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Individual Giving Manager

Voice of Witness

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Individual Giving Manager

Full Job Description

Full-Time: 40 hrs/week, exempt
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 DOE
Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k, PTO. See below for more details
Location: Remote (San Francisco Bay Area preferred)
Start Date: February 1, 2023 - March 1, 2023

About Voice of Witness:
Voice of Witness (VOW) is an oral history nonprofit that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of
people impacted by—and fighting against—injustice. VOW’s work is driven by the transformative power of
the story, and by a strong belief that social justice cannot be achieved without deep listening and learning
from those marginalized by systems of oppression. Through our programming, we work with communities

to ensure that:
voices of marginalized and silenced communities are centered in narrative contexts (education,
media, movements, and policymaking);
students and communities have the tools and training to tell their own stories through oral history;
storytelling practitioners and institutions use ethics-driven methodologies to gather narratives.
The VOW Book Series depicts human rights issues through the edited oral histories of people, VOW
narrators, who are most deeply impacted and at the heart of solutions to address injustice. The series
explores issues of race-, gender-, and class-based inequity through the lenses of personal narrative. The
VOW Education Program brings unheard stories and our ethical oral history methodology to classrooms
and organizations across the US, connecting students, educators, and advocates with training and tools
for storytelling in order to advance social change. Through our partnerships and consulting, VOW offers
expert storytelling and program support to nonprofits, advocates, schools, foundations, and more. These
customized projects and workshops use VOW’s award-winning approach to promote empathy, build
relationships, and amplify community voices.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
With a staff and board that is committed to human rights storytelling and advocacy rooted in equity and
empathy, a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds is crucial to our ability to pursue our mission. We are
committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Candidates who identify as
being from underrepresented groups and/or have non-traditional career paths are strongly encouraged to
apply. We enthusiastically welcome all applicants, no matter your race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, or abilities. We know there are great
candidates who won’t fit every quality listed below; please don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Job Description:
Voice of Witness is seeking a full-time individual giving manager to join its 2-person development team,
reporting to the development director. The role also works closely with the executive director. The
individual giving manager will help Voice of Witness achieve its ambitious fundraising goals by leading
bi-annual individual giving campaigns and providing exceptional donor stewardship.
Applicants should come with fundraising skills, particularly focused on individual giving and fundraising
campaigns, at least 2-4 years of experience, and a desire to help grow VOW’s donor portfolio.

Individual Giving Campaigns (30%)
Work with development director to raise between $200k - $225k in first year from individual
donors through VOW’s annual spring campaign and end-of-year campaign, ensure steady
growth (VOW runs on a July - June fiscal year)
Plan and execute all aspects of bi-annual campaigns
Develop campaign themes, build campaign websites (NeonFundraise), draft and
send all campaign communications (Mailchimp), solicit donations, set up
peer-to-peer fundraising, track and record donations (Neon), thank donors, perform
campaign evaluation, etc.
Lead the planning and execution of VOW’s next major fundraising gala event (potentially
FY24/fall 2023) alongside an event planner
Devise new and creative strategies to reach new donor audiences, including employee
giving programs, 24-hour giving days, social media fundraising, etc.
Strategic Planning (15%)
Develop annual work plan in partnership with the executive director and development
Assess individual donor base and help to refine and implement annual fundraising
plans that include donor engagement, retention, acquisition, and lapsed strategies
Assist with analysis of giving trends and use data to make informed decisions about
current and future strategy to continuously strengthen relationships and increase revenue
Participate in the creation of VOW’s annual budget for the organization and development
Participate in weekly all-staff meetings and quarterly reflections
Donor Stewardship (20%)
Work to develop/strengthen relationships with our base of < $1000 donors and help move
them up to larger gifts, ensuring steady annual growth
Provide exceptional stewardship of donors through the creation and execution of
multi-tiered donor communications & events Work with development director to write the quarterly Insider Report, send finalized
report to VOW’s donor base (via email and occasionally direct mail)
Send out new VOW books to mid/major donor base as they’re released
Assist development director in creating VOW’s occasional magazine (about 1 per
year) and send out to VOW donor base (digital and direct mail)
Research and pitch creative strategies for additional stewardship and cultivation
activities to development team
Work with development director to plan and execute 1-2 small annual donor events
(in person and/or virtual)
Plan and execute VOW’s next major fundraising gala event, in collaboration with the
VOW team (potentially 2024)
Donor Prospecting (10%)
Research potential new individual donors for VOW and create outreach strategies
Send out intro letters and VOW books to prospect list on annual/bi-annual basis
Administration (25%)
Maintain and utilize VOW’s CRM, keeping record of donor interactions, cleaning data where
needed, ensuring data integrity, and running financial reports
Receive, document, and process donations and prepare and send thank you/tax
acknowledgement letters
Maintain electronic files (Dropbox and Google Drive)
Other related duties as assigned

Desired Qualities:
Desire to grow in the fundraising/nonprofit development field
Interest in and commitment to social justice and equity
2-4 years experience on a nonprofit development team or similar (ideally with emphasis on
individual giving)
Experience creating and executing fundraising campaigns
Experience writing donor communications
Experience and intuitiveness using and/or managing a fundraising CRM such as Neon (VOW’s CRM),
Salesforce, RaisersEdge, etc.
Demonstrated ability to maintain organizational systems and timelines
Basic graphic design skills a plus
Culturally competent communication and editing skills with an attention to detail
Strong project management and time management skills
Solid working knowledge of Google Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Classroom, Slides),
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom (meetings and webinars), and other standard
office tools

Full COVID-19 vaccination Benefits:
We are committed to staff learning, growth, and development, and take a holistic approach to investing in

our team. This includes:
Medical insurance (employer-covered up to 100% on limited group plan or medical subsidy)
Dental (employer-covered 100% on limited group plan)
Vision (employer-covered 100% on limited group plan)
Employee life insurance and 401k plan
Paid sick leave (14 days)
Paid vacation (16 days, annual increases at 2-4 years of employment)
Paid holidays (12 days per year, fixed)
Paid wellness days (12 days, last Monday of each month)
Flexible work environment (work from home/remote work opportunities)
Professional development opportunities
Sabbatical program

To Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply by emailing the following to dev@voiceofwitness.org as one PDF:
1. A one-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for this role.
2. A brief resume
Please write “INDIVIDUAL GIVING MANAGER – (YOUR LAST NAME)” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls
or follow-up emails.

Hiring Process:
1. Qualified applicants invited for first interview and asked to share a brief work sample. We will not
begin reaching out to applicants until the application window has closed.
2. Additional work sample request and second interview with the same or additional staff or board
3. Final interview (as needed).
4. Two reference contacts provided by applicant for reference checks.
5. Written conditional offer.

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