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Individual Giving Manager

Posted: 09/11/2022

Organizational Summary:

The Children’s Place is Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment agency, partnering with children birth to eight years old and those in their lives as they heal from life’s deepest hurts. For more than 40 years, The Children’s Place has been a leader in the children’s mental health field both locally and nationally.

The Children’s Place recently moved into a state-of-the-art building that was custom built for our programs and mission. This move was years in the making and has ushered in a new era of growth as we can now serve more children and families than ever before.

Organizational Culture:

We offer flexible working arrangements and emphasize the importance of employees caring for their mental health. We work hard and value play, with lively staff birthday celebrations, an annual appetizer cookoff for the Super Bowl, free tickets to agency events and other celebrations. Most importantly, our team is unified around a passion for helping children heal from their hurts and thrive.

Position Summary:

The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for all aspects of philanthropic giving at The Children’s Place, including building a donor pipeline to support Kansas City’s specialized treatment agency for young children and families who have experienced traumatic events. This role includes implementing and managing annual giving and major gifts strategies and developing a planned giving program while working a pipeline of prospective donors through practical research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The ideal candidate will lead in moving charitable giving to the next level, deepening donor and prospect engagement with The Children’s Place. This role requires an experienced professional who is motivated by building connections between individuals and the mission of The Children’s Place. Experience working on a successful fundraising team is essential. At the same time, the ability to build sustainable relationships with a wide range of donors and key stakeholders will ensure success in this role.

Essential Functions:

· Provide high-level support to the CEO & Vice President of Development & Communications about the strategic direction of The Children’s Place.

· Develop and implement plans to meet giving targets, including the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major and planned gift donors.

· Manage a portfolio of existing and potential donors ensuring relationships remain strong with the organization.

· Work with the Vice President of Development & Communications and the Board Development & Communications committee to devise, implement and review new initiatives to increase philanthropic revenue.

· Work alongside the Events & Engagement Coordinator in the planning and implementation of all stewardship, cultivation, and prospecting events.

· Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to create materials to develop and maintain strong donor relationships.

· Accurately and timely record information in Raisers Edge regarding contact with all donors and prospects, including research material, engagement and stewardship plans and contact reports.

· Follow best practices by keeping current with local and national trends and research in philanthropy.

· Attend monthly staff meetings as well as weekly Development team meetings.


· Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or related field required.

· Master’s degree in related field preferred.

· CFRE certification a plus.

Qualifications and Skills:

· Three to five years of relatable fundraising experience

· Competence and experience in Raisers Edge and advanced understanding of basic office applications, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

· Mastery of the English language, both verbal and written.

· Demonstrated track record of accuracy, quality, timeliness, dependability, and reliability.

· Competence and ability to operate a personal computer and telephone.

· Demonstrated confidentiality regarding records, clients, donors, and sensitive data.

· Must be highly organized, timely and effective in work duties and can complete assigned tasks within timelines.

· Must possess solid administrative skills, including editing, proofreading, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Communicate effectively with Board, staff, funders, donors, and community contacts, demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences.

· Attention to detail and compilation of reports.


· This position starts with three weeks of annual vacation, 2.5 weeks of sick time and an extra week off between Christmas and New Year's Day.

· Employee health insurance provided with cost to the employee only $160 per month, option to add spouse and dependents as well as vision or dental.

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

· Life insurance, short and long-term disability paid by the employer.

· Matching 401K retirement plan.

· Employee Assistance Program.

· Continuing Education stipend.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to 

No phone calls, please.

The Children's Place is an equal opportunity employer that makes employment decisions regarding individuals and employees based on their qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran, or other status protected by law.


Job Type: Full Time