Manager, Major Gifts
Save the Children - Westport, CT

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Save the Children


The Manager, Major Gifts will work closely with the Director, Principal Gifts and Stewardship, to develop and implement an intensive fundraising strategy focused on prospects for Major Gifts to Save the Children. The Manager will maintain relationships with existing major donors, identify prospects, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing donors.


Work under the direction of the Director, Principal Gifts and Stewardship to increase the number of high net worth donors with capacity to increase gift size; Daily cultivation activities and relationship development with major donors and prospects, monitor all prospects contacts; research and write proposals; maintain donor database among other duties.

Donor and Prospect development: In collaboration with the Director, Principal Gifts and Stewardship, identify major donor prospects and develop customized donor strategies.

Help to execute donor cultivation strategies, and be responsible for self-measuring against revenue goals and meet the goals as assigned.

Establish strong internal working relationships: Actively participate in Major Gifts team and Resource Development activities, work with volunteers and other Save the Children staff to cultivate donors.


BA and a minimum 3-5 years' fundraising experience.

Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents and proven ability to build strong working relationships with high net worth individuals.

Excellent writing and communication skills; able to synthesize a wide range of information and create compelling narratives.

Professional presentation skills; able to inspire confidence in internal and external stakeholders.

Detail oriented, strategic and creative thinker, and problem solver.
Employee Type

Full -time

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In 2010, we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. Join our dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.

Save the Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Save the Children helps poor and malnourished children inĀ about 15 US states andĀ about 120 countries, focusing on such areas as health and...