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Individual Giving Manager
Women's Congressional Policy Institute in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 08/15/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Individual Giving Manager – Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, Washington, DC

Established in 1995, the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to advance issues of interest to women and their families. WCPI sponsors programming for women Members of Congress and women congressional chiefs of staff, a congressional fellowship program, policy briefings on Capitol Hill, and several signature special events focused on key bipartisan women’s issues.

Following the election of a record number of women to Congress, WCPI has reached a critical phase in its development, and is seeking to expand and diversify its base of support.

We are seeking a development professional to serve as the Individual Giving Manager, reporting to the President. This is a new position; it will be an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to create and build a robust annual giving and major gifts program.


Annual Giving Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for annual giving, including goals for renewals, upgrades, and acquisition

  • Create and implement direct mail and digital campaigns, including written materials

  • Collaborate with Communications Associate to activate social media for development

  • Ensure that donors are acknowledged and thanked appropriately

  • Oversee and support gifts processing and donor record management

  • Generate monthly annual giving report

  • Other duties as assigned

Major Gifts Program

  • Create and implement a development plan for major gifts with specific goals, giving opportunities, and strategies for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors/prospects

  • Work in collaboration with President and staff to create compelling case for support for major gifts

  • Establish, manage, and grow a major gifts portfolio of at least 75 individual prospects

  • Participate in approximately 100 face-to-face visits annually, including visits with President, other staff, or board members

  • Plan and oversee strategic donor cultivation and stewardship events

  • Create and oversee a system to track donor relationships

  • Create briefing materials for President in advance of major donor meetings, as required

  • Conduct prospect research as required

  • Work with board development committee to identify, cultivate, and steward major gifts prospects, and report on development progress at board meetings, as required

  • Assist the President with board fundraising requests

  • Generate monthly major gifts report.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong commitment to WCPI mission.

  • 3-5 years of experience working in an annual giving and major donor gift program.

  • Knowledge of moves management.

  • Experience working in partnership with senior leadership and boards

  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both written and verbal; attention to detail.

  • Self-directed, confident, positive individual with sense of humor.

  • Team player who is able to juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with donor databases and Microsoft Office Suite.

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