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Development Officer

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CENTER FOR FREE FAIR AND ACCOUNTABLE DEMOCRACY INC

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About Us

  • At the Center for Free, Fair, and Accountable Democracy (CFFAD), we help Americans understand and explain why democracy is precious and how, together, we can protect and improve the foundations of trust in our republic.
  • Our work is made possible thanks to the support of volunteers who develop educational content and marketing materials, and help with fundraising efforts.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • You can help us grow from a small start-up to having a national presence, and you can help us build the financial capacity to support a staff of paid employees;
  • You can design and implement our fund-raising strategy in ways that maximize goodwill while remaining compliant with federal and state laws.
  • You will be able to collaborate with our other volunteers: most of our work is inter-related and mutually supporting.

Commitment

  • 2-5 hours per week, as your schedule allows.
  • Volunteer duration is open-ended. If you are a student, we would appreciate a minimum commitment of at least 1 semester.
  • Team planning meetings every other week.
  • Willingness to work virtually via Skype, Zoom, email, and other forms of electronic communication.
  • Willingness and ability to prioritize the mission of CFFAD;
  • Strong commitment to non-partisan behavior while assisting or representing CFFAD;
  • Willingness to work with and rely upon other volunteers from diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to attend any initial orientation or training.

Testimony:

"My experience interning with CFFAD couldn’t have been better. I felt like my ideas were making a difference in the direction of the Center, and that gave me a real stake in the organization and its mission. Moreover, I learned new skills while feeling like I was doing something for the greater good." - G.L. 2018 & 2019

Qualifications

  • Prior experience with fundraising campaigns and/or soliciting donations for non-political (501c3) non-profit organizations
  • Familiarity with IRS and state laws governing charitable solicitation and giving.
  • Knowledge of social media fund-raising tools;
  • Experience with donor research;
  • Comfortable with soliciting donations, reaching out to grant managers and foundations for information, and drafting letters of inquiry;
  • Proven relationship-building skills;
  • Integrity and credibility; and
  • Initiative, flexibility, and dedication;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Bonus Points

  • B.A. or better in fields such as Business, Communications, Fundraising, or Philanthropy;
  • Experience in organizing and contributing to events;
  • Familiarity with donor relations management and tracking software;
  • Prior experience in organizations providing civic education or adult education.

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About CENTER FOR FREE FAIR AND ACCOUNTABLE DEMOCRACY INC

Location:

2500 N FLORIDA ST, ARLINGTON, VA 22207, US

Mission Statement

We are all about civic education for ages 18 and up. We help people understand (1) what it takes for a democracy to work well, and (2) how to live it, protect it, and improve it.

Description

Our primary mission is to provide civic education to adults ages 18 and up. To that end, we have already published many short courses that hundreds of people have already accessed. A specially tailored version of one of our course appears on the Ballotpedia website. We will continue building our audience and expanding our materials.

Board Development
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per week, as your schedule allows.
  • Although the job is listed as virtual, proximity to the Washington, DC or norther-Virginia area is highly desired. Must be a U.S. citizen.

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