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Institutional Giving Manager



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The Institutional Giving Manager has a critical role in developing and implementing strategies for FringeArts’ institutional giving goals for foundation, corporate and government support as well as select individuals.  The IGM is responsible for all grant research and proposal writing as well as drafting all reports and management of grant fulfillment requirements.  The IGM reports directly to the President and Producing Director and works closely with the Programming, Finance, and Marketing Departments.  The IGM’s responsibilities include the following:


Create and implement institutional fundraising strategies with stated goals and objectives

Develop a comprehensive understanding of FringeArts’ organizational structure, mission, vision and programmatic platforms

Work with Artistic Producers to gain full understanding of the aesthetic and artistic practice of the artists for whom we are seeking presentation support

Develop a comprehensive understanding of organizational and project budgeting

Draft comprehensive, accurate and well-written funding proposals and interim and final reports to funders 

Adhere to fundraising best practices across all responsibilities

Work across departments (programming, finance, and marketing) to compile and synthesize information and data necessary to ensure submission of superior and accurate grant proposals and reports 

Research grant opportunities in support of all organizational needs: general operating, individual artists and programming segments

Think creatively in matching organizational needs to funder criteria

Develop and maintain a system for tracking grant proposals, fulfillment and reporting deadlines

Develop and maintain a funding cycle calendar of potential funders

Ensure fulfilment of funder recognition and crediting requirements 


Experience in grant writing

Prospect research experience

Ability to understand organizational and project budgeting.

Understand donor funding cycles in relation to organizational needs 

Ability to write clearly and persuasively and calibrate writing for varied “audiences”

Ability to understand and articulate FringeArts’ mission, strategic objectives, programming platforms and artistic significance of individual artists 

Ability to match FringeArts’ mission and programming platforms to prospective funder criteria

Superior organizational skills including meticulous attention to detail, establishing priorities and setting objectives.

Knowledge of foundation fundraising best practices, including record-keeping and database management. 

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team across departments

Established record of achieving stated goals 

Strategic and creative thinker

Minimum 2-3 years previous experience in development field

Benefits: This is a 20 hour/wk part-time non-exempt position.  Annual salary range is commensurate with experience.  

EOE: FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer. FringeArts works to respond to and

reflect the diversity of our city. We encourage and support applicants of color for this and

all open positions.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples (written solely by applicant, one of which is from a successful grant proposal) to Include job title and applicant name in subject line.

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