The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) seeks experienced applicants for the newly created position of Director of Philanthropy to work out of our office in Raleigh. The ACLU of North Carolina is the state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU-NCLF is our 501(c)(3) arm that conducts our legal and educational work. Our mission is to preserve and expand the guarantees of individual liberty found in the U.S. Constitution, the North Carolina Constitution, and relevant federal and state civil rights laws. These freedoms include: racial justice, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, women’s rights, reproductive justice, LGBT equality, free speech, religious liberty, the right to privacy, and much more. Founded in 1965, the North Carolina affiliate is a rapidly growing organization, and in just the past three years, the size of our statewide membership base has doubled to more than 12,000. We are currently expanding our permanent staff from seven to nine fulltime employees, and we are looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy with the vision to build a major gifts program and help us develop the renewable revenue stream necessary to sustain our unprecedented growth.
The ACLU-NCLF is seeking a Director of Philanthropy, a fulltime senior leadership position reporting to the Executive Director, to develop and implement a strategy for building new programs that raise funds for the ACLU-NCLF’s annual budget and that strengthen the relationships between the ACLU-NCLF and its supporters. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy is responsible for planning, supervising and executing the organization’s major gifts and planned giving programs and developing complementary fundraising and donor cultivation strategies. The Director of Philanthropy collaborates with the Executive Director, Development Committee, and the Board to reach our annual and long-range goals.
Major Gifts Program: Develop and implement an annual comprehensive work plan that will include specific fundraising goals and targets for proposals, appeals and campaigns; identify, develop and implement strategies for the cultivation of major donors; working with the national ACLU’s development team, conduct research and annual prospect screening to identify best prospects with closest links, aligned interests and greatest capacity; strategically deploy the Executive Director and Board leadership to solicit major gifts; create and carry out strategies to personally cultivate and solicit major donors. In addition to supporting the solicitation of gifts made by others, the Director of Philanthropy will be expected to cultivate and work directly with existing and future donors....