We are looking for a strategic and experienced development leader to evolve our fundraising strategy, and lead our global Fundraising team who are responsible for funding from individual philanthropists, foundations and corporate donors to cover our annual operating costs. You will develop and execute our multi-year fundraising strategy, manage our fundraising team, and secure financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations, personally building a portfolio of donors in the United States.
Reporting to our Managing Director (based in San Francisco), you will manage our Major Gifts Manager and Fundraising Operations Associate (both based in London), and work closely with our CEO, leadership team, and board to grow and diversify our revenue and report progress against goals. You will build upon our success sustainably growing our income (which has increased by 59% since 2018) and develop fundraising strategies to support our five year plan, leveraging new opportunities to further integrate fundraising into our events, products and services. Under your leadership, Founders Pledge will become a sustainable organization by 2025 with a diverse funding base, including renewing annual income from Founders Pledge members, and external support from individual donors, foundations and corporations. You will also play a critical role in building relationships with US philanthropists and strategic partners.
This role is ideal for an experienced development professional with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and operates well at speed - you will be part of a fundraising vertical within a start-up environment, so your flexibility and eagerness to build and iterate upon our fundraising strategy as we evolve into a scaling organization will see you thrive in this role. You will build on your experience in supporting front-line fundraisers while delivering impressive, renewable growth in support of Founders Pledge’s five-year plan.
We are open to applications from candidates working in San Francisco, New York and London.
Set and deliver against our multi-year fundraising strategy
Lead and manage our fundraising team and leadership to deliver against the fundraising strategy
Develop and deliver against a portfolio of donors and potential donors
This role is perfect for someone who has:
Location: San Francisco, New York or London
Salary: $120,000 - $135,000 / £75,000 - £90,000
Help shape the future of strategic philanthropy
And when we're back in offices...
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Founders Pledge. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can do their best work.
We are looking for a strategic and experienced development leader to evolve our fundraising strategy, and lead our global Fundraising team who are responsible for funding from individual philanthropists, foundations and…
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