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Philanthropy Manager

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Role: Philanthropy Manager
Reports to: Director of Individual Philanthropy
Location: This role will be remote in the continental US, Alaska, or Hawaii
Hours: Full-time
Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000

About Trevor
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. We also operate the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. We’ve been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

Overview of the role
The Trevor Project has driven significant growth in support from individual donors over the past few years. The Philanthropy Manager will partner with members of the Individual Philanthropy team to support the team in assessing, cultivating, and stewarding major donors ($25,000+). With a focus on helping philanthropists find their place in Trevor’s community, you will support the build out of specific donor stewardship projects and campaigns designed for individual donors and prospects at the $25K+ level. The newly added Philanthropy Manager will bring the individual philanthropy team to a total of six people, which will include three philanthropy officers and a coordinator who are all led by a Director of Individual Philanthropy. While this position is remote, team members may travel to meet with donors as well as attend small-scale in-person events.

Who you are

  • Builder. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You’re excited about the opportunity to take the status quo as just a starting point, then implement best practices and continually innovate.
  • Goal-oriented. You set aggressive goals that are achievable, then focus on exceeding them.
  • Experienced. You have a proven track record of working within Major Gifts, Individual Philanthropy, or Annual Fund development teams, as well as a background in project management.
  • Driven by Data. You enjoy developing and drawing actionable conclusions from donor data.
  • Collaborative. You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork.
  • Culturally Competent. You have a nuanced understanding of the experiences of LGBTQ folks. You are willing to learn more about marginalized identities from a global perspective. Added bonus if you’re professionally proficient in Spanish.
  • Flexible. You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and working through competing priorities.
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.

What you'll do

  • Work within the Individual Philanthropy team to align and manage projects to support The Trevor Project’s current fundraising priorities
  • Project manage in-person and virtual donor cultivation and stewardship events for the Individual Philanthropy team
  • Contribute to the larger IP team’s collaborative work, including sharing learnings and results, brainstorming new ideas, and maintaining strong working relationships across revenue streams
  • Serve as one of our team’s internal experts on trends and strategies within individual and family foundation giving, including emerging HNWI & UHNWI philanthropistsIdentify new fundraising opportunities and work with the team to develop a significant pipeline of prospective donors. This may include prospect research, writing, editing, and tailoring LOIs & proposals, and/or working within Trevor’s existing networks to identify and leverage connections and introductions to new prospects
  • Build collaborative working relationships including liaising with the Programs and Finance teams, as needed, to receive inputs for donor-facing materials
  • Draft, edit, finalize, and submit donor LOIs, proposals, and reports maintain donor records in Salesforce - ensuring clean data and accurate reporting on revenue stream donors and prospects T
  • Track, report on, and – where appropriate – work with the Director of Individual Philanthropy to make data-based decisions to pivot fundraising approaches as needed
  • Manage one or more Coordinator or Associate-level staff members as we continue to grow our Individual Philanthropy team
  • Other tasks, duties, or special projects as assigned


  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), including three half-day Fridays during the summer
  • Comprehensive health insurance, including coverage for various gender affirmation surgeries (and we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life)
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S. (we provide the technology, a monthly internet reimbursement and a reimbursement to outfit your work-from-home space!)
  • Fun virtual office environment and passionate team
  • Online Subscription to Headspace, a digital meditation platform
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people across America every day
The Trevor Project provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. The Trevor Project complies with all applicable laws.

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