Volunteer DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER in Canada with Work Permit

Spartan Foundation
    July 14, 2024
    Job Type


    Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? Do you have strong communication and relationship-building skills? If so, we have an exciting volunteer opportunity for you as a Donor Relations Manager in Canada. In this article, we will explore the job description and requirements for this position, along with the benefits of volunteering in this role.

    Job Details:

    • Employer Name:  Spartan Foundation
    • No of Vacancies: 1
    • Salary: $35.00 hourly / 20 to 40 hours per week
    • Employment Type: Full-time,  Part-time
    • Location: LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada


    • No degree certificate or diploma


    • 3 years to less than 5 years

    Job Overview

    As a Volunteer Donor Relations Manager, your primary responsibility will be to cultivate and maintain relationships with donors to support the organization's fundraising efforts. You will play a crucial role in ensuring a positive donor experience and maximizing donor retention. This position requires excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


    • Develop and implement donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
    • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, building and maintaining relationships.
    • Identify, research, and approach potential donors to secure financial support.
    • Coordinate fundraising campaigns and events.
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to create compelling fundraising materials.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to individuals and groups to promote the organization's mission and fundraising initiatives.
    • Monitor and track donor contributions and provide regular reports to the management team.
    • Maintain accurate donor records in the organization's CRM system.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in donor relations.


    • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Communications, Nonprofit Management).
    • Previous experience in fundraising, donor relations, or a related role is preferred.
    • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector and fundraising principles.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong relationship-building and networking abilities.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Proficient in using CRM software and other fundraising tools.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Strong interpersonal skills: You must be able to build rapport with donors and make them feel valued and appreciated.
    • Communication skills: You should be able to articulate the organization's mission and fundraising goals effectively.
    • Strategic thinking: You need to develop and execute strategies to engage donors and achieve fundraising targets.
    • Problem-solving: You should be able to address donor concerns and find creative solutions to challenges.
    • Time management: You will be responsible for managing multiple tasks and deadlines, so effective time management is essential.

    Work Environment

    As a volunteer Donor Relations Manager, you will work closely with the organization's fundraising team and interact with donors and supporters. The work environment may vary depending on the organization, but it typically involves a combination of office work and attending meetings or events. This role may require occasional evening or weekend work.

    Benefits of Volunteering as a Donor Relations Manager

    1. Impact: Your efforts will contribute to the success of fundraising initiatives and help make a difference in the lives of those the organization serves.
    2. Skill Development: Volunteering as a Donor Relations Manager allows you to enhance your communication, relationship-building, and project management skills.
    3. Networking Opportunities: You will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, including donors, professionals in the nonprofit sector, and potential mentors.
    4. Personal Fulfillment: Volunteering provides a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction by supporting a cause you are passionate about.
    5. Career Advancement: This role can provide valuable experience and networking connections that may lead to future career opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

    How to Apply

    To apply for the Volunteer Donor Relations Manager position, please follow these steps:

    Please send your resume and cover letter to Renee Kimber: renee@spartanfoundation.ca

    1. Select the Donor Relations Manager position and click on the "Apply Now" button.
    2. Fill out the application form with your personal information, relevant experience, and motivations for applying.
    3. Upload your resume and any supporting documents.
    4. Submit your application.

    We appreciate your interest in joining our organization and making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We will review your application and contact you if you are selected for an interview.


    As a Volunteer Donor Relations Manager in Canada, you will play a vital role in supporting fundraising efforts and building meaningful relationships with donors. Your skills and dedication will contribute to the organization's mission and help create positive change. Apply today and be part of a team committed to making a difference in the community.


    1. Is this position paid?
      • No, this is a volunteer position. It does not offer monetary compensation.
    2. Can international applicants apply for this role?
      • Yes, international applicants with a valid work permit in Canada can apply.
    3. How much time commitment is expected for this role?
      • The time commitment may vary depending on the organization's needs and your availability. It is typically part-time, with flexible hours.
    4. Are there opportunities for career advancement within the organization?
      • While this is a volunteer position, it can provide valuable experience and networking opportunities that may lead to future career advancement in the nonprofit sector.
    5. Can I apply if I don't have previous fundraising experience?
      • While previous fundraising experience is preferred, it is not always required. If you are passionate about the cause and have relevant transferable skills, you can still apply and be considered for the position.
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