Come join a dynamic, thriving organization that has a 50-year history of successfully fighting for the rights of underserved, marginalized populations. At no other time in our state’s history has this work been more vital! The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) seeks experienced applicants for the position of Director of Philanthropy to work out of our office in Raleigh. The ACLU of North Carolina is the state affiliateof the national American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU-NCLF is our 501(c)(3) arm that conducts our legal and educational work. Our mission is to preserve and expand the guarantees of individual liberty found in the U.S. Constitution, the North Carolina Constitution, and relevant federal and state civil rights laws. These freedoms include: racial justice, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, women’s rights, reproductive justice, LGBT equality, free speech, religious liberty, the right to privacy, and much more. Founded in 1965, the North Carolina affiliate is a rapidly growing organization. With the hiring of a Director of Philanthropy, the size of our staff will grow to nine fulltime employees, up from six a year ago. We are looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy with the vision to build a major gifts program fromthe ground up and help us develop a renewable revenue stream necessary to sustain and expand upon our amazing growth.
The ACLU-NCLF is seeking a Director of Philanthropy, a fulltime senior leadership position reporting to the Executive Director, to develop and implement a strategy for building new programs that raise funds for the ACLU-NCLF’s annual budget and that strengthen the relationships between the ACLU-NCLF and its supporters. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy is responsible for planning, supervising and executing the organization’s major gifts and planned giving programs and developing complementary fundraising and donor cultivation strategies. The Director of Philanthropy collaborates with the Executive Director, Development Committee, and the Board to reach ourannual and long-range goals.
Major Gifts Program: Develop and implement an annual comprehensive work plan that will include specific fundraising goals and targets for proposals, appeals and campaigns; identify, develop and implement strategies for the cultivation of major donors; identify new major donor prospects and strategically deploy the Executive Director and Board leadership to solicit gifts; create and carry out strategies to personally cultivate and solicit major donors. In addition to supporting the solicitation of gifts made by others, the Director of Philanthropy will be expected to cultivate and work directly with existing and future donors.