Annual Giving Manager

Forest Park Forever
Job Description

Position Summary

Forest Park Forever seeks to hire an Annual Giving Manager. This position is an integral part of the Development team and works collaboratively to implement the organization’s membership and tribute strategy. This position is responsible for creating, developing and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program that includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual gifts.



The Annual Giving Manager develops and implements strategy for direct mail and electronic fundraising, member level communications and cultivation efforts, member benefits, and the tribute program.


Membership Program

  • Manages all aspects of the annual membership program, including mailings, giving programs and benefits.
  • Oversees and collaborates on the strategy development, design and implementation of all direct mail solicitations to increase the number of donors and prospects.
  • Manages direct marketing activities and ensures the appropriate review of copy and mailing list selection. Manages vendors and consultants who implement programs, including strategic input, copywriting, design, production and mailing, and list selection.
  • Implements digital strategies that compliment direct mail campaigns.
  • Manages and prepares solicitation letters and pledge reminders for members.
  • Assists with planning and execution of membership appreciation and cultivation events.
  • Oversees stock donations.
  • Oversees selection, storage and delivery of benefits to members.
  • Analyzes mail campaign results to make continuous improvements in effectiveness.

  • Oversees member surveys.

  • Assists with follow up from donor cultivation events.


Tribute Program

  • Manages all aspects of the tribute program including, but not limited to: tribute solicitation, fulfillment, donor cultivation, and reporting.
  • Works with appropriate members to determine available locations for dedicated tributes as well as other related operational matters.
  • Collaborates to ensure communication messages promote membership and tribute programs online, through social media, and via the newsletter/e-newsletter in a timely manner.


General Support

  • Serves as the staff liaison for the Young Friends Board

  • Works closely with outside vendors, such as printers and mail houses, to implement programs.

  • Assists the Director of Development, Annual Giving with planning and budgeting.
  • Assists at Forest Park Forever development events.
  • Works closely with staff, volunteers and board members.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 3 - 5 years of successful experience in development, specifically annual giving
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Project oriented, able to handle several tasks at the same time
  • A results-oriented individual, who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization


Core Competencies

  • Team Work

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Oral and written communication

  • Organizational Skills

  • Ethics and dependability

  • Attention to Detail

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Standing, walking, sitting, stooping or crouching, kneeling, reaching, talking, hearing

  • Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

  • Clarity of vision at a distance of up to 20 feet with the ability to bring objects into sharp focus.


License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None


Benefits:  Forest Park Forever offers a retirement plan, health, dental, life and disability insurance, vacation and personal leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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