Donor Relationship Manager

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar06/13/2019   Full time

About Abode Communities

Founded in 1968, Abode Communities mission is to “create service-enhanced affordable housing and socially-beneficial community facilities that promote the social, economic, and physical transformation of underserved communities.” Abode Communities’ impact is realized through a fully integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to community development. The organization’s professional services – real estate, architecture, and property management – ensure Abode Communities’ high-quality standard is brought to each and every residential community we place in service. Above and beyond, the organization provides complimentary mission-critical on-site resident (social) services that ensure low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs can achieve economic and personal growth, long-term self-sufficiency, and housing stability.



Under the supervision of the Director, Communications & Fund Development, the Relationship Manager is responsible for the management, execution, and expansion of Abode Communities’ individual donor development fundraising activities utilizing the Benevon model of fundraising. In this role, s/he will work as an integral part of the fund development team, as well as serving as a liaison between fund development and resident services, for which the majority of fundraising activity will support.

Job Functions

  • Serve as the key relationship manager for Abode Communities’ volunteer ambassador (donor/volunteer) program;
  • Manage and lead monthly/bi-monthly prospective donor tours of Abode Communities’ properties and mission-critical resident services program;
  • Manage post-tour ambassador cultivation activities;
  • Manage individual donor pledges and contributions, including multi-year/planned gifts;
  • Plan and implement annual individual donor fundraising event;
  • Develop donor stewardship and cultivation program;
  • Manage the individual donor fundraising team, including volunteer ambassadors, to meet deadlines and complete assigned tasks;
  • Maintain, update, and report individual donor fund development activities utilizing Neon CRM database;
  • Provide support for annual individual fundraising appeals and campaigns; and
  • Support milestone anniversary fundraising activities, when applicable.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Five+ years fundraising experience
  • Experience in major gifts or individual giving
  • Understanding of Los Angeles’ philanthropic environment
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of Neon CRM, Preferred


  • Desire to contribute to improving underserved communities in Los Angeles
  • Enjoys developing relationships with people over time
  • Highly-organized and detail oriented
  • Able to manage multiple tasks in deadline-driven environment
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak comfortably in front of 25 people
  • Has access to personal transportation throughout the Greater Los Angeles Metro region



The Relationship Manager is a full-time, exempt position, salary commensurate with experience.

Abode Communities’ employees enjoy an abundance of benefits include a competitive benefits package (health, dental, vision); 9/80 work schedule, voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Plan, subsidized parking, and vacation and sick leave.

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