The Major Gifts Special Events – Lead Coordinator works under the direction of the Vice President of Development and Partnerships to conduct major gift special event program activities, and general development department activities. The ideal candidate is a goal oriented, collaborative professional with a good sense of humor who seeks to advance our shared priorities and goals.
Develop, manage, cultivate and solicit a defined major donor portfolio associated with a suite of special events. Activities pertaining to the portfolio include:
Work with the VP of Development to create and manage a revenue plan for each event in their portfolio
Work with the VP of Development to create and manage a budget associated with each event
Development and stewardship of volunteer leadership committees
Plan and implement pre and post event functions or activities
Create and implement a prospect plan for each event to ensure financial growth
Work closely with the Major Gifts & Events Associate to develop marketing materials, collateral and manage event logistics
Contribute to the fundraising programs strategic planning process and annual plan preparation
Partner with the VP of Development and Partnerships to develop and implement key fundraising strategies for events and oversee regional annual signature events, receptions and house parties
Coordinate with the VP of Development, Director of Major Gifts and others on the Major Gifts team to ensure maximum fundraising potential of all donors and prospective donors
Create targeted donor proposals in coordination with other members of the Development Department and other departments when necessary
Partner with the VP of Development and Partnerships and Director of Major Gifts to implement donor recognition and cultivation programs, including work with the Leadership Councils and Board
Develop and manage prospect research plan to engage new event donors in region
Participate in weekly check-ins and regular strategy meetings
Other duties as assigned
College degree required;
Six+ years of relevant major gifts and event experience;
Three+ years of relevant management experience;
Experience in planning and executing fundraising events;
Experience soliciting and closing five figure gifts;
Experience working with volunteer leadership;
Fundraising database experience required;
Deep attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills required;
Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast paced environment;
Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required.
Clear understanding of, and commitment to, NARAL's mission and goals.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
NARAL Pro-Choice America ATTN HR: Major Gifts Special Events – Lead Coordinator 1156 15th Street, N.W. suite 700 Washington, DC 20005
The pro-choice movement in our country is at a critical juncture. Attacks on reproductive freedom are increasing in frequency and intensity. Abortion bans, "crisis pregnancy centers" that push anti-choice propaganda on pregnant women, and clinic closures are becoming commonplace. In crisis lies opportunity: at the same time, the pro-choice movement is winning victories on reproductive freedom from no-cost contraception to the defeat of right-wing anti-choice candidates.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is the nation's leading advocate for reproductive freedom and protecting a woman's right to choose her own reproductive destiny. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to mobilizing and building the base of pro-choice advocates, identifying and supporting pro-choice candidates, and advancing sound reproductive policies that support women and families at all stages of their reproductive life. These policies include preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is seeking a Development Intern in the San Francisco office. The Development Intern will gain in-depth knowledge of reproductive rights, have the opportunity to work closely with the progressive donor community, and join a team of experienced political and development professionals.
- Strengthen donor database through consistently updating, maintaining, and ensuring accuracy of records
- Conducts research on donors and prospects, utilizing WealthEngine and other online resources
- Provide excellent support to members via email and phone as needed
- Handle different aspects of event coordination and logistics which can include (but not limited to): researching and contacting vendors/caterers, tracking attendees and gifts, on-site support, and post-event follow-up
- Manage data integrity projects as needed
- Support the development team with other administrative needs
- Currently enrolled in or recently completed an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program
- A good eye for detail and understands the importance of precision
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Adept in using a variety of online tools to compile background and capacity information for potential donors. Past experience in NGP or other databases preferred
- Past experience in non-profits, particularly in the area of fundraising with a demonstrated commitment to being a part of the political process and protecting a woman’s right to choose
- Excellent written and oral communication skill
A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is required along with at least a three month commitment, beginning as soon as possible. This position offers a stipend and is located in San Francisco.