Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Public/Society Benefit
4 Year Degree
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a full-time Development Manager to build and sustain an Individual Giving program at the organization. The position will oversee the day-to-day identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.
CDT offers the opportunity to work collaboratively across a wide variety of tech policy issues and gain experience working with corporate, foundation, and individual donor platforms. This is a growth opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, development professional seeking to work on a broad range of projects.
CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit our About page.
This position reports to the Director of Development. Responsibilities include:
Manage and execute day-to-day individual donor correspondence, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts;
Dialogue with the program teams to help identify and expand donor interest in CDT’s ongoing work;
Collaborate with the communications team on social media and events designed to draw in new individual donors and prospects;
Execute individual giving program, year-end giving campaign and other appeals, in collaboration with communications team and Director of Development;
Contribute to monthly prospect pipeline meetings with program directors and senior leadership team, working closely with the development associate on moves management;
Execute an annual donor communications calendar, working collaboratively with communications team on social media, email solicitations, and donor cultivation events;
Manage CFC participation, United Way membership, workplace giving options, and online giving options;
Assist in high-net-worth individual prospect research;
Support Director of Development in outreach to and communication with the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and CDT Working Groups; and
Assist in administrative functions specific to the development department, including CFC registration, state registrations, and other areas as needed.
Applicants must have:
3+ years in development with experience in individual donor communication and pipeline management;
Excellent writing skills, both in correspondence and long form (such as grants or donor reports);
Strong attention to detail and ability to operate in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to direct people and projects toward shared goals in a collaborative and positive manner.
Additional qualifications may include:
A bachelor’s degree;
Proficiencies in Salesforce, Emma Email Marketing, and Social Tables;
Basic knowledge of internet technologies and a demonstrated interest in technology policy issues; and
Familiarity with the Washington, D.C., philanthropic and governmental landscape.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive within the nonprofit space. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.
About Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT is headquartered in Washington, DC.