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Donor Relations Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted: 08-02-2017
The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for donor discovery, and recommending, implementing, and coordinating donor relations and stewardship to promote interaction with and recognition of donors giving annual gifts. The manager works closely with philanthropy staff and others to identify key donor populations to cultivate, develop and manage.   
Essential Functions:
70%     Working with the philanthropy staff, the Donor Relations Manager will prospect for new donors through research, discovery calls, meetings, and other standard prospecting techniques; establish and coordinate individual and/or annual stewardship plans for key donors of all types; and, over time, serve as Relationship Manager for approximately 75-125 low-level ($1,000 - $10,000) donors that require personalized attention. S/He will provide support to philanthropy staff including assistance with preparation of highly personalized letters, proposals, and impact reports for donors; coordination and tracking of donor engagement activities; and events.
20%     Oversee acknowledgements to donors and coordinate development of donor-recognition programs
10%     Coordinate efforts with the National Annual Giving and/or Marketing Departments on donor stewardship and recognition, including Conservation Champions benefit fulfillment, preparation of the annual report donor listings, donor stories in Land & People, and other donor communications.
  • BA degree preferred
  • 3 to 4 years experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization; donor relations and stewardship experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience writing donor acknowledgements, cultivation materials and other  philanthropy copy
  • Experience with cold calling of donors
  • 2 to 3 years experience working with philanthropy databases, including for prospect solicitation and gift tracking, acknowledgements, etc.
  • Willingness to travel, usually locally. 
  • Experience in working for a land conservation organization preferred
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