Mar 07, 2023

Director of Individual Giving

  • On-Ramps
  • Remote
Full-Time Other

Job Description


Public Rights Project (PRP) is a public interest legal nonprofit, headquartered in Oakland, with a remote team based throughout the United States. Our mission is to close the gap between the promise of our laws and the lived reality of our most vulnerable communities. Since 2017, we have been working at the intersection of community organizing and state and local government enforcement to build a scalable, equitable community-based enforcement model to protect civil rights and advance economic justice. PRP supports progressive state and local governments, including Attorneys General, District Attorneys, and City Attorneys' Offices with legal strategy, research, fellowships, communications and community partnerships to help offices develop high-impact legal cases. PRP has a fully-remote staff of 23 and counting in cities including Oakland, LA, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Durham, and Seattle (among others), and have a regular rotation of legal fellows, interns, and law school clerks.

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The Director of Individual Giving (DIG) will be responsible for meeting ambitious fundraising goals that will contribute to PRP's 2023 overall goal of $6.3M and growing PRP's impact by developing and executing multi-year strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade individual donors. The DIG will be responsible for setting the strategy to grow the Individual Giving portfolio by conducting research on donor circles and giving by high-net worth individuals. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the DIG will help build PRP's annual fund focusing on, but not limited to the areas of unrestricted funds and cash flow.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, multi-year strategy and tactics to broaden PRP's individual donor base and deepen our relationships with individual donors
  • Develop, manage, and maintain an active portfolio of 50+ individual donors and prospects capable of making at least an annual gift of $10,000
  • Proactively grow the portfolio and serve as the organization's lead on individual fundraising efforts
  • Design and implement an annual fund strategy for donors giving <$1,000. This includes mailed and digital appeals, acknowledgements, and mass stewardship communications
  • Create and execute bespoke cultivation and stewardship opportunities for individual donors through regular contact, including personal visits and compelling written information that exceeds donor expectations and helps to deepen their investment in PRP
  • Work collaboratively with the program team to achieve fluency and remain up to date on PRP's reach, priorities, and impact
  • Ensure that the President and Chief Development Officer and other solicitors are fully prepared for every significant donor/prospect interaction, including leading strategy and prep meetings, preparing briefing materials, and ensuring follow-up
  • Develop competitive proposals and make presentations and solicitations that are compelling and consistent with PRP's priorities and goals
  • Ensure best practices and monitor potential risks by assisting the Chief Development Officer in the design and continuous review of fundraising policies and procedures
  • Provide accurate revenue projections and assist in setting annual fundraising goals
  • Support the President and Chief Development Officer, as needed, in all aspects of donor relations and gift management, including the solicitation of key donors
  • Partner with the Development Manager and Salesforce Product Manager to use Salesforce to maintain accurate and complete records of donor status, communications, and gifts, and manage the portfolio to ensure that deadlines, goals, and deliverables are met
  • Coordinate with others to ensure accurate and timely preparation, negotiation, and execution of gift agreements
  • Other duties as assigned

Hiring Organization

Public Rights Project


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Experience developing relationships and designing and executing fundraising and high-touch stewardship strategies for individual donors resulting in significant funding in a nonprofit setting, preferably in a legal or political context
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Experience successfully soliciting and closing gifts and stewarding donors with gifts ranging from $10,000 and into the 6 figures or more
  • Experience writing fundraising collateral, reports, and other development-related materials for print and digital platforms for targeted internal and external audiences
  • Experience building annual giving and mid-level donor programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability and willingness both to complete and to oversee administrative tasks in support of team goals
  • Ability to deliver high-quality content and produce results on a deadline
  • Ability to conduct research and provide analysis
  • Experience or ability to learn the following systems: Google Suite, Salesforce, and Asana
  • Ability to build strong relationships and trust across difference
  • Interest or experience in the following subject matters: Civil Rights, Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights, and Workers' Rights
  • A belief in the power of state and local government to make positive, progressive change in the world and a passionate commitment to economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice

Physical Requirements: Requires sitting, talking and listening for up to 8 hours per day. Certain situations may require lifting items up to 20 pounds.

Location: Fully remote organization and team. This role may require travel a few times a year to PRP events or meetings. We currently have remote staff in Oakland, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), and Washington, DC, as well as other cities.

Industry/Service Area

Public Policy




The determined salary range for this role is set at $120,000- 145,000 (for internal equity, PRP can not engage in salary negotiations outside of this range)

Application Instructions

Qualified Individuals, please apply:

PRP is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. A diverse and inclusive workplace, both at PRP and within the government offices we serve, is a key ingredient for achieving our mission of building equitable enforcement capacity within state and local government.

PRP aims to assemble a team that reflects the world we live in and the communities we serve with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and immigration status. People with personal or family experience with the type of harms we seek to combat, including wage theft, predatory lending, fraud, discrimination, and environmental degradation are particularly encouraged to apply.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at Public Rights Project to build a diverse team. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact

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