Fundraising / Development Consultant – SocialRaise – Tacoma, WA

Description of Responsibilities:

Seeking a fundraising/development consultant in Tacoma area to participate in a small capital campaign project for an arts education organization. Project timeframe approximately 4-6 months and would start almost immediately.

Project strategy and messaging to be established by project leadership in Chicago. Your responsibilities would include participating in project team to identify appropriate direct solicitation candidates (major gift donors and sponsors) and creating approach tactics/plan; coaching and teaching organization’s Board members and volunteers on the process and how to directly solicit gifts; participating in a portion of those solicitation calls to assist and support the solicitor as they make the ask; and, documenting all processes, coaching techniques and meetings.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree, with a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant work experience required. Must have experience with donor cultivation and solicitation, including experience coaching colleagues, staff or clients on how to directly solicit gifts and be licensed to fundraise in state of Washington. Experience working with arts or arts education organizations is preferred. A successful candidate is one who is patient, self-motivated, reliable and responsible. Additionally, s/he should have excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to convey ideas clearly and interact effectively to a diverse constituency and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all time. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team which is lead remotely, working within the established campaign strategy/messaging. Basic computer skills (email, Microsoft Office, etc.) required. Must be available to work or meet on evenings and weekends since nonprofit staffed primarily by volunteers who work full-time. Frequent local travel to client coaching sessions and/or solicitation meetings nearby are required. References required.

How to apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and project compensation requirements to SocialRaise via email: