Washington DC

Director of Membership and Development, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous Grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected, and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 Grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice. Join us to create a greater impact for these communities by helping Grantmakers grow along with the nonprofits they serve. To learn more, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The director of membership and development plays a key role in strengthening GEO’s community of Grantmakers and achieving GEO’s revenue goals. The director supports membership and fundraising efforts across the staff and works closely with the vice president of external affairs, executive vice president and members of the revenue team to ensure that GEO’s fundraising and membership efforts meet or exceed annual goals. The director reports to the vice president of external affairs and supervises the three staff members on the revenue team. As a director at GEO, they hold shared internal leadership responsibilities including stewarding organizational culture, developing talent, planning/budgeting, strengthening the connections between programming, communications and revenue, and fostering alignment and relationships across the team and organization. This position involves about 20-30% travel. *

*Note that GEO staff have not been traveling for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic but expect to resume some travel this spring/summer.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs. A resume and cover letter are required. In your cover letter, please share the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your nonprofit fundraising experience
  • How have you helped an organization recruit and retain members or other key stakeholders?
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?
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