Director of Major Gifts to support their efforts in addressing global issues (New York, NY)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers seek a Director of Major Gifts to plan and coordinate a major giving donor program to meet the organizations fundraising goals.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, with a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries. 32,000 of these members are students.
The Director of Major Gifts will plan, coordinate, and implement an individual major donor program that helps meet the organization’s fundraising goals and builds its donor base.
ASME’s first Director of Major Gifts will play a key role in implementing a new strategy to bolster philanthropic support for ASME Foundation’s program objectives. The ideal Director of Major Gifts will be self-starter with the experience to devise an effective major gifts program structure, the gravitas to interact with high-level donors with business and engineering backgrounds, and the ambition to pursue aggressive fundraising goals. With a new database coming online, the Director will help ensure that a disciplined data tracking system is in place.
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