Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #544
The Rapid Results Institute unleashes the power of front-line teams to create transformative impact on a variety of complex societal issues.
Rapid Results Institute — www.rapidresults.org Meaningful Change in 100 days - including work in more than 20 countries in homelessness, healthcare, workplace safety, government capacity building, and criminal justice systems through the 100-Day Challenge.
The Rapid Results Institute (RRI) is seeking a creative, personable, and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Development Specialist.
The Rapid Results Institute is committed to building a diverse staff and to attract extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences - who vary by race and ethnicity, educational background, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, and physical abilities.
The Development Specialist will work with the RRI Leadership Team and staff to support resource development through donor relations, communications, appeals, proposal development and management, and database management. The Development Specialist will report to the Head Catalyst.
We are looking for a Development Specialist who can help coordinate and implement the organization’s fundraising efforts and plan, specifically assisting RRI’s leadership team in their efforts to raise general operating revenue through relationships with individual and institutional funders.
He/She/They will thrive in a culture that values open and direct communication, intense and frequent feedback, fast experimentation, and continuous learning and adaptation.
This is a full-time remote position. Usually, occasional travel (<10%) was required for certain roles to support teams in the field before, during, and after their 100-Day Challenges and for RRI’s annual retreat. However, due to COVID-19, all of our workshops are now virtual – and will continue to be until it is safe to travel again.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Fundraising Database Management - Salesforce:
Enter and manage grant proposal and report deadlines; maintain grant and contribution information; and enter key funder and donor contact information.
Create biweekly and annual dashboards, other analytics, and lists.
Integrate the data and functionality of Salesforce with other databases as needed.
Maximize the potential of Salesforce to support RRI’s fundraising efforts.
Coordinate and manage next steps RRI team members and Board need to take with existing and potential funders.
Funder and Donor Identification, Cultivation, and Stewardship
Support the RRI Leadership Team and Board with their donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Draft communications such as donor stewardship reports, donor outreach, thank you notes to donors and board members, memos, letters, and gift agreements; proofread materials.
Work closely with the Communications Manager to ensure donor communications and solicitations are implemented and executed consistently.
Work with the Head Catalyst and Leadership Team to ensure timely responses to fundraising deadlines.
Research and identify foundation and individual donor prospects.
Ensure grants and gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner.
Regularly refresh acknowledgments and stewardship pieces.
Create, edit, and format letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports - paying close attention to detail.
Produce and maintain organizational support documents for grant application and reporting materials.
Minimum of two years’ experience working in fundraising or nonprofit development, or comparable experience in another field
Experience prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting institutional funders
Previous grant writing experience a plus
Knowledge of 501(c)(3) fundraising a plus
Working knowledge of fundraising or similar databases, experience with Salesforce preferred
Knowledge of and experience working on homelessness, justice system reform, or equity issues preferred; experience in the international development sector is also helpful
Strong attention to detail and organized self-starter with excellent time management skills
Ability to work as part of a team and with staff in different locations across several time zones
Patient and persistent with a positive attitude; Strong commitment to social justice issues, and a deep commitment to the mission of Rapid Results Institute
We are looking for an individual who is inspired by helping others, and who shares our belief that people at the forefront of dealing with social issues have the answers and the capabilities to solve their community’s issues. The candidate needs to be comfortable working with diverse teams, and sensitive to the unique needs of each - and to the power dynamics between them.
The salary range for this position starts at $50,000.
RRI offers competitive salaries and benefits packages for every position.
Who We Are
The Rapid Results Institute is a non-profit organization that unleashes the power of front-line teams to create a transformative impact on complex societal issues. RRI 100-Day Challenges inspire those closest to the problem to set unreasonable goals, and harness the intense levels of innovation, collaboration, and execution required to achieve them. This choreography places teams at the forefront, and supports leaders in leveraging these initial goals into sustained, long term impact. To learn more about the Rapid Results Institute, visit www.rapidresults.org.
Integrity - We act from a place of honesty and kindness. Always seeking to live up to the trust that our partners and those we work with place in us. We walk the talk. We strive to serve as an example for each other and the communities we serve.
Impact - All our actions and work are directed to the achievement of meaningful and positive change in the communities we work with. We believe results are at the core of that change. We use the pursuit of short-term results to unleash capacity and to inspire a focus on long-term and positive systemic change.
Collaboration - We believe in the power of working in partnership with others towards common goals and with shared values. We collaborate with each other across the organization, and with our technical partners, funders and the communities we seek to serve.
Diversity & Anti-Racism - We respect and value each other as unique human beings and professionals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We’re committed to practicing anti-racism and equity both internally and within the systems we serve. We celebrate each other’s life experiences and the different paths that brought us here.
Trust - We trust that real change is possible. We trust that the world's toughest challenges can be solved by partnering with people closest to the problem and creating enabling conditions for collective action. We build trust with each other and our partners through impact.
RRI was selected by Escape the City as one of the top 100 organizations to work for in 2021!! We’re ranked #26 out of 100 international organizations based on our mission, impact, innovation, positive impact on the planet, and our people! Read our reviews here.
Please apply via RRI’s Development Specialist posting on Workable. For questions please contact email@example.com