Prospect and Database Manager

Atlanta, GA
Full Time

ORGANIZATION: Purpose Built Communities
ROLE: Prospect and Database Manager
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA (Hybrid) or Remote
SALARY: $75,000-$90,000


Purpose Built Communities (“Purpose Built”) is an incubator, convener, and catalyst for social change at the neighborhood level. Purpose Built is a philanthropically-funded nonprofit organization that partners with local leaders–its Network Members–to design, direct, and accelerate neighborhood transformation initiatives across the United States so residents can experience greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and increased upward mobility. 


Purpose Built provides pro-bono guidance, coaching, and support to these local leaders, their staff, and stakeholders in implementing and growing a holistic model of revitalization in their neighborhoods. Together with Purpose Built’s Network Members and strategic partners, Purpose Built believes every neighborhood should have affordable, high-quality mixed-income housing, excellent schools that keep student success in life and in the classroom central, inclusive spaces that nurture and enrich residents’ physical and mental health and foster a sense of belonging, and a thriving commercial core that keeps the neighborhood economically vibrant. The throughline is uplifting the legacy and supporting the vision of the people who have long called that neighborhood home.


Purpose Built supports 25 Network Members with pro-bono services, including one-on-one coaching and strategy support, a robust Community of Practice, racial equity programming, policy support, fundraising, and more. As Purpose Built continues to evolve its model and support structures, it focuses on amplifying its value proposition, telling a collective story of network impact, and establishing its leadership of place-based work. 


Purpose Built Values: 

  • Possibility: Our purpose is proving the possible, not settling for the probable. 
  • Impact: We take action and build bridges to create lasting impact. 
  • Community: We cultivate connected, mutually contributing communities. 
  • Equity: We ground our work in the foundational beliefs that race and place matter. 

To learn more about Purpose Built, visit:



Purpose Built Communities seeks a Prospect and Database Manager who will report directly to the Director of Development. Their primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to maintaining and optimizing fundraising systems through database management, identifying prospective funding opportunities and trends, and leveraging data analysis for strategic decision-making and reporting. 



Database Management and Oversight:

  • Providing global oversight of the database system and fundraising portfolios in collaboration with individual fundraisers, ensuring data accuracy and integrity. Overseeing daily gift processing, including various contributions such as cash, checks, credit card charges, securities, pledges, matching gifts, memorials, and in-kind donations;
  • Managing day-to-day operations of the database, establishing and optimizing workflows and generating reports to track progress;
  • Conducting regular audits, data clean-ups, and updates to maintain the integrity of the database;
  • Implementing and standardizing database policies and procedures and conducting staff training sessions;
  • Keeping abreast of best practices in database management, making recommendations for updates and enhancements as necessary.

Prospect and Donor Analysis:

  • Identifying and evaluating prospects for fundraising efforts;
  • Tracking annual giving donor trends, focusing on donor retention, pipeline movement, and building the donor base;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to fundraising objectives and organizational goals;
  • Actively participate in and support capital and annual fundraising campaigns to achieve fundraising targets;
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of donor data to extract actionable insights;
  • Make data-driven recommendations to optimize fundraising strategies and maximize donor contributions;
  • Utilize data within the database system to develop detailed donor profiles;
  • Identify key trends and patterns to enhance donor engagement strategies and cultivation efforts;
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of grant reports using data extracted from the CRM system;
  • Segmenting prospect and donor data for targeted appeals, email campaigns, events, and special projects, and producing reports to monitor campaign effectiveness;
  • Generating comprehensive donor portfolios and supervising donor research platforms to facilitate informed decision-making;
  • Other duties; as assigned.


  • Strong commitment to the organization's mission and values;
  • Minimum two years of database management and/or prospect research; 
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, Information Systems) or equivalent experience;
  • Proven experience working with database systems, particularly Salesforce or other software databases, in a fundraising or nonprofit environment;
  • Previous experience in identifying and evaluating prospects for fundraising efforts, with a focus on donor retention and building the donor base;
  • Experience in providing guidance and training to staff members on database practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of financial processes related to gift processing, including reconciling financial records, monitoring pledges, and payment schedules;
  • A passion for data and building systems that optimize team efficiency and effectiveness to maximize philanthropic giving;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and management;
  • Comfortable navigating new database software and quick to adapt to changes in technology;
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively;
  • Proficiency in running complex inquiries and extracting insights from large datasets;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


The salary range for this role is $75,000-$90,000. Purpose Built offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to all staff, effective on the first day of employment, which includes: 

  • Options of both fully paid and funded health insurance;
  • Highly funded dental, and vision insurance;
  • 401(k) retirement plan (Safe Harbor Match of 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2%);
  • Cell phone reimbursement is $75 monthly;
  • 12 weeks of parental leave;
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - $50,000 life insurance plan fully paid by the organization;
  • Frontloaded annual PTO based on years of service; 17 days at start;
  • 11 Paid holidays and 2 paid floating holidays. Additional days off for the organization's holiday schedule;
  • Flexible work model;
  • Other perks.


Please submit an online application to Work Renewed. If you have any questions, contact the Work Renewed team at [email protected]. 

Purpose Built Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.


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