Tiger Shevan

Annual Giving Manager (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Boston, USA 


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on www.four-paws.org.

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive annual giving program designed to broaden the organization’s donor base and increase overall participation and financial support.

Your contribution will be

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for the annual giving program that includes goals, objectives and timelines
  • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors for annual gifts
  • Managing the production and distribution of annual giving solicitation materials, including direct mail, email and social media campaigns
  • Monitoring and evaluating the success of the annual giving program and making adjustments as necessary
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with donors, including acknowledging gifts and keeping donors informed about the impact of their support
  • Managing a budget for the annual giving program and ensuring that expenses are in line with revenue
  • Overseeing monthly giving program and identifying areas for growth and upgrading
  • Coordinating direct mail program by conceptualizing, drafting, and publishing monthly or bi-monthly direct mail appeals and donor stewardship pieces in coordination with FOUR PAWS colleagues and external partners, maintaining a timely production schedule
  • Collaborating with international colleagues on direct mail best practices and facilitating integration with US direct mail program; maintaining ongoing knowledge of direct mail best practices and making regular recommendations for donor acquisition and growth, content testing and analytics


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Several years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit fundraising or communications
  • Experience at Animal Welfare organization(s) is highly desirable
  • Proficient understanding of best practices in fundraising and donor outreach and communications, with a knack for storytelling and fundraising appeal writing
  • Donor-facing or customer-facing experience; high level of comfort speaking professionally with donors, stakeholders, and external partners by phone, email, in-person
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and understanding of data analytics
  • Microsoft Excel experience required
  • Salesforce or other CRM database experience strongly preferred
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission
  • A commitment to building a mission of inclusion aligned with the organization’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Accessible downtown Boston location
  • Generous benefits and time off programs


FOUR PAWS USA works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact recruiting.us@four-paws.org if you require assistance applying to this position.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment. This opportunity is based in our Boston, MA office. Candidates must be able to commute to the office on a monthly basis.

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV and a cover letter to:


Contact us

Charlene Allen, Human Resources Specialist


Application deadline: February 16, 2024

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