Wednesday, January 26, 2011

California Against Slavery: Development / Capital Campaign Manager

From Idealist

California Against Slavery (CAS) has an immediate opening for a Development/Capital Campaign Manager with proven record of successful large scale fundraising. The Manager plays a crucial role in raising $1M by November 2011 to fund the CAS ballot initiative.

ABOUT: California Against Slavery (CAS) is a 501(c)4 non-profit, non-partisan human rights organization. Founded in 2009, our goal is to put an initiative on the 2012 California ballot to strengthen current human trafficking laws and increase victims’ rights. CAS needs $1M by November 2011 to hire professional signature gatherers and management volunteers during our signature campaign in the Fall of 2011. For more information, please visit

Working closely with the Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and members of the team, the Campaign Manager will be responsible for all aspect of fundraising including new donor acquisition, major gifts, partnerships with corporations and other non-profits, online fundraising campaigns and special events like walkathons.
The ideal candidate has a strong record of success in large fundraising efforts, works well with volunteers, feels a personal calling to abolish human trafficking, and loves a good challenge. This position is part-time, unbenefited position ending December 2011.


▪ Working with Leaders and a topnotch fundraising consultant, develop a $1 million campaign strategy

▪ Implement and manage the $1 million campaign strategy

▪ Identify and contact philanthropists in California and the nation who may be interested in funding the initiative

▪ Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects

▪ Manage the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production;

▪ Design and develop campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for the media; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach;
▪ Organize and manage cultivation and recognition events;
▪ Recruit and manage campaign volunteers; schedule and support campaign leadership meetings;
▪ Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping, evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic reports on fundraising and present to the Board and senior staff; recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals;
▪ Ensure donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition, as appropriate;
▪ Participate in solicitations;
▪ Other duties, as assigned.

▪ 7 10 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success, with specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving and/or major gifts;
Proven success at securing major gift support;
▪ Knowledge of California and national philanthropic communities that support human rights, children’s and women’s issues, and victims rights;

▪ Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up and stewardship;

▪ Strong ethics, laser sharp focus, independent, committed;

▪ Demonstrated experience in producing campaign materials;

▪ Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, and donors/prospects;

▪ Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable with a sense of humor, able to multi-task and work independently;
▪ Computer fluency in MS Office, Powerpoint, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising

TO APPLY: Send resume and list of some of the fundraising campaign you were involved in (include size of the campaign and your role) to Your prompt response is appreciated.

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