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Development Manager - Washington DC

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National Consumers League

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Development Manager

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The National Consumers League (NCL), America’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, is seeking a highly motivated staff member with a strong commitment to public interest work to serve as Director of Grants and Donor Relations. The League ( is a national nonprofit organization that for 118 years has been protecting and promoting social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL focuses on fraud prevention and education, food and drug safety, teen-consumer literacy, child labor, and fair labor standards.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Grants and Donor Relations will work with staff and members of the NCL board to provide logistical and administrative support for the raising, processing, and acknowledging of major gifts, identifying corporate foundation grants for all departments and programs, as well as streamlining the donor database for cultivation and stewardship. This position at NCL will be integral to carrying out key organizational goals of diversifying revenue sources, while maintaining the strong relationships already in existence.


Grants/Proposals (15%)

Support the Senior Director of Development with an emphasis on research, writing, and editing prospects, proposals and partnerships in tandem with emerging trends in philanthropy

Prepare, submit and maintain deadlines for applications to corporate foundations to meet agreed income target goals and reporting

Manage, analyze and streamline grant tracking charts for finance and development departments

Assist in the development of budgets and financial reports for programs and departments

Annual Giving (35%)

Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence

Implement and manage a comprehensive program to cultivate, steward, acknowledge and recognize alumni of NCL’s teen consumer literacy program

Work with senior NCL staff to develop and implement a strategy for significantly expanding corporate support to include prospecting, networking to explore connections to funders, and relationship building

Devise and use consistent, accurate, and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors

Plan and implement multiple direct mail and email appeals annually, with a high degree of customization and emotional appeal. Involves working with the Communications team to coordinate with printers, mail-fulfillment vendors, and key NCL staff.

In collaboration with the Communications team, compile and maintain up-to-date language regarding NCL programs, develop and maintain collections of current research, statistics, and citations regarding NCL’s work for use in grant submissions and other Development communications; create marketing packages to position NCL , its access to policy makers, and its events as an attractive and effective use for marketing dollars; implement a robust calendar for donor-centered communications

Donor Relations (10%)

Manage stewardship and recognition for donors through phone calls, emails, direct mail, annual reports, semi annual bulletins, special events and other activities

Develop a strategy for cultivating existing and potential sponsors and informing them on a regular basis of activities associated with NCL’s activities and achievements

Work closely with senior NCL staff members, including the Executive Director, on mailings and communications to key NCL partners, including thank you cards, birthday and holiday cards, event invitations, and NCL updates

Assemble donor folders for events and meetings

Event Management (20%)

Work with senior staff, board members, host committee and event consultants to set goals for NCL’s Annual Awards Dinner including incremental revenue, renewal, upgrade revenue and lapsed sponsors

Help support and manage logistics for a variety of NCL programmatic events, large and small

Develop and manage all income and expense budgets, invoicing and sponsorship benefit fulfillment

Work with the Communications team to prepare appropriate marketing and public relations efforts and outreach

Plan and execute small and large events to engage funders, including fireside chats, receptions, membership meetings, breakfast briefings etc

Database Management and Gift Processing (20%)

Oversee the day-to-day integrity of database and database procedures; identify and eliminate duplicate records

Enter constituent data for all individuals and organizations, including address updates, constituent demographics, and relationship links

Maintain donor database constituent codes

Enter returned mail address corrections or other such change of address notification

Maintain donor records and new gift entry

Produce custom data queries, exports, financial reports and assist with general analysis of data as it relates to fundraising, financial reconciliation and donor recognition

Assist with confidential research for update of businesses information, including contact persons for Primary Contact for businesses

Assist with conducting research on individuals, corporations, and foundations for prospect activity and maintain integrity of data

Maintain record-keeping systems, including hard copy and electronic files, calendars, and spreadsheets

Maintain and produce lists for email campaigns, event invitations, semi annual bulletins and annual reports

Skills commensurate with job duties

Extremely detail-oriented and proven ability to work well under deadline

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete work independently

Superior program and project management experience

Exceptionally strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills

Four to six years’ experience in development, fundraising, and major gifts and/or foundations

Demonstrated direct responsibility for raising significant funds for other non-profit organizations

Experience with online fundraising campaigns and grassroots advocacy efforts, social media and growing trends in philanthropy outreach

Familiarity with CRM software; familiarity with DonorPerfect Online a plus

Understanding of foundation and individual philanthropy and demonstrated record of achieving results

Ability to balance the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders

Experience with event planning and/or client services a plus.

Outgoing personality and a good sense of humor

Ability to interact positively with colleagues, board of directors and donors, especially in challenging situations

Bachelor's degree

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Development: 4 years

Fundraising: 4 years

Required education:


15 hours ago

Duties / Expectations:

The National Consumers League (NCL), America’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, is seeking a highly motivated staff member with a strong commitment---

Primary Skill

Fund Development

Critical Skills

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