Donor Relations Director Salary

The larger portion of Donor Relations Directors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $59K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,242 - $87,766
$41K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,471
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$41,242 - $87,766  
   
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$40,416 - $87,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Donor Relations Director

Most of the time, donor relations directors work for nonprofit organizations. They are responsible for strategic plans related to all aspects of fundraising, donor recognition programs, events for major donor societies, and public events related to fundraising. They manage and oversee the staff of their department. They must conduct performance evaluations in a timely manner and provide timely feedback to their staff.

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Donor Relations Director Tasks

  • Devise, direct, and drive activities to foster positive image with fundraising communities and the public.
  • Cultivate and grow relationships with increasing numbers and diversity of donors.
  • Collaborate with operations departments to ensure efficient and innovative use of donations.
  • Create and present annual stewardship reports to stakeholders.

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Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Donor Relations Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Donor Relations Directors report making only $56K on average.

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Key Stats for Donor Relations Director

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Director Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Director Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲17%

Fundraising
▲8%

Donor Relations
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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