Mission Expansion Manager

About Progressive Multiplier

We are a funding intermediary that provides funding and strategic assistance to progressive nonprofits doing independent revenue generation projects.  Think of us as the fundraising R&D arm of the movement.  We figure out what works for different types of groups to raise money and share those models movement wide through our online learning community and training program.

Who we work with

We have three groups of grantee partners working toward progressive systemic change:

Achieving Justice:  We support scaling work that addresses the barriers to equality people face.  Some of our partners in this portfolio include Equality Florida, CASA in Action, UltraViolet and Jobs with Justice. 

Realizing Democracy: We support scaling work that sparks civic participation and empowers communities to hold companies and lawmakers accountable for fair and equitable treatment.   Partners here include state-based groups like LUCHA, OLÉ New Mexico and For the Many as well as national groups like PushBlack and Corporate Accountability.

Restoring Environment:  We support scaling work that protects and restores our earth and addresses the right that all people have to a clean and healthy environment.  We have a specialized environmental justice cohort in this portfolio that includes U.S. Climate Action Network, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, PowerShift Network and others.

Our funder partners include the Ford Foundation, Northlight Foundation, JPB Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund and more.

 

We are a funding intermediary that provides funding and strategic assistance to progressive nonprofits doing independent revenue generation projects.  Think of us as the fundraising R&D arm of the movement.  We figure out what works for different types of groups to raise money and share those models movement wide through our online learning community and training program.

Why we do this work

Ultimately, we do the work because we want to build progressive power so that justice can be realized for all people.

Specifically, we do the work with and for our grantee partners.  The groups we serve believe that having an independent source of revenue outside of institutional philanthropy gives them an agility to respond and accountability to the people they serve as well as a scale that lets them honor the communities’ priorities for their work. 

We also do the work with and for our funder partners.  As an intermediary, we are a partner to institutional philanthropy in returning resources to impacted communities’ that, in most cases, have been unjustly extracted from them.  And we provide philanthropy a way not just to return resources but to multiply them in a way that creates economic liberation for groups serving marginalized communities. 

What the work is

We meet great progressive groups.  We listen to their ideas about how to raise their own money.  We help them refine their projects, combining their lived expertise with our fundraising knowledge, and then provide funding and strategic support.

We lift up the work to our funder partners and create connections between their mission and the groups’ need.

We share the knowledge through our online community, blogs, articles, trainings and any other way we can think of.

How we do the work

We show up human.  We have blunt conversations with our partners about the white supremacist legacy of “donor delight”.  We try to answer with our grantee partners how you can be an anti-capitalist fundraiser.  We acknowledge that we’re a three-year-old organization working imperfectly through our equity statement and how to be real and not performative when it comes to JEDI.  We fail forward – as fundraisers, as teammates, as grant makers and grant seekers.  We bring drive, collaboration, and a “figure it out-ness” to the work at hand every day.  We honor the amazing opportunity we have to be part of a sea change in philanthropy and to grow progressive power.

Where we want to grow and get better

This is where we want you to come in and help us get better – bring your unique experience and have a tangible part in furthering our mission.  Because we are essentially the connective tissue between progressive groups who want to raise their own revenue to serve the frontline and institutions that want to invest in groups’ getting financially strong to scale their missions, we need someone who gets both worlds to define the right path for Progressive Multiplier’s growth

What do grantee partners and progressive groups need to make money?  How can we align that with funders’ priorities or other ways to fund those needs?  What systems do we need to have in place to strengthen and grow that constant connection?  Those are the three questions you’ll work to answer every day as the Mission Expansion Manager.

Specific Duties

Program Growth

  •          Work directly with grantees to understand their projects and larger rev gen needs of the sector
  •          Make sure that understanding is available to the team through our use of Salesforce
  •          Identify impact stories to use in fundraising and mass communications, then work with the Chief Storyteller to share those stories far and wide

 

Revenue Growth

  • Manage the institutional philanthropy queue
  •   Oversee PM’s grant management process and calendar, from initial proposal to final reporting and renewal
  •   Collaborate with the ED to write all grant-related communications including proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, and briefs
  •        Manage and refine use of the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack as PM’s database for fundraising
  •        Build and maintain the prospect pipeline by researching institutional and major donor prospects and using relevant information to refine cultivation approaches.
  •      Assist the ED in exploring new rev gen avenues, and help make the business case

What skills help you thrive at PM in this role

  • Deep knowledge of the progressive sector and institutional fundraising.  Maybe you’ve been a donor organizer, or you’ve run the grants program for a progressive nonprofit.  Maybe you’ve been a program manager at a funder.   We acknowledge that there are many ways to learn about the progressive movement and its revenue generation needs!
  • Ability and commitment to learn about and effectively translate PM’s work into motivational and persuasive communications with donors.  You will be working very closely with our Chief Storyteller.  You don’t have to be the writer, but you need to be the source of deep understanding of our grantee partners and their needs.
  • Proficiency with general computer software including MS Office Suite, Zoom, etc. 
  • Comfortable working in databases and CRMs, specifically Salesforce, that involve complex spreadsheets and financial information.  Or a willingness to say you don’t know and get trained. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • 4-6+ years of fundraising experience.  We aren’t wed to this range.  If you’ve got 2 years and can do the job, definitely apply!  If you have many more years of experience but this sounds like your dream job, definitely apply!

Compensation

$90K. This is what we have this position budgeted for for fiscal year 2022.  Benefits also include competitive health, dental, disability, life, 401(k) with 6% corporate match, paid holidays (including the last business week of the year) and 10-20 PTO days (based on tenure).

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