Philanthropy Coordinator


Position Summary

The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program in raising funds for The Trust for Public Land’s mission—conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and natural lands, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. The Philanthropy Coordinator will assist relationship managers, state directors, and program directors with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; manage individual donor tracking in the Pledgemaker database; conduct research on donors and prospects; schedule meetings, travel, and appointments; and help produce donor communications. The Philanthropy Coordinator will also lead the functional group of philanthropy support staff and will collaborate with Philanthropy Services staff to advise and recommend systems to best support relationship managers. The position requires excellent writing and communication skills, proficiency with databases and spreadsheet applications, and interest in the field of philanthropy.

Essential Functions

  • 35% Support philanthropy directors, major gift officers, state directors, and program directors with all aspects of individual giving and maintaining donor relationships.
  • 25% Maintain donor contact and gift records in database tracking system, enter data on records, produce gift and contact reports for staff, and write contact summaries.
  • 10% Write donor correspondence such as gift acknowledgement letters, stewardship communications, and other donor communication materials.
  • 5% Process gifts and grants using database system and following TPL’s policies and procedures.
  • 8% Collaborate with national Philanthropy Services staff in developing systems to support relationship managers. Advise, test and recommend new methods of support and communicate the needs of field staff with Philanthropy Services.
  • 7% Lead the Philanthropy Support functional group in sharing ideas and establishing best practices for support. Monitor support staff workload and assign tasks as needed.
  • 5% Schedule internal and external meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for meetings, make travel arrangements, maintain departmental files, and provide other standard clerical and organizational function for philanthropy as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • 5% Provide assistance to development staff with donor events such as receptions, luncheons, and dinners including site logistics, invitations, and communication. (Large, complex, or expensive events will require the assistance of outside support.)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in English, Non-Profit Management or a related field. 
  • 4 or more years experience in philanthropy
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, including data base management and report writing.
  • Experience working independently
  • Experience coordinating special events
  • Knowledge of the etiquette required for philanthropic written and oral communications and as it relates to interaction with donors and fund raisers
How to Apply: 

Please apply online.