Jul 01, 2019

Fund Development Manager, Foundations Relations

  • Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Education (K-12) Youth services

Job Description

Fund Development Manager, Foundations Relations is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing corporate and foundation grant strategies to meet or exceed budget goals and expand public support of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA). He/she will have the opportunity to share stories of our successes and our goals and plays a critical role in the collaborative work of the External Relations and Mission Delivery teams. He/she will serve as a leading author in some of our most strategic initiatives to build a growing culture of philanthropy with Girl Scouts and the corporate and private foundations in the Greater Los Angeles region.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a portfolio of 60-70 foundation and corporate funders, including current and prospect leads, with strong stewardship and cultivation.
  • Research and assess new grant opportunities that match GSGLA’s goals and objectives
  • Seek warm leads for cultivation and stewardship among staff and board
  • Move corporate and foundation donor prospects along the giving path with timely identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship/reporting follow through
  • Lead internal grants communications. Provide written and verbal updates on grants progress to Executive Leadership Team as well as Board Fund Development Committee
  • Lead conversations with Mission Delivery staff to identify funding opportunities. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the Girl Scouts Movement and business operations and strategic goals. Create accurate and compelling applications that tell our stories and articulate our plans for growth, as well as  complete reports highlighting progress
  • Build strong and productive relationships with other department staff, identify funding opportunities and enhance donor communications
  • Build strong and productive relationships with key funders that have the potential to open new doors in the Foundation community
  • Develop funding tool kits for each program opportunity including case statements and detailed program budgets
  • Maintain a strong focus on capital campaign fundraising around our expanding service centers and camps
  • Evaluate and refine corporate and foundation giving strategies on a weekly basis in collaboration with Director of Development
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information in donor database
  • Develop a comprehensive tracking system utilizing Raiser’s Edge to ensure that foundation and corporate milestones are all met by required due dates. Collaborate professionally with Girl Scout volunteers who present grant opportunities
  • Prepare compelling donor correspondence including letters of intent, proposals, sponsorship decks, reports, letters and emails
  • Support the acknowledgement and recognition of donors in a timely and appropriate way
  • Participate in Fund Development and External Relations meetings and serve on special committees as needed
  • Support the Director of Development with special projects as needed
  • Assist with individual giving as needed
  • Maintain courteous and professional attitude at all times Other duties as assigned

Skill, Experience & Education

  • Expectation of three years of professional writing experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Special affinity for editorial process – must have tenacity in editing proposals and templates
  • Experience making cold-calls with resilience and tenacity
  • Highly motivated self-starter, organized and efficient in work processes
  • Willingness to support others work when needed, strength as a team player
  • Experience with budgets and creating and presenting detailed, timely, and accurate reports
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Ability to multi-task to meet competing deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and problem-solve
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of CRM donor database systems preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Vacation and additional paid time-time off throughout the year, plus 10 paid holidays
  • 403(b) Thrift Plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • FSA
  • Life Plan
  • Employee Paid( Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, and Short-Term Disability

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