Center For Youth Wellness

Manager of Individual Giving

US-CA-San Francisco
1 month ago
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The Manager of Individual Giving supports the Development team in the implementation of a comprehensive giving program with a primary focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects and donors, who have the capacity to make major donations to the Center for Youth Wellness. The  Manager of Individual Giving will also help drive department-wide projects such as events, annual appeals, and data management. The Manager of Individual Giving reports to the Associate Director, Individual Giving (ADIG) and will work closely with the  Manager of Individual Giving to support the team in meeting ambitious annual fundraising targets.


Under the direction of the Associate Director, Individual Giving, key responsibilities, include:


  • Coordinating an active schedule of individual donor solicitations, cultivation visits, events, and stewardship
  • Identifying and prioritizing individual donor prospects.
  • Preparing background information for cultivation meetings and
  • Contributing to an annual giving program to increase and sustain individual giving.
  • Co-creating annual giving campaigns that reach new audiences and increase both donors and dollars raised annually.
  • Contributing to the implementation of a comprehensive stewardship plan for all CYW donors with a view to retaining donors and increasing their giving year over year.
  • Working with the Development team to enhance the donor experience.
  • Working with senior staff, board, leadership council and other volunteers to support donor relations, planning, and solicitations; Facilitating relationships between potential and current donors and members of the CYW’s staff, Board, and
  • Maintaining an active current body of knowledge pertaining to a growing constituency of current and prospective donors and
  • Working with the Marketing and Communications team and DM to communicate consistently with CYW’s stakeholders.
  • Managing donor cultivation events and salons with a view to strategically engaging high capacity individuals and growing our donor community.
  • In partnership with DM, managing administration of Salesforce database and integration with related applications, including data entry and customized solutions to ensure maximum operational efficiency of the department
  • Working with the DM and Development team to identify systems improvements.
  • Managing individual giving fundraising activity in Salesforce, producing activity reports and analysis for Senior Leadership and board.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with funder relationship management and with experience balancing nuanced relationship building with systematized moves management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as training and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinking and strong work ethic.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years related experience, including development, research and database administration.
  • Familiarity with development information systems, including data, imports/exports; experience with Salesforce database.
  • Experience collaborating with finance departments and program staff to ensure deliverables are met according to funder expectations.
  • Ability to work independently exercising judgment within broadly defined practices and policies.
  • Track record of being a strong team member who defines needs, designs solutions and brings about required results.



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