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Current Openings (Updated August 16, 2018)

Research Associate at the Indiana University Foundation

Contract Researcher for the National Wildlife Federation

Fundraising CRM Data Manager at the National FFA Foundation

Research Associate at the Indiana University Foundation

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University Foundation invites application for the Research Associate Position. The Research Associate will provide support to development units and officers throughout the Indiana University system by tracking the accomplishments and life events of alumni and donors, as well as tracking their interest and ability to provide support to Indiana University. The successful candidate will have strong problem solving and communication skills, and will work well individually and in a collaborative team when needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree; Library Science, SPEA, English, and Journalism preferred (4 years of fundraising experience if no degree) 
  • Excellent written skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with proofreading, working in databases, and internet based research
  • Strong customer service skills and an understanding of fundraising practices
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Strong follow-through skills

About the Indiana University Foundation: 

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value in excess of $2 billion. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.


Visit to submit resume and cover letter for application. A cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Please make your cover letter page one of your resume upload. Resumes with no cover letter will not be considered.

The IU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted August 16, 2018

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Contract Researcher for the National Wildlife Federation 

Location: Remote

National Wildlife Federation on behalf of the Choose Clean Water Coalition is seeking a seasoned prospect research consultant with demonstrated experience in identifying prospects for special projects or campaigns; preparing detailed biographical, financial, and philanthropic profiles on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, and wealth-screening services to evaluate donors.

About Choose Clean Water Coalition

Hosted by National Wildlife Federation, the Choose Clean Water Coalition was formed in 2009 to energize the effort to restore and protect the rivers and streams that feed into the Chesapeake Bay by harnessing and enhancing the collective power of the many advocates and stakeholders working on this mission. Representing more than 240 organizations, the Choose Clean Water Coalition focuses on state-specific, targeted campaigns to advance the Chesapeake Bay restoration. The Coalition is working to advance strong policy improvements and on the ground projects by building the resources and influence of organizations throughout the watershed.  

Currently, the Coalition has an 18-person steering committee comprised of leadership from member organizations.

Research Needs

As part of the Coalition’s five year strategic plan, we have been tasked with diversifying our funding sources. The Coalition is currently funded by private foundations for general support and project specific work. In order to create a more stable and unrestricted funding stream, the Coalition is in the process of seeking potential new funding from foundations, individual donors, and corporations. To support this effort, the Coalition seeks to hire a prospect research consultant that has experience working with nonprofit organizations.

Scope of Work

The consultant will:

  • Review the Coalition’s five year strategic plan and priorities to become familiar with program.
  • Meet with development director to determine research parameters and review existing funding stream.
  • Create detailed biographical, financial, and philanthropic profiles on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects; wealth-screening services to evaluate donors.

The consultant will be working closely with our staff and our goal is to have the project completed by December 31, 2018.

Response Requested

If you are interested in being considered for this work, please submit a brief statement of your qualifications and your approach by 5pm on August 20, 2018. As a non-profit organization, we are on a tight budget. Your response should include a variety of options and the price point for each. Our budget for this project is $4,500.

Proposals should be submitted via email to Rebecca Neumann at

Fundraising CRM Data Manager at National FFA Organization

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Overview
The Fundraising Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Data Manager provides technical and strategic leadership for the management of the CRM, StratusLIVE (Microsoft Dynamics), and Foundation data needs. He/she will serve as a resource to internal and external constituents and ensure organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization's technology and service operations by implementing organizational strategies, policies, and practices. He/she is responsible for application administration as well as the accurate data analysis and management of all charitable transactions. He/she will serve as the senior liaison between departments so as to maximize organizational strategy and operational effectiveness.

Reporting to the Director, Development Operations, the Fundraising CRM Data Manager plays a leadership role in developing and implementing the Foundation's vision and plans for its fundraising systems and operations, ensuring that software and business processes run smoothly. The Fundraising CRM Data Manager is responsible for ensuring that staff have the tools needed to do their jobs effectively, and that donors experience a positive gifting experience that is recognized in a timely manner.


  • Overseeing the StratusLIVE database as it pertains to fundraising relations and providing support for integrated and aligned fundraising tools, subscriptions, and services. StratusLIVE is part of the Foundation's larger Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem.
  • Assisting senior management and Information Technology staff with authoring and implementing strategic technology initiatives.
  • Ensuring that data is entered into the database in a consistent and timely manner in accordance with industry guidelines such as CASE and IRS. Provides guidance to the organization related to non-profit industry standards, the Foundation's gift acceptance policies, and industry best practices.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and automated processes to ensure efficient flow of data, smooth integration between systems, and the confidentiality and security of constituent information.
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of the Foundation's software, and providing leadership advice on related infrastructure issues, projects, budgets, options, and the impacts of decisions.
  • Participating in the creation and implementation of long-range plans for fundraising technology that effectively and economically meet current and anticipated needs of the Foundation.
  • Producing, or assisting with the production of, financial, analytical, and demographic reports, as well as mailing lists, recognition lists, and other data extractions as requested.
  • Managing vendor relationships as needed. Coordinating with vendors and Central IT on software upgrades, including planning, project management, feature testing, and related business process redesign.
  • Working with vendor support and IT support to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, escalate support tickets, and advocate for patches to the application when appropriate.
  • As necessary, provide leadership when coordinating database de-duping, address updates, data cleanup, mass updates, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Managing access, security, and privacy policies related to Foundation information systems.
  • Assisting in training of staff on fundraising database procedures.


Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum Qualifications:
At least five+ years experience in systems and/or development operations specifically in database management systems, database reporting, and office productivity packages. Microsoft Dynamics experience is preferred.

Experience with enterprise reporting tools, including Crystal, Excel, and SQL preferred.

Additional Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of automated business and systems tools needed to support the efficient management of development operations. Microsoft Dynamics or related software experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, political astuteness, and a strong customer service orientation.
  • The ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical audiences and translate fundraisers’ needs into effective and cost-effective technical solutions.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and use logic and analysis to troubleshoot software problems.
  • Ability to exercise decisiveness and good judgment in situations requiring the evaluation of information to reach creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of nonprofit, gift entry and administration, donor stewardship, database administration, records management, and IRS regulations regarding charitable giving.
  • An understanding of the types of data, reports, and analyses needed to support the fundraising efforts of a large nonprofit.
To apply visit the following website.

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