Vice President, Development (Major Gifts / Philanthropy) - RAINN
RAINN was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN is financially strong and rapidly growing. In the past three years alone, RAINN’s services have expanded significantly, our revenue has more than tripled (to nearly $10 million), and the 2017 year-to-date has already brought in 16,000 new donors (many sought out RAINN in reaction to high profile media news stories). At present, development is accountable for about $2 million annually. In this high visibility role as the Vice President of Development, you will work alongside RAINN’s founder and president, along with your colleagues across the leadership team (VP of Communications and VP of Victim Services), as you develop strategies that will grow fundraising initiatives, solicit new donations, and cultivate existing relationships.
With an emphasis on major donors, individual giving, and online fundraising, you will have the opportunity to significantly expand our donor base and build out a robust prospect pipeline for future growth. You will build your development plan and begin to meet with individuals, small groups, and as appropriate, prospective corporate partners. This position requires about 30-40 percent travel. As RAINN continues to expand its programs, possessing a thorough understanding of the scope of our services, policy positions, and the impact of our services will be critical to your success.
You will lead and expand RAINN’s fundraising programs. You will mentor three direct reports (development director, manager, and coordinator), and continually assess where and how we wisely build out our development functions. Historically, our trending has primarily been individual donors (currently 75 percent of our total portfolio); we will look to you to nurture a pipeline of major donors, expand upon existing development functions and programs, and as you grow the department, increase corporate partnerships and foundation support.
Every 98 seconds in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. In partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org). RAINN also operates and oversees the hotline management for several organizations, including the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense, SASH Helpline for NOAA, PC Saves Helpline for the Peace Corps, and universities across the nation.
RAINN offers victim services, public policy, public education, training, education programs, contract services, and consulting services to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. As the country’s leading provider of sexual assault services, RAINN has developed programs to help survivors in all stages of recovery. RAINN’s programs directly help more than 16,000 survivors each month.
RAINN is the nation’s leading authority on sexual violence. RAINN is comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, and technology – a comprehensive team that works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.
RAINN’s victim services experts take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to developing programs and services that support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. As the country’s leading provider of sexual assault services, RAINN has developed programs to help survivors in all stages of recovery.
RAINN’s communications experts raise the visibility of sexual violence and advance the public’s understanding of the crime. We work with the media, entertainment industry, and colleges across the country to provide accurate information about sexual violence prevention, prosecution, and recovery. RAINN is recognized as the go-to source for media seeking expert commentary and research on sexual violence news and stories. We maintain an active social media presence, reacting to current events and ensuring that people who need support can find it through the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
RAINN’s policy team works at the federal and state levels to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors. We work closely with the Departments of Justice, Education, and Health & Human Services to improve the federal response to sexual violence. We lead the national effort to end the rape kit backlog, and collaborate with allies to promote state action.
RAINN also provides technical assistance, consulting, and training services to dozens of federal agencies, corporations, and organizations. We have also created a Best Practices Certification Program to improve how companies and organizations prevent sexual violence and handle victim response. The certification process includes a thorough audit of policies and operations, measured against Best Practices Standards tailored for each industry.
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We welcome candidates from backgrounds including (but not limited to): Vice President of Individual Giving, VP of Individual Giving and Major Gifts, VP of Institutional Advancement, Senior Director of Development, Director of Development, Senior Director of Major Gifts and Annual Campaigns, Vice President of Development, President of Development, Senior VP of Development, Development Director, Director of Major Gifts, Individual Giving Director, Senior Director of Individual Gifts, and Major Gifts Officer.
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