The Independence Institute, an unconventional, award-winning, free market think tank, is searching for the right person to serve as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Investor Experience. This is a senior level position charged with growing and leading our development team as well as working with the staff to ensure financial success for the future.
Since 1953 the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has been inspiring deep-thinking conservative college students, faculty, and alumni to understand and advance the foundations that make America free and prosperous. These key principles include limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, free markets, and traditional values.
About the Opening
ISI is seeking a full-time Associate Development Officer (ADO) responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts. The successful candidate would manage a growth portfolio of individual donors, major donor prospects, and foundations located nationally with some concentration in California and the Midwest. The primary purpose of the ADO is to secure funds for ISI by qualifying donors, fulfilling their philanthropic interests and passions, by providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give, and assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to ISI and are upgraded in their support and involvement. The ADO would be expected to conduct regular personal meetings with donors and donor prospects and make solicitations, employing an effective moves management strategy, and having exhibited in the past success securing gifts in the five and six-figure range. Ideally, the ADO would work out of ISI’s National Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, but remote locations will be considered on an individual basis. The ADO reports to the Vice President, Philanthropy.
This is a tremendous opportunity for an up-and-coming fundraiser to expand into donor relations/caseload management with one of the nation’s most renowned and influential conservative organizations. In this role you will be entrusted with a considerable amount of responsibility, while provided with the mentorship, flexibility, and back-office support to help ensure your best results.
Prager University Foundation (PUF) is looking for a Director-level individual to specialize in Major Gifts, who is as passionate about our vision of creating a more rational America as we are. Although this role will preferably be based in our LA headquarters, a virtual office may be considered for the right candidate. Travel will be required throughout the year for donor visits and events. You will be one of our lead fundraisers in regards to Major Donor Gifts, focusing on $25k-to-1M+ donations, working closely with our CEO, Executive Director, and Director of Development in continuing our rapid year-over-year growth.
Key Job Responsibilities:
- Identify, cultivate, and manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects. While a portion of the Director of Major Gifts portfolio will be existing donors to PUF, this role will primarily be focused on identifying new donors, ascertaining their capacity to support PUF, meeting with them, cultivating and stewarding the relationship, and soliciting support.
- Make 2-5 strategic/substantive visits per month; this includes donor, prospect, or advisor visits
- Identify and/ or close 24+ gifts per year valued between $1M-3M+ total
- Tracks and manages a pipeline of major donor meetings for which CEO, Dennis Prager, and others may need to attend
- Reviews donor correspondence, including reports, proposals, acknowledgment letters, etc.
- Leads proposal writing and year-end report writing for major gift acquisitions and renewals
- Promote, organize & participate in two or more donor or advisor seminars per year
- Collaborate with Officers and development staff to provide donors with exceptional service and collaborate with site visits/ donor visits
- Develop and provide to management quarterly forecasts for production of gift activity
- Be familiar with and remain current on various gift planning tools and agreements
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of five years of experience in charitable gift planning/ fundraising
- Rolodex of potential donors to make an immediate impact
- Demonstrated ability to close principal gift plans at the six and seven figure level
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in relation to information and documentation
- Passion for PragerU’s mission to further what we call “Americanism” and familiarity with the concepts espoused in our digital content
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Commitment to excellence in all endeavors
- Superlative written and verbal communication skills
- Must be a self-starter who can prioritize tasks with limited supervision
- Experience working effectively with a variety of personalities
- Strong digital literacy, particularly in Mac iOS or Windows, Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe suites
- Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge experience helpful
The Director of Major Gifts salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with experience, and heavily driven by delivering results.
To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the organization, and 2) your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.
The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) desires to add an experienced fundraising professional to its in-house development team. The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-starter with a minimum of 5 years of experience. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The Director of Development will be based in the Washington, DC office and report to the Chief Development Officer. This role offers a tremendous opportunity for growth.
The primary responsibilities of this position are:
- Implementation of successful major gift campaigns: Increase total revenue and donor numbers through prospecting, and by retaining and upgrading existing supporters. This will require high-level relationship building with philanthropic individuals.
- Assist in maintaining donor records: Includes tracking of communications and donations into a donor software database.
- Support of grant writing program: May include editing and drafting grant proposals and reports.
- Develop donor communications: Take an active role in donor communications including newsletters, event invitations and acknowledgment letters.
The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in priority areas.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is a law and policy organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established in 2011, WILL has become one of the preeminent state-based litigation centers and think tanks in the country, growing to nine lawyers. Through strategic litigation and timely policy reports, WILL seeks to advance the public interest in free markets, limited government, individual liberty and a robust civil society, including educational freedom and reform.
On its litigation side, WILL has become a frequent litigant in the state and federal courts (it is one of the most frequent litigants in the state Supreme Court), seeking to develop the law in ways that will serve its mission. It now seeks an additional associate counsel to join its fight for freedom.
Salary is competitive with an exceptionally attractive benefits package, including health, life, dental, HSA and 401(k) plan.
- Work with senior lawyers to identify and prosecute strategic litigation
- Legal research, brief writing, and oral advocacy
- Analyze legislation, regulation, and policies
- Write advocacy materials, including legal backgrounders and opinion pieces