TPPF 2010The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking an experienced, aggressive, and innovative litigator with extensive experience in the federal judiciary as the Director for the Center for the American Future. The qualified applicant will possess a strong love of liberty as the foundational purpose of government, an enthusiasm for Texas as the keystone of the American Dream, and an eagerness to challenge precedent and convention within the legal sphere in the defense of both.

The Center for the American Future is the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s new litigation-based endeavor for the curtailment of federal overreach through the courts. Initially focusing upon the excesses of the EPA and related entities, the Center will in time grow to encompass a comprehensive defense of the prerogatives of the states under the Tenth Amendment.

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SCPC_FinalThe South Carolina Policy Council (SCPC) was established in 1986 as a non-profit public policy research organization based in Columbia, S.C. This is an exciting, fast-paced role in an organization that is the state’s leading voice promoting economic and personal freedom based on America’s founding principles.

The ideal candidate for the Development Director role will have the following attributes:

  • 7+ years of proven experience in a lead development position effectively cultivating and soliciting major gifts
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing detailed fundraising plans
  • Has successfully raised $1.5 million to $2.0 million at least
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Experience managing department staff including hiring, evaluation, and accountability
  • Aptitude to understand and communicate SCPC’s position on a broad range of public policy issues
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills for interacting with individual donors, foundations and corporate donors
  • Positive can-do attitude where goals are your motivation
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with a professional demeanor
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high profile, creative environment
  • Strong commitment and enthusiasm for free-market principles, including limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty, and an ability to exude enthusiasm about SCPC’s mission
  • Able to shift priorities to capitalize on a better product to share with donors

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Independent-InstituteThe Independent Institute is seeking an experienced, successful Development professional with an understanding of and commitment to the principles of individual liberty and free societies to lead our fundraising program.

For 29 years, Independent Institute has successfully pursued our mission in boldly advancing peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. We are a highly entrepreneurial culture and environment, producing results and impact far outsize our budget, and have one of the strongest social media presences of any policy group. We see nothing but opportunity ahead in furthering our programs and extending the reach and impact of liberty across all age groups and around the world. Towards that end we are currently engaged in a branding and website upgrade initiative, and we are poised and excited to supercharge our efforts.

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Atlas NetworkAtlas Network works to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by providing support and training to a network of 450+ independent, pro-liberty organizations in more than 90 countries throughout the world.

Atlas Network seeks a Director of Development to grow the amount of financial resources devoted to advancing the Atlas Network mission, and to diversify the donor base to provide the organization with continued and growing long-term stability.

He or she will supervise a team of direct reports, and coordinate the efforts of members of Atlas Network’s senior management who play key roles in raising support for the organization.

Ideal candidates for the position will excel in analyzing results, prioritizing opportunities, and effectively managing team members to achieve goals.  For example, we value experience in running a direct mail program, getting meetings with foundation representatives, and developing strategies to upgrade mid-level donors over comfort in making donor visits.

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TFM_logoThink Freely Media, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, is hiring a full-time Director of Development.  We are based in Chicago but the position can be be virtual, with travel constituting about 30% of your time.  The ideal candidate will have four or more years experience working in nonprofit development, finance or sales.  He or she will have contacts and experience raising funds from foundations and high-net-worth individuals.  Of (nearly) equal importance is a passion for effectively and persuasively communicating the benefits of liberty.

We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial and creative, but capable of rolling up their sleeves and grinding that millstone every day if necessary.  While we will provide guidance and aid, we want someone who can self-motivate, build his or her own action plan and work independently, completing tasks on time without constant supervision or hand-holding.  Ambition is welcome, too — a great director of development who really proves him- or herself will have unlimited growth potential.

About Think Freely Media

Founded in 2009, Think Freely Media (TFM) works to assist other nonprofits in executing policy focused, storytelling marketing campaigns and to promote liberty by increasing the ability of pro-liberty decision makers and thought leaders to communicate the benefits of liberty in a more persuasive manner.

TFM is a small, but quickly growing organization, with a hardworking and dedicated staff.  We sponsor Great Communicator Boot Camps to help decision makers and thoughts leaders better communicate why liberty and free markets are the best path to prosperity.  We host Great Communicator Tournaments to highlight people who are already making persuasive moral arguments in favor of free markets.  We award grants to other nonprofits to assist in the execution of holistic marketing campaigns.

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CRCThe Capital Research Center, a well-established DC think tank with an $1.8 million budget, seeks an experienced Director of Development to manage all aspects of the Center’s fundraising efforts.

The Director of Development will report directly to the CRC President and be responsible for achieving the organization’s development goals. The Director will focus on the organization’s diverse fundraising program, including foundations, individual major donors, and direct mail. The Director will also help to develop and implement a planned giving program for CRC. The new Director of Development will have an excellent platform on which to build success, because CRC’s existing direct mail program not only has above-average results in its response rates and average donations, it also regularly brings in new donors with high potential for future giving.

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logo_2_upFounded in 2002, the Illinois Policy Institute has rapidly expanded to become the leading voice working to advance personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois. We have a proven track record of using a marketing-centric approach to advance policy solutions that unleash Illinois’ talent and entrepreneurial ability.

The Major Gifts Officer will play an essential role in further expanding our reach by identifying and cultivating new and current major-gift supporters. This person will independently manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors and be responsible for providing them with a top-notch giving experience.


  • Manage a portfolio of 100 current and prospective major supporters and cultivate them using a “Moves Management” framework
  • Routinely solicit gifts of $10,000 or more in face-to-face meetings
  • Maintain a focus on improving customer service
  • Work with campaign managers and marketing team to develop donor pitches
  • Deliver regular fundraising reports to senior leadership
  • Participate in the development of an annual fundraising plan
  • Represent Illinois Policy at community events
  • Travel throughout the region and the country to participate in donor meetings
  • Participate in the planning and success of member events

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CardinalThe Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, Inc. (Cardinal Institute) is a new 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to researching, developing and communicating effective conservative economic public policies in West Virginia. The Cardinal Institute is positioned to be a leading voice of free market and conservative policy research in Charleston and throughout West Virginia.  Through an effective research and communications program, the Cardinal Institute will provide the necessary data and analysis to lay the groundwork for a new chapter of economic prosperity and good governance in our state’s history.

The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization in accordance with its vision and mission. The Executive Director works under the general oversight of the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director provides oversight and overall management, planning, vision and leadership for all aspects of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy (Cardinal Institute) including programs and serves, finance, resource development, human resources, member services, communications, and board development. The Executive Director assumes a leadership role in partnering with collaborating businesses, foundations, government officials, other nonprofits, and supporters. The Executive Director works with the Board and Board Committees to establish vision, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs the institute will deliver.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

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platte copyThe mission of the Platte Institute is to educate policymakers, media, and the public on the virtues of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise, and to explain how these principles can be applied to increase economic opportunity for all Nebraskans. The Platte Institute accomplishes its mission by developing and sharing in-depth and timely research on a wide range of public policy issues. The Institute is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Nebraska citizens by advancing sensible, well-researched solutions to pressing problems facing our state.  The Platte Institute is one of the fastest growing state think tanks in the nation.

The Platte Institute’s core mission is to promote free market research for the state of Nebraska so this position is critical to the organization’s success.  The Director of Research is the face of the organization’s research agenda and the voice with policymakers across the state.  The director works very closely and collaboratively with the CEO.

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will-logo-finalThe Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is a nonprofit legal and policy organization devoted to advancing the public interest in constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, free markets and a robust civil society. It has been particularly active in educational reform.

WILL is now seeking a full-time Communications Director position to work in our offices in Milwaukee.  We offer very competitive salary and benefits.

The Communications Director will assist WILL in the following ways:

  • Build relationships with the media, including strengthening existing WILL relationships and developing new contacts
  • Place opinion pieces and articles with top-level media outlets and secure interviews with staff on leading television and radio shows
  • Field phone calls from the media; pitch and book interviews
  • Maintain media contact lists and databases
  • Draft, copy, and edit WILL products, including press releases, newsletters, and policy papers
  • Write/blog for WILL when appropriate
  • Assist with daily written and oral communication to media and general public
  • Ensure that WILL’s  media presence is properly tracked, catalogued, and measured
  • Manage WILL’s social media presence
  • Engage in identification, cultivation, face-to-face solicitation and stewardship of current contributors and prospects, and assist in setting long-term fundraising strategies and goals
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials and fundraising solicitation
  • Assist in grant writing and follow-up
  • Manage and maintain direct mailing and donor databases

The ideal candidate will have a:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of work experience in communications, external relations, or public relations
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid relationship building skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Wisconsin, occasionally nationally
  • Strong belief in WILL’s mission, including school choice and education reform
  • Knowledge of free market donors and grassroots organizations – both in Wisconsin and nationally
  • Wisconsin ties a plus, but not essential
  • Knowledge of social media
  • A great sense of humor and creative personality
  • Ability to be proactive and lead WILL’s communications efforts

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in this role/our mission and your salary requirements
  • List of three references
  • One writing sample

Anticipated start date is in late January.

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.