PLUS ME Project,

Development Manager

26 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

PLUS ME Project is a Los Angeles-based organization that activates the art of personal storytelling to build confidence in underserved youth as they pursue college, career, and life goals. We believe everyone has a story that matters and have impacted over 100,000 students since 2013. We are looking for an experienced individual to strengthen and implement a comprehensive development plan to secure individual donor funds.

PLUS ME is seeking a full-time Development Manager who will play a critical role in fundraising for PLUS ME’s program, operation, and growth goals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will plan and execute fundraising campaigns and policies, maintain donor portfolios, and lead the in-house development team to fulfill our annual strategic development plan. This role will also co-supervise the Development & Grants Associate.


Fundraising & Development Strategy

· Develop, maintain, and implement PLUS ME’s development plan with the intention to surpass current individual giving goals (estimated to bring in $250,000+ in FY23)

· With the Executive Director and Board successfully lead direct fundraising by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and stewarding individual prospects and current donors

· Review, improve, and expand current development data base, system, and processes.

Campaign & Event Management

· Research, design, and implement our year-end annual appeal campaign

· Expand the current recurring gift program (Storytelling Society) by securing new members

· Package and develop marketing materials to support all fundraising campaigns

· Plan, oversee, and manage all aspects of event operations and logistics for at least four annual fundraising/cultivation/donor appreciation special events, including an in-person annual benefit

Donor & Volunteer Engagement

· Maintain donor relationships and portfolios for all major gift donors ($1,000+)

· Identify and cultivate effective peer-to-peer initiatives by training volunteers on best practices for how to successfully secure support through online campaigns

· Write compelling proposals, reports, invitations, thank you letters, and other donor communications

· Manage our donor software system (Salesforce) and oversee data entry and gift processing

· Co-supervise the Development & Grants Associate

Ideal Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree

· At least 3 years of experience in donor identification, project management, relationship building, and fundraising

· Excellent communicator with strong relationship building skills, integrity, creativity, and emotional intelligence

· Los Angeles-based

To apply

Send your resume and cover letter to with Development Manager in the subject line.