The Commonwealth Foundation is among the most effective and influential state-based think tanks in the country. With a top-notch team of policy analysts and communication experts, CF transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish. [Read more…]
The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is a California based think-tank dedicated to championing freedom, opportunity, limited government, and personal responsibility. PRI’s mission is to provide practical, market-based solutions on issues affecting the citizens of California and all Americans. The Institute’s research focuses on education reform, health care, tax and fiscal policy, and the environment. We are “policy entrepreneurs putting ideas into action.”
PRI is hiring a full-time Director of Major Gifts who would be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts. The successful candidate would manage a comprehensive portfolio of individual donors and major donor prospects primarily located in, but not limited to, Southern California. The Director would be expected to conduct regular personal meetings with donors and donor prospects and make solicitations, focusing on gifts in the five and six-figure range.
The Director can be based in PRI’s Pasadena office or a virtual office in Southern California. Ideally the Director will be on the road for meetings and events 50% of the time. The candidate’s location in Southern California would impact what percentage of the travel would require over-night or multi-day travel. The Director will work closely with the President and CEO, Vice President of Development, development and events staff, other outside contractors, and other PRI personnel to ensure that PRI grows its donor base and meets its annual fundraising goals.
Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—seeks an energetic and innovative development researcher to organize and manage a prospective donor pipeline to grow PLF’s donor base and financial resources.
About the Role
The Prospect Research Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a process to identify prospective supporters, in order to generate increased support for PLF. The Prospect Research Manager reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship.
The primary job duties are as follows:
- Identify prospective individuals and foundations who have the affinity and capacity to support Pacific Legal Foundation using research tools.
- Manage the research pipeline to facilitate acquisitions, renewals, and upgrades among current and prospective donors
- Based on research, determine the appropriate stewardship track for new donors
- Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship and Director of Donor Relations to develop appropriate donor strategies and prioritization based on research
- Manage the dissemination of research to appropriate development officers, including creating a process for assigning, reviewing, and disqualifying potential prospects
- Prepare individual research and background profiles for development officers and leadership as requested
- Oversee the strategic use of analytics data to implement effective segmentation of qualified prospects for the Annual Giving and Major Giving teams
- Continually review and improve research processes based on results and feedback from Development colleagues
- Maintain accurate and timely data information in Raiser’s Edge
About Philanthropy Roundtable
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, to protect philanthropic freedom, to assist donors in achieving their philanthropic intent, and to help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility in America and abroad.
Job Summary: The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Grant Writer serves as a grant writer and liaison to a portfolio of current and prospective donors for grant solicitation, acknowledgement, and reporting. This staff member works proactively with the Director of Foundation Relations and other development team staff to meet fundraising goals, grow the number of donors supporting the organization, and increase the amount of financial support the Roundtable receives through grants. This role could be for an entry level person demonstrating exceptional writing and other skills. It could also be for a mid-level person with experience in grant writing ready to take on more responsibility. Mid-level experience candidates may be allowed to work remotely. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill.