Annual Giving Coordinator

Annual Giving Coordinator

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is seeking dynamic, detail-oriented individual to join our development team as Annual Giving Coordinator. Working in a team-based environment, this position will have a key role in the implementation of the annual fundraising plan contributing to the growth and sustainability of fundraising revenue, currently at $4.5 million annually, funding GLFB’s mission: partner to alleviate hunger one meal at a time, to create a future where everyone has access to nourishing food. The ideal candidate must be a hands-on team player with a positive attitude who is diligent, patient and flexible. They will work in a collaborative team environment with the goal of expanding the donor footprint and stewarding current donors. The coordinator will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the willingness to take initiative and figure things out - an aptitude to learn new duties is a must! A passion for our mission of feeding those in need is a definite plus. While representing GLFB in the community this person will have to display tact and diplomacy to our donors, agencies and volunteers. This is a full-time (with occasional weekend or after-hours shifts as needed), nonexempt position located in Bath, MI, reporting to the director of philanthropy.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

• Plan, organize, and track annual automated giving strategies that integrate and coordinate various solicitation methods (mail, online, website, social media) for optimum revenue results
• Execute elements of the annual fundraising plan pertaining to direct mail and digital fundraising
• In collaboration with Directory of Philanthropy and the development team, plan yearly direct mail timeline
• Execute as planned the direct mail timeline including appeals and stewardship pieces; coordinate all components for each unique appeal
• Collaborate with development team on themes and content of annual appeals and donor outreach pieces
• Collaborate with development team and coordinate annual giving activities to build and strengthen the “individual giving pipeline” that leads annual donors to major gifts or corporate partnerships
• Collaborate with development team to continuously review segmentation of the donor pipeline
• Act as primary contact to provide files and reports to direct mail vendors and print vendors
• Collaborate with development team to develop a process to maintain records and verify eligible gifts to obtain matching gifts
• Grow fundraising revenues through direct mail appeals and online, web-based giving appeals
• Collaborate with marketing and outside sources to plan digital marketing efforts that support appeals and donor stewardship, optimizing annual giving revenue results
• Monitor ongoing reporting and evaluation of direct mail results

Other Functions:
• Provide staffing support to department and organizational events, initiatives, groups, and projects that impact the overall development program and/or the entire organization
• Work on/support annual events and special campaigns as required
• Provide support for data entry during times of heavy donation volume
• Other duties as assigned

Application qualifications

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of education/training
• One to three years of experience in annual giving programs that incorporate direct mail, online and web-based systems, sponsorships, and other annual giving channels
• Strong organizational and planning skills using resources within budgetary parameters
• Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner
• Demonstrated ability to manage donor relationships
• Demonstrated experience as an effective team member
• Ability to write promotional materials, reports, and business correspondence
• Working knowledge of website design and content management related to annual giving programming
• Strong communication skills with the ability to present information verbally and in writing
• Strong computer technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, working knowledge of relational database systems, and ability to navigate and utilize Internet and social media platforms and applications
• Ability to perform basic business-related math and numerical computations
• Ability to problem-solve quickly, effectively, and objectively


GLFB offers a competitive compensation package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Rebecca Kline, HR Manager, at [email protected] . For additional information, please visit Position remains open until filled. EOE. No phone calls please.

About the organization

Founded in 1981, Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a highly visible non-profit organization that provides food assistance to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties, especially during emergencies. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries, shelters, community kitchens and mobile distributions throughout the seven counties. GLFB annually serves hundreds of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children.