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Development Manager

Kate's Club
Georgia / Flexible, hybrid model of work
$50,000 to $55,000 annually
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Kate’s Club’s vision is to create a world in which it’s okay to grieve, and we want you to join us in this work. We are a community for children, families, and young adults experiencing the death of someone close to them. The organization brings people together around grief, creating safe, in person, and online educational and therapeutic spaces designed to help everyone express all emotions that come with experiencing the death of someone important to them. Kate’s Club provides these services free of charge, making effective fundraising a foundational element to the important work that we do.

We're looking for a development virtuoso

With a keen attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills, this person will support Kate’s Club programming as an integral part of a department responsible for raising approximately $2m annually. Reporting to the Director of Development and managing a development coordinator, this person will play a key role across the fundraising spectrum, leading grant-writing efforts, and ensuring the accuracy of our donor database. This person will support the leadership team in cultivating foundation relationships, with direct interactions with donors where appropriate. Far from being “behind the scenes,” this person will bring vital expertise and a collaborative attitude to planning and executing several key fundraising events throughout the year, and they will support our growing development efforts in Metro Atlanta, Albany, Athens, Brunswick, Newnan, and additional areas around the state.

What you'll do

Data & Donor Management

  • Ensure the integrity of our donor data, utilizing best-in-class management practices
  • Manage the Development Coordinator on all aspects of data entry, data clean-up, and data projects
  • Oversee all donor acknowledgments
  • Lead monthly reconciles with the financial team

Grant Writing/Foundation Relations

  • Research opportunities for grant funding locally, statewide and nationally
  • Support regional expansion team in their search for funding opportunities
  • Draft grant proposals and reports in a timely manner for review by DDM
  • Maintain grant record keeping and correspondence  
  • Attend foundation meetings with DDM and ED when appropriate

Special Event Management

  • Lead planning and execution of annual gala and walk events with assistance from DDM by recruiting volunteer leadership, scheduling all event meetings, securing vendors and corporate sponsors, organizing all event logistics (timelines, communications, and contracts), and supporting all committees with agendas, follow up and hands-on tasks.  
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Associate to strategize and execute an effective event marketing plan
  • Maintain events budget and track expenses and revenue with DDM


  • Represent Kate’s Club by attending community and partner events, providing tours to donor prospects and attending other related events
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Associate to create annual report, donor appeal letters, impact statements, remittance envelopes and any other printed solicitation needed
  • Coordinate donor engagement and recognition activities with DDM and Executive Director

What you will bring

  • An understanding of bereavement, a passion for the Kate’s Club mission and an ability to translate that into a compelling request for funding
  • Three to five years of nonprofit fundraising experience or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • One to three years of managerial experience
  • Experience identifying and managing public funding opportunities
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful in a hybrid work environment
  • Ability to demonstrate presence, self-confidence, good judgment, and effectively listen to others
  • High degree of accountability, responsibility, and professional integrity
  • Aptitude for data management and technology systems, including proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, and donor management software (Salesforce a big plus)
  • What we offer
  • A flexible hybrid model of work (in our Brookhaven, GA office three days a week and two days remote)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid time off, health benefits
  • A strong culture of support and belonging
  • An unparalleled depth of expertise in grief, with recognition for our work at the national level, and a strong strategic vision, with financial support, to continue to build a world in which it’s okay to grieve


Kate’s Club is a nonprofit organization that empowers children facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. We build healing communities through recreational and therapeutic group programs, education, and advocacy. See for more information.

Company info
1190 W Druid Hills Dr. NE
Suite T-80
United States

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