Colorado Nonprofit Association

Donor Support Specialist


The contractor will work remotely, communicating with the Events & Development Manager virtually every week by Zoom, and in regular communication by email
(approximately every other day). Strong preference to be in the Denver,
Colorado, metro area. The contractor will need to attend the Saving Places Conference
(January 29-31, 2024 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CPI
will cover hotel stay).

DURATION:Part-Time at 8-10 hours/week. 


Founded in 1984, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes historic preservation by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy. The Donor Support Specialist reports to the Events & Development
Manager and provides the administrative and detailed support required to
strengthen and build CPI’s member and donor experience. Other position
responsibilities include support of CPIs member benefit programs which includes
the Saving Places Conference.


The Donor Support Specialist works alongside CPI’s Events & Development Manager. The Donor Support Specialist primarily supports the Events & Development Manager by
soliciting new donors and retaining existing donors through donor outreach
activities. The primary donor benefit programs hosted by CPI include the Saving
Places Conference and the Dana Crawford Awards. CPI hosts additional smaller
membership events and workshops throughout the year for which the contractor
will support in tracking and gift acknowledgement. The Contractor is additionally connected to CPI’s membership program and annual appeal, sending renewal asks, acknowledgements, and keeping our donor database (Little Green Light) current.
The contractor will work with the Events & Development Manager in brainstorming and implementing ways to improve member/sponsor/donor involvement with the organization and member/sponsor/donor appreciation. 


· Record gifts and membership renewals in organization database – update database as needed (new addresses, phone numbers, etc.) 

· Prepare acknowledgment letters and correspondence for sponsorships, registrations, and

  · Work with Events & Development Manger to design and build donor/membership programs including direct marketing strategies to specific donor types. 

· Brainstorm and implement ways to improve the member/sponsor/donor experience and involvement with CPI 

· Brainstorm and implement ways to improve member/sponsor/donor appreciation 


· Two-years work-related experience in event-planning or fundraising 

· Bachelor’s degree preferred; possible relevant backgrounds include Business/Project Management, Marketing, Communications or related field. 

· Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going and shifting priorities 

· Attention to detail and an ability to balance multiple priorities at once 

· Self-directed results-driven personality 

· Excellent customer service skills 

· Reliable written and verbal communications skills 

· Experience with a donor or constituent database; CPI uses Little Green Light. 

· Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative environment 

· Familiarity with Vertical Response (used for email marketing) and WordPress (website) preferred 

· Basic knowledge of historic preservation not required for this position, but a passion for, or background in, Colorado history or historic preservation a plus