Specialist, Annual Giving - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
American Physical Therapy Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
Type: Full Time
Title: Specialist, Annual Giving - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Department/Unit: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research/Business Affairs FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt Location: This position is located on-site at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA
About The Foundation The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (Foundation) is the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to funding physical therapy research and promising researchers through grants, scholarships, and fellowships. We fund research and develop researchers to optimize movement and health. The Foundation is an affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Foundation staff are employed by APTA and receive the same employee benefits and adhere to APTA policies and procedures.
Summary The ideal candidate thrives at frontline annual fundraising and is comfortable with a fast-paced work environment; is self-motivated and highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy. You will be responsible for designing and leading annual giving efforts by utilizing data and implementing strategies to (1) expand the total number of donors with a focus of re-engaging lapsed donors (2) increase renewals / retention rates; (3) increase the average gift size; (4) secure corporate renewals and new gifts from corporate donors.
This position leads direct mail, e-solicitation, conference fundraising strategies, and annual grant opportunities to increase annual giving. This position reports to the Manager, Development and collaborates with other fundraising and communication team members to achieve goals.
Increases funding from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations through online giving, monthly giving, direct mail, telethon program, digital campaigns, advertisements, conferences, and events with an emphasis on unrestricted gifts up to $4.9k
Utilizes Raiser Edge data and donor segmentation to cultivate and upgrade donors and prospects
Develops and prepares written materials for annual giving including correspondence, appeals, stewardship materials, fundraising talking points for the board and volunteers and other fundraising collateral.
Writes copy and executes online fundraising campaigns with communications staff for annual year-end giving, special appeals related to various annual efforts, and Giving Tuesday another other giving days.
Analyzes program results to refine efforts and increase return on investment.
Assists with evaluation and analysis of annual giving, provides reports on fundraising results.
Enhances donor recognition through new and updated giving circles and clubs to engage and grow core donors.
Works with communication team on fundraising related to social media messaging, digital and print ads to promote giving and stewardship.
Collaborates with association staff colleagues to strategize, coordinate, and implement giving opportunities within association communications.
Collaborate with team to optimize landing and donation pages as well as recognition pages on the website.
Ensures accurate and timely record keeping, acknowledgment, action tracking, and stewardship through Raisers Edge.
Develops annual giving budget.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of FPTR and association priorities
Bachelor’s degree, required, or applicable experience.
CFRE or comparable certification, preferred.
3-5 years’ progressive fundraising experience in a nonprofit setting
Demonstrated success in fundraising, developing substantive donor relations, and supporting high-level volunteers in executing donor strategies.
Actively seeks new opportunities for annual fundraising.
Excellent project management skills. Detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
Demonstrated experience using data and screenings in fundraising.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Raiser’s Edge or other nonprofit database experience; knowledge of prospecting tools and reports. Audience segmentation and data integration a plus
Strong creative, strategic and analytical skills
People-centered approach to storytelling
Demonstrated ability to master a variety of fundraising and tech platforms.
Travel Requirements Up to 10% - Local and National
How To Apply Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources. The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information, please visit e-verify.uscis.gov.
APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.
About APTA Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?
Then you want to work for APTA!
APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff commUNITY.