Donor Engagement Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa

This community involved individual will develop strategies, tactics, and implementation steps to increase workplace and corporate giving.  Responsible for coordination and accountability of annual campaign activities in assigned account portfolios.  Responsible for leadership giving segments of UWECI’s annual giving strategy, specifically providing strategic planning and coordination of fundraising for leadership giving and affinity groups. Successfully develops new and varied resources from   donors, achieving specified benchmarks and improving relationships. Develops and implements donor recruitment, retention, and stewardship strategies in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Engagement and the VP, Resource Development, ensuring donor growth and satisfaction.




Donor Engagement

  • Work closely with donors, volunteers and internal departments to set and accomplish  annual and long-term goals to attract and sustain resources and engage and recognize donors year-round.
  • Collaborate with team members on special projects involving workplace campaigns, affinity groups, and retirees.
  • Utilize Andar (technology platform) to record visits and communications, as well as gather and maintain accurate donor information.
  • Direct involvement with implementation of department’s strategic plan.


  • Develop and implement leadership giving growth strategies.
  • Lead and manage Young Leaders Society, or other affinity group, and their initiatives.

Annual Campaign / Workplace Giving

  • Develop key relationships with leadership donors and integrate leadership requests with company campaign strategy.
  • Recruit and retain donors and companies.
  • Assist with the development of campaign goals and integrate strategies and tools necessary to achieve increases in workplace and corporate giving.
  • Cultivate relationships with company decision-makers and other individuals who influence individual and corporate giving.
  • Manage campaign portfolios (year-round) and Loaned Executive(s) during campaign season.
  • Perform year-round account research to identify new prospects and stay current on industry trends.
  • This is to account for approximately 75% of Donor Engagement Specialist’s time.

Leadership Giving / Individual Portfolio Work

  • Manage all aspects of a donor portfolio including prospecting, communications, cultivation, retention, moves management, and stewardship.
  • Identify prospective leadership donors inside and outside workplace settings.
  • Promote leadership giving and advance donors to higher levels.
  • Support the activities of the Tocqueville Society, Sinclair Society, and affinity


  • Conduct research and analyze and manage data and demographic information

relevant to this donor segment.

  • Research, identify, analyze, and communicate key donor trends, results, and

opportunities to ensure continued growth in donors and revenue.

  • Develop donor stewardship through engagement in personal visits, events, volunteerism, and recognition of contributions.
  • Attend Leadership Giving Society and affinity group meetings.
  • This is to account for approximately 25% of Donor Engagement Specialist’s time.

Application Instructions:

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Donor Engagement Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa

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Posted 26 days ago

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