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Philanthropy Coordinator

California, United States
$60,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
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Full Time
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Philanthropy Coordinator


inewsource, is an award-winning, independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism focused on the San Diego area. It has served the region for 12 years with trusted reporting that has changed laws and lives. Our support comes from donations, big and small.


This position presents an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing team that is elevating an already successful major gifts program. We have an ambitious growth plan and seek a colleague to serve in the essential role of Philanthropy Coordinator.


Fundraising is all about connecting people with a mission they care about. In this case, it’s all about deep-dive journalism that can change lives. It’s about truth and community. If you believe fact-based information is more important today than ever, we want to meet you. 


Our goal is to serve our community and meet our mission every day, and that means helping you do your best work in a place that makes you feel welcome and valued.


Position Overview:


The Philanthropy Coordinator at inewsource supports the philanthropy team with effective processes and procedures. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy and leads Salesforce administration, donation correspondence and recognition, and revenue web and donation pages. The Philanthropy Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating a comprehensive stewardship plan and for proactively fundraising with donors under $1,000. 


Position Responsibilities:


Salesforce & Administration - 50%

    Become the leader in Salesforce processes, best practices and training  Leverage support from Salesforce consultant for training and implementation Ensure database integrity and quality, including data entry, auditing and improvement Create, update and provide Salesforce reports, dashboards, campaigns and list views  Ensure acknowledgements within 48 hours of receipt including tax receipts and responses to donor requests for information and add those to donor SF records Maintain revenue shared drives so information is clear and easily accessible  Manage fundraiser portfolios including reporting and auditing data entry Become the driver of data from Salesforce, MailChimp, and donation processors by creating and delivering revenue dashboards and reports regularly and as needed 


Fundraising  - 35% 

    Manage a portfolio of selected donors under $1,000  Coordinate stewardship strategy, including letters, invitations and mailings. Includes checking for accuracy of mailing lists, executing mail merges, printing and collating, and processing postage and payments Support events through donor lists, reporting, attendance and proactive outreach Conduct research on donors, prepare profiles and wealth screening as requested


Comms/Marketing/Website - 15%

    Support donor newsletter, campaigns and appeals online and direct mailings Create and maintain philanthropy website pages, including supporter lists Update donor stories, quotes and recognition Assist in creating reports, fact sheets, presentations and other materials as needed


What you’ll need to succeed 


    Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of previous experience in an administrative support role in a similar setting. Nonprofit development experience is an advantage Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Salesforce or other web-based CRM and Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications  A firm commitment to the mission of inewsource with a genuine belief in the power of credible journalism to make positive change in a community 
    Excellent written and verbal communication Detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet deadlines. The ability to set and adhere to priorities and deadlines is essential  Sound judgment in maintaining confidential information A personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, involvement with the criminal justice system, and socioeconomic circumstance The ability to work some evenings, weekends, and irregular hours 


Who we are

inewsource​ has spent the last 12 years dedicated to holding public leaders accountable, watching out for taxpayer money, provoking a search for solutions to governmental and societal problems, and strengthening democracy in our region. 


We publish our content online, on radio and TV, and sometimes in print. We work closely with several local and national partners – our stories air on KPBS, and we’ve partnered with NPR, PBS NewsHour, USA TODAY and the Center for Public Integrity, among other outlets. 


San Diego is a richly diverse place and we believe strong community connections and relationships grounded in respect and trust are vital to the work that we do. We strive to produce investigative reporting that is accessible and meaningful to all San Diego communities. Our organization values diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels and has several active DEI employee working groups.


Right now, we are a team of 20 people, including full-time reporters, editors, interns and a handful of people on the business side. We are growing thanks to a major national validation of our work and an investment in our sustainability from the American Journalism Project, a venture philanthropy group committed to saving civic news. 


How we’ll support you

We will pay a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and a match, vacation, sick leave, holidays and more. We will also support you with:

    In-house mentorship and a transparent internal review and feedback process Opportunity to grow your skills and advance internally $1,000 in support for conferences and training


We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities.


Posting Date: 07/08/2022

Deadline to apply: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, but last day to apply is July 31, 2022.

Location: San Diego, CA. The inewsource team currently is working remotely but may transition to a hybrid model later this year. We are committed to the safety and health of our staff. 

Start Date: August 15, 2022

Starting Salary: $60,000, DOE


To apply: Please submit an application and cover letter through this link. If you have any questions, please contact


inewsource is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at inewsource are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in California. inewsource will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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