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Our client is a national Israel-based organization that enables Israel’s youth to realize their potential, and strengthens society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, Jewish values and Zionist ideals.

Position Summary:

Our client seeks a Donor Research Associate, who will work with the Executive Vice President and the Fundraising staff to research, prepare, and provide profiles and reports, both in-depth and otherwise, on potential and identified annual and campaign major gift prospects including individuals, Foundations and businesses.


  • Proactively identifies new and high-level annual and campaign major gift leads and prospects through electronic alerts, analysis, screening information, data mining techniques, push technology, demographic searches, etc.
  • Prepares prospect reports for use by team members and serves as prospect tracking and record keeping processes lead.
  • Maintains and analyzes prospective and upgraded donor data and develops current and prospective donor lists and data. Produces current and prospective donor profiles and helps determine appropriate solicitation ranges.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical and research skills. Advanced proficiency in conducting donor research, with experience in recognizing and assessing wealth indicators and giving capacity as well as identifying prospects.
  • Intermediate proficiency in locating relevant information in a variety of formats: including electronic, hard copy, telephone calls, conversations with staff and volunteers, then consolidating it in a well-organized report format.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with high-level volunteers and to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated adaptability and excellent planning and organizing skills that demonstrate the ability to manage multiple simultaneous requests for information and prioritize those requests to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) that include sensitivity to donor information
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to quickly and concisely synthesize large amounts of information.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years’ experience in prospect research
  • Fundraising department experience
  • Knowledge of donor types and understanding of fundraising processes and donor cycles.
  • Proficient in MS Office and experience with relational database such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a plus.
  • Knowledge of information systems including a variety of software, internet, and various databases, and knowledge of prospect research
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