interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth is a national nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to raising intersex visibility, empowering intersex activism, and promoting laws and policies that end nonconsensual interventions performed on the up to 2% of the population born intersex (with variations in their physical sex characteristics). interACT is a 501(c) 3 incorporated in CA and is 15 years old. It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to fighting for the human right of bodily autonomy and decision-making power for all intersex youth. Our small staff works from remote home offices in various U.S. locations.
Purpose of External Consultant
This consulting engagement is a temporary position with possibility of extension/a full time position. The role will be to ensure financial stability through fundraising for interACT during a period of leadership transition, as a long-serving ED retires and an interim manages operations until we are financially able to hire a new ED.
The consultant will work with organizational leadership and in particular the board to assess the current fundraising program, develop strategies, actionable plans, and goals in top-priority areas, and execute those plans--especially guiding the board and staff around how to secure major gifts. Performance metrics are flexible and the decision to turn the position full-time will be measured against jointly-developed goals with the consultant and organizational leadership.
October 1 through the end of January, 2022, with a possible ongoing relationship.
Our team works remotely, so we have no location requirements. Applicants must be available to regularly meet with colleagues during business hours in the US.
External Consultant Key Responsibilities
Assess current donor data and fundraising activities to identify top priorities and fresh approaches.
- Work with executive staff to develop goals and metrics for Q4 of 2021 and 2022.
- Work with organizational leadership to develop and execute strategies to engage major donors and prospects and increase major gifts ($1000+).
- Support the outgoing and interim leadership in building relationships with major donors.
- Work with the board and other volunteer leaders to build their fundraising skills and confidence and establish goals.
- Work with executive leadership to develop and execute a plan to leverage honoring the tenure of the outgoing executive director as first intersex leader of interACT to drive major gifts and/or legacy giving.
- Implement and improve existing annual giving direct mail and digital fundraising campaigns.
- Report regularly to organizational leadership on giving activity and progress made toward revenue and engagement goals.
Required Skills and Experience:
- At least 3 years of experience in major gifts; to include strategy, prospecting, moves management, and making the ask.
- Experience successfully working with boards to enhance their fundraising skill, comfort level, and results.
- Being a skilled teller of compelling stories, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently and be a team player who will productively engage with others.
- Comfort with Google Office Suite and tools such as Zoom, Mailchimp and Little Green Light.
- Your own workplace and computer equipment.
- A belief in the importance of interACT’s mission and an unwavering respect for LGTBTQIA+ rights, children’s rights and reproductive justice.
Direct any questions regarding preparing your proposal to Bill Lorenz, Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit the following to apply:
- 1 page cover letter
- 3 page maximum proposal including key elements and expected compensation
- At least two references for similar work previously performed
- A sample of previous work products or results related to this scope of work
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with expected selection of contractor to occur by October 1, 2021.
interACT provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, termination, leaves of absence, training and compensation, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, uniformed service member/veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition or disability, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.