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Major Gift Director Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$104,574 (USD)

Average Salary

$50/hr

Average Hourly

$3,514

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Major Gift Director is $104,574 a year and $50 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Major Gift Director is between $73,512 and $129,790. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Major Gift Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates ongoing and special project funding programs for museum, zoo, public broadcasting station, or similar institution: prepares statement of planned activities and enlists support from members of institution staff and volunteer organizations.
  • Develops public relations materials to enhance institution image and promote fund raising program.
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institution ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts, and knowledge of community.
  • Plans and coordinates fund drives for special projects.
  • Assigns responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of staff, volunteer organizations, and governing body according to special interests or capabilities.
  • Organizes direct mail campaign to reach other potential contributors.
  • Plans and coordinates benefit events, such as banquets, balls, or auctions.
  • Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Informs potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution.
  • Researches public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding for research, community service, or other projects.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$121,230
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Major Gift Director Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Development Director
Oct 6
New Haven, CT, USA
William F. Buckley Jr Program
The Development Director will design and implement the Buckley Program's development strategy ... Establish major gifts and planned giving programs * Manage gift recognition programs and ...
Director of Development and Donor Relations
Nov 14
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Keep America Beautiful
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development & Donor Relations is ... Create a major gift stewardship program in year 2, that ensures maximum retention and appreciation ...
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