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Employer: LifeScape
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Employment Type: Full Time

This position is responsible to execute and direct the activities and planning related to securing legacy gifts and major gifts in accordance with and in support of the organization’s Mission and Core Values, utilizing Person-Centered Practices

Manage day-to-day activities of planned giving and major gifts programs.

  • Identifies and develops plans for planned giving and major gift prospects. 

  • Develops, maintains and stewards positive relationships that result in estate gifts and major gift support via personal contact, regional campaigns, and other fundraising tactics.

  • Coordinates and implements legacy events that increase engagement of planned giving donors and prospects with the mission of the organization.

  • Develops and implements internal and external donor-related planned giving communications and stewardship programs. 

  • Builds constituency and public support within the service area and beyond through appropriate professional organizations and service clubs through membership and presentations.

  • Develops corporate sponsorships and partnerships supporting the mission of the organization through in-kind support, cash support and volunteers.

  • Works closely with the marketing team in the implementation of all planned giving related publications, print materials and online communications.

  • Partners with development and marketing staff to develop case statements establishing need for program areas in need of philanthropic support and determining best strategies for effective stewardship of specific donors.

  • Helps Foundation team in considering donor stewardship implications and potential in all planning and evaluation of activities, prospects, and current donors, infusing donor stewardship into each interaction.

Manage day-to-day community engagement activities.  

  • Develop and monitor relationships with key community leaders, committees and organizations.

  • Provide tours and speak publically on behalf of the organization to promote services, awareness and giving.

  • Work closely with volunteer services engaging people supported in community activities fostering natural community connections.

  • Attends community events; such as, Chamber activities and service clubs, to promote increased awareness of LifeScape and connect with current and potential donors.

  • Assist in annual fundraising events as needed.

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and certification by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals or the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Minimum of 5 years leading and managing people in a fundraising environment and active direct fundraising experience required.

Normal office environment with minimal exposure to dust, noise, etc. Occasional day and night travel is expected. Extended periods of sedentary work are required. Extended and unusual hours may occur from time to time; must be available as needed.

Contact Information

Cal McKeown
2501 West 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-444-9522 or

Other Information

Category(s): Nonprofit - Social Services, Healthcare
Industry: Charitable / Not for Profit
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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About this Employer
Sioux Falls, SD

Better Together. Children’s Care Hospital School and South Dakota Achieve – now LifeScape! We provide the same Outstanding Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities. For people with disabilities, the landscape off life can be uncertain. Finding the right path makes the journey easier – more fulfilling. Now, two organizations have joined together to provide lifelong support for children and adults with disabilities. Become a part of LifeScape by starting your career with us!

LifeScape is an Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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