Anderson Humane

Director of Individual Giving
The Individual Giving Director is an integral part of the development team, providing strategic input on the annual Development Plan and operational initiatives. The Individual Giving Director works in partnership with the Sr. Director of Development and Chief Development Officer to create new and cultivate existing relationships with individual donors in fulfillment of Anderson Humane’s strategic fundraising goals.

Overall Responsibilities 

  • Use internal database information to identify current high-net-worth donors, and employ other means to identify prospective donors not yet connected to the Anderson organization
  • Create and implement individual cultivation and stewardship plans based on donor interests, values, and passions
  • Manage relationship process for individual major gift donors including prospect solicitation and cultivation
  • Play a lead role in soliciting and closing major gifts
  • Provide support for the capital campaign through donor information sessions and solicitation
  • Integrate planned gift objectives into individual donor conversations
  • Plan and implement cultivation events (open houses, receptions, etc,) for individual major gift donors, as well as stewardship functions (Giving Circle(s), Giving Council(s))
  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual giving to determine adherence with Development Department goals and present reports to the Sr. Director of Development and CDO as requested
  • Assist with donor review and updating of major donor lists and development database.
  • Work with marketing department to design and implement printed and electronic appeals throughout the year.
  • Ensure the prompt and accurate acknowledgment of all donations.
  • In concert with Individual Engagement Specialist, design and lead the strategy for all mid-level giving opportunities

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent successful fundraising experience including solicitation with an aptitude for working in the non-profit field.
  • Experience in donor management including identifying prospects, tracking donors, contributions and communications.
  • Able to interact and communicate mission and goals of Anderson Humane effectively to a diverse audience including, but not limited to: community members and leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, Board members, and high level donors.
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Remains composed in high-stress situations.
  • Is self-motivated, can work independently and takes personal responsibility for meeting deadlines and delivery of organizational commitments.
  • Proven relationship building and takes personal responsibility for completion of project objectives and goals.
  • Must be a creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Needs exceptional organizational skills and is detail-oriented.


  • Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license.
  • Able to sustain a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend commitment
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance, and promotes and caring attitude towards animals.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Attends and participates actively in organizational meetings as appropriate.
  • Understands the impact of their work on others.
  • Possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.

Euthanasia Statement: All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support the physical and emotional health of our shelter animals, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.

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1000 S. La Fox Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2880

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