Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Manager is responsible for supporting the team in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors ($10,000+) and overseeing FARE’s individual giving program. This person will be an integral part of the development team. He/she will be part of the Development Department and work as part of a team to achieve and surpass fundraising goals for the organization. The Individual Giving Manager will work collaboratively and strategically with and in support of lead volunteers, senior staff, and Board members to successfully steward and cultivate major donors and expand FARE’s individual giving program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle – identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship – with a focus on closing gifts and maintaining major donor engagement.
· Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team and Events team on projects as needed.
· In partnership with the events team, plan, prepare and execute donor cultivation and recognition events.
· Responsible for the consistent and effective use of donor database, including updating the database with accurate coding and detailed notes to serve as the electronic repository of the institutional history of donor communication.
· Utilize research tools to identify top current donors for major gifts upgrade.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Highly energetic professional with development and fundraising experience.
· Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, ethics, and understanding of nonprofit environments.
· Demonstrated productivity and creativity with an aptitude for problem-solving.
· Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse and demanding constituents using a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and discretion, with emphasis on flexibility and professionalism.
Strong organizational skills.
· Strong writing and presentation skills and keen ability to relate to donors at all levels required.
· Outstanding interpersonal skills.
· Proven ability to effectively articulate and convey an organization’s program attributes, value proposition and case for support verbally and in written proposals.
· Ability to travel.
· Ability to work some nights and weekends.
· Ideal candidate lives in the NYC metro area.