Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Major Gifts Officer is $71,350
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Officers?
An entry-level Major Gifts Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,184 based on 18 salaries. An early career Major Gifts Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,067 based on 228 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Major Gifts Officers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.