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Philanthropy Manager - Housing & Community Services

Bridge Housing
California, United States
$95,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Prospect Research
Community Development, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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BRIDGE Housing, a leading nonprofit developer of affordable housing and provider of community services, seeks an experienced early-mid career fundraiser who is passionate about housing justice and equitable opportunity and thrives in a fast-paced environment securing significant gifts from individual and institutional funders.

About BRIDGE Housing

BRIDGE Housing is committed to helping solve the affordable housing crisis in California, Oregon, and Washington. We believe housing can transform lives, create just and equitable communities, and forge sustainable cities. By joining BRIDGE, you’ll help to:

  • Expand affordable housing in the Bay Area, greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle.
  • Grow BRIDGE’s holistic programs to empower more families. Our resident services include education and youth development, economic mobility, health/wellness, and community building opportunities.
  • Reduce homelessness through prevention and permanent supportive housing.
  • Rectify historical and ongoing housing injustices for low-income residents and communities of color.
  • Create transit-oriented, green, sustainable cities.
About the Position

As the Manager of Philanthropic Programs, you will lead an exciting array of fundraising projects, developing and implementing complex fundraising campaigns, creating innovative events, and stewarding a portfolio of both individual and institutional funders. Using your keen interpersonal and writing skills, you will also develop powerful collateral, draft policies and procedures, and provide other support as needed to ensure the success of the Philanthropy Team.

This role requires 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit/charitable fundraising. Salary $95 -100K + excellent benefits. Please submit a resume & thoughtful cover letter to Mark Baylis at


  • Manage a portfolio of funders through all relationship stages with a focus on:
    • Institutional funders capable of granting up to approximately $25,000
    • Individual donors capable of giving up to approximately $10,000
  • Research, prepare, and submit corporate and foundation grant requests
  • Conduct tours for and give presentations to individuals and groups of funders
  • Develop and oversee the annual appeal program including mailings, social media campaigns, and other outreach in collaboration with the Communications team
  • Plan and lead targeted fundraising campaigns to support special projects and meet emerging needs
  • Plan and carry out house parties, roundtables, and similar events to cultivate and steward individual/institutional donors
  • Serve as project manager/collaborator for the development and implementation of new fundraising strategies and programs
  • Assist in the development of processes, policies and procedures
  • Prepare reports and develop and manage timelines, work plans, and budgets
  • Plan and lead cross-departmental events and projects


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience, with minimum of 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written and spoken communication skills
  • Perseverance and positive outlook
  • Tact, poise, empathy, and the ability to build and sustain trusting relationships with funders and colleagues at all levels
  • Proven ability to secure financial contributions
  • Knowledge of fundraising ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or other west coast metropolitan areas
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to advancing the well-being of disadvantaged people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar CRM
  • BRIDGE Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment for our diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest records. Should you need any assistance or accommodation in our application process, please contact us at the phone number listed on our website. 


    Health and Safety

    Consistent with BRIDGE’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large. Under this policy, all BRIDGE employees are required to receive full COVID-19 vaccination by February 18, 2022 unless a reasonable accommodation is requested by the employee and approved by Human Resources.


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