The Bail Project

Individual Giving Coordinator

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

We are seeking a dynamic Individual Giving Coordinator who is passionate about building relationships with donors in order to make lasting change in the criminal legal system. This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience managing a recurring giving program, confidence with public speaking, and the ability to craft compelling narratives using data and human stories. As a member of The Bail Project’s Development Team, you will play an integral role in making the case for pretrial reform to diverse donor audiences.

About The Bail Project

The Bail Project is a national nonprofit that combats mass incarceration by paying bail for people in need, enabling them to return home to their families and communities while awaiting court dates. Once a client is released on bail, we provide them court reminders, transportation assistance, and voluntary referrals for support resuming their lives. We call this model Community Release with Support. We seek to secure freedom for an unprecedented number of people—and have already bailed out more than 17,000 people—while pursuing advocacy to dismantle racially-biased, wealth-based pretrial detention. Through these efforts, we’re laying a strong foundation for systemic change to make our intervention no longer necessary.

The Team

We’re a community of advocates committed to ending mass incarceration and advancing racial and economic justice. Our organization is comprised of a central “Support Hub” in Los Angeles, CA, and teams of client advocates or “Bail Disruptors” who work in their local communities to provide bail assistance and advance reform. This position will be a part of our growing Development Team and will report directly to the Director of Philanthropy. The department is part of the “Support Hub” in Los Angeles, but there is flexibility around where this position is based.


  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors while working collaboratively with other members of the Development Team
  • Manage and grow the monthly donor community of ~6,000 individual supporters by 50% over 18 months
  • Craft, produce, and send donor-centric communications, including online and print materials, with a goal of increasing end-of-year giving by 20% over 18 months
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors through regular online and phone communication
  • Identify major donor prospects and work with team members to move donors through the donor lifecycle
  • Manage and analyze data from mid-level donors to create programmatic strategies for donor retention, additional gifts, and upgrades
  • Assist with special event planning and execution, as needed
  • Support other fundraising activities, as needed



  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in fundraising, marketing, or related work
  • Experience building and managing a program for recurring donors
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience working across teams to manage multiple assignments with firm deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Familiarity with Salesforce (or similar CRM system)
  • Familiarity with Pardot (or similar email marketing platform)
  • Commitment to approaching the work through a racial justice and equity lens


This is a full-time exempt, 18-month, in-unit position. The Bail Project offers competitive health benefits, dental and vision plans, flexible PTO, life and disability insurance and enrollment into 401(k) plan.

To apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and up to three writing samples that represent your ability to write creatively and persuasively. Apply online at

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Bail Project is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, and formerly incarcerated individuals. We are committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.