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Organization Name:
The Alliance for Children's Rights
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Los Angeles, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Events and Major Gifts Manager



The Alliance for Children's Rights seeks an aggressive and energetic major gift professional with extensive events experience. The Events and Major Gifts Manager will develop, strategize, implement and coordinate fundraising events designed to build a major gifts program. The position will work closely with event committees and board members. Candidate must have excellent relationship management and organizational skills, be entrepreneurial and self-motivating, have good communication and presentation skills, be innovative, creative and adaptable and be comfortable working with donors, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors. Must be passionate about the issues of children and children's rights and able to promote the work and events of the charity. Position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer.




The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. Our lawyers, advocates and social workers, together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers, ensure that children who are at-risk or in foster care have safe, stable homes and can access the education, healthcare, and financial supports that they need. We also help transition-age youth overcome barriers to their stability and success, and we work statewide to improve child welfare practices and policies in order to remove the many obstacles that our clients face. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children.   


Charity Navigator has awarded the Alliance its highest 4-star rating for the past eight years in a row. This puts the Alliance in the top 2% of charities in the U.S. rated by Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating reflects the Alliance’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.


The Alliance is well known in the child welfare community for its knowledge, expertise, and accomplishments.  Alliance staff members and our partnering pro bono attorneys are advocates for our most vulnerable children and their caregivers. Being the voice of young people who often have no voice, and otherwise could be forgotten, is incredibly rewarding.




  • Develop and manage a major donor portfolio of up to 100 donors
  • Responsible for the creation cultivation and solicitation events that identify new potential major donors
  • Ability to articulate our complex work and inspire donors to connect with our mission
  • Implement all aspects of event creation, management and production with minimal supervision
  • Develop event goals, timelines, and budgets
  • Partner with communications team to create invitations, programs, tribute journals and promotional materials, including website content
  • Coordinate all aspects of donor solicitation including sponsor letters, invitations, e-vites, and post-event thank you letters
  • Track income and expenses for events
  • Coordinate sponsorships and major gifts for annual events and respond to donor and public inquiries about events
  • Process event-related income and ensure proper attribution and documentation of gifts in Raiser's Edge database
  • Create and cultivate relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Develop corporate donor relationships




  • Previous experience in events coordination or management, nonprofit development or nonprofit donor relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • High energy approach and dedication to success
  • Capacity for strategic leadership and judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and self-motivating
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge 7 database
  • College graduate or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in children's issues or in the public interest community (preferred)
  • Legal industry, entertainment industry or public relations experience (preferred)


The Alliance for Children’s Rights believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or marital status.


The above statements are of a general nature and are intended to describe the level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of the position.


The Alliance for Children's Rights offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For more information about the Alliance visit



TO APPLY:  Submit a resume, along with a cover letter to: [email protected]


(E-mail submissions only/no phone inquiries)


Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined qualifications of the position.