Free the Slaves seeks Major Gifts Consultant to act as a lead and advisor in a major gifts initiative to support Free the Slaves’ organizational growth with a one year contract, renewable upon satisfactory completion of goals Through this engagement, FTS aims to accomplish the following:
Establish a sustainable and comprehensive individual major gifts program.
Educate Development staff, Board of Directors and Executive Director, on best practices and strategies for engaging individual donors.
Secure sufficient funding to finance the development of our ten-year growth vision.
Develop and implement individualized cultivation strategies for prospective ultra-high net worth donors, both at the national and international levels. Plan should include incremental growth of 7% or more per year over a three-year period.
Conduct and guide strategic research of existing and prospective national and international major donors, including diaspora donors, to create a list of top prospects.
Work with team to develop strategic “pitch kits” for approaching major donors.
Work with team to design and lead a training session for the Development staff, Board of Directors, Regional Directors, and Executive Director for major donor engagement.
Excellent English skills, both writing and speaking.
At least seven to ten years of related work experience in the private fundraising and development field, with a significant focus on major gifts donors, and a proven record of securing six figure/major contributions from individuals, family foundations, and additional sources. Experience securing planned gifts a plus.
Extensive knowledge of, and connections in, the diaspora donor community, DC metro area and/or social justice philanthropic community.
Strong background working with, and communicating to, external audiences and diverse groups as a representative of an organization.
Experience working in Asia or on Asia-related issues is preferred.
Access to high net worth databases and subscriptions to capacity research tools
Experience researching and securing gifts from individuals nationally and internationally, and knowledge of researching and securing gifts internationally.
Demonstrated ability to work across geographic and thematically dispersed program and technical teams, including program, finance and other technical staff.
Available to work from FTS’ headquarters in Washington, DC.
Free the Slaves (FTS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide – with a focus on dismantling the economic, political and social systems that allow slavery to persist. We combine world-class research, innovative frontline community activism, targeted advocacy and compelling communications to alert the world that slavery still exists... but can be overcome. We work with grassroots organizations to free people from slavery and help them rebuild their lives. We record and share survivor stories so people in power can see slavery and be inspired to work for freedom. We enlist businesses to clean slavery out of their product supply chains and empower consumers to avoid slavery-tainted products. We work with governments to implement effective anti-slavery laws and hold them to their commitments. We research what works and what does not, so that resources can be efficiently focused. Our headquarters is in Washington; we have operations in India, Nepal, Ghana, Haiti, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To learn more about Free the Slaves, visit: www.freetheslaves.net.