Reporting to the Assistant Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Manager serves as a member of the Philanthropy Team that executes strategies to secure gifts from individuals ranging from $1 to $1,500 to the Orchestra Fund. The Manager will employ creative writing skills to craft printed and digital communications with the goal of promoting a culture of philanthropy that celebrates the generosity of every donor who invests in the mission of the CSO and Pops.
- In collaboration with the Individual Giving team, develop and execute fundraising plans to secure gifts ranging from $1 to $1,500.
- Create and manage content for all donor communications, including but not limited to direct mail solicitations, emails, letter templates, telefunding scripts, surveys, newsletters and invitations.
- Produce and send all e-communications for the Philanthropy Department, including the monthly e-newsletter, Orchestra Up Close.
- Track and report on efficacy of fundraising strategies, including direct mail, telefunding, and e-mails for relevant statistics.
- Manage and plan for digital social media campaigns, keep track of content creation, list management and strategy for future projects.
- Maintain the Philanthropy Department’s communications calendar, coordinating with Marketing, Digital, and Communications.
- Create, maintain, and edit fundraising webpages on CSO website and coordinate updates when needed.
- In coordination with the Director of Special Projects and Legacy Giving, manage the relationship with planned giving communications vendor. Coordinate planned giving pieces.
- Participate in regular concert and event attendance.
- Manage the creation of the annual report, when applicable.
- Write award nominations of donors, sponsors, etc. that the organization may pursue.
- Serve as the Philanthropy Department representative on various cross departmental committees in the organization.
- Support organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives as well as supporting a respectful organizational.
- Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must be extremely detail-oriented, have excellent computer, strategic thinking, organizational and communication skills. They must possess the ability to work effectively under pressure and harmoniously with other staff, and observe the highest level of discretion and confidentiality when dealing with donors. This individual also must have an outstanding capacity for organization, self-motivation, accuracy, follow-through, timeliness, consistency, and the ability to handle a multitude of tasks under deadlines. The candidate also must possess the following qualifications and/or characteristics:
- Two years individual fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts sector.
- Excellent storytelling, verbal communication and editing skills.
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task and use independent judgment while keeping Supervisor informed of work activity and issues.
- Ability to maintain the strictest of confidence and utmost honesty.
- Must interact effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and prospects.
- Experience with relational databases such as Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge.
- Goal- and team-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic, curious and perceptive, entrepreneurial and adaptive, disciplined and responsible, tenacious and passionate.
- Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of the CSO.
- Ability to work Orchestra concerts and donor events during the evening and weekends, and to assume other responsibilities as assigned.