Institutional Giving Manager
Founded in 2017, March On is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization focused on harnessing the grassroots energy of mass mobilizations to create political power. March On supports and provides resources to hundreds of local affiliates and organizers nationwide, mobilizes our network for national campaigns, and partners with progressive organizations on joint initiatives. Since our inception, we have fundamentally shifted the balance of power by marching people to the polls through our monumental March On The Polls Midterm 2018 efforts, by amassing millions of people in the streets during the Women’s Marches of 2017, 2018, and 2019, and, through our Vote With Us campaign during the 2020 elections.
Built by youth activists, for youth activists, Future Coalition is a national network that fosters community and collaboration among youth leaders and youth-led organizations. Young people have the ideas and passion to make incredible change in their local communities, in the country, and in the world. Future Coalition provides these young people with the tools, resources, and support to power their ideas and amplify their impact. For the last two years Future Coalition has coordinated the US Climate Strike Coalition, the coalition of over 500 organizations that collaborate to organize the Climate Strikes in the US. We were behind the September 20, 2019 Climate Strikes that mobilized over 650,000 people in the US. For the 2020 general election and the Georgia special elections, we helped to rally the largest voter turnout in the history of our country.
March On began incubating Future Coalition in June of 2018. After supporting 50 Miles More, one of its original member organizations, March On was uniquely positioned to offer the infrastructure and guidance needed to develop Future Coalition. Over the last few years, MO and FC have found many ways to collaborate through campaigns and programming. While the two organizations are autonomous and have their own individual identities, when it comes to strategy and operations, we share much of the work around administration, communications, digital, fundraising, fiscal projects, and more. We refer to our organizational structure as a “special unicorn” because we have built ourselves to be intergenerational, collaborative, and intersectional in everything we do.
March On and Future Coalition share core beliefs around the power of collaboration and community––centering local, grassroots organizers to effect change. This relationship is at the heart of our family of organizations.
About the Position:
Now in our fourth year, March On and Future Coalition (MO/FC) have overcome some of the initial challenges of being a start-up non-profit. With a critically important electoral cycle having just come to an end, we are turning our sights to the future and focusing on making the organization sustainable for the long-term. As such, we are building out our team to ensure we position ourselves for success.
Over the years, MO/FC have fostered and nurtured strong relationships with numerous donors, and we have explored many avenues for development and fundraising. We have successfully raised numerous mid-size six-figure grants, gained support from and earned credibility with validators and important stakeholders, and have tapped into a large pool of grassroots donors. While we have achieved much, and saw rapid growth in 2019-2020 - including on the institutional giving side - we are excited to start managing this key area much more proactively.
The Institutional Giving Manager is a full-time employee position. The primary responsibilities will be to formalize, strengthen, and build out MO/FC’s institutional fundraising strategy. In close collaboration with MO/FC leadership, the Institutional Giving Manager will identify and operationalize institutional fundraising goals as they relate to March On, Future Coalition, and our universe of fiscal projects. In addition, this position will include creating compelling grant applications and reports, ensuring deadlines are met, and managing all administrative and grant tracking, with the support of the Operations & Finance team. This position will report to our Director of Operations and Executive Director.
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop and execute a comprehensive
institutional fundraising plan, based on quarterly/annual
strategies with quantifiable objectives
Work with team members to further
develop and implement internal grant tracking, application and
Create and implement a plan to ensure
that MO/FC’s online profiles in relevant databases - GuideStar,
Charity Navigator, etc. - are updated dynamically
Build and maintain relationships and
partnerships with external foundation officers
Identify, apply to, follow up on, and
Oversee grant-writing internship
Relevant, meaningful experience as a
grant writer and/or institutional fundraiser
Familiarity with the
Excellent writing and editing
Ability to create compelling pitch
decks and materials
Strong presentation skills
Solid project management skills
Must be highly organized and
Strong people skills and ability to
build relationships internally and externally
Ability to work independently and
collaboratively to meet all goals and deadlines
Willingness and ability to work with
Must maintain the confidentiality of
all aspects of our work and consistently model professional best
Strong commitment to progressive
MO/FC is a 501c4 organization, fiscally sponsored by March On Foundation, a 501c3. Incorporated in DC, and based in Colorado administratively, we work 100% remotely (this is especially true as we continue to battle the pandemic). Our leadership is composed entirely of women and non-binary folx and more than half of our team are women of color. We’re proudly feminist and we embrace creativity and openness. We work hard, and expect the ideal candidate to be as passionate and dedicated as we are about making building and sustaining grassroots power for progressive change. We’re looking for someone who is excited to be a thought partner and leader in the organization.
MO/FC offer competitive compensation, commensurate with experience and in line with industry standards. The expected salary is $70,000-$90,000/yr.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.