Donor Relations Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



United States


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Philanthropy Team! This position will play an essential role in securing the funds need to meet and exceed the Chapter’s conservation goals. The Donor Relations Manager assists in the planning and implementation of plans for the ongoing cultivation of donors capable of major and/or deferred gifts.

We are looking for a capable individual to conduct exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity for giving and cultivates relationships with donors at a personal level. The DRM provides ongoing opportunities for contact with past and current donors. They are responsible for the identification and qualification of major and planned gift prospects and assists in cultivating and soliciting donors through meetings, trips, events, and other activities. They will work on a variety of activities including providing detailed program information to prospects and drafting personalized correspondence and acknowledgments. The DRM understands the basics of the influencing factors on donors and the types of assets that may be used for the donor’s giving; applies knowledge to interactions with donors and gift asks. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting the data.
  • Experience in managing and tracking prospects and donors.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

For more the full job description and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#46511 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST Monday, June 11th, 2018. 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.