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Donor Development Manager

Company: Life Without Limbs
Date Posted: January 23, 2018


  • Vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and affirmation of Life Without Limbs’ mission and Statement of Faith. Mission statement : Our mission is to cross boundaries and break down barriers, to build bridges that bring people to the love and hope found in Jesus Christ. Statement of Faith can be viewed at limbs/statement-of-faith/
  • Understanding of Christian ministry and specifically Life Without Limbs is desirable
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills
    • Ability to positively and professionally interact with the public and all levels of LWL staff
    • Highly proficient communications skills (writing and verbal): writing, editing, proofreading, a thorough knowledge of English grammar, as well as the capacity to communicate clearly and concisely
    • Must be a team player who is self-motivated and able to support, implement and fulfill LWL direct response/fundraising organizational objectives
    • Competent, working knowledge of fundraising CRMs, Microsoft Office and the Internet
    • Experience with print production is desired
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising; i.e. community-based annual fundraising programs, donor cultivation (individual, corporate and foundation), marketing, and communications, with demonstrated success
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field


Status:  Full-Time, exempt


Job Summary:

The Donor Development Manager will oversee and coordinate all aspects of fundraising through direct mail, website and social media platforms.  This includes performing a variety of tasks, as well as leading and directing the work of contracted writers, graphic designers, volunteers, and other related contractors to accomplish all Life Without Limbs direct response/marketing organizational directives in a timely manner. In addition, the Donor Development Manager will be the primary liaison with donors with the goals of strengthening donor relations, reducing attrition and increasing engagement in the LWL community.  The Donor Development Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that the quality of all work is completed with excellence and consistent with the objectives of Life Without Limbs’ mission and for helping Life Without Limbs reach and/or surpass fundraising goals.


Duties shall include, but not be limited to:

Direct Mailings:

  • Work with LWL Management Team on current and upcoming fundraising programs, goals, and new name acquisition projects
  • Initiate ideas along with staff members on new campaigns and premiums
  •  Successfully manage the entire process of monthly direct mail appeals to accomplish campaign/marketing goals and meet deadlines
  • Maintain ministry fundraising appeal files in both digital and hard copy
  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising appeals to ensure that goals are being achieved
  • Collaborate with LWL staff to develop and implement strategies to grow constituent/donor base and increase monthly receivables


Donor Relations:

  • Implement overall strategy for donor relations to ensure fundraising goals are achieved
  • Responsible for communication with donors through multiple channels
  • Develop and manage a team of volunteers that will execute follow-up strategies to extend the impact of events and campaigns
  • Oversee data management of donor records



  • Coordinate and plan fundraising events (local and national)
  • Manage, track and communicate expenses compared to budget, reporting to Accounting Manager and Office Manager monthly
  • Monthly reporting on fundraising events
  • Oversee administration of all donor mailing lists, donor recognition, and account of records


Marketing & Communications

  • Responsible for newsletter writing (both hardcopy and by-weekly e-blasts) and publication of documents that include fundraising brochures and letters of acknowledgment
  • Assist senior management with website content as it relates to fundraising and name acquisition campaigns
  • Write content for variety of communication channels


Strategic Planning

  • In coordination with senior management, develops and implements a comprehensive annual fundraising and marketing/communications plan and budget for the strategic planning process that supports the organization’s mission, operations, and current, as well as, new programs; monitors and reports on accomplishments of fundraising goals set in the plan/budget



  • Maintain the Life Without Limbs brand consistency
  • Implement a Planned Giving Program that builds capacity for bequests, trusts and other estate planning vehicles
  • Work in close partnership with the VP of Operations and CEO on fund development efforts



Please send resume with cover letter to:

Please no phone calls