that increase fundraising capacity.
- Records budget data including income and expense information.
- Recruits, trains, and delegates volunteers for fundraising events.
- Oversees the communication with donors and potential donors.
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Popular Skills for Major Gifts Officer
Major Gifts Fundraising
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Major Gifts Fundraising and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication, Donor Relations and Fundraising.
Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Officer
An early career Major Gifts Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$62,551 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Major Gifts Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$64,515 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Major Gifts Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,318 based on 10 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Major Gifts Officer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 2.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (14.6% less) and Toronto, Ontario (9.2% less).
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