Annual Gifts Associate

Website Ronald McDonald House Central Ohio


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) is seeking a motivated, self-driven team player to fill our full-time Annual Gifts Associate. This position is an integral part of the fundraising team and is responsible for soliciting, and securing annual gifts and implementing a comprehensive donor stewardship plan to increase donor retention. In addition, this position is responsible for managing data entry, gift processing, acknowledgements, as well as supporting other activities of the fundraising team. This position works closely with the board, donors, and volunteers to develop the funding and awareness necessary to sustain programs at RMHC.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication and time-management skills. Ability to establish and monitor priorities, maintain flexibility and meet deadlines. S/he will be able to work independently and handle multiple tasks in a professional manner. S/he is an effective relationship builder and energetic team player willing to contribute. S/he is results driven and can work successfully in a fast-paced environment.

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you feel it. When you meet our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.

We’re 14,000 strong. And it takes every one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids around the world we’ll never meet. Kids who live healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

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  • Plan, design and implement multiple direct mail and electronic appeals.
  • Design donor-impact pieces annually, with a degree of customization and emotional appeal.
  • Develop short and long-term strategies for current annual giving donors.
  • Implement stewardship plan to thank Annual Giving donors including handwritten thank you notes, phone calls, and other strategies.
  • Connect with lapsed Annual Giving donors to re-engage their support of RMHC.
  • Manage the daily operation of the development database (Raiser’s Edge) including but not limited to:
    • Enter all new gifts, pledges, and pledge payments into the database.
    • Produce and mail gift acknowledgement/tax receipt letters for all contributions in a timely manner.
    • Process matching gift forms.
    • Generate weekly, monthly, and end of the year gift reports.
    • Create automated templates for thank you notes.
    • Generate pledge reminders to support collection efforts.
    • Continually update and correct database records.
  • Manage and implement a comprehensive stewardship strategy, ensuring donors experience high-quality interactions that foster long-term engagement.
  • Provide the highest level of responsiveness and customer service to partners and donors.
  • Write donor recognition pieces and other materials as needed.
  • Work inter-departmentally to achieve the best outcomes for our mission and programs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge software (preferred, not required)
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Minimum Physical Requirements

1. Sitting Frequently

2. Talking on phone/in person Frequently

3. Typing on a keyboard Frequently

4. Standing/walking Frequently

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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