Use existing strategies for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with donors.
Effectively use our database to track, manage and further relationships with current and prospective donors with a focus on gifts larger than $1000.
Plan and conduct meetings with donors around the state to make direct requests for annual financial support, campaign gifts, and multi-year campaign pledges.
Passionately and persuasively articulate our mission and vision in a compelling and thoughtful way.
Lead our emergent planned giving program.
Establish friendly and professional relationships with our donors. Communicate regularly—in person and by phone, email, and mail—to keep them apprised of the organization’s ongoing conservation work.
Plan and implement donor cultivation events and outings.
Coordinate the board’s quarterly stewardship (thanking) initiative with particular focus on major donors.
Provide support and build the confidence of the board of directors in supporting our development goals.

Tagged as: Conservation


You are friendly and engaging. You can meet new people, listen to their interests, and explain how becoming an Outdoor Council donor supports those interests. You make and keep friends easily. You have a good sense of humor and are a great communicator, in person and in writing. You are comfortable making large campaign asks. Ideally, you have experience in major gifts fundraising, or you value the importance of fundraising and are excited to learn.

Required Skills:

You have strong writing skills. You are clear, articulate, and persuasive. You ideally have a background in conservation, or you understand the work that the Outdoor Council does and are comfortable explaining these efforts. You are able to share updates with donors. You pay attention to the details and make sure that the information you share is complete and accurate. You maintain confidentiality with sensitive donor information.

Preferred Skills:

You love Wyoming and enjoy traveling the state to meet with donors. You are familiar with the state’s geography, natural resources, and cultures. You like working flexible hours.

You are experienced working on Macs and with the standard suite of office tools and technology. You aren’t afraid to learn new systems. As a plus, you are comfortable manipulating spreadsheets to share information with others.

And, most of all, you are committed to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council.

About Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent conservation organization. Founded in 1967, we are a member-based advocacy group. We use scientific, legal, and policy expertise to advocate the protection of public lands, wildlife, and clean air and water. We provide support and resources to empower citizens to do the same. We bring people and groups together to find workable solutions to tough conservation problems.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits; generous paid family leave and vacation policies; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. Job title and scope of responsibilities may change depending upon experience. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Application Instructions

Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills make you the right person to join our team. Include a resume and three references (with contact and relationship information) to Misti Haase at [email protected] (please put “Development Associate” in the subject). We may ask for additional writing samples prior to the interview process.