National Review Institute (NRI) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed, and complement the mission of National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent. NRI fulfills its mission by executing the Institute’s core educational and outreach programs, including the NRI Fellows program and associated centers, the William F. Buckley Jr. Fellowships in Political Journalism, Regional Partnership events, the NRI On Campus program, the Burke to Buckley program, NRI’s biennial Ideas Summit, Regional Seminars, the Buckley Legacy Project, and support for National Review’s Books, Arts & Manners section.
National Review Institute seeks a full-time Regional Development Officer who will be responsible for meeting targeted fundraising goals, actively identifying and helping pursue all giving opportunities with individual donors and major donor prospects in the defined targeted region. The ideal candidate for this position has a minimum of five years fundraising experience and is organized, self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and fervently supportive of the conservative principles that William F. Buckley Jr. championed. Knowledge of and a commitment to the broader conservative movement, an understanding of Bill Buckley’s legacy, and familiarity with NR magazine and NR.com—its writers, content, and historical significance—is also important. Also, experience and familiarity with the Salesforce CRM program is a plus. As a representative of NRI, the Regional Development Officer will lead donor meetings and attend and assist with NRI donor and program events, as well as attend select conferences, community events, and other organizational meetings to establish and cultivate donor relationships.
The Regional Development Officer will report to Lindsay Craig, President of National Review Institute, and work closely with NRI’s development team, including Doug Schneider, Managing Partner with American Philanthropic (NRI’s development consultant). The Regional Development Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 100+ individual donors and is expected to travel at least two weeks out of each month as necessary within the targeted region to manage donor relationships. This position will be based in a virtual office in the Southwest or California.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage an active caseload of donors and major donor prospects and solicit major gifts;
- Create individual goals and communication plans for each donor and major donor prospect;
- Execute individual plans so that existing donors are retained and upgraded, and new major donors are acquired, to reach the Institute’s annual fundraising goals;
- Conduct one-on-one cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and major donor prospects;
- Review, edit, and/or write meeting request and solicitation letters/proposals, as needed;
- Facilitate with the execution of NRI’s donor club, the 1955 Society, and Legacy Society;
- Create regular call reports and ensure that all donor records and profiles are updated in NRI’s database (Salesforce);
- Ensure that all gift tracking is up-to-date and regularly analyze giving results and report back on those results;
- Collaborate with the development team and contribute to a robust culture of development within the organization by participating in weekly development meetings and monthly prospect strategy sessions with NRI development staff and consultants;
- Plan and attend donor events, including events in collaboration with NRI’s Regional Partnership events, NRI On Campus program, Burke to Buckley program, and Regional Seminars;
- Manage attendee follow-up after donor events; and
- Assist, where necessary, with other various development-related tasks.
NRI pays a competitive salary commensurate with experience and provides excellent benefits.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing:
- your sincere interest in the Institute’s mission/this position,
- you preferred location for a virtual office, and
- your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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