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Stewardship Coordinator
Category: Horticulture

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond, VA

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Job Description

Responsible for implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors and prospects at all levels.



  • Lead efforts to plan and implement all stewardship and donor recognition programs, projects and events
  • Assists with gift acknowledgements for all upper level gifts for Executive Director and Director of Development signature     
  • Plans and coordinates all cultivation events
  • Creates all Sponsorship follow up packages
  • Coordinates the distribution of the Annual Honor Roll of Donors, holiday cards and gift plants
  • Ensure appropriate donor and sponsor recognition through publications, signage, and  publicity  
  • Administrative support for fundraising events including Splendor Under Glass and Cheers to Art including coordination with vendors, database updates, and signs
  • Assists Development Manager as needed with the coordination of fundraising auctions
  • Coordinates mailing and tracking of invitations for special Stewardship and cultivation events
  • Tracks and distributes sponsor and corporate donors
  • Tracks and collects donor recognition samples
  • Updates and maintains proper contacts and notes mailings and communications in database (includes event attendees and invites- special mailings for donor recognition, etc.)
  • Coordinates donor meetings for senior staff
  • Coordinates volunteer support for cultivation and fundraising events



  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all materials and communications
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, creativity, persistence and talent in sales
  • Professional appearance and conduct
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with a variety of staff, board members and community volunteers
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database navigation
  • Comprehensive understanding of non-profit cultures and board dynamics



  • Experience with BlackBaud; Raiser’s Edge database software
  • Microsoft Office


Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


For more information please contact Jennifer Little at


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