Senior Philanthropic Specialist, PETA Netherlands

PETA Foundation
01 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Position Objective:

To develop and implement successful major gift and gift planning fund-raising strategies for individual and face-to-face solicitation of PETA Netherlands donors

Term of Employment:


Reports to: Major Gifts and Gift Planning Director, PETA UK

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Manage an assigned portfolio of high value donors for PETA Netherlands to increase their giving and commitment to the organization and animal protection
Identify and research appropriate "cases for giving" for assigned and targeted donors
Cultivate relationships with both assigned donors as well as unassigned but prospective donors
Solicit high-value financial donations from assigned and prospective donors. Develop and institute strategies for the portfolio on formalized giving levels, donor recognition strategies and other techniques which might be used to increase donor giving and long term financial support
Develop a mid-level giving programme for donors who are not assigned but whose giving history indicates a possibility of increased giving
Develop marketing strategies and materials for PETA NL's planned-giving programme
Cultivate, solicit and steward donors for PETA NL's planned-giving programme
Maintain regular contact with donors in the assigned portfolio and act as a professional contact for them
Document pertinent information for the purpose of enhancing and developing donor profiles for the major gifts and gift planning database
Stay current on effective and cutting-edge fund-raising techniques and attend professional trainings and seminars as requested
Stay current on animal rights issues in general, and maintain a clear understanding of and ability to articulate the objectives of the organisation and details specific to PETA NL and its affiliates' programmes
Research and solicit special trusts and corporate donations, as requested by the supervisor
Manage responses to inquiries about third-party events and fundraising
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Proven experience with major-gifts non-profit fund-raising required, including a track record of successful solicitation of gifts at the ???5K level and above
Experience of soliciting legacies and planned gifts is desirable
Extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
Excellent project-management, strategic-thinking and analytical skills
Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, members and supporters
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Dutch and English
Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
Willingness and ability to travel
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and an extremely high level of ethical conduct at all times
Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues and current events
Commitment to the objectives of the organisation

Please note that all candidates must have the eligibility to work in the UK.