Annual Fund Coordinator

Reports to: Vice President, Development


The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA’s peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through more than 500 support groups and approximately 150 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; nationally recognized peer support services, training, advocacy, and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

DBSA is led by and created for individuals living with a mood disorder, and that experience informs everything that we do.


  1. Community—DBSA creates the opportunity for meaningful lives by compassionately engaging with individuals and providing peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools that focus on resilience, achievement, creativity, and connection.
  2. Inspiration—DBSA celebrates peers’ accomplishments, including those of the many talented, successful individuals recognized by the public for their contributions to the world.
  3. Wisdom—DBSA advances learning through research and experience while promoting a transformative understanding of mental health through wide, timely dissemination of information about the latest treatments, wellness practices, and lived experiences.
  4. Responsibility—DBSA advocates for the right of peers to choose their own paths to mental, emotional, and physical wellness while promoting structures and practices that advance whole health and accessible care for everyone.

Scope of Role

Under the guidance and supervision of the Vice President of Development the Annual Fund Coordinator will have primary responsibility for overseeing all direct mail appeals and electronic fundraising appeals. Working with the Development and Communications teams, the Coordinator will develop appeal themes and be responsible for the execution and tracking of all appeals ensuring overall success of the annual fund. This position oversees the donor database, Raiser’s Edge, including donor segmentation, and donor acknowledgements. The position establishes and implements data-entry policies and procedures to ensure data consistency and quality. The Coordinator is accountable for preparing development revenue reports for the Development department. They will serve as part of the financial transparency process in coordination with the Finance and Administration Department.

The Annual Fund Coordinator will be the key relationship manager for a small portfolio of individual donors under $1,000 and family foundation grants under $5,000, as well as provide essential research and prospecting support for the major gifts. The Coordinator will be responsible administrative duties associated with planned giving.

The Coordinator will support DBSA leadership’s interactions with high-capacity donors and prospects. They will ensure organizational partnership eligibility with third-party revenue sources, relationships with online giving platform vendors, and the integrity and maintenance of DBSA’s Raiser’s Edge database.

The Annual Fund Coordinator is an integral member of a four-person development team.

Critical Skills: Process-oriented with excellent organizational skills, writing ability, and communication aptitude with a diverse array of constituencies are required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage organizational financial reporting for internal and external partners, particularly development reporting for the purposes of donor relations and revenue generation, as administrator of Raiser’s Edge, EveryAction, Stripe, and the Blackbaud Suite
  • Manage revenue entry, gift acknowledgments, tribute acknowledgements, and revenue reconciliation
  • Develop and execute annual fund appeals
  • Primary point of contact for tribute and peer-to-peer fundraisers, and continuously stewarding donors
  • Contribute to strategy development and success of donor retention plans
  • Provide guidance and support to the Board of Directors, Board Development Committee to support their individual giving outreach
  • Work with the Communications and Development teams to create key messages for fundraising appeals
  • Maintain the department inbox and comprehensive development communications calendar, noting key deadlines for mailings, emails, social media campaigns, and events
  • Fulfill compliance requirements with third-party fundraising organizations

These describe the general nature and level of work performed and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by a person in this position. The requirements of this position are subject to change with or without prior notice.


  • Two years of non-profit development experience required
  • Advanced expertise in Raiser’s Edge, the Blackbaud Suite, and Microsoft programs required
  • Annual fund administration experience required
  • Knowledge of modern principles, practices, and methods of development and business administration and technology
  • Research, reporting and data analysis experience
  • Vested interest in serving the mental health community
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to balance, prioritize, and complete numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong writing ability
  • Major gifts experience a plus

Alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. We encourage all applicants who believe their skills and experience are sufficient to do the job well to apply.

How To Apply

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Salary Information: $49,000 – $52,500 annually

This is a full-time position with generous benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, and disability insurance, 401K and life insurance. Position will primarily work standard hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, flexible start/end times possible. Periodic evening or weekend hours may be required. Currently, this position will require 2 days (Monday & Wednesdays) in office. The candidate may choose to work the remaining days either remotely or in the office.*


DBSA is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of any form of discrimination and harassment. DBSA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through our equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

At DBSA, we make a point to celebrate our differences and respect each other’s unique perspectives. In fact, it is core to the work we do. DBSA encourages our employees to bring their authentic selves to work, where they receive a wholehearted welcome.


DBSA employees are required to provide proof of vaccination within 45 days of the acceptance of the employment offer unless the employee is granted accommodation in accordance with applicable laws.

* This policy may be reviewed and revised.

How To Apply

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