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Philanthropy Coordinator

Location: New York City, New York
Date Posted: 07-24-2017
Position Summary:
The Philanthropy Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program in raising funds for The Trust for Public Land’s mission of creating parks and protecting land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.  Reporting to the NY State Director of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Coordinator will assist the Director and Relationship managers with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; manage individual donor tracking in the Pledgemaker database; conduct research on donors and prospects; schedule meetings, travel, and appointments; and help produce donor communications. 
The Philanthropy Coordinator will collaborate with Philanthropy Services staff to advise and recommend systems to best support relationship managers.  The position requires excellent writing and communication skills, proficiency with databases and spreadsheet applications.
  • Provide support with all aspects of individual giving and maintaining donor relationships. 
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in database tracking system, enter data on records, produce gift and contact reports for staff, and write contact summaries.
  • Write donor correspondence such as gift acknowledgement letters, stewardship communications, and other donor communication materials.
  • Participate in donor visits, assist in identification of donors, research, package assembly and communications, with support from philanthropy services and National Marketing resources.
  • Write donor correspondence such as gift acknowledgment letters, stewardship communications, donor slide and packet presentations and other donor communications materials
  • Support donor events such as tours, receptions, park milestones and openings, including site logistics, communications and donor lists
  • Collaborate with national philanthropy staff in developing systems in support of relationship managers. 
  • Support philanthropy Division Director and State Directors of Philanthropy in raising awareness of the Trust for Public Land’s offerings and current programs through social media events and  enews content creation
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in English, Non-Profit Management or a related field.
  • 4 or more years experience in philanthropy
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy, including data base management and report writing.
  • Experience working independently, with little or no direction, and on a project-basis.
  • Experience coordinating special events
  • Knowledge of the etiquette required for philanthropic written and oral communications and as it relates to interaction with donors and fund raisers
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