Individual Giving Manager

Individual Giving Manager

Would you like to work in a supportive, inspiring environment with other staff who are committed to protecting our environment and advancing reproductive health and rights for people around the world?

We are Population Connection! We share the connections between preserving our precious natural resources and a lack of access to reproductive health care and modern contraception around the world. By upholding human rights and ensuring that people everywhere can make the best decisions about whether—and when—to get pregnant or have a child, we can ensure a more equitable, more sustainable future.

We advocate for people everywhere to gain access to effective, affordable modern contraception and reproductive health care. And our nationwide Population Education program trains more than 12,000 teachers and reaches three million K-12 students annually, raising awareness about the impacts of global population growth on our environment and human well-being.

If you care about defending reproductive health and rights … addressing climate change … preserving biodiversity … alleviating poverty … ensuring food and water access … and more … then working with Population Connection could be the dream job for you!

We’re seeking an Individual Giving Manager to work in our San Diego office, conveniently located in Mission Valley. In this role, you will have the opportunity to cultivate donors across the country via phone and personal visits. We fully support professional development and encourage you to continue your learning as a fundraising professional. Join our team!

In this role, you will help to secure funds for Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund by developing and managing a portfolio of major and planned giving donors and prospects. You will report to the Vice President for Marketing & Development and you’ll work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, as well as other development and marketing staff.

You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with the many committed donors who make up Population Connection’s membership base. You’ll be able to spend a significant amount of time interacting with donors over the phone and in person.

You’ll manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors capable of making major or planned gifts.


  • Identifying the best prospects for cultivation; ensuring that each donor receives regular contacts according to their preferences; and maintaining or increasing their giving year over year.
  • Hosting personal visits with donors capable of making major gifts or interested in making planned gifts to deepen their knowledge and affinity for Population Connection (goal: 10-12 personal visits per month).
  • Seeking opportunities to invite or accompany the President & CEO and VP for Marketing & Development on personal visits with high value donors.
  • Creating Development materials including proposals, correspondence, and donor profiles; contributing to team efforts to personalize and distribute special mailings.
  • Conducting stewardship best practices for recent donors, such as initiating thank you phone calls and writing personal thank you notes or emails.
  • Contributing to the Development team’s strategy meetings by thinking creatively about cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship ideas—including ways to involve staff and ambassadors of the organization.
  • Collaborating with the Membership Relations Team to engage active volunteers who exhibit a higher capacity to give.
  • Recording all substantive donor interactions and capturing critical donor information in our databases.
  • Maintaining working knowledge of Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund program priorities and activities.
  • Continuing professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree and equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years’ experience using moves management to advance donor relationships in a nonprofit, or equivalent work experience
  • Documented experience closing major or planned gifts
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, comfortably, and respectfully with donors, staff, and volunteers
  • Ability to understand and speak compellingly about Population Connection’s mission and to simplify complex themes into short, persuasive presentations or proposals
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • An ability to take personal initiative and work independently as well as to collaborate with others on donor strategies in a team-oriented approach
  • Capable of effective remote collaboration with colleagues in Washington, D.C. office
  • Proficiency with online databases and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel as well as occasionally work irregular hours; must have driver’s license
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of this position evolve
  • Fully committed to Population Connection’s mission to defend women’s rights and to protect our environment

Excellent Benefits

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and POS medical coverage$20/month individual
  • Blue Dental coverage—$5/month
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous annual and sick leave
  • 6% 401(K) match
  • ID theft protection service

Our standard work hours are 9 am to 5 pm, with a half hour lunch (37.5 hours/week).

Visit our websites to learn more about our work.

Population Connection

Population Education

Fight4HER Campaign


Population Connection offers fellowships in Washington, D.C. for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.

Email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to fellowships@populationconnection.org.

Fellowships are full-time. Compensation is $1,650 (before taxes), paid every two weeks. Fellows earn three hours of annual leave and seven hours of sick leave per pay period. Full medical and dental insurance coverage is offered to fellows who are permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

We Are Population Connection

Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America's voice for population stabilization—we are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States! As a 501(c)(3) charity, all donations made to us are tax-deductible.

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Your tax-deductible membership dues help us advocate for universal access to birth control, educate tomorrow’s leaders about global population challenges, and mobilize Americans who care about stabilizing population. Your on-going support is vital to our continued success!

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