Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and
social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive
entrepreneurship. We foster local entrepreneurship by supporting
aspiring small-business owners who have ideas but lack capital and
connections. As a network of business leaders, community champions
and visionaries from diverse backgrounds, we are united in the
belief that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their
dream of starting a business and that small businesses are critical
to local community health and revitalization.
Since our founding a decade ago, EforAll entrepreneurs have
started over 500 businesses in 10 cities. In 2019, our
entrepreneurs’ businesses generated over $25M in revenue. Our
entrepreneurs are 74% women, 58% people of color, 45% immigrants,
and 39% previously unemployed.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
At a time of national expansion and opportunity, we are seeking
an Advancement Officer to lead efforts to secure the financial
support needed to bring EforAll to more cities nationwide. Working
hand-in-hand with the CEO and Board, this position will create
meaningful ways for supporters across the country to champion
EforAll’s growth and long-term sustainability. Specifically, the
Advancement Officer will:
- Design and implement major giving strategies to 1) increase
annual $4M revenue goal year-over-year, 2) generate new
relationships with major donors with the capacity to give 5-, 6-,
and 7-figure gifts, 3) grow engagement of current supporters,
including renewing and/or increasing multi-year gifts.
- Lead cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new donors,
building and growing a personal portfolio of donors. Engage in
every stage of donor relations, including making asks and closing
- Provide leadership and direction to the CEO and Board of
Directors to ensure efficiency of their time spent on fundraising.
Position them to cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with
major individual donors.
- Lead efforts to identify and pursue a robust pipeline of
prospective donors. Leverage the Board’s deep networks and conduct
primary research to unearth prospects e.g. successful
entrepreneurs, business executives, etc.
- Partner with EforAll regional leadership to identify donors
with potential to support EforAll on a national level. Strategize
with local Executive Directors on best ways to maximize donor
engagement and giving.
- In partnership with the program team, pursue meaningful ways
for donors to experience the EforAll program, such as attending
pitch contests, judging final Accelerator presentations, and
- Working with the marketing team, create a structure for
strategic donor communications, including stewardship touchpoints,
briefing materials for donor meetings, funder presentations,
written appeals, and other materials as needed. Leverage data,
impact stories, and knowledge of EforAll’s work in donor
- Guide the work of the Advancement Operations Manager to ensure
that all donor information, touchpoints, and projections are
tracked effectively in the Raiser’s Edge database.
- Serve as a knowledgeable ambassador for EforAll and operate
with a commitment to uplifting the success of our entrepreneurs in
the forefront of our fundraising efforts.
WHO YOU ARE
- A passionate advocate who is committed to EforAll’s
mission and values. You believe in the power of
accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide
through inclusive entrepreneurship. You thrive in an organization
that embraces change, seeks inclusivity and diversity, fosters a
collaborative and supportive culture, and celebrates each
- An energetic advancement professional who seeks out and
seizes opportunities. You have at least 8 years of work
experience in major gift fundraising, with a track record of
qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding 5- and 6-figure
major donors. You bring experience in and excitement for building a
donor base, as well as personally closing major gifts.
- A thoughtful relationship builder who develops rapport
easily and fosters long-term connections. You have a warm,
energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building
lasting relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. You
“manage up” to senior leadership and effectively work across teams
- An engaging and clear communicator who draws people
in. You are skilled in communicating in ways that inspire
others to action. You demonstrate an understanding of the context
surrounding an issue area and create logical arguments that clearly
articulate the “why” behind an organization’s mission and
- A flexible, self-directed, and willing team
member. You are at home in a lean nonprofit environment
with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of rapid
change. You play well with others, pitch in wherever is needed, and
are comfortable with shared responsibility.
- An entrepreneurial spirit who is excited by growth and
big goals. You are action-oriented and willing to run with
new ideas. You tackle problems as they arise and take advantage of
available resources to address challenges and opportunities.