Harvest Home

Fundraising and Communications Sr Manager

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to include annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, fundraising events and planned gifts to meet financial goals including annual budget of $1.5M and closing out a $3.8M capital campaign
  • Successfully meet fundraising goals and performance metrics according to quarterly goals
  • Work together with staff and contractors to carry out the fundraising and communications activities of the organization
  • Own the comprehensive calendar of development activities and communications


Communications & Marketing

  • Develop a calendar of communications activities for the year and manage creation of content across all platforms. Internal and external communications including but not limited to digital and print collateral materials, web content and social media posts, fundraising appeals, annual reports, and event communications
  • Develop Case for Support and collateral to support fundraising activities


Foundations, Corporate Gifts & Community Outreach

  • Work with Grant Writer to manage overall grant efforts and optimize the grants administration process by identifying prospective funders, preparing and reviewing grant proposals, managing timelines and reporting requirements, and submitting progress reports
  • Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships with corporations for sponsorships and activations
  • Represent Harvest Home in the larger Los Angeles community for networking purposes


Donor Development

  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Board and other supporters to identify prospects and existing donors with capacity and affinity to Harvest Home’s mission
  • Develop systems for donor development and moves management to ensure prospects are nurtured and optimized
  • Work with Executive Director to develop a major gifts program
  • Manage appropriate giving circle activity and recognition for donors



  • Work with team and specifically the Fundraising and Events Manager on fundraising events, including cultivation activities and a signature fundraising gala



  • Assess donor database needs and work with Director of Operations to select and implement new donor system
  • Ensure proper receipting and stewardship practices for the timely and accurate recording and acknowledgement of all gifts



  • Report monthly to the Board of Directors on activities and progress towards goals
  • Engage Board in donor cycle for prospect engagement and revenue growth


Staff Development

  • Lead a team of two team members—Fundraising and Events Manager & Project Coordinator
  • Participate in weekly Harvest Home staff team meetings and weekly Leadership team meeting



  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field
  • A vibrant and authentic faith consistent with Harvest Home’s mission
  • 3+ years of progressively responsible fundraising experience and a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of gifts
  • 2+ years of responsibilities in marketing, communication, public relations, or related field
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, including a high emotional quotient and ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with volunteers, staff and donors
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging diverse audiences
  • Integrity and fiscal accountability
  • Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends for events and other donor-related activities
  • Able to work autonomously, take initiative, manage project through to completion, and be receptive to critical feedback and direction
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office software, social media, and donor management software
  • Valid California Driver's license and clean driving record
  • Comprehensive background check
  • Job Type: Full-time


COVID-19 considerations:
This job will be a combination of remote and in person for socially distanced small meetings.

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