Summary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for cultivating, securing, and stewarding individual donors to support Nevada HAND. This individual will work collaboratively with the Grants Manager to develop strategies to achieve Nevada HAND’s annual fundraising goal.

Essential Functions and Work Duties:
The following essential functions of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with the supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.

Discovering New Supporters, 25% of job function:

  • Systematically identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects in person, over the phone, via email and direct mail.
  • Conduct research to identify and qualify prospects for solicitation or upgrade.
  • Work with staff organization-wide to identify community connections and natural prospects.
  • Schedule personal visits and prepare solicitations for individuals and donor groups capable of making gifts or interested in making planned gifts.

Fundraising Appeals, 25% of job function

  • Develop approach, content development, and production of annual fundraising appeals; including campaigns to capture regular, employee, memorial, honorary, and planned gifts.
  • Create and manage strategies for acquiring, retaining, and upgrading donors.
  • Clearly and persuasively articulate Nevada HAND’s vision, goals, and needs orally and in writing to captivate prospects and donors.
  • Work with Director of Communications to ensure supporter communications are consistent and appealing.
  • Lead Nevada HAND’s Young Professionals Board (YPB) and help coordinate their annual fundraising event. Donor Relations, 30% of job function:
  • Coordinate excellent stewardship and deepen engagement with individual supporters.
  • Create written donor communications including solicitations, stewardship reports, impact stories, renewal letters, and other outreach materials.
  • Document donor information and interactions in the organization’s fundraising and donor management database system.
  • Communicate persuasively and professionally through personal visits, written proposals, appeal letters, email, and phone calls

Donor Relations, 30% of job function:

  • Coordinate excellent stewardship and deepen engagement with individual supporters.
  • Create written donor communications including solicitations, stewardship reports, impact stories, renewal letters, and other outreach materials.
  • Document donor information and interactions in the organization’s fundraising and donor management database system.
  • Communicate persuasively and professionally through personal visits, written proposals, appeal letters, email, and phone calls

Fundraising Operations, 20% of job function:

  • Influence and drive strategy, relationships, and best practices needed to accomplish department goals.
  • Support the overall efficiency and efficacy of the resource development department.
  • Encourage a culture of philanthropy at Nevada HAND.
  • Supervise preparation of lists for invitations, reports, prospect management, and outreach.

Other Functions and Work Duties:

  • Perform tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, and other duties from time to time that are determined necessary for the well- being of the organization.
  • Coordinate specific work tasks with other personnel in the department as well as in other departments to ensure smooth and accurate workflow and information.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability essential to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience in fundraising; which may include
    individual donor cultivation and solicitation, stewardship, special events, communications, and/or annual giving programs.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Committed to, compassionate about, and engaged in Nevada HAND’s mission.
  • Knowledge of prospect research and analysis, and fundraising strategies.
  • Professional, diplomatic, patient, and strategic in building relationships with donors and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with an attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communications; crafting narratives and stories.
  • Strong organization, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Personable, enthusiastic, and a skilled relationship builder.
  • Organized and resourceful.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Solid understanding of fundraising and donor management database systems. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit at desk for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching – frequently extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Kneeling – frequently bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Stooping – frequently bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Handling – frequently seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk.
  • Ability to lift files up to 20 pounds from the ground level to 4 feet in height and move them from shelf to shelf in storage.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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