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Donor Relations Manager

The Fountain of Youth, Dubuque, IA

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The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue and current and prospective donors.

  • Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors to enhance their relationship with FoY and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Establishes short and long-term goals for unrestricted funding resources.  Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to donors.  Researches grant sources to identify restricted and unrestricted funding.
  •  Works with program staff to develop funding related projects.  Organizes individual donor campaigns (major donors, direct mail, matching gifts, etc.)  Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Make public appearances/Accept speaking engagements to share information about the FoY with the community.
  • Grant Writing- Solicits and writes proposals and reports for federal, state, city government RFP’s as well as private foundation and corporation RFP’s
  • Implement Planned Giving Program- Track progress of pending legacy and bequest gifts. Fulfill requests, produce correspondences and encourage partial/early disbursement where appropriate.
  • Performs a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties to include monitoring monthly donation activity, tracking departmental expenditures and special events budgeting.
  • Assists in the scheduling and preparation of visits from current and prospective funders and ensures that optimum relations are maintained with all funding sources at all times.
  • Coordinates the planning and execution of special events, and is responsible for the administration, coordination of logistics and physical set-up and take-down.  Events may involve evening and weekend hours and necessitate adjustments to the workweek.
  • Provide monthly reports to the ED and the Board which measure progress towards achieving the plan.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of non-profit donor relations experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and written.
  • Must have a passion to serve others and a cultural competency to worth with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Google Apps
  • Other duties as assigned. 


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Job Details

ID 749292
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Volunteer and Non-profit

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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