Skip to main content

Director of Annual Giving

National CASA/GAL Association

Director of Annual Giving

Location: Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified and compassionate adult will fight for and protect an abused or neglected child’s best interest. The mission of National CASA/GAL, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court‐appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, establish permanence and can thrive. Today, only 45% of the abused or neglected children in the system have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA/GAL organization is committed to ensuring 100% of these children have access to a CASA volunteer.

Breaking New Ground
In 2019, National CASA/GAL launched a multi-year campaign, “Change a Child’s Story”. The campaign is an integrated campaign designed to reach out to a wide range of constituent groups and was deployed across a wide spectrum of media. In addition to this campaign, National CASA/GAL has developed a new strategic framework that is informing and guiding our efforts through a major reorganization, development of a new business model, and a plan for the future direction of our organization.

Position Summary
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and implementing the annual giving program, which includes leading year-round solicitations and campaigns to diverse constituents to identify, qualify and solicit donors. This position develops strategies and campaigns to secure contributions and manages stewardship of annual donors in recognition of their support.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes a comprehensive Annual Fund strategy to retain and grow the base of individual donors, increase revenue from individuals, and build the major donor pipeline. This includes developing and managing strategies around Giving Tuesday and the Year End Campaign.
  • Builds the Advocates Circle leadership giving program to acquire, renew/upgrade annual support, establishing a robust pipeline for major donor development.
  • Develops and manages annual strategy to acquire, renew, upgrade and steward monthly donors.
  • Manages donor stewardship strategies, including developing and executing annual stewardship plan; managing CASA Matters, a monthly donor communication, and partnering with the CDO to develop customized stewardship materials for donors and funders.
  • Manages employee giving campaign, including annual renewal and year-long employee donor stewardship program.
  • Develops reporting and analyses to support strategic donor development, stewardship and annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Manages, in partnership with philanthropy database specialist, resource development dashboards, including tracking, analyzing, and developing strategies to improve key performance metrics.
  • Manages, in partnership with philanthropy database specialist, the annual Combined Federal Campaign application process.
  • Supports the CDO in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • Oversees the day-to-day functions to support the annual fund, including gift handling, acknowledgements, financial reconciliation, reporting, etc.
  • Works with marketing & communications teams to develop and produce an integrated, strategic calendar of donor communications and fundraising campaigns.
  • Provides input on website online giving presence and messaging for resource development, interfacing with marketing and communications teams to communicate strategies and plan for implementation of changes and updates.

Experience and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Requires 5 – 7 years of related work experience in non-profit management, with an emphasis on building a strategic annual fund and donor stewardship program, including building the pipeline of mid-level donors for major gift development
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with researching individual donors and growing individual giving
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects while delivering quality work on schedule
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers across different levels within the organization as well as externally
  • Demonstrates consistent use of sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as collaborate internally and externally
  • Ability to embrace and exemplify organizational competencies and values, strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to assign, direct and coordinate the activities of others and monitor progress on delegated work projects
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge

Salary and Benefits
National CASA/GAL offers a competitive base salary plus benefits, generous paid leave, and work/life balance policies. This is a full-time exempt position. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

Organizational Values
Adaptability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

National CASA/GAL, headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA, is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children