Founded in 2008, Giving Tree has worked with more than 160 nonprofit institutions to drive thoughtful, sustainable growth. A woman-owned firm, our team of professionals leverages decades of experience in both consulting and in-house nonprofit roles to offer valuable strategic and tactical support. While Giving Tree spent its early years primarily serving the Jewish community, our mission has expanded to include clients across faith denominations, human needs, arts and humanities, and other sectors. We call Chicago home, but our work includes partnerships with organizations throughout North America.
The associate consultant will provide fundraising and administrative support to a Consultant and/or Principal on various client projects. The ability to multitask and prioritize while maintaining attention to detail is critical, as is strong and open communication with Giving Tree and client teams. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the fundraising world and 2-3 years of professional experience in a related field. Both hourly and salaried options available.
Responsibilities may include:
Collecting, compiling, organizing and entering data.
Tracking projects including:
Keeping notes throughout the week of client and team’s progress.
Preparing agendas and other materials for meetings.
Taking meeting minutes that track important decisions and action items.
Sending follow-up to all relevant parties and corresponding appropriately with the responsible team member.
Managing established project timeline.
Interacting with volunteers and board members
Conducting prospect and foundation research.
Assisting with the planning and execution of fundraising events.
Position requires the ability to:
Correspond in a professional and timely manner with Giving Tree staff.
Communicate openly and confidently with colleagues.
Multi-task and manage several projects at one time with keen attention to detail.
Prioritize action items efficiently.
Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and mail merge manager.
Use and learn new CRM programs, CMS, email marketing tools, and other web-based and social media tools.
Problem solve resourcefully and proactively.
Self motivate and work in an independent environment.
Additional Salary Information: An hourly contract would also be considered
Giving Tree Associates is committed to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and reach optimal potential. Whether they are just beginning to evaluate the need for a campaign, in the midst of executing a strategic plan, or exploring optimal board and staffing structures, Giving Tree partners with nonprofits to meet and exceed their organizational objectives.