Director of Corporate Giving & Events - Girl Scouts of Colorado - Statewide

  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Denver
  • Jan 09, 2024
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

GSCO celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking, innovative individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better.

Girl Scouts has been equipping girls to achieve their full potential more than 100 years-and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.5 million members across the nation and around the globe.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we serve more than 20,000 members and we believe all girls should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and all girls have the power to change the world.

Here's your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls' lives and in the world!

You will be joining a supportive and flexible work environment with team members who work together to champion girl ambition. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The right candidate won't just be promoting a program. Their work will impact and change future generations!

Director of Corporate Giving & Events General Duties: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Corporate Giving and Events will serve as a frontline fundraiser and execute key donor engagement strategies to build and expand the corporate giving pipeline. The Director of Corporate Giving and Events leads the strategic direction and overall management of all corporate relationships, including sponsorships, partnerships, and corporate employee engagement. This position is responsible for cultivating, stewarding, and expanding relationships with prospective annual corporate partners and overseeing all related events, event sponsorships and delivery of benefits.

This position will oversee Women of Distinction (WoD), our signature event series honoring women who have displayed exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing girls and women in the community. Women of Distinction gala and auxiliary events take place annually in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction. The Director of Corporate Giving and Events will oversee all events related to WoD, securing event sponsorships, building relationships with honorees, and working to engage them as donors.

This position will supervise the events manager and the corporate program manager on the fund development team.


General Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed organization fundraising goals by cultivating key relationships and soliciting funds through strategic stewardship calls, personal visits, tours, and other engagement opportunities.
  • Partner across the organization to execute funding strategies for mission advancement to include outreach plan, community events, girl experiences, and property support.
  • Create new ways to meet funding needs in a changing environment by ideating and implementing creative approaches to fundraising challenges.
  • Ensure effective donor and prospect tracking through utilization of Raiser's Edge donor database and other tools and resources.
  • Serve on Girl Scouts of Colorado's Operational Leadership Team, contributing to the overall success of the organization and its delivery on its mission.

Corporate Funding Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and build evaluation tools for a comprehensive corporate partnership strategy focused on annual corporate funders.
  • Recruit, retain and grow corporate partners statewide to create long‐lasting and mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Develop ongoing, strong relationships with corporate partners and potential partners to support their connection to GSCO.
  • Manage the full lifecycle of all relationships with potential corporate partners from identification to cultivation, to solicitation while working with the program team to develop programs that meet corporate partner needs and advance GSCO's mission. Attend funded program events in person as needed.
  • In partnership with the program team oversee regular reporting to corporate partners to show the value of their investment. Solicit and manage evaluations and surveys for Girl Scout programs, create and distribute quarterly stewardship reports for corporate donors on the impact of their gifts.
  • Leverage and refine existing corporate menu of sponsorship and partnership opportunities to maximize revenue for GSCO, provide value for partners, and ensure program opportunities for Girl Scouts.
  • Implement high‐level cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition strategies intended to strengthen relationships with current corporate partners.
  • Build creative ways to foster employee engagement with corporate partners to enhance fundraising and program opportunities for Girl Scouts.
  • Establish and oversee all short- and long-term development strategies as they relate to corporations including ROI, goals, objectives, metrics, and tracking and reporting of benchmarks.
  • Provide direction and support for GSCO events throughout the state as they relate to corporate partners.
  • Collaborate with development team on strategies to grow corporate support from existing organizational and individual donors.

Women of Distinction Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of Women of Distinction gala and auxiliary events. This includes but is not limited to securing sponsorships, working with event volunteer leadership, soliciting nominations, leading the selection process and all event logistics. Deliver quality events for all sponsors and attendees for gala events in Denver (800 attendees), Colorado Springs (300 attendees), and Grand Junction (300 attendees) and auxiliary events (4-5 in Denver, one each in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction).
  • Cultivate relationships with WoD honorees, before, during and after WoD annual events, to convert them to become active donors and members of the WoD Network (an exclusive annual giving society just for WoD honorees) and actively engage them with GSCO.
  • Work to convert all new Denver WoD honorees to WoD Network members.
  • Continually evolve WoD program aspects, recommending additional touchpoints and events to engage WoD alums.
  • Develop content and oversee production of WoD alum quarterly e-newsletter. Monitor activities and successes of WoD alums through social media and other means to ensure we recognize and celebrate alums.
  • Manage all communications with WoD nominees, honorees, and alums.
  • Oversee WoD nomination process for all WoD annual events, including recruiting host and nomination committee members, job descriptions, template emails, nomination form.
  • Secure corporate and individual sponsors for all WoD events, including development of sponsor levels and benefits and outreach to potential sponsors.


  • In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.


Education and/or Formal Training

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • CFRE preferred.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in corporate giving.
  • A proven track record of soliciting and closing significant corporate gifts.
  • Experience in relationship-based fundraising with an intentional focus on cultivation, stewardship, and building personal relationships with key stakeholders to secure corporate gifts.
  • Knowledge of and experience using prospect research tools, gift calculators and donor CRM software (Blackbaud NXT experience preferred).
  • Experience developing and executing fundraising strategies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies including staff, board members, and donors with varying levels of philanthropic sophistication.
  • Polished and professional presentation skills to present ideas to potential corporate donors.
  • An understanding of corporate priorities, including employee engagement and marketing, to develop programs that meet corporate objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to build, manage and sustain relationships with staff, board members and stakeholders through professional, effective, and timely communication in a fast-paced environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, has initiative and follow-through to execute projects from initial stage through completion, including tracking and reporting.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion with respect to confidential information.
  • Must have superior knowledge and command of Microsoft Office products.
  • A strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • A high degree of integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness.
  • Be a self-starter, proactively identifying and pursuing opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to overall department projects (special events, etc.).
  • Must have a passion for youth-development and elevating girls and young women.
  • Understanding of corporate priorities and existing business relationships within GSCO's geographic footprint, highly preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
  • Access to registered transportation with insurance at required state levels to conduct business statewide.
  • Valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company standards.


This position pays a salaried range of $70,000-$85,000/year.


  • 403(b) Retirement Plan - GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay.
  • Health Insurance
    • PPO: 94% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
    • HDHP: 100% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
  • Dental Insurance (68% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid
  • Life Insurance - fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment - fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Children)- Employee paid - for additional employee coverage and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (GSCO contributes up to $500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Program - 100% Employer Paid
  • Headspace (Employer Paid)
  • ZayZoon Pay Advances
  • Vacation - Employees accrue 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave - Employees earn one day per month.
  • Holidays - 10 scheduled holidays per year
  • Office Closures - 4 Weeks of Paid Office Closures (Week of Independence Day; Thanksgiving Week; Winter Holiday 2 weeks)
  • This position may have the ability to work a remote/flex hybrid schedule.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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