The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) seeks a results oriented fundraising professional to grow the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission of fostering social and economic justice through advancing fact-based public policy solutions. The individual selected will join a collegial, highly skilled team based in Chicago, Illinois.
Organize and implement the CTBA’s annual giving campaigns
Provide leadership to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors, including foundations and individuals
Develop and implement plans to communicate and market the mission and products of CTBA, and enhance its fundraising results
Staff the executive director and the Board of Directors in fundraising and cultivation activities
Staff the Development Committee
Identify short and long-range funding needs and develop and implement an overall fundraising plan
Develop annual fundraising goals and objectives for individuals, foundations, organizations and special events.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with prospects and donors
Support and assist in the identification and development of project-specific grants
Implement a tracking system to move donors from initial gifts to major gifts
Develop effective reports to oversee, track, monitor and evaluate all phases of the fundraising and marketing plans
Provide quarterly narrative and statistical fundraising reports to the Executive Director and the Board
Recruit Board members to identify and solicit a portfolio of prospects and donors
Write accurate and timely reports required by foundations and other donors
Report fundraising progress to date at all Board meetings
Increase the organization’s annual revenue above current levels
Minimum three (3) years of verifiable, successful development experience
Knowledge of Chicago, Illinois and national philanthropic communities
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Strong leadership qualities
Ability to inspire confidence and trust
Familiarity with fundraising software, word processing and spreadsheet programs
Ability to be self-directed and contribute to team effort while managing multiple, simultaneous tasks
Ability to maintain a flexible, externally focused work schedule
The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability was formed in 2000 to be a bipartisan, nonprofit research, and advocacy think tank that works across ideological lines to promote social and economic justice for everyone, from traditionally disadvantaged populations to the middle-class. Given how rancorous the current political environment is in our nation, the charge to design policy reform initiative...s that were not only rigorous and evidence-based but would also bridge rather than reinforce ideological divides was both prescient—and crucial.
CTBA is dedicated to taking on large, systemic challenges by taking a data-driven, evidence-based, and best practice approach to:
Promoting sustainable, long-term policy reforms in the core areas of education, social services, healthcare, and workforce/economic development;
Tying the fiscal side of the ledger to service delivery—after all, to have quality services that meet demographically driven needs and generate desired outcomes, sufficient capacity on the front end is essential; and
Framing all reforms in ways that bridge rather than reinforce ideological divides.
CTBA believes it essential to have the commitment and ability to stay focused on resolving major inequities for the long term, and to work collaboratively with other experts, organizations, and opinion leaders to move the agenda forward. It is critical that work on structural issues be sustained over the long haul by a broad network of collaborating organizations and individuals, otherwise major policy changes will not occur.