Manager, Annual Giving
Job Details
1900 Chicago Ave, Mpls, MN 55404 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
$51,252.00 - $64,065.00 Salary/year
Use own vehicle for work purposes



Avivo serves nearly 15,000 individuals each year; helping them achieve recovery, find housing stability, while securing employment and economic advancement. Serving Minnesota since 1960, we specialize in helping individuals and families who face complex barriers stemming from poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction, or mental health concerns. Avivo’s holistic approach to providing chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services embraces each person’s unique journey. Ultimately, our paired services lay a foundation of health, and social and economic wellness, that transforms lives.

The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for the leadership, management, and execution of Avivo’s annual giving program and three annual special events. The Manager plays a vital role in growing the donor base of individuals who give less than $1,000 annually and supporting growth in the number of active of major donors. In collaboration with the Vice President of External Relations, responsibilities include meeting or exceeding annual fund and event-related fundraising goals; acknowledging, stewarding, and growing annual fund contributions; developing and successfully implementing organization fundraising events, representing the organization to donors, vendors, and the public; ensuring quality management of the donor database; and managing fundraising volunteers.


  • Manage and implement Annual Fund and recognition programs (direct mail and online giving, in person event giving, and employee workplace giving).
  • Work with the VP of External Relations and consultants, establishes long-term goals and objectives and implements strategies to increase the number of donors and grow revenue of the annual giving program.
  • Under direction of the Vice President and in consultation with the Director of Communications, strategize and implement online fundraising campaigns, direct
  • marketing collateral and print communications including messaging, design, production, mail and/or email list development, and execution.
  • Develop and ensure proper strategic donor recognition and stewardship opportunities
  • Supervise Database Administrator / Development Associate to ensure database accuracy and alignment between annual fund program goals and overall development goals.
  • Develop talking points for donor communications for use by communications staff.
  • Write copy of individual gift acknowledgment letters.
  • Under direction of the Vice President, manages events consultant to plan and successfully implement three fundraising events that meet or exceed goals, including (but not limited to) supporting event volunteers committees, updating sponsorship materials, helping Corporate Relations and Foundation Grants Officer to secure sponsorships, supervising silent auction development and execution, developing event programming and entertainment as appropriate, preparing event collateral and promotions utilizing Avivo’s Communications Team, identifying and managing venue and event contractors, managing event budget and reporting.
  • Manage the donor loyalty and sustaining donor (sustainer) programs creating and implementing opportunities for annual participation.
  • Interface with Finance team to ensure adherence to gift acceptance, counting and processing policies and procedures, and to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy; prepare weekly and monthly KPI reports to VP of External Relations


· Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communication or other social science field or equivalent experience. (3-5 annual giving experience)

· A minimum of two years planning, executing, assessing, and reporting for successful annual fund programs or campaigns as well as special events of 100+ attendees.

· Minimum of 1 year of experience supervising or providing work direction/guidance to other staff.

WAGES: $51,252-$64,065

BENEFITS: Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan. Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at If you have questions on your application, e-mail

Avivo serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement.  Founded in 1960, Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. We specialize in helping individuals and families who face personal or systemic barriers – poverty, homelessness, joblessness, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability.  We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. For more information, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.