Work with assigned clientele (Catholic Parish, High School, Diocese or other organization) to customize and implement a feasibility study and capital campaign to raise funds for specified purposes. Counsel, support and motivate leadership and volunteers to communicate the case for fundraising and to solicit gifts. Train and guide new and junior Campaign Directors.
Responsibilities: Including, but not limited to…
Coordinate feasibility studies components including scheduling and conducting personal interviews, mail questionnaire to constituents, post online questionnaire, gather all responses, compile data and perform questionnaire analysis for reporting.
Customize and, if necessary, design and produce feasibility study materials, including: case statement of needs, announcement letters and questionnaires; facilitate and direct distribution of the materials.
Plan and schedule capital campaign components including campaign theme, timeline, major gift visits, receptions and memorial opportunities.
Analyze wealth screen findings to determine an appropriate donor ask level.
Customize and, if necessary, design and produce campaign materials including major gift and general brochures; reception invitations; announcement, follow-up and thank you letters; pledge cards, workers’ kits, announcements, videos and social media.
Facilitate and direct materials content and approvals between client and printer.
Coordinate direct mail pieces.
Execute capital campaigns including Major Gift visits, arrangements and presentations for receptions; all announcements and communications, Sunday sign-ups and update bulletin inserts.
Skillfully manage relationships with Leadership, Volunteers and staff.
Give high priority to recruiting, training, leading and motivating parish volunteers for campaign chair, major gifts committee, team captains, parish visitation and hospitality committee.
5+ years of Capital Campaign Consulting Experience
Proven track record of success conducting Capital Campaigns for Catholic or Private High Schools required
Strong Organizational and Personnel Management Skills
Strong Writing Skills
Knowledge of the Catholic Church a plus
Proficiency in social media platforms
Open to regular travel
About Lynch Development Associates
Lynch Development Associates (LDA) is a Catholic development firm that specializes in assisting dioceses, parishes, schools and other entities with their development needs. Since 1994, LDA has partnered with clients to raise the necessary funds to construct and renovate buildings, fund new initiatives and research, build new churches, parish centers and schools. We have also been successful with annual appeals, debt reduction campaigns, stewardship initiatives and the establishment of endowments in various communities nationwide. Our firm, having raised over 1.5 billion dollars, maintains a 98% success rate in meeting our goals. Our directors are intimately involved in every aspect of your campaign enabling us to give clarity to your vision and together, make your dreams a reality.