The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI), a part of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is seeking a Development Director to manage all aspects of the organization’s work to meet its $1.2 million fundraising target. We are looking for someone who can maintain DCFPI’s robust set of donor engagement and outreach activities, and develop strategies to improve outreach to new foundation and major donor prospects. The ideal candidate will excel at interacting and communicating with donors, planning donor-focused events, identifying ways to engage new donor prospects, grant writing, and managing donor information.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute promotes budget and policy decisions to reduce longstanding economic and racial inequities in the District of Columbia and to give residents the opportunity for a secure economic future. We have a proven track record of successfully advocating for the fundamentals that everyone in our city deserves. Whether it’s testifying before the DC Council, bringing diverse advocacy groups together, or conducting thorough, independent research, we work to tell the story of what’s really happening in DC’s economy. DCFPI is the leading independent source of information on the DC budget and how the city’s resources are spent. We pinpoint how the lives of DC residents are affected by tax and budget decisions, and hold policymakers accountable for those decisions. We are a vital resource to other nonprofits, are trusted and respected by DC policymakers, and are frequently cited in the media. Our proposals often become reality and make a meaningful difference in the lives of DC residents across the city.
Develop and implement annual fundraising and donor communications plans
Manage prospect research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Serve as coordinator and liaison for the DCFPI board of advisors
Assist with drafting foundation proposals and reports, and track foundation deadlines
Manage all aspects of donor events, including an annual reception
Prepare regular development updates for executive director and board
Manage and strategically use DCFPI’s donor database
Supervise part-time development assistant
A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
Entrepreneurial attitude and ability to problem-solve and think strategically
Enthusiasm for and experience in building relationships with current and potential donors
Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple tasks in a time-sensitive manner
Ability to manage up
Three or more years of work experience relevant to the responsibilities listed above
Excellent writing and presentation skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.