Imagine the opportunity to bring your talent to a high-performing organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of men, women and children all across Chicago. We are one of the nation’s premier, nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. We are dynamic, mission-focused, innovative, values-driven, diverse, focused, impactful and energetic. We believe in inspiring change and know change only happens when everyone has a voice and a place at the table. It starts by unleashing the joy and potential in each other and the people we serve.
The Direct Response and Annual Fund Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects and complex processes related to securing individual gifts. This position drives all direct response mail and digital solicitation efforts, including managing vendors and coordinating productive collaboration among GCFD’s Individual Giving Team and other departmental teams. The Direct Response and Annual Fund Manager also supports the Director of Annual Giving in developing and implementing an overall annual giving strategy to build a broad and diverse base of current 55,000+ donors, with a special focus on expanding the annual fund program while managing a revenue goal of 7 million out of a 20 million dollar individual revenue goal.
Manage the direct response mail and digital solicitation program to build a broad base of support from individual donors through the acquisition, cultivation, and renewal of prospects.
Support Director of Annual Giving in growing and managing annual fund program for donors $1,000 to $9,999 in conjunction with other development team members.
Collaborate with Cultivation/Stewardship Manager and Corporate/Foundation Outreach (CFO) team members to plan and execute corporate Workplace/Employee giving program of donors at all levels with the CFO team.
Support the Vice President of Development, Director of Individual Giving and other members of the team in identification and cultivation of donors at all levels. Conduct basic prospect research on donors, as needed, to help qualify them for portfolio assignment.