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JOB OPENING for Donor Relations Manager
Primary Role: The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for increasing the fundraising capacity of Habitat for Humanity of Lehigh Valley whose mission is to build simple, decent affordable houses for working families. This rewarding role will be responsible for building relationships in the community including individuals, businesses, churches and foundations.
_Foster relationships with current donors and prospects though personal visits and follow-up activities focusing on growing the donor base.
_Serve on the Development Committee, guide and create a team approach for implementing fundraising plan. Work with committee to develop new strategies.
_Coordinate sponsorship requests for special events including the Toast to Hope, Polar Plunge and She Nailed It!
_Provide support to the Board Members and engage them to outline their personal development plan and schedule face-to-face meetings.
_Perform follow-up visits, calls, mailings, and other activities related to building strong individual donor relationships and enhancing donor confidence in the organization.
_Coordinate and oversee direct mailings, appeal letters, and other donor enhancement mailings as needed.
_Expand participation and programming for the Home Builder Society and the Every Window. Every Door. Programs.
_Oversee all administrative tasks associated with fundraising, including acquisition, solicitation, stewardship and monitoring of all donor data and relationships.
_Prepare regular reports that evaluate fundraising efforts, develop monthly progress reports on implementation status of the work plan and quarterly reports on the three-year development plan.
_Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Exceptional organization, communication and interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability to work some evenings and weekends. Bachelor’s degree and 4 years or more of work experience in fundraising as well as other experience in marketing, public relations, and/or sales. Experience in Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge, or similar database programs required. Requires a multi-skilled individual who can build long-term community and financial support for Habitat.
Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, 245 N. Graham Street, Allentown, PA 18109.
Closing Date: November 22, 2017
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Works with: Development CommitteeRead More
October 14, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is dedicating a Bethlehem home to the Williams family, Terrance and his son James.
Terrance became a member of Habitat for Humanity in May 2017 and since then, he juggled a full time and a part time job, and cared for his young son while putting in his ‘sweat equity’ hours at Habitat for Humanity.
When a volunteer commits to 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’, he or she becomes eligible for a Habitat home.
Applying to the home ownership program was important for Terrance who currently resides with a friend in Allentown.
“Terrance has been one of the most motivated prospective homeowners we have ever seen. He worked overnight, would finish with his shift at 7 a.m. and be on the construction site by 8 a.m. His drive to better his life and that of his son is what propelled him to complete his 250 ‘sweat equity’ hours in only four months,” said Jessica Elliot, Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Director of Community Relations.
The Williams family’s Habitat home was funded through a donation from Sands Bethlehem, who made it possible to turn a previously owned Habitat house into a place Terrance and James can create a home.
A dedication ceremony for the Williams family will take place Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at 1440 James St., Bethlehem.
Toast to Hope 2017
Date Announced: Thursday November, 16 2017 at 6:00pm
Location: Hanover Grand Ball Room, Bethlehem, PA
Join us for a festive night of wine tasting and local food tasting as we “toast to the hope that everyone has a decent place to live!”
The evening features live music, a broad selection of premium wines, a variety of local restaurants providing free samples of their best food, a silent auction, the Fowler Award and a crowd of fun people. Bring your friends for a great night for a great cause!
$75 per person for live music and delicious tastings all night!
To buy tickets online or sign up as a sponsor visit: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=ab3acdRead More
Lehigh Valley Ledger
This year’s 5th annual She Nailed It! competition and fundraiser was hosted by Senator Lisa Boscola and Steph Wells from B104, who were joined by Executive Director Holly Edinger. Our signature event sponsors included Lowe’s, RCN, B104/WFMZ, QNB Bank, Jaindl Properties and American Bank. Other event sponsors included, J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc., Liberty Property Trust, Buckno, Lisicky & Company, and New Tripoli Bank. The event followed in last year’s footsteps and was a great success for the Lehigh Valley community.
One hundred and sixty guests cheered on their favorite team to raise money for affordable housing and the construction of homes for future homebuyers in the Lehigh Valley. The hammers were flying as 19 relay teams of women were challenged to hammer four nails in the fastest time. Participating teams included Boyle Babes (Boyle Construction), The Polished Nails (MKSD Architects), Peoples Security, New Bethany Builders (New Bethany Ministries), Happily Hammered (Lafayette Ambassador Bank), Heavy Hitters (The Barn), Pneumatic Pnailers (The Barn), Hopeful Hammerers (The Barn), Thrivent Builds (Thrivent Financial),The Hammer Heads (PennCap Properties), Hammer Bees (B104), Jaindl Properties and American Bank Team, QUN Nail Busters (QNB Bank), The Restorer’ers (HFHLV ReStore Team), Habitat Family Hammerers (HFHLV Families), The Nail Biters (SCF Architects), Valley National Financial Group Team, The Pidcock Nail Breakers (The Pidcock Company), and the Moravian College Team.
Congratulations to the top three teams; the Pneumatic Pnailers (The Barn), Heavy Hitters (The Barn), and The Pidcock Nail Biters who helped to raise approximately $30,000!
Women Build: Beyond the monetary achievement, this event supported the National Women Build Week initiative that emphasizes and empowers female build crew contributions. In the United States, Habitat for Humanity has prioritized this week since 2012 and it has made a huge impact; raising enough funds to build homes in the Lehigh Valley.
Habitat for Humanity LV: To learn more about ways to get involved with events like She Nailed It! contact Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley on Facebook or by email (www.habitatlv.org). Thanks to all who participated, attended, and assisted with the event. If you missed it, get your hammer ready for next year!
For More Information about Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley or for questions/concerns, please contact Executive Director, Holly Edinger, email@example.com or by phone at 610-776-7737 ext. 307.Read More
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley partners with Promise Neighborhoods on their debut in Bethlehem
The Morning Call
May 16, 2016
Habitat for the Humanity of the Lehigh Valley has decided to partner with the Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley on five new programs in south Bethlehem.Read More
May 8, 2016
Volunteers are picking up hammers and wearing hard hats to help others this Mother’s Day weekend. The project was organized by the Lehigh Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is celebrating “National Women Build Week,” which is meant to highlight the specific challenges women who own homes face.Read More
The Morning Call
May 3, 2016
Women compete in a nail-hammering competition at ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe. The event raises funds to support Habitat’s mission.Read More
April 13, 2016
Women in the Lehigh Valley are getting ready to pick up their hammers for the annual “She Nailed It!” competition to fight poverty housing. It’s happening on May 3rd at the ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem. Watch the WFMZ Morning team engage in a little friendly “preview competition!”Read More