Development Associate

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Job: Development Associate
Organization: Nonprofit Quarterly
City: Boston, MA
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Field: Other
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 2-3 years
Deadline: 05/15/2012

The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) seeks a motivated, highly creative Development Associate with an enthusiasm for taking calculated risks in a new environment. The job will join a team working to raise funds for exciting and groundbreaking work, as NPQ joins other nonprofit journalism sites in seeking the right revenue model for sustainability.

In print, NPQ is known as the “Harvard Business Review of the Nonprofit Sector,” providing world-class articles on management and governance of institutions in the social sector; online, NPQ provides intelligence on the “operating environment,” tracing the social, political, technological, and funding trends in the environment in which social activists work. NPQ has also begun implementing an exciting new business model based on collaborative journalism that engages our community of readers in producing online content. This engagement is expected to provide a base for development over time, but to ensure sustainability and growth it will have to be combined with a strong set of additional funding streams, especially major gifts, foundation grants, sponsorships, and small donations.

This position will focus primarily on helping NPQ to implement its ambitious business plan by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts and foundation grants. It’s an excellent opportunity for growth and learning for someone with a few years under his or her belt and who is interested to learn more.

Secondarily, this position will work with a board and staff team on strategy development for the organization’s online fundraising efforts. NPQ’s budget is under $1.5 million annually.


Individual donors
• Research potential donors;
• Write and create packages for new and existing donors;
• Work with the editor in chief on strategies for engaging and renewing major donors;
• Coordinate with other staff on engagement of potential and existing donors.
Foundation and corporate grants
• Work with the editor in chief to develop strategies for approaching and soliciting grants from potential funders;
• Write grant proposals;
• Cultivate and manage relationships;
• Track and report on received grants.
• At least 2 years of work experience with experience creating and implementing systems;
• Working knowledge and deep curiosity about online giving, new forms of journalism, new revenue models for both nonprofits and journalism, and the nonprofit sector overall;
• Entrepreneurial, strategic, energetic, highly organized, and a “self-starter;”
• Extraordinary writing skills;
• Networker by nature;
• Experience setting up and/or managing a donor management system;
• Sense of humor and a liking for working in a smaller, more intimate office environment.
• Able to work as/with a team as well as make connections between your work and the different areas of an organization;
• Experience in design and marketing material development.


This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Reports to: Editor in chief

To Apply: The Nonprofit Quarterly is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity on its staff. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter by May 15 to: Armando Holguin (gro.gamqpn|odnamrA#gro.gamqpn|odnamrA).



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