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Corporate Giving Manager

Company: Chapman Cultural Center
Date Posted: June 19, 2017

Position Title: Corporate Giving Manager

Reports to: Senior Development Director

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm and as needed

Position Status: Full-Time Exempt Position

The mission of Chapman Cultural Center is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens. Founded in 1968 with a current budget of $2.5 million, Chapman Cultural Center is the oldest and largest countywide arts agency in the state of South Carolina, conducting the 19th largest United Arts Fund Campaign in the United States.

Primary Position Description

Corporate Giving Manager is responsible for assisting with the fundraising of the United Arts Annual Fund Campaign for Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Corporate Giving Manager works closely with the senior development staff in creating and implementing an annual fundraising and stewardship plan with goals, objectives, and strategies for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting corporate gifts.  

Description of Work / Primary Job Factors:


  • Actively cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate donors in the Upstate region looking for revenue growth and increased corporate donor investment
  • Collaborate with the development staff to design and execute United Arts Fund campaign collateral including brochure, online giving campaigns, and direct mail solicitations, etc
  • Assist in managing ROI’s of direct mail solicitations and recommend potential opportunities for additional direct mail campaigns
  • Manage donor recognition and stewardship program to retain donors and encourage increased engagement in the arts
  • Work with the development staff and Marketing and Communications Director to convey our mission, value, and relevance in a manner that is highly compelling in all of our communications and marketing materials
  • Lead organization to increase donor retention with special emphasis on first-time corporate donors and lapsed corporate donors
  • Assist with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to successfully implement United Arts Fund annual campaign, stewardship activities, and events

Special Events

  • Assist development team with Cultural Champions luncheon, Peggy Gignilliat reception, and other donor recognition events
  • Attend community cultural events and represent United Arts Fund Campaign at festivals and community events

Annual Giving Campaign Administration

  • Utilize Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software and Target Analytics to support strategic donor cultivation and solicitation; and to prepare campaign management reports, campaign forecasting, prospect tracking, etc
  • Work with Development Associate to ensure accurate and timely gift record-keeping, management of database, and all records, files, gift processing, pledge reminder and donor acknowledgments
  • Provide support for the President, development staff, and Campaign Chairs, committee members and other campaign leadership as well as the Board of Trustees. Attend Development Committee related meetings, scheduled Board meetings and monthly Executive Committee Meetings

Positions Supervised: N/A


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in results-oriented fundraising position with experience in annual fund
  • A strong record of campaign leadership through development, implementation and management.
  • Expert capability to organize and implement strategies toward attainment of target goals and stretch goals. Expertise in writing donor acknowledgments
  • Proven grant writing and proposal experience
  • Proven ability to multitask and event planning skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Blackbaud Raisers’ Edge (training available)
  • Experience working with Senior Level Executives in a corporate environment
  • Poised professional that is enthusiastic and self-confident with a proven ability to present information concisely and effectively to a broad range of internal and external constituents, including staff, board members, donors and prospects
  • Must be able to work independently, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations