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Director, Individual Giving

Company Name: Global Impact Investing Network
Company Location: New York, NY / Hybird
Work Type: Partially-Remote
Employment Status: Full-time
Date Posted: June 1, 2024
Apply By: December 1, 2024

About the Job

As a new role for the GIIN, the Director of Individual Giving (DIG) will be responsible for building this new capability, designing, and implementing a donor-centric strategy to increase annual and multi-year revenue from individuals and family offices, principally through major gifts.

Reporting directly to the Chief Partnership Officer, the DIG will be a key member of the Development Team. They must create strong working relationships with staff and members of the GIIN Executive Team, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. With a focused understanding of GIIN’s vision and program needs, this role will help achieve the objective of aligning fundraising efforts and strategic direction. The position is responsible for overseeing systems and processes related to all key aspects of Individual Giving fundraising.

This is a senior management role with future line management responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

• Achieve annual Individual giving targets.

• Lead a portfolio of donors and prospects. Proactively create and

implement strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of

donors to make annual major gifts.

• Create a pipeline of prospective donors and prepare solicitation

materials such as proposals and presentations.

• Represent the GIIN in high-level external engagements with funders.

• Partner with the CPO and CFO to develop annual projections and budget

for the Individual Giving portfolio.

• Lead senior staff in their donor relations work by developing strategy

briefs and driving meetings.

• Direct Development Operations efforts to ensure our Salesforce CRM

supports Individual Giving needs.

• Generate detailed action reports and analytics on Individual Giving

fundraising progress for the CPO, CEO and other internal

communications as requested.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is a strong internal and external

collaborator and has the capacity and skills to manage a high-net-worth

individual donor base, with a particular focus on the impact investing

community. GIIN is at the initial stages of developing its individual giving

strategy, so a key responsibility of this position will also be prospecting,

qualifying, cultivating, and closing gifts from new donors with the capacity for

major gifts.


  • Commitment to equity and justice. Successful candidates will be aware that race, income, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, and other identities can play, and have historically played, a role in equity disparities, including within organizations. Invested in continuous learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to manifest these principles in the workplace.
  • 10+ years of successful fundraising experience, preferably centered in the New York City area and/or in the financial services community.
  • A track record of securing six and seven-figure donations from high-net-worth individuals.
  • High energy with a self-starting, independent and goal-oriented attitude. Ability to lead and work constructively with team members.
  • Able to demonstrate a passion for the mission of the GIIN and a familiarity with impact investing.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to think strategically and dynamically.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic, with the ability to own projects and ask for assistance when needed.
  • Ethical with a high degree of professionalism, including a demonstrated ability to manage responsibilities with flexibility, integrity, and tact.
  • Able to demonstrate consistent and sound judgment, and to think through, create and follow timelines.
  • Ability to define, refine, and document processes.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative environment, as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Computer fluency in Office 365, Salesforce, and G-Suite applications knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.
  • Experienced and comfortable with meeting with high-profile individuals, preferably in the context of Board of Directors, high-profile supporters, and/or other leadership group settings.
  • Familiarity with ‘moves management’ best practices and current philanthropic / major gift trends.

This position will be based in our New York City office with significant remote work flexibility offered through the GIIN’s hybrid in-person/remote work model. Candidates must possess valid authorization to work in the United States that does not require employment visa sponsorship.

The GIIN is committed to pay equity. The salary range for this role is between $108,000-$122,000, with exact salary depending on experience, with an excellent benefits package.

We aim to offer competitive salaries and benefits and are committed to equity, trust, and transparency in compensation. Basing compensation on someone’s willingness and ability to negotiate or on their prior salary leads to wide inequities and bias in how people are paid, particularly for groups experiencing historical oppression. Therefore, we do not ask for prior pay history from our candidates and our offer-making process is negotiation-free for salaries and benefits.

We determine the best possible salary offer based on relevant experience and extent to which candidates demonstrate the competencies for the role during the entire hiring process. The GIIN also uses our annual performance evaluation process at the end of each year to determine raises and promotions.

To apply

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at [email protected]. State “Director, Individual Giving_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter.

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