Annual Fund Director (Friends Committee)

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Washington, DC

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a fundraising professional who will develop and implement a comprehensive Annual Fund strategy to support the organization’s non-partisan, multi-issue advocacy for social justice, peace, and stewardship of the environment.

Since 1943, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has brought Quaker values to bear on national policy through Congressional testimony, Capitol Hill visits, media outreach, grassroots lobbying and long-term campaigns.  We accomplish this work through focused legislative campaigns, educational activities, publications, email and social media and a robust web site, among other tools.

The Annual Fund Director will lead the planning and implementation of the FCNL Annual Fund with the goal of achieving long-term growth through a focus on donor acquisition and retention, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. It is our expectation that the director will bring a fresh outlook and new ideas to the table, particularly in the areas of donor acquisition, retention and digital fundraising.  The director will help set and achieve goals for growth of the Annual Fund and donor base, conduct tests, analyze results, and work in coordination with other staff to achieve these goals. There are multiple ways in which the director will be able to bring to the Annual Fund a greater focus on data analysis to help set and measure progress towards goals.

The ideal Annual Fund Director will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in fundraising.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with donors, colleagues and volunteers.
  • Understanding of basic accounting and the legal requirements of gift accounting and administration.
  • Proven track record of collaboration with major gift and planned giving colleagues a plus.
  • A disposition for accuracy and detail, including the ability to design data metrics and analyze results that will inform the Annual Fund strategy.
  • Bachelor’s degree.