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Manager, Philanthropic Engagement

United Way of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64112
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We're more than fundraisers. We're the hand-raisers and game changers. We go looking for the tough issues in our community, and with your help, we go solve them. United Way of Greater Kansas City (UWGKC) unites donors, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits and community leaders to help change the lives of those in need. We are making Kansas City and the surrounding area better100 years and counting. Join us.

United Way of Greater Kansas City, is searching for a Manager of Philanthropic Engagement who believes that solutions to complex social problems are possible when Kansas Citians are united for transformative change. The Manager's primary responsibility is to grow revenue by developing a pipeline for current gifts through outreach, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors as well as management of the Emerging Leaders Society donor network.


  • Lead all aspects of fundraising process (identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) for a defined portfolio of up to 125 current and prospective leadership donors
  • Working closely with the Director, Philanthropic Engagement and volunteer leadership, execute on UWGKC Emerging Leaders Society strategies and activities to grow giving and engagement of individuals.
  • Participate in the development of an annual work plan, strategies, and volunteer leadership succession planning that contribute to the acquisition and retention of annual leadership gifts ($1,200+) and the continued strength of the donor network.
  • Provide exceptional vision, creativity, execution, and professionalism when crafting ways for donors to experience deeper engagement in UWGKC's mission.
  • Conduct donor visits to improve engagement, and giving that support UWGKC strategies and goals.

Relationship Management:

  • In consultation with the Chair, lead the volunteer cabinet and committees of Emerging Leaders Society.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with existing donors as well as identify and communicate with appropriate UWGKC team members regarding opportunities to leverage these relationships more broadly.
  • Build credibility and relationships with internal and external individuals to advance projects and goals. This will include strong partnerships with the Workplace Giving team, Director of Donor and Volunteer Engagement and Marketing department.
  • Be an active listener seek to understand the spoken and unspoken needs of others, both colleagues as well as donors and prospects; include and engage others; be an effective facilitator between the organization and the donor; know when to bring others into donor conversations and decisions.

Operational Excellence:

  • Assist with event planning for fundraising and service-related activities.
  • Contribute to building a positive, results-oriented, donor-centric culture that delivers upon UWGKC's mission driven strategic, operational and financial objectives.
  • Prepare regular reports of progress with a high-level of clear communication and accountability.
  • Regularly assess progress to goals, identifying what drives and impedes progress, work to develop solutions to address gaps.
  • Manage to project deadlines as outlined.

Annual Goals:

  • Achieve established goals for current and prospective donor fundraising and engagement.
  • Work with other members of the UWGKC team to ensure goals and execution reflect, align and contribute to the broader goals of the organization

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least three years of experience in fundraising, sales, volunteer management or related field required.
  • Excellent understanding of fundraising principles preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills operating with a high degree of emotional intelligence, credibility, and influence.
  • Demonstrated leadership in relationship building and management with internal and external constituents and a commitment to UWGKC's focus on diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Forward thinker with strong communication skills and politically savvy to represent UWGKC in this critical position.
  • Proven experience and success in project management with a high degree of reliability, thoroughness, consistency, organization and accuracy is required.
  • Proficient computer/CRM experience required.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive data.

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28
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