• Director of Major Gifts and Stewardship

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver | US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/6/2018 12:43 PM)
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  • Overview

    About Accion:

    A nonprofit leader in the high-impact fields of community development and microfinance, Accion is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and fuel increased economic opportunity and mobility through business ownership.  Since 1994, Accion has infused more than $123 million in the growth and success of more than 8,000 small businesses across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.


    Accion is a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest and only nationwide nonprofit micro- and small business lending network in the United States. Since 1991, the members of the Accion U.S. Network have collectively made more than 57,000 loans totaling over $500 million. Globally, Accion is a pioneer in microfinance, reaching millions of individuals through its international network of partners. Learn more at


    Position Summary

    We’re looking for a Director to join our team in either Denver or Dallas to support Accion’s culture of philanthropy by providing high-touch and hands-on work with prospects to fill a pipeline of new individual donors and key players at companies and foundations in Accion’s major markets, and then take them through a cultivation cycle resulting in charitable commitments. Current donors will be stewarded for enthusiastic engagement resulting in sustained and increased giving. This position will report to our Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Investments and will play a key role on our Advancement team.


    About the role:

    • You will help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with Accion;
    • You will cultivate and carry a portfolio of at least 30-50 donors throughout Accion’s five-state region;
    • You will secure major gifts, especially at the $10,000 and above level;
    • You will develop cultivation, solicitation, and partnership strategies for donors and prospects based on the assessment of philanthropic intent and interest in supporting Accion;
    • You will partner with the VP in providing the President/CEO and Board members with fundraising support and coaching for their identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts, always treating donors with the utmost in courtesy and respect;
    • You’ll be expected to energize team members and persuade prospects with tenacity.
    • You are enthusiastic and skilled at making asks.



    • You have a passion for Accion’s mission and a strong commitment to Accion’s culture of exceptional customer service, excellence and accountability;
    • You preferably have a bachelor’s degree and five years advancement, major gifts, or fundraising experience.

    Accion offers an excellent total compensation package, including competitive base salary, the opportunity for exciting incentive pay, health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, and generous paid time off.


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