Manager, Network Organizing, Engagement, & Knowledge, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

The Organization


At Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philanthropy Network) our core mission is to strengthen philanthropy in order to create a more vibrant, resilient and equitable region. We create opportunities for funders, social investors, philanthropy support organizations and partners to learn, connect, and lead change in Greater Philadelphia.  We are committed to helping our members center racial equity across all social impact priorities and in their operations.

The following core values guide the operations of Philanthropy Network:

●      Adaptive Leadership – taking action that is bold, nimble, and informed to seize opportunities and address the greatest challenges in our region;

●      Equity – using philanthropy intentionally as a tool to address structural racism and all other inequities;

●      Partnership – working with Philanthropy Network members and others to leverage resources, knowledge, and relationships while retaining the independence of individual organizational priorities;

●      Openness – working with the community in a way that is participative, transparent, and inclusive;

●      Learning – learning from research, evidence, experimentation, and lived experiences to create systemic impact;

●      Stewardship – transparent, responsible stewardship of resources guided by high standards of integrity and accountability.

Together, this network is a powerful force for progress in Greater Philadelphia, investing more than $500 million annually.

For more information on Philanthropy Network, please visit


The Philanthropy Network work environment is one of high energy, high activity, and one that involves mutual support, embrace of different points of view, and an openness to experimenting with new ideas.  Each team member is expected to be self-motivated, adaptive, and curious.

Team members are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once preventative measures effectively lower virus transmission, staff will resume working in the Center City Philadelphia.

Position Overview


The Manager, Network Organizing, Engagement, & Knowledge is a community builder focused on engaging network members and increasing their awareness of:

●      Opportunities to connect peers both virtually and in-person and share information with each other

●      Key challenges and opportunities faced by regional philanthropy, while highlighting key gaps in the organization’s support of these areas through learning programs and initiatives

●      Key opportunities to engage our network members and their nonprofit partners where appropriate to build trust and strengthen funder-nonprofit relationships

●      Relevant trends in national and regional philanthropic practices

This position will manage Philanthropy Network’s use of technology to collect, analyze, house, and share this knowledge as well as inform short- and long-term organizational strategies. Specifically, this includes being the lead user of our Salesforce constituent relationship management system (CRM) that is integrated with the Drupal content management system (CMS) that drives our website.

Network Organization and Engagement (65-70%)

●      Work with the Philanthropy Network team to develop a year-around network engagement plan and include their nonprofit partners where appropriate.

●      Build relationships with key contacts at member organizations to improve our ability to mobilize the Network for participation in key regional initiatives.

●      Oversee the orientation of new network members and encourage their engagement during the early stages of their membership.

●      Provide strategic advice to the Philanthropy Network team regarding the best way to collect, manage, and analyze member practices and engagement data to inform short- and long-term programs and initiatives especially as it relates to racial equity and intersectionality.

●      Periodically poll, survey, and benchmark network members to gain insights about their organizational practices. This includes but is not exclusive to an annual network survey.

●      Work with the team to assess the need to establish online peer-to-peer communities for real-time exchange ideas, opportunities, and challenges.

●      Establish and maintain a collection of resources, publications, and articles by thought leaders to serve as a key resource for network members and the Philanthropy Network team.

●      Assist with the implementation of program evaluations that benchmark and monitor the impact of learning programs and initiatives.

Network Knowledge Management (30-35%)

●      Manage and the day-to-day use of Salesforce CRM and the integration with the Drupal CMS as the primary lead while working with the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications to publish content.

●      Utilize Salesforce to track outreach and engagement of network members. Work with United Philanthropy Forum’s Knowledge Management (KM) team, a Philanthropy Network partner, to troubleshoot technology issues and to ensure data collected and shared through and between the Salesforce CRM and Drupal SMS is accurate and relevant.

●      Manage the tracking and processing of network dues, sponsorships, and other income receipts and related correspondence while working with the Director of Finance and Administration.

●      Manage process for approving, activating, and updating user accounts.

●      Represent Philanthropy Network in the United Philanthropy Forum’s KM collaborative as a partner in CRM/CMS platform updates and to leverage their expertise.


●      Alignment with organizational values listed above.

●      Strong community relationship building expertise and specifically the ability to establish trusted relationships with a diverse group of people.

●      Proficient working with CRM and CMS platforms with Salesforce CRM and Drupal CMS preferred.

●      Ability to manage several projects at once with excellent follow-through and ability to perform a substantial number of tasks independently.

●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

●      Exceptional attention to detail.

●      Proficient with Google Suite (now called Google Workspace) and Microsoft Office applications.

●      Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility, and adapting to shifting priorities and plans while delivering on tight deadlines.

●      Proven ability to work autonomously as well as collaborate with teams and individuals.

●      Online/digital engagement and organizing experience is a plus, but not required.

●      Minimum 5 years of experience in a fast-paced environment, preferably in the philanthropy/nonprofit sector.

●      Bachelor’s Degree.


The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes a package of benefits consisting of medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan, vacation, sick time, bereavement leave, budget for professional development, and flexible schedule. Salary: $70,000.

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting why you are a good fit for this position to Matt Smith at Include YOUR NAME + Manager position in the subject line of the email. Candidates from groups that are underrepresented in philanthropy, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with all sorts of abilities are encouraged to apply.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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