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US Philanthropy Manager: Trusts & Foundations

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced major gifts fundraiser with the skills, energy, and passion to play a key role in multiplying US philanthropy in this decisive decade as Compassion leads the way to ending factory farming by 2040. The purpose of this role is to help end factory farming by raising major gifts from trusts and foundations and administering the mid-level trusts program.

In this role you will develop a strategy of fundraising from trusts & foundations, working closely with the US Head of Philanthropy to develop a robust set of income targets and growth plans in the coming years. You will be responsible for fundraising from trusts and foundations based in the US. You will manage relationships with existing $10,000+ donors providing them with scrupulous and punctual account management through written updates and reports. New business growth is a priority, with a major focus on managing and expanding the number of principal gifts ($10k+) and a minor focus on a mid-value program (up to $10K). You will work closely with programs colleagues to identify funding opportunities and build creative and compelling proposals. Strong relationship management skills, excellent organization and writing skills, and a creative and energetic spirit are essential to the success of this role.

You will report to the US Head of Philanthropy as part of a dynamic and supportive team of 3 major donor fundraisers in the US, and a broader team of 11 major donor fundraisers comprising the Global Philanthropy Team in the UK and Europe. You will work closely with your counterpart in the international team, the Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager, supporting on strategy and proposal development and maintaining an alignment across markets.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Achieve income targets retaining current donors and securing new donors
  • Research, cultivate, and solicit new donors reaching an ambitious goal of multiplying the number of Circle of Compassion donors.
  • Deliver first-class account management to a varied portfolio of donors by coordinating timely and effective gift renewals, solicitations, acknowledgments, and reports.
  • Proactively research and cultivate a pipeline of new prospects
  • Maintain strategic oversight of income targets and KPIs
  • Develop compelling funding proposals, cases for support and impact reports
  • Maintain accurate donor records for financial reporting and evaluation
  • Contribute to the wider team’s activity and success

Position Requirements

  • Proven ability in fundraising from trusts and foundations
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully soliciting gifts of $25,000 or more
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, identifying and seizing new opportunities
  • Analytical and questioning mind
  • Able to pioneer new ideas, adapt processes and create innovative solutions
  • Efficient oversight of targets and KPIs to plan workload, prioritize and learn
  • Scrupulous budgeting and financial management skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office applications

Benefits Package

Compassion in World Farming provides one of the strongest benefits packages in the animal protection movement, which includes:

  • A comprehensive, nationwide health insurance plan that covers individuals, spouses, and families, with CIWF covering 70% of basic plan costs
  • 20+ vacation days plus a winter holiday closure period to equal 25 days per year
  • Nine federal holidays and two additional floating holidays
  • Four weeks of sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, comprised of 12 weeks paid and an additional 12 weeks unpaid
  • A 403b retirement plan with a 2% employer base contribution
  • A remote work environment with flexible schedules
  • Monthly phone/internet stipend
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A welcoming and collaborative culture in a global organization spanning nine countries

Compassion in World Farming is an equal opportunity employer, and supports the facilitation of diversity, representation, and inclusivity within the animal protection movement. Compassion does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring, and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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