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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Individual Giving Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City seeks a self-motivated and entrepreneurial individual to manage its individual giving program. The Individual Giving Manager will retain and upgrade existing individual donors while also actively identifying and acquiring new donors through research, cultivation and targeted outreach.


•Design and implement an individual giving action plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship development. Work closely with the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer to manage a portfolio of individual donors.

•Manage the Direct Mail program, including: writing appeals for in-house renewals and acquisition mailings, managing list exchanges; produce reports to measure the performance of mail appeals; assist with data entry and acknowledgments.

•Manage BBBS of NYC’s grassroots community fundraising campaigns in association with the New York City Marathon and Half Marathon and develop new partnerships. Work directly with community fundraisers to encourage them in their fundraising efforts and assist with developing their fundraising plans.

•Work with the marketing team to produce dynamic donor communications and updates including e-newsletters, videos and effectively use social media channels for donor outreach.

•Produce reports to measure the success of individual campaigns and report to senior staff and trustees.

•Assist with other Development Department activities as assigned.


•Bachelor’s degree required

•Minimum of three years of relevant experience with a demonstrated track record of securing individual gifts.

•Candidate must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communications skills.

•Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability and maturity to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences.

•A proven track record of securing gifts from individuals and managing a portfolio of donors.

•Strong time-management skills and ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.

•Excellent computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint is required; experience with Raiser’s Edge database is preferred

Send resume and cover letter for to: BBBS-HR, 223 East 30th Street, NY, NY 10016 or email to

About Organization:
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is to provide mentors to all children who need caring adult role models--special friends who can help expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures--changing their lives. We seek to train community organizations in every neighborhood, empowering them to establish their own mentoring programs.



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