Annual Fund Manager
CASA is a non-profit housing provider with a mission to provide access to stable, affordable housing for people who are homeless or at risk by developing and managing rental communities. Since 1992, CASA has focused on building and managing affordable housing for low-income families and individuals, with an emphasis on people experiencing homelessness.
CASA manages nearly 500 affordable apartments and homes in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties and has 180+ apartments in the pipeline for new construction development. CASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 12-person Board of Directors, with a 27-member staff and an operating budget of $5 million. CASA is funded through rental income, philanthropic gifts, and local, state, and federal government grants.
The Annual Fund Manager plays a critical role in CASA’s Resource Development department working collaboratively with the Senior Director, Resource Development, and the Donor and Communications Specialist to develop, plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive year-round giving program. The Annual Fund Manager implements strategic activities that support CASA’s housing program through face-to-face asks, events, online giving, direct mail, grant writing, and other efforts.
Develop, implement, and manage, and execute CASA’s annual fund donor program.
•Responsible for $800,000+ in charitable requests and donations.
•Cultivate and grow donor base, renewing and upgrading donor support, strengthening relationships with current donors, and collaborating with the team to focus on first-time, mid-level, and major donors.
•Continuously develop and promote support for CASA’s Housing Solution Fund to earn new donors, retain donors, and appeal for increased giving.
•Create innovative strategies for multi-channel solicitations that include direct mail and online giving, peer-to-peer strategies, and holiday giving appeals.
•Develop specific strategies to move donors into increased levels for housing program and tenant support, to include:
o Branded recognition/giving levels; tiered acknowledgment plan
o Segmented communications according to giving level
o Corporate Giving recognition
•Hold primary responsibility for fall fundraiser and breakfast fundraisers (and/or key virtual events).
•Serve as primary staff liaison for the Fund Development Committee
•Develop donor acquisition strategies for Wake, Durham, and Orange counties
•Develop and execute meaningful volunteer activities for donors/potential donors in collaboration with internal/external partners.
•Manage annual fund giving expenses according to department budget.
•Prospect, write, and apply for new grant opportunities across corporate, foundation, and faith sectors.
•Build upon a positive culture of philanthropy inside and outside of the organization.
•Enthusiastically participate in cross-departmental teams for projects and planning.
•Other duties as assigned.
Minimum education and experience requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, communications, or related field.
•Five years of progressively responsible roles in fund development programs, including annual fund management, events, grant writing and demonstrated ability to close gifts at $10,000 and higher; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
•Knowledge and/or experience with human service nonprofits. A shared commitment to social justice. Knowledge of affordable housing a plus.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
•Advanced knowledge of fund development theories, principles, and procedures.
•Advanced knowledge of donor customer relationship management software
•Ability to work effectively with association groups and volunteers, and to manage contractors and third-party vendors
•Advanced knowledge of direct mail and online giving requirements and best practices.
•Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
•Familiarity with a variety of social media channels.
•Ability to inspire a team to achieve collective goals.
•Ability to plan and execute special events.
•Adhere to a high standard of ethics and promote the donor bill of rights.
•Proficient ability to work in remote, office, hybrid environments using the full suite of Microsoft collaboration tools, including TEAMS.
The ideal Annual Fund Manager will be energetic and dynamic with excellent interpersonal, organizational, communications, and development skills, a strong passion for CASA’s mission and CASA’s core values. The Annual Fund Manager is a full-time, year-round exempt position at CASA. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License and available transportation is a necessary requirement. This position directly reports to Senior Director, Resource Development.
This is a full-time position for an experienced professional. The compensation for this position is $60,000 plus benefits. The position is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
To apply for this position go to https://casanc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9