Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #688
Sandy Hook Promise’s mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization before they happen by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others.
Sandy Hook Promise — Preventing Gun Violence Before it Happens — www.sandyhookpromise.org Sandy Hook Promise trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence so that no parent experiences the tragic, preventable loss of their child.
About Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, bipartisan organization that supports sensible policy solutions that address the human side of gun violence and make schools safer.
SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Commitment to Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
SHP strives to ensure its culture and work environment reflect the values of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion (REDI) and is responsive to the views and issues of the diverse communities with which we live and work. SHP encourages individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to equity and inclusion to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts in Development, with a dotted line to the Digital Director on the Marketing Team, SHP seeks a smart, driven and motivated Development Associate who is passionate about the SHP mission and wants to be a part of a growing, results-driven, and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is flexible, detail-oriented, highly collaborative and proactive/resourceful, is a self-starter, and has a good sense of humor. Strong preference for an ability to be in the Newtown, CT office 8 hrs/week. Position responsibilities include:
Moves Management, Data Entry, and Acknowledgement
Manage and maintain CRM for major giving program, including: maintaining major gift processing (ensuring proper entry in CRM system, appropriate record/relationship creation, gift restrictions, and tracking funds raised against budgets), acknowledgement, and data maintenance; ensuring health and accuracy of donor data; creating and updating donor records; and de-duplicating records.
Manage and maintain reporting within CRM including revenue reports, donor lists (giving, event, regional), and appeal lists.
In partnership with frontline fundraisers, manage the cycle of all major donors with the best-practice Moves Management system, ensuring the integrity of donor data and quality of communication.
Assist with prospecting and donor research. In partnership with Director of Major Gifts, review lower-level donor lists to identify potential donors for capacity to trade-up to major giving level ($5,000+).
Manage monthly financial reconciliation meetings with internal stakeholders.
Construct comparative reports to track fundraising results (month over month, and year over year), as well as additional comparative reports as requested. Develop automated processes for reporting against fundraising metrics.
Maintain team SOPs for all processes outlined above.
Manage acknowledgement process, including prompt pulling of reports, merging and personalization of letters, scanning, mailing, and entry.
Assist with management and maintenance of donor outreach (e-blasts, mailings, etc.) facilitated through CRM.
Manage and field all questions related to grassroots donors from a variety of channels (email, calls, etc.), including managing donation queries and issues.
Manage tax receipt process for grassroots donors in a timely manner, including sending acknowledgement letters, logging in donor CRM records, etc.
Assist grassroots donors with any process needs for new or cancelled recurring gifts; including making necessary changes in financial systems, CRMs, as necessary.
Special Events and Projects
Assist Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships and consultants with cultivation, stewardship, and tracking of sponsorships received from the annual DC Gala.
Staff fundraising events as needed.
Assist development with other reporting as needed for major giving revenue channels, Board reports/meetings, etc., as needed.
As needed, work closely with finance team on any needed reporting on grassroots donors.
The ideal candidate is flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced environment;
Detail-oriented, highly collaborative, proactive, a resourceful problem solver, and has good judgement;
Able to work independently, effectively, and efficiently across multiple teams, as needed, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously;
Strong written and verbal communication skills; high emotional intelligence; ability to build positive relationships and establish strong rapport quickly with others.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).
Experience working with a CRM; database management; Salesforce.org experience preferred.
2+ years professional experience; non-profit preferred.
Benefits and Salary Range
The starting salary for this position is $45,000.
SHP offers a competitive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off and holidays
Paid parental leave
Health, dental, and vision
Employer paid life insurance and short- and long-term disability
Employer Paid Employee Assistance Program.
Our organization operates within a distributed workforce, allowing for location flexibility across the country for most positions. We provide remote office support for all staff, which includes a laptop, home office reimbursement, and monthly cell phone reimbursement up to $50.
Equal Opportunity Employment
SHP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be an employer of choice: where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. We are focused on promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and believe deeply in having a workforce comprised of people of all beliefs and backgrounds who seek to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life. Members of all under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply