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Donor Relations Coordinator


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

November 22, 2023




Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area




Position Summary

Supervisor: Development Director

Hours: Full Time

GOAL: To advance the social and spiritual mission and vision of Central Ohio Youth For Christ by cultivating donors and solicitation of financial champions to our mission.


● Responsible to manage donor relationships and solicitations of current major donors ($1,000+/yr.)

● Responsible to build relationships with new major donors generated at the Be The Story annual event.

● Responsible to engage lapsed donors to improve donor retention.

● Participate in donor events, community outreach events, and mission-centric events (FFG) to deepen relationships with the community and with YFC donors.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

● Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for acquiring new donor prospects for the capital campaign through networking, events, and personal visits.

● Maintain relationships with current major donors to cultivate and grow their giving.

● Invite prospects to become donors, matching their passion to our opportunities.

● Build a vision for donors to become champions of the mission (PEO Strategy)

● Solicit Corporate Partners for annual Over the Edge fundraising event.

● Play a key role in our See the Story/Be the Story/Champions events across the year to find, win, keep and lift ministry partners.

● Campaigns & Special Projects: Participate as opportunities arise, under direction of ED or DD

● Maintain accurate records of meetings, calls and donor interactions in the CRM, Donor Perfect.

● Participate in monthly Development Team meetings, weekly zoom prayer meetings and quarterly staff meetings.

● Participate in Development Training as available thru YFC USA, Mission Increase, and other sources.

Because COYFC and its subsidiaries are a part of the same faith-based organization and share a faith mission and set of values, we require all employees to consistently apply and live according to the religious mission and theological beliefs. Each staff member, regardless of role, is asked to:

● Articulate and uphold COYFC religious beliefs and practices at work and outside of work. Each employee serves to represent the religious message and mission of COYFC (as outlined in the Statement of Faith and Mission) to the broader community.

● Be ready and willing to lead and contribute to distinctly Christian activities such as devotional worship or prayer services.

● Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives

● Regularly pray for and share spiritual content with existing and prospective donors to COYFC

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.