Manager, Planned Giving

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Ontario East
Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Ontario North
Ontario West
Toronto, ON
Job description

• Provides direct support to the Senior Advisor, Philanthropy.
• Build, plan, manage and implement the Planned Giving Program across the defined territory.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and close planned gifts from individuals from a prospect and donor portfolio.
• Prepare customized funding proposals, agreements and gift scenarios involving cash, securities, annuities and other planned gift vehicles in order to meet the donor’s personal, estate and financial planning goals.
• Advise prospects, donors, senior volunteers, staff and allied professionals on strategic moves, opportunities and process.
• Deals directly with professional advisors. (i.e., Life Insurance agents, brokers, etc) when called upon by donors to assist in the creation of Planned Gifts.
• Assists in the assessment of the Planned Giving Program.
• Assists in the implementation of the Planned Giving Program with the support of the Senior Advisor, Philanthropy.
• Coordinates the necessary approvals and signatures on planned giving documentation and forwards as required to identified allied professionals, staff and donors related to their assigned prospects. 
• Handles, prepares, distributes and provides follow-up on matters relating to planned gift acceptance, receipting, processing and administration related to planned giving prospects.
• Ensures that donor and prospect information related to their assigned prospects is updated weekly in the CNIB RE data base.
• Acts as part of the CNIB Planned Giving Team and provides input into strategic and marketing initiatives.
• Completes special projects as assigned by the Senior Advisor, Philanthropy.
• Achieves budget targets



Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
• Excellent organization, prioritization, judgment, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
• Strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.
• High degree of organization and initiative.
• Complete respect for confidentiality.
• Strong team player.

Experience and Education:
• BA/BS required
• Must have a working knowledge of CRA guidelines for Charitable Gift receipting for planned gift vehicles as well as a good general understanding of CRA guidelines for charitable gift receipting.
• Must have an understanding of Planned Giving, Planned Giving vehicles and the tax implications of Planned Giving for donors and their estates.
• Previous development experience and/or a background in a non-profit are an asset.
• Planned Giving training (e.g. CAGP Banff course) is an asset
• Experience with fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset).
• Proficient in Microsoft 365.

Working conditions

Work Environment
• Willingness to work flexible hours when required
• Occasional travel may be required.

Application and contact information

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