The Donor Organizing Associate (DOA)
plays a critical role in the success of Third Wave’s Fundraising program. In conjunction with the Donor Organizing Officer (DOO), the DOA is responsible for supporting the building and sustaining Third Wave’s individual funder relationships through prospecting, cultivating, fundraising, and organizing. The DOA supports institutional fundraising efforts through researching and preparing for meetings as needed. The DOA is also responsible for collaborating with the Administrative Assistant in the management of the donor database. Third Wave Fund is a remote organization with a physical office in Brooklyn, NY. Candidates may be based anywhere in the US and territories. Some evenings and weekends are required.
Some travel required when it is safe to do so. No travel required in 2020.
Third Wave Fund is fiscally sponsored by the Proteus Fund who partners with foundations, advocates, and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights, and peace.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Individual Funder Relations
- Supports DOO in developing annual individual fundraising strategy and donor organizing program
- Supports DOO in prospecting, cultivating, stewarding, and organizing individual and family donors
- Supports DOO in executing fundraising events, including annual Gender Bash, and 2-4 house parties annually
- Manages and grows monthly donor program
- Manages the writing and distributing of two snail-mail annual appeals
- Coordinates online fundraising campaigns, such as Give OUT Day, Giving Tuesday, and End of Year campaigns
- Collaborates with SWGC Funding Officer and Associate on SWGC online fundraising campaigns
- Collaborates with DOO and Communications Officer in preparation of content for e-blasts, website updates, and social media posts that relate to fundraising campaigns and donor organizing
- Makes thank you calls to new donors (by phone, GoogleHangouts, or Zoom)
Administration and Operations
- Manages donor database, including running reports, entering, analysing, and editing data
- Tracks fundraising progress and creates donation reports as requested
- Monitors and reconciles all pledged gifts, matching gifts, and monthly donations
- Collaborates with Admin Assistant in entering and editing donations into donor database
Institutional Funder Relations:
- Assists DOO in prospecting for new funding partnerships
- Assists DOO in preparing for meetings with Institutional funders
- Maintains regular contact with staff and interns in other departments in order to integrate work activities.
- Maintain regular contact with supervisor and interns within the Fundraising department in order to complete work assignments and collaborate to produce work.
Organizational Communications and External Contacts
- Develops substantive knowledge and contributes to organizational communications about Third Wave’s initiatives to target communities, organizations, and supporters. Includes contributions to the newsletter.
- Maintains regular contact and relationships with individual donors
- Maintains regular contact with consultants, organizations, vendors, and other business-related outside parties.
- When necessary, represents Third Wave Fund through speaking engagements and presentations in order to increase the visibility and fundraising capacity of the programs.
- 1-3 years relevant fundraising, organizing, or other applicable experience, preferably within social justice organizations.
- Strong commitment to Third Wave’s mission, vision, and values
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Organized with strong task management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively and professionally communicate with a diverse range of people
- Strong interest in philanthropic advocacy and donor organizing and the potential of wealth and resource redistribution as a tool for change
- Familiarity with community organizing and campaign strategies
- A creative thinker who is able to translate Third Wave’s mission, vision, and values to a wide array of audiences.
- Self-motivated and a team player. Ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
- Must bring an eager and open-minded attitude, including the ability to problem solve as needed
- Must be comfortable working in a small team in a remote working environment
- Basic computer skills and strong knowledge of MS Excel and Word required; experience with donor databases preferred (Bloomerang); Experience with project management software is a plus (Asana)
EXPECTED WORK HOURS AND TRAVEL
- This is a full time 32 hour per week position (Monday through Thursday). Some evenings and weekends required
- Some travel may be required when it is safe to do so (generally around 2-3 trips per year for fundraising meetings/events; required attendance of Gender Bash in Brooklyn, NY; No travel required in 2020)
- This is a remote position. Candidates may be based anywhere in the US and territories.
- This is a salaried non-exempt position; the salary range is $52,000-$62,000
- This is a full time position with a generous benefits package including health insurance, commuter benefits and retirement plan options.