Individual Giving Manager – Honolulu Biennial


Individual Giving Manager


Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) seeks a mission-driven, creative-thinking development professional that will work to significantly increase our fundraising efforts with a focus on the identification and cultivation of new individual donors locally as well as nationally and internationally. 


The Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for leading the organization’s giving efforts, setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of annual donors, the size of individual donations, and converting annual donors to major donors. 


The Individual Giving Manager will support the Directors of HBF and Board of Directors.


The responsibilities and duties of the Individual Giving Manager include:

  • Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals: manage and monitor all appeal campaigns and online giving initiatives, work collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals, meet with potential benefactors as determined by Directors and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee gift processing, development and fulfillment of donor benefits, correspondence, and appeal mailings.
  • Coordinate event logistics with a focus on cultivation and stewardship. Create and implement membership programs and small donor cultivation events.
  • Assist the Directors to implement fundraising strategy, coordinate logistics, and secure sponsorship for all fundraising events.
  • Assist with the identification of new donors, including: research and proposal writing.
  • Make targeted appeals and personal asks of potential leadership donors ($25,000+).
  • Work with the marketing team to develop strategies for development presence in all communications and marketing, including a robust presence on social media and website.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.
  • Monitor revenue and expenses related to membership and individual giving; support Directors in areas of development reporting.
  •  Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4-6 years of fundraising experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word; familiarity with fundraising databases.
  • Experience in the areas of organizational planning and management.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, follow-through, and attend to details.
  • Experience with museums, arts centers, and knowledge of the arts philanthropic community highly desirable.
  • Some evenings and weekends are required.
  • Proven communications skills including experience in writing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, websites, and social media communications.
  • Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors.
  • Strong interest in and/or professional background in arts and culture.
  • Highly motivated and ability to show initiative and work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with Board of Directors, staff, members, outside clients and vendors.


How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:


Katherine Tuider, Director



To commensurate with experience; this PT role is 15-20 hours per week.


About HBF:


The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting a new arts festival, the Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial marks Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas. The first Honolulu Biennial ran from March 8 – May 8, 2017 and welcomed over 97,000 visits across nine exhibition sites, presenting 33 artists.


Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community.