Promotes a Close to the Member mindset by articulating the value of WPN to current and identified new member prospects; coordinating and/or attending donor and prospective member meetings; identifying and implementing innovative strategies designed to attract new members statewide; orientating new members; and where appropriate promoting new member categories.
Participates in multiple current member touchpoints to cultivate relationships with the goal of retaining existing members to established annual number/revenue goals by developing member satisfaction and stewardship strategies.
Manages existing and new sponsorship opportunities for a wide-range of projects and events, including identifying, cultivating and soliciting sponsor prospects to expand WPN’s sponsorship revenue.
Explores and manages existing and new external institutional and individual funding opportunities, including researching, developing and submitting proposals and funding requests to foundations, other grantmaking organizations and individual philanthropists, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders. Assembles and submits funding requests including letters, proposals, reports, budgets, marketing materials, etc. Tracks all details of grant submissions, approvals, denials, etc. On a regular basis, forecasts progress toward established fundraising goals.
Shapes the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network and broader Wisconsin culture of philanthropy story by greatly contributing to the communication development of print and online content such as newsletters, member communications, reports and other promotional materials promoting WPN programming. In addition, works with appropriate staff to create invitations, flyers, news releases and other marketing collateral.
- Ability to demonstrate contribution and value on day one
- Strategic Thinking Relationship Building
- Revenue Generation Best Practice
- Customer Service Skills
- Writing & Editing Skills
- Asset Based Approach
- Team Player
- Highly Organized
Key Metrics of Success:
- Annual Membership and Revenue Goals
- New Member Recruitment and Retention Goals
- Member Outreach and Touchpoint Metrics
- Building on-going capacity in philanthropic professional development