Senior Manager of Major Gifts (U)


This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Deputy Director for Resource Development. 



The Senior Manager of Major Gifts will spend most of their time directly interacting with donors – both in and out of the office – while helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to URGE. This is a new program and URGE does not currently have any donors at this level.

  • Research and qualify a list of identified prospects for assignment to the major gifts’ portfolio.
  • Manage a portfolio of donors (each with an estimated capacity to give $5,000 or more).
  • Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
  • Create a comprehensive cultivation and solicitation strategy for each donor in the portfolio and execute.
  • Directly solicit major and planned gifts, and partner with Executive Director and Deputy Director for Resource Development on key asks.
  • Develop unique cultivation and stewardship opportunities and participate in broader donor cultivation events.
  • Track portfolio activity, communication, and progress. Create reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.
  • Work with the appropriate program staff to secure project information to develop personalized materials directed at individual donors/prospects that are in line with donor interests, programmatic priorities, and reports that detail progress made because of a gift, etc.
  • Maintain working knowledge of local and national programmatic priorities and issues as they occur.
  • Assist with communication to donors about URGE’s mission, activities, and successes in a compelling, inspiring, and motivating way.
  • Other duties as necessary.



  • Commitment to reproductive and gender justice, abortion access for all, queer and trans liberation, building young people’s political power, and dismantling white supremacy.
  • Commitment to co-creating a work environment that is just, equitable, and inclusive to all, including Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and people with disabilities.
  • Ability to convey URGE mission and values in a compelling manner to potential donors.
  • Minimum five years’ professional fundraising experience, in the nonprofit sector, with specific experience in Major Gifts.
  • Superb writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
  • Experience working with customer relations management tools.
  • Strong relationship building and networking skills. 
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. and work some weeknights and weekends. During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel will be minimal. In the future, however, some amount of travel (15-30%) may be required.



$65-$82k annually



To Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please state “Sr. Manager Major Gifts” on the subject line. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Excellent benefits, including health and dental coverage for staff fully paid by URGE. Because of the differences in cost of living based on location, URGE also utilizes location in determining salary.

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  • Michael Quan
    published this page in Job Board 2021-09-22 11:03:10 -0400