Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)
New York, United States
$74,564.00 - $86,023.00
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023
The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) and Funders’ Committee Action Fund (FCAF) are innovative and forward-thinking networks that share an underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in our democratic process. Our networks are composed of more than 110 members from grantmaking institutions, individual donors, donor advisors, and philanthropic consultants who move resources across 46 U.S. states and territories and explore a wide variety of topical areas.

We seek to welcome a results-driven and strategic-minded individual to our dynamic team as Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations. With the support of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and Advisory Board, this role will be responsible for developing high-level funding growth strategies, as well as identifying and managing execution of membership recruitment, engagement and retention activities to support FCCP’s and FCAF’s mission.

The Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations will also curate and manage a portfolio of foundation funders, individual philanthropists, and donor advisors/consultants that are aligned with the mission and strategic plans of FCCP and FCAF. This role is also responsible for communications and administration activities in support of revenue and engagement priorities and goals. The Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director and works closely with the Executive Director.


The Funders’ Committee serves leaders in the philanthropic community working to further its vision with heightened attention to issues of equity and historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities. Our members support non-partisan efforts to advance racial equity, eliminate structural barriers to civic participation, advance reforms to improve government and electoral systems, engage voters, and inspire public involvement in civic life.

FCCP and FCAF are a modern affinity groups that support and drive our members to effectively support the non-profit community to create a society where the people have the power to make a difference on issues that impact their lives and communities, a culture of participation that inspires civic engagement, and an open and equitable democracy that offers meaningful opportunities for all people to exercise their voices.

Our rapidly growing membership includes over 100 grantmaking institutions representing over $700 million in annual grantmaking to the field. We are fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy, a 501(c)(3) public charity that operates grantmaking, technical assistance, and strategic planning programs for institutional and individual donors interested in civic engagement, social justice, and human rights issues.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations will meticulously manage and serve as lead in developing fundraising strategies that target diverse revenue sources, including identifying new prospects for potential funding in support of raising FCCP (501c3) and FCAF (501c4) combined annual budgets. This role is primarily responsible for member recruitment and engagement, development and management of a portfolio of funders, philanthropists, and philanthropic stakeholders. The responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:


  • Serve as the lead strategist in developing member growth, engagement, and retention strategies. Working with executive leadership, establish revenue goals and quarterly strategic objectives. Leverage deep knowledge of the civic participation/engagement and democracy funding landscapes to identify prospective new members and opportunities to engage members.
  • Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with key institutional funders and philanthropists. Develop and draft LOIs, proposals, and grant reports to prospects and/or current funders. Ensure relevant and consistent communication with philanthropic stakeholders.
  • Using existing Salesforce CRM and other tools, track and manage compliance with all funding related requirements and deadlines (e.g., grant report deadlines).
  • Support executive leadership with cultivating and stewarding key relationships with funders, philanthropists, and members. Ensure timely follow-up with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working with the program and administrative staff, manage preparation of funder/donor briefings, profiles, talking points, public remarks, presentations, and pertinent materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff to oversee delivery of all member benefits, as well as assess value of current benefits and suggest and develop new benefits. Curate new member onboarding experience, and develop personalized communications and engagement plans for existing members.
  • Build and maintain a database of prospective members and develop conversion plans. Assess member relationships to develop personalized membership strategies. Implement a leads generation system for membership recruitment, retention, and engagement.

  • Working with the events team, develop and execute revenue growth strategies for online and in-person events—particularly FCCP’s signature annual convening.
  • Design, develop, and execute event revenue and sponsorship activities. Responsibilities include management of all sponsor-related activities, including drafting sponsorship decks, ensuring logistics and delivery of special benefits, supporting attendee registration, and creation of run of show.
  • Participate in assessing event success and support implementation of improvements based on analysis of attendee, member, board, and stakeholder feedback.
  • Plan small dinners, receptions, member-only, sponsor, or VIP activities, etc., as approved by senior leadership and coordinated with the events team.
  • Maintain detailed revenue records, files, sponsor-related information, and other required documentation for all special events.

    • Represent the Executive Director, when appropriate, and ensure smooth communication with the staff, Advisory Board, members, funders/donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders.
    • Working with administrative staff, manage executive leaderships’ calendar, travel, itineraries, meetings, priorities, and speaking engagements as it relates to prospective revenue and engagement opportunities.
    • Manage Salesforce CRM database. Ensure all communication, meetings, notes and relevant information for funders, donors and members are entered into Salesforce CRM database.
    • Provide administrative support for key development functions, including monthly membership renewal processing, scheduling meetings with prospective members, foundation staff, or individual philanthropists, and all board committee meetings.
    • Draft and edit ongoing internal and external membership and development-related correspondence, including providing ideas and contributions to our bi-weekly newsletter.
    • Conduct bi-weekly reconciliation of financials with fiscal sponsor. Draft monthly and quarterly financial reports and additional materials for quarterly board meetings.
    • Stay knowledgeable about the executive leadership’s immediate and long-term commitments and plans; identify conflicts, flags problems for intervention and, where appropriate, independently rectify issues.
    • Create and maintain all members and foundation-related digital files, review drafts and final documents for accuracy and grammar, including documents of a sensitive or confidential nature.
    • Other responsibilities as required by executive leadership.

    • Deep commitment to the mission of FCCP and FCAF, including our principles of equity and inclusion in all facets of our operations.
    • Minimum of 5 years of professional, multi-faceted, progressive development experience relevant to managing revenue raising activities, membership recruitment, engagement and retention, as well as securing foundation grant revenue and managing a diverse grant portfolio in support of the organizations’ mission and priorities.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Deep knowledge about civic participation/engagement and democracy philanthropic landscapes.
    • Must be effective, creative, flexible, organized, a stickler for details, and have a high degree of emotional intelligence to work independently, with a team and/or with external stakeholders.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be proficient with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite applications.
    • Positive, customer-service-orientated attitude and sense of humor.
    • High standards of excellence and outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen effectively.
    • Ability and willingness to periodically travel, attend meetings in-person, and occasionally execute tasks during the weekend for high-priority projects.
    • Ability and willingness to adhere to travel and/or in-person meeting requirements, procedures, and vaccination requirements.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management, or a directly related field or the equivalent is a plus.
    COMPENSATION: The salary range for the role is $74,564 - $86,023. Through NEO Philanthropy, this position is offered a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents: 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, other supplemental benefits, and paid time off.

    LOCATION: This is a remote position that will require periodic travel, attendance at in-person meetings, and occasional work on the weekends for high-priority projects. FCCP principally operates on Eastern time zone hours and all employees, regardless of geographic location, will be expected to work within these hours.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position will supervise a Grants Writer—a position FCCP intends to create and fill within the coming months.

    VACCINE REQUIREMENT NEO follows CDC guidance regarding staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Accordingly, and in order to ensure the wellness and safety of our staff to the greatest extent possible, NEO requires the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for all staff. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & PROCESS: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and one-page LOI writing sample to and include “Senior Manager of Member & Foundation Relations” in the subject line.

    FCCP is a project of NEO Philanthropy. NEO is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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