No matter how great your plan to acquire major gifts is, the person implementing the plan will be paramount to the success of your major gifts program. Working with nonprofits from all over the United States and Canada we tend to see patterns of successful fundraisers. While most are recruited from the nonprofit sector, others are transplants from the for-profit world. Ultimately, the best fundraisers are those who know their capabilities and understand the requirements that the position demands. This all begins with the job description. Our colleagues at DonorSearch have developed a complete job description of a Major Gift Officer.