Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving

Full Time
Mid Level

Position Title: Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving 

Position Location: CPD/A has offices in NYC and DC, but for this role, we will consider candidates who live outside our office areas but within the US – with a slight preference for location in major cities like NYC, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, or Boston.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving. This is a full-time, exempt position.

About CPD + CPDA:

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

The Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving will be responsible for growing and stewarding CPD/A’s Solidarity Giving program—our mid-level and major donor community—to mobilize resources and engage donors deeply in our work. This role will help our organization reach new supporters who share our values and make transformative asks, and they will coach and guide other staff in working with mid-level and major donors. This role will help our organization refine and elevate how we cultivate and steward our entire community of supporters and engage them in our movement in an authentic, values-based way. They will be a key player in the leadership and implementation of our donor organizing philosophy, rooted in social justice, and help align the organization accordingly to challenge the status quo of philanthropy and cultivate anti-racist fundraising practices and community. This role will collaborate with the Donor Organizing team, the larger Development team, as well as the Co-Executive Directors, Senior Leadership Team, and other staff leaders with fundraising responsibilities to execute their work. COVID depending, it is expected that the Donor Organizer will attend in-person meetings and events with CPD/A affiliates, partners, and staff. 

The ideal candidate will have about 6 years of full-time fundraising experience. While we estimate about 6 years of fundraising experience, our focus will be on demonstrated experience and success, not years of experience. 

The Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving will report to the Director of Donor Organizing. 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Donor Organizer, Solidarity Giving will:

  • Manage CPD/A’s mid-level and major donor program by designing and implementing a donor engagement framework and calendar.
  • Personally manage a portfolio of mid-level donor relationships, and project manage other CPD/A staff’s engaging with their assigned portfolios.
  • Support CPD/A staff with fundraising responsibilities to prepare for solidarity donor meetings, including preparing profiles, recommending agendas, and facilitating prep sessions.
  • Research prospective solidarity-level supporters, producing profiles, designing approaches, and project managing their implementation—with a focus on new donors to the 501(c)(4) arm, CPD Action, in particular—and own the strategy for the implementation of iWave, CPD/A’s wealth screening software.
  • Develop special materials for this body of donors, including personalized touch points, concept notes, and donor-facing web pages.
  • Collaborate with the Donor Organizing team to plan and execute fundraising campaigns, organize events like house parties and funder briefings, and support political education and campaign engagement offerings for the CPD/A donor community.
  • Ensure all solidarity donors receive personalized and engaging acknowledgement for their gifts.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of fundraising technology Salesforce and EveryAction as it relates to solidarity donors and ensure correct data entry and revenue tracking for the program.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Demonstrated experience generating revenue from mid-level and major donors, particularly in a non-profit, social movement environment, and soliciting donations for a 501(c)(4) organization;
  • Experience working in various online donation systems and fundraising databases, like EveryAction and Salesforce;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey information to a wide variety of audiences and motivate people into action based on their values;
  • Excellent relationship-building skills,
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Creativity to innovate and experiment;
  • A drive to develop and align others around a strong philosophy around social justice fundraising;
  • Ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect with a broad range of people;
  • COVID depending, the ability to attend in-person events and meetings;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Specific employment terms are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Salary under the CBA will be determined according to a salary scale that takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $65,000-$75,000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.



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