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Raphah Institute

Fund Development Manager

Raphah Institute


Job Summary

Reports to the CEO

Who we are:

Raphah Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the idea that when people have the opportunity and resources to live trauma-free lives, they will.

Raphah—a Hebrew word that means “to heal”—captures the heart of our vision and work. We believe in a Nashville where justice is healing. Yes, justice in all its forms—criminal, economic, education, social, healthcare, power—should heal those who have been broken by harm. It is our deepest desire to continue partnering with change-minded leaders and volunteers to see transformative healing in our community. To learn more, please visit

Who you are:

– You believe that relationships are the most important lever of change. Forming and maintaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships are at the core of who you are.

– You are a creative and driven individual looking to join a team of restorative practitioners, therapists, educators, mentors, consultants, and researchers looking to create change in the Urban South.

– You share Raphah Institute’s vision of people living in their community, free from harm and trauma; you are dedicated to combating economic isolation and injustice.

– You have a passion for working with people from all walks of life and are a compassionate, dedicated person who wants to help empower communities to heal.


Raphah Institute is seeking a fund development professional to manage the organization’s fund development program. This includes further developing our current grants and individual donor initiatives. In close partnership with the CEO, Communications and Outreach Director, Grant Writer, and Accountant, the Fund Development Manager will provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives, including special events, major gifts, planned giving, grants, individual donor cultivation, and sponsorships. A successful Fund Development Manager will identify, launch, cultivate, sustain, and evaluate Raphah Institute’s fundraising activities, with a focus on increasing our capacity to sustain and expand our offerings to the communities we serve. The ideal Fund Development Manager will have a heart for restorative practices, anti-racism work, and fighting injustice, wherever it exists. They are willing to develop a deep understanding of the why, how, and what of the work we do and people we serve. They will appreciate the critical nature of their role in this movement.

Job Responsibilities


– Co-create and implement a comprehensive, written annual fund development plan, with strategies for donors and prospects in each funding market: individuals, foundations, corporations, affinity groups, and governments.

– Provide monthly reports to the CEO which measure progress towards achieving the plan.

– Support Raphah Institute’s strategic planning efforts by advocating for the alignment of fund development strategies with corporate strategies.

– Maintain alignment between the fund development strategies and the communication and outreach strategies.

Gifts Cultivation

– Implement, coordinate, and expand upon strategies for individual gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship and donor relationship engagement.

– Implement a major gifts program.

– Expand Raphah Institute’s funding streams in the areas of planned giving, bequests, and endowments.

– Implement all aspects of direct donor mailings and appeal letters.

– Maintain the donor database and use it for reporting


– Manage and oversee all fund development events.

– Lead the planning, management and implementation of Raphah Institute’s annual giving event.

– Develop and solicit sponsors for events as needed.

Grants Cultivation and Administration

– Research grant opportunities for the organization, in partnership with the CEO.

– Coordinate with the CEO, program leaders, and grant writer in developing grant proposals.

– Manage the grant application and reporting calendar on current and potential grants.

– Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.



– Bachelor’s degree.

– Minimum of 2 years of experience in fund development with a non-profit, preferably one that operates with a social justice, and/or racial equity lens.

– Familiarity with justice issues.

– Competent in working with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

– Editing and proofreading skills.

– Experience cultivating relationships, partnering on projects, and working closely with stakeholders across a diverse spectrum.

– Experience with implementing and managing successful projects and growing them to scale.

– Strong problem-solving, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills across a range of tasks and stakeholders.

– Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be a proactive team player.

– Willingness to travel occasionally.

– A well-developed, nuanced understanding of the experience of harm and oppression; well-developed analysis of power and supremacy.

– Flexibility, creativity, and ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively.

– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

– Strong interpersonal skills coupled with high emotional intelligence.

Reasoning Ability

– Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

– The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

– While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. You must possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance and have reliable transportation. Must live within a 45-minute travel time from the Nashville, Davidson County, TN service area.

Additional Information



– Medical

– Dental

– Personalized and Responsible Paid Time Off

– Flexible work location

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: January 3, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 55,000
  • Working Hours: 40/week