Posted on October 18, 2012
Brave New Foundation
Brave New Foundation - Development Associate
Brave New Foundation creates media to activate people to make a difference. We are currently working on Latino issues, Criminal Justice issue and Military issues. The Development Associate assists in the implementation of Brave New Foundation’s fundraising strategies, providing essential support to the team. The Development Associate works closely with the Development Director and Executive Director to organize, draft and track communications with donors and prospects, and maintain donor records. Responsibilities include scheduling meetings with prospects and Foundations, creating and organizing lists for review, and preparing personalized and individual donor correspondence including email blasts.
Provide administrative support; draft correspondence, prepare materials for meetings, and other duties as required.
Coordinate Board Meetings.
Create queries and exports in preparation for staff trips and donor outreach. Vet, organize and prioritize list to identify top prospects for relevant outreach. Contact donors and Foundations to schedule visits, meetings, or calls as requested. Work with Development Director to track, record, and follow up on prospect responses for visits and high-level events, including updating contact rules, attributes, and actions.
Assist with follow up from prospect/donor meetings and events including drafting thank-you notes, researching and drafting responses to requests for information, reports and positions, preparing materials for mailings, and ensuring that records have been updated as appropriate.
Coordinate individualized contact when BNF campaigns are completed. Assist in creating those reports.
Draft and produce other miscellaneous correspondence to prospects and donors, including emails. Set the emails up in html to blast to the email list.
Make thank-you calls and send emails to donors on a weekly basis.
Participate in relevant team meetings. As needed, support production of personalized in-house mailings to leadership donors and prospects, including cultivation mailings, Annual Report mailing and end-of-year solicitations.
Qualifications and experience
Excellent writing, personal and organizational skills. Ability to manage competing priorities from multiple team members in a deadline-driven environment. Familiarity with development operations. Knowledge of html. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Must be attentive to detail. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team is important. Passion for BNF mission a must.
At least two years development experience. Requires strong written and oral communication skills, superior attention to detail.
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.