Posted in Business Development 30+ days ago.
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Location: Washington, Washington DC
The GEO community makes the difference between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. We're more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We're cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits.
The GEO community gives grantmakers the opportunity to work with others navigating the same journey to improve. With conferences focused on solving of-the-moment challenges, regular opportunities for peer learning, and publications that lift up best practice and examples from peers, GEO speeds grantmakers' progress on the road to effectiveness. Four out of five GEO members outpace the field in adopting smarter grantmaking practices. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit www.geofunders.org.
The Development Manager works as part of the 7-person operations team and closely with the 3-person development team to raise money through grants and conference sponsorships to support GEO's work. The Development Manager contributes to the development of the annual fundraising strategy and helps execute the plan to raise between $2.5M - $3.0M in grants and sponsorships annually. S/he is responsible for writing all of GEO's grant reports and proposals, manages the Leadership Circle and Key Account programs, and works closely with the Director of Operations to steward GEO's program officers. The Development Manager is an excellent writer with previous experience with development writing. S/he has experience as a project manager, specifically in mobilizing colleagues around a shared goal. This person has a commitment to providing excellent customer service, both to external stakeholders and internal staff. The Development Manager reports to the Director of Operations and should expect to travel once to twice per quarter.