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Individual Giving Manager

Creative Commons
Illinois, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

Primary Responsibilities

Creative Commons is looking for a skilled, proactive, and creative Individual Giving Manager to grow our portfolio of major and small dollar gifts. The Individual Giving Manager will report to the Director of Development. They will be responsible for small and major donor prospecting, cultivation, and communications to include direct appeals, digital fundraising campaigns, and in-person asks.  

The Individual Giving Manager will:

    Manage and grow base of major donors who give $1,000 or more, cultivating prospects in our existing pipeline while also identifying new ones  Conduct major gift qualification calls and meetings alongside the Director of Development, COO, CEO, and other key CC staff  Manage donor communications, including a quarterly newsletter, direct mail campaign, email solicitations, and other case-by-case correspondences Oversee the development of biannual fundraising campaigns in June/July and November/December, sending up to 25 email communications annually, incorporating clear segmentation strategies and follow-up analysis and reporting  Manage Classy donation pages and administration, working with the Development team to ensure timely documentation and gift acknowledgments to major donors, follow-up etc.  Manage, track, and expand pool of third party giving platforms like Fidelity, etc.   Work closely with Communications to ensure integration of fundraising language and asks on key social media platforms, the blog, CC website, and event registration pages and follow-up emails  Conduct regular and extensive analysis of existing donor data in Salesforce and Windfall, identifying and implementing narrative, segmentation, and targeting strategies Travel with organization leadership, as needed, to provide support during in-person donor meetings Assist with other fundraising projects as needed


Desired Skills & Qualifications

    5+ years nonprofit experience with a focus on major donor cultivation and/or digital fundraising *Individuals who are quick, self-guided learners with 5+ years experience in sales, digital marketing, or campaigning are also encouraged to apply Outstanding writing and communication skills in English with a knack for translating complex concepts and jargon into simple, easy to understand language  Demonstrated ability to build relationships with donors  Experience developing fundraising campaigns on platforms like MailChimp (or ActionKit) with know-how in A/B testing, segmentation, and targeting Comfortable with Salesforce and other software systems used for fundraising Familiarity with Excel, Classy, Windfall, and ActionKit are highly desired  Exceptional attention to detail and task follow-through Ability to balance deadlines and near-term projects while advancing long-lead efforts Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and teams across different areas of subject matter expertise An interest in CC’s work and legacy Ability and enthusiasm for working in a fully remote and independent environment Basic graphic design skills a plus


We believe that diverse teams build better organizations and better services. Applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented communities, are very welcome. Creative Commons works openly as part of a global community, guided by collaboratively developed codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies.


Work Environment & Location

Creative Commons has been a fully-distributed organization since 2015— we have no central office. This position is in a remote working environment. You must be located in the United States or Canada, but priority given to candidates located in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Austin. You must have reasonable mobility for necessary global travel and high-speed broadband access. A laptop and peripherals are supplied.


Salary & Benefits

Creative Commons is a leading non-profit employer, offering competitive salaries and benefits, including health and wellness plans, annual retirement contributions, and a positive, supportive work environment. The base salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000 USD, commensurate with relevant skills and experience.


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