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Individual Giving Manager

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Summary 

The Individual Giving Manager (Manager) supports the overall fundraising strategy for the Alliance for the Great Lakes by developing and implementing a growth strategy and managing relationships with existing and new donors. This position is responsible for the coordination, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective donors implementing strategies that foster long-term engagement and broaden support across philanthropic giving opportunities. They work primarily with individual donors, as well as some institutional donors, family foundations, and businesses. 

A typical day might include stewarding individual donors by thanking them for their support through printed acknowledgment letters and/or personal calls/conversations, cultivating individual donors through conversations around opportunities for increased support and engagement, managing production of print appeals, working with our communications team on electronic appeals and social media postings for campaigns/events, designing and creating an online donation page, planning our Great Blue Benefit and other gatherings for current and prospective donors, talking with individuals or small businesses interested in learning more about the organization and/or raising money on our behalf, and entering information and running reports in Salesforce. An upbeat, collaborative work style and sense of humor are keys to success in this role! 

The Manager reports to the Vice President of Development and works closely with members of the Development Team, the Communications & Engagement Team, and the Leadership Team. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Work with Development Team to establish annual fundraising goals for Annual Fund and event revenue growth objectives that advance overall development goals; assess performance toward those goals on a regular basis 
  • Deliver short- and long-term fundraising results from a pool of primarily individual donors to help meet and exceed revenue targets 
  • Create strategies and tactics for improving donor acquisition, upgrades, and retention 
  • Develop thoughtful engagement touchpoints for individual donors and prospects, with a focus on increasing donor engagement and giving 
  • Work with vendors on design, production, and mailing logistics for print appeals 
  • Track and report on donor performance with an eye toward increased revenue and decreased cost per dollar raised, and continual testing and improvement of appeals 
  • Partner with the Communications & Engagement team to build robust analytics on donor retention, lifetime giving performance, and other KPIs  
  • Help maintain accurate donor information in fundraising database (Salesforce) and provide assistance as needed with data entry and reporting 
  • Set mailing list criteria and create data files for print vendors of direct mail appeals 
  • Coordinate workplace giving programs, including EarthShare 
  • Collaborate with other development staff to ensure fundraising objectives are met or exceeded 
  • Help create a culture of development responsibility across all relevant Alliance staff 

 

Knowledge/Skills 

  • Minimum of 5 years of fundraising and donor relationship management experience 
  • Ability to manage projects from concept through execution with close attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines 
  • Strong listening, written, and verbal communications skills. 
  • Proven ability to identify, develop, and solidify new donor relationships; maintain and build upon existing relationships.  
  • Solid interpersonal skills; can facilitate a team process while working collaboratively with various stakeholders 
  • Goal-oriented and able to cultivate support and buy-in from other team members for achieving timely fundraising objectives 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task  
  • Driven to measure and evaluate effectiveness and adjust strategies as data and external events warrant 
  • Understands standard campaign elements and database(s), tracking, metrics, analysis and optimization, and ROI calculations 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with Salesforce or other similar donor database system 
  • Experience building donation and/or event pages using Classy or similar giving platform 
  • The Alliance for the Great Lakes values community, relationships, courage, integrity, optimism, and the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all our work.  

Summary 

The Individual Giving Manager (Manager) supports the overall fundraising strategy for the Alliance for the Great Lakes by developing and implementing a growth strategy and managing relationships with existing and new donors…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Nivel Profesional
    Directivo
Salario
USD $60.000 - USD $70.000
/ año

Compensación

  • Excellent benefits and vacation are included. 
  • Eligibility to enroll in a retirement plan after 1 year of employment.  
  • This position is based in the greater Chicagoland region. Applicants must be able to occasionally (or more frequently if preferred) work from and host meetings at the Alliance’s downtown Chicago office when it is safe to resume normal office operations. 
  • Excellent benefits and vacation are included. 
  • Eligibility to enroll in a retirement plan after 1 year of employment.  
  • This position is based in the greater Chicagoland region…

Ubicación

A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Chicago, IL
Ubicación Asociada
150 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Suite 700

Cómo aplicar

Application Process 

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to: hr@greatlakes.org

Include job title in the subject line. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled – we are looking to fill immediately. Materials should be compatible with Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their materials and further guidance and updates about the hiring process by e-mail, with interviews provided for finalists. No phone inquiries please. 

 

About the Alliance for the Great Lakes 

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The search process will reinforce the Alliance’s belief that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors.  

Our mission is to protect, conserve and restore the Great Lakes ensuring healthy water in the lakes and in our communities for all generations of people and wildlife. We advance our mission as advocates for policies that support the lakes and communities, by building the research, analysis and partnerships that motivate action, and by educating and uniting people as a voice for the Great Lakes. Learn more about the Alliance at www.greatlakes.org

The Alliance envisions a thriving Great Lakes and healthy water that all life can rely on, today and far into the future. ​We aspire to be a voice for the lakes, and to support the voices of the communities that depend on the lakes and their waters.​  

Application Process 

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to: hr@greatlakes.org

Include job title in the subject line. 

Applications will be accepted…

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