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Philanthropy Specialist

Center for Public Integrity
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Other Fields, Public Broadcasting
Salary Band
$70,000 - $89,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization focused on investigating inequality, seeks a Philanthropy Specialist for a full-time, permanent position.

This specialist will seek out and research new fundraising prospects for the organization, both institutional and individual. In addition, they will ensure our senior leaders can effectively engage with our donors and prospects, oversee our external grant writing service, and manage our Salesforce instance.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job. Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., but we are working remotely under pandemic conditions, and open to remote work applicants.

Philanthropy Support

  • Manage the donor engagement calendar, including foundations and high net worth prospects, and organize the CEO and other senior leaders’ work.
  • Provide individual and institutional major gift prospect research and screenings, including everything from network analysis to strategic recommendations for proposals.
  • Manage external service that drafts proposals, reports, and supplementary material, and manages our grant application, reporting, and renewal calendar. Manage fundraising pages and presentations for website and print materials.
  • Support setting up individual prospect meetings, as needed.
  • Enter donations into our CRM, Send thank you letters to donors.
  • Assist with other fundraising/revenue/operational activities as needed and assigned

Process Management

  • Serve as an expert of the CRM system-Salesforce (SF) within the revenue office, assist the team in its use, and ensure that all appropriate staff utilize SF fully.
  • Ensure the quality of data entered into SF. Oversee and manage SF information and records for the philanthropy office, including prospect and donor biographical information; pledge and gift data entry; oversight of gift processing and recordkeeping; and gift acknowledgment.
  • Support efforts for prospect/donor portfolio management, periodic prospect review meetings, and ensure accurate moves management.
  • Manage the workflow around fundraising events.
  • Quarterly and Annual report assistance
  • Oversee and execute gifts processing and stewardship systems. 

Analytics and Data

  • Develop and prepare fundraising reports.
  • Coordinate with the finance department for proposal pricing and grant financial reports. 

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Enthusiastic commitment to the impact CPI aims to have on the world -- to drive change to a more just world using investigative reporting that reveals the causes and effects of inequality.
  • Commitment to racial equity and ability to work with diverse teams. Ability to collaborate with others and communicate respectfully and inclusively in a diverse environment, whether working with colleagues and partners above, below or sideways.
  • Desire to wear several hats as the philanthropic and revenue program evolves, from generating important prospect research to setting up operational and administrative systems
  • Strong business + data analysis skills
  • Highly organized and able to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including ability to prioritize work projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and monitoring a donor pipeline
  • Competency with Salesforce CRM database operations or demonstrated ability to adapt from an equivalent CRM platform
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to analyze data and understand its relationship to the overall fundraising objectives
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups, virtually and in person, inside and outside of the organization
  • Familiar with basic accounting principles and non-profit finance are an added plus 

This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit.

The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.

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