National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks a passionate and dedicated
Major Gifts Officer to work on impactful fundraising and resource
mobilization with our Leadership Council donors. We are
prioritizing candidates with a proven track record of successfully
securing major donor gifts and fundraising but are open to less
seasoned fundraisers as well.
The Task Force development department is growing. We currently
have six positions in the areas of institutional/corporate giving
and sponsorships, major donor fundraising, and several high impact
fundraising events. Our ideal candidate is hands-on and sweats the
details, is a team player and works well with others, takes a
principled approach to raising money for LGBTQ+ justice, and has a
can do attitude in problem solving and helping out team members
across the organization.
The National LGBTQ Task Force builds the power of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender community from the ground up. We are
the country's premier social justice organization fighting to
improve the lives of LGBTQ people, and working to create positive,
lasting change and opportunity for all.
The Task Force is an organization that values both self-care and
community care and embodies those values through our benefits
package and a competitive salary. We are proud to be a Care First
organization that offers excellent benefits, including health,
dental, and vision insurance, FSA, annual and sick leave, and
403(b) plan. This position will be part of our collective
Job Title: Major Gifts Associate
Location: Strong preference for candidates in NYC, highly
qualified candidates in DC and LA also considered.
Travel: Up to 40%
The Task Force development department is growing. Our ideal
candidate is hands-on and sweats the details, is a team player,
takes a principled approach to moving money for LGBTQ+ justice, and
possesses the ability to be receptive to constructive feedback. Our
ideal Major Gifts Associate is open to possibilities of learning
and sharing new and improved ways to fundraise and engage major
The Major Gift Associate will assist the Senior Manager of Major
Gifts with aggressively increase major giving (gifts of $1,500+)
throughout the country. We focus our major gift fundraising in the
following cities/regions: New York City; Washington, DC; South
Florida; Denver; San Francisco; Los Angeles, and Seattle. The Major
Gifts Associate will report to the Senior Manager of Major
Major Gifts Program Management (80%)
· Hold responsibility for significant monthly donor renewal
(approximately 5-10 donors per month) and new income (2-3 new
donors per month) goals;
· Establish, foster, and grow personal relationships with major
· Establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of 50+
major donors and prospects;
· Strategically identify, cultivate and solicit prospects,
within the $1,500 - $10,000 range;
· Organize and leverage Leadership Council fundraising
· Assist Senior Manager of Major Gifts in stewarding and
prospecting individuals of our Emerging Leaders Network;
· Assist Senior Manager of Major Gifts in donor acknowledgement
and data entry;
· Provide staff support to Board and staff leadership to meet
their fundraising goals.
· Manage major donor renewal cycle, including drafting
· Maintain strong donor records in Raiser's Edge;
· Other duties as assigned.
· A minimum of (1-2) years' experience in fundraising, ideally
(but not only) in major gifts solicitation and soliciting gifts of
$5,000 or higher;
· Knowledge and experience in prospect research;
· A people person who thrives on building meaningful
relationships one-on-one, in groups, in person, through phone, or
· Exceptional writing and organizational skills, including
attention to detail;
· Experience with Raiser's Edge a plus.
How Performance is Evaluated:
· Success in meeting or exceeding major gifts annual revenue
· Significant growth in major donor base;
· Completion of projects on time and with a high attention to
detail and commitment to follow through.
Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits —
health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b)
plan with employer contributions.
This position is part of our collective bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in being a
member of the Task Force staff, a resume addressing your experience
and qualifications relevant to the position responsibilities. If
possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact
information for three references. Applications should be submitted
No phone calls, please.
The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
marital status, disability, personal appearance, family
responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected
by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people
of color are encouraged to apply.