Annual Giving Manager Salary
Job Description for Annual Giving Manager
Annual giving managers are responsible for managing an annual giving program. They must develop an effective program that includes direct mail, fundraising, and memorial gifts, as well as oversee preparation of monthly and annual reports related to giving. These managers must work to attract potential donors, as well as maintain ongoing relationships with existing donors (which may include individuals, groups, and organizations). Additionally, they must update and maintain all relevant records, as well as analyze this data to make any necessary changes to the giving program.Read More...
Annual giving managers may also perform supervisory duties for giving staff, providing feedback, advice, and discipline as needed. They also communicate with coworkers and supervisors to determine needed improvements and collaborations related to giving. Annual giving managers generally report to a development officer within their organization.
Typically, a bachelor’s degree is required for this position, as well as substantial relevant experience. Annual giving managers must have excellent decision-making, multitasking, and communication skills, as well as proficiency with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite. They must work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Annual giving managers generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime and/or alternative hours may be required, such as for special events within their organization.
Annual Giving Manager Tasks
- Manages the identification and cultivation of potential donors.
- Oversees press releases and announcements necessary for event success.
- Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
- Manages the development of projects that attract funding.
Common Career Paths for Annual Giving Manager
For Annual Giving Managers, progressing to a Major Gifts Officer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Major Gifts Officer can earn $62K annually. Typical career progression for an Annual Giving Manager involves becoming a Director of Non-Profit Development or a Director of Fundraising Development, roles that pay $5K more and $11K more on average.
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Popular Skills for Annual Giving Manager
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Fundraising, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing, Donor Relations, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Fundraising also know Event Planning.
Pay by Experience Level for Annual Giving Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $53K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Annual Giving Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $59K.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Annual Giving Managers, 33 percent above the national average. Annual Giving Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+28 percent), Boston (+26 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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