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Philanthropy Outreach Manager

Company: E&CO
Date Posted: August 11, 2016


The Philanthropy Outreach Manager provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.



  • Plan, coordinate and ensure implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization.
  • Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.
  • Participate with the chief executive officer, staff and board in charting the organization’s course in fund development.
  • Keep informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the non-profit sector.
  • Help develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Coordinate fundraising special events.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
  • Appropriately represent the organization, its board and CEO to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s) and fundraising volunteers.
  • Help identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership.
  • Train, place, coordinate and supervise development and fundraising staff and volunteers.
  • With the development committee(s) chair(s), develop agendas for meetings so that the committees can fulfill their responsibilities effectively; develop an annual calendar to cover all crucial development issues in a timely fashion.
  • Assure proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.
  • Help board members, chief executive officer, other fundraising volunteers and staff identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
  • Solicit contributions on behalf of the organization.
  • Assure development and writing of foundation, corporate and government proposals and solicitation materials.
  • Assure design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
  • Assure design and implementation of cultivation, acknowledgment and recognition programs.
  • Attend all required meetings and in-services.
  • Complete all required training.
  • Effectively relay issues and concerns to the COO.


Personnel Management

  • Hire, train, direct, develop, evaluate, supervise and mentor direct reports.
  • Prepare and submit personnel forms.
  • Collect, audit and finalize time cards and mileage for staff.
  • Monitor staff performance, complete performance reviews and report potential issues.
  • Hold staff accountable to their job description, job duties and attendance.
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings.


Company Standards

  • Support fundraising activities of the organization.
  • Comply with all E&CO policies and procedures.
  • Conserve company resources.
  • Other duties, as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Fundraising certificate (preferred).



  • A minimum of five years’ development experience in a non-profit setting, including grant writing and event planning.
  • Experience administering and managing donor data tracking system.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide staff training, supervision and planning.
  • Knowledge of website development and maintenance (preferred).
  • Personnel management experience (preferred).   


Required Skills

  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of prioritization and strategic thinking.
  • Advanced computer and technology skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, search engines.
  • Hands-on, high-energy work ethic, with an ability to work very effectively as part of an administrative team and with all levels of the company. 
  • A passionate self-starting mindset, able to work autonomously, but also enjoys and is effective collaborating with peers.


Other Requirements

  • Access to vehicle with valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and acceptable DMV record.
  • Ability to travel within and throughout the county in which services are provided.
  • Ability to travel in and throughout the state on a quarterly basis to attend meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Successful completion of drug screen, credit check and background check.



This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. They must be capable of writing, using a computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment. Ability to lift 10lbs. required. 


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee will experience normal office conditions with a well-lighted work area and minor noise from standard office equipment.


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