The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan residents by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.
The Mackinac Center seeks a vice president for advancement to lead its fundraising team. He or she will oversee strategic plan elements related to securing all annual funding and growing the contributor base for long-term support. He or she will be especially active in personal solicitations of supporters and future supporters. He or she will work closely with the president and a fundraising team currently comprised of five other positions. Significant travel is required — usually day trips by car, often accompanying the president or another colleague.
The fundraising team currently manages an active direct-mail prospecting program, a house-file program, various giving societies, a foundation grant program, a sophisticated database and special events for supporters and future supporters. The advancement department stays closely abreast of Mackinac Center policy research, litigation and educational outreach.