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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The DAWN Fundraising Officer will work directly with the Executive Director and the Board of Director's Development Committee to research and cultivate supporters, manage the organization's donor databases, track and evaluate fundraising efforts, and organize events.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit development work and ultimately learn about the African diaspora and women's leadership.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop fundraising strategies with fundraising committee, including ongoing, quarterly and annual efforts, online campaigns and other innovative forms of fundraising.
  • Maintain donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgements, logging donor appreciation efforts
  • Develop DAWN's annual and mid-year appeal to supporters and quarterly correspondences with members
  • Research funding opportunities, including grant application opportunities and deadlines, state and federal regulations regarding donor solicitation (e.g., registration with offices in other states) and general development efforts (e.g., raffles, auctions)
  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with venue and vendors
  • Tracking and evaluating all development efforts
  • Working with Board of Directors Development Committee to implement development strategies

An ideal candidate must:

  • Be professional, responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of DAWN
  • Possess at least one year of experience in fundraising, donor relations, and/or development, including grant writing and reporting.
  • Possess strong computer, social media and web skills, e.g., CRM database management (i.e. Wild Apricot or Neon Z2 Systems), Google Apps, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, crowdfunding; knowledge of InDesign and/or Photoshop a plus.
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Be able to work virtually, independently and in a team
  • Be comfortable with online and digital communication
  • Be available to attend monthly and quarterly meetings in person or via conference call
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Have an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising

Time commitment: 10-15 hours per month

Location: Priority will be given to applicants in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, but the position is open to virtual candidates.

Additional Information: Priority will be given to candidates who are available to start immediately.


  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management
  • Customer Acquisition

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 hours/month
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