Colorado Nonprofit Association

Special Gifts Manager

Special Gifts Manager

Location: Denver Metro

Work Schedule: Non-exempt, Full-time

Deadline for submission: June 5, 2024

Conservation Colorado is seeking a Special Gifts Manager based in Denver who will be responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive fundraising plan to broaden and deepen support of our middle donor and corporate donor program using a community-centric fundraising approach that centers equity & inclusion. You will work closely with the VP of Fundraising as well as the CEO.

About Conservation Colorado
As the largest statewide environmental organization in Colorado, we work to protect our state’s climate, air, land, water, and communities. We play a unique role in Colorado as our work focuses on organizing communities, influencing decision-makers, and electing conservation-minded leaders. That work includes Protégete, which is focused on building Latine leadership and engagement on environmental issues. We believe that achieving racial, social, and environmental justice are critical to our mission.
You can learn more about our mission here.

What You’ll Do

This position reports to the VP of Fundraising and plays a vital role in helping ensure Conservation Colorado has the fiscal resources needed to fund operations, programs, and strategic growth. This individual will integrate our theory of change, where the intersection of policy, politics, and people come together to advocate for solutions to environmental problems by organizing communities, influencing decision-makers, and electing conservation-minded leaders, into all fundraising strategies. The work can evolve over time, but it contains these areas of responsibility.

Middle Donor Management

Corporate & Business Donor Management

Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

In addition to your regular responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate at some level in organizational priorities including taking part in election-related activities, and committing to organizational efforts around equity & inclusivity.


This position is a great opportunity to help make progress on some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Colorado by helping make sure the organization has the financial resources to fulfill its mission. To do any of our work, our staff need to be natural relationship builders, have the resilience to handle tough situations, have excellent problem-solving skills with a results-focused orientation, bring an equity analysis to the work, and be highly collaborative. For this position, fundamentally, we want someone who loves connecting with people and who has the drive to take our work to the next level. More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement. This is a full-time job, but there can be some flexibility in the exact schedule.