The Manager of Fundraising is responsible for NAR’s corporate (soft dollar) fundraising at the local, state and national levels of the Association. S/he is responsible for the continued development, enhancement and implementation of the Corporate Ally Program and Soft Dollar Fundraising Program totaling a combined $3.5 million in political contributions annually. The Manager must be a dynamic individual adept at working with differing personalities and building and maintaining strong relationships with members and investors, and must be skilled at navigating potentially sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage a broad range of political fundraising programs, including raising over $3 million in soft dollars from state and local associations, MLSs, technology vendors, non-political vendors, NAR business partners, real estate brokerages and other corporate potential investors.
Work closely with high profile volunteer leaders, navigating governance group processes, to achieve fundraising and participation goals.
Identify, coordinate, recruit and sustain corporate entities as major donors.
Develop and implement an annual fundraising strategic plan for the continued growth and retention of major donors.
Recommend fundraising goals, policy changes and programmatic enhancements as needed to build on the success of these fundraising programs.
Manage and maintain a programmatic budget of approximately $250,000
At least 8 years related experience in progressively responsible positions related to major donor fundraising
Demonstrated track record of success and leadership in major donor fundraising strategy development and implementation
Ability to create, review and manage financial goals and budgets
Experience managing teams of internal and external partners, senior-level executives, highly engaged volunteers, stakeholders and contractors
Strong project management; strong organizational skills; ability to multitask under tight deadlines
Excellent written verbal and presentation communication skills
Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans; creative self-starter
Superior teamwork skills; ability to engage and collaborate with staff and volunteers
Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
Bachelor’s degree, preferred
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The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing over 1.1 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.