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Philanthropic Investment Manager
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Focus of the Role
We don’t just talk, we do. Lead the change with us.
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we work with political leaders around the world to drive change. We help governments turn bold ideas into reality so they can deliver for their people. We do it by advising on strategy, policy and delivery, unlocking the power of technology across all three. And by sharing what we learn on the ground, so everyone can benefit. We do it to build more open, inclusive and prosperous countries for people everywhere.
We are a global team of nearly 800 changemakers, operating in more than 30 countries, across five continents. We are political strategists, policy experts, delivery practitioners, technology specialists and more. We speak more than 45 languages. We are working on over 100 projects, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. We’re all here at TBI to make a difference.
In a world of ever more complex challenges, we believe diversity of background and perspective is a strength. We pride ourselves on a culture that values and nurtures difference. We are dedicated to unlocking potential, not only for the countries we work in but also for each of our team members. No matter where you’re from or who you are, if you’re passionate about the transformative power of progressive politics, we invite you to build a better future with us.
Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in USA to apply for this role.
We encourage early application as we reserve the right, if required, to close this role ahead of the date advertised.
The Global Philanthropy Partners (GPP) team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) is responsible for securing private philanthropic capital and supporting the wider Business Development & Income team. The US section of GPP is currently executing a new strategy to expand the Institute’s network of philanthropists who are seeking to achieve transformational change at scale. As such, this is an exciting time to join the team.
The Philanthropic Investment Manager is responsible for developing, accelerating, and maintaining a pipeline of philanthropic supporters at the annual and major gift level (five and six-figures), with expectation to close gifts from Year 1. The core aspects of this role include supporting the Institute’s philanthropic pipeline development through identifying and qualifying new prospects, cultivating new prospects and further cultivating current donors for increased giving, and ultimately soliciting philanthropic dollars from individuals. This includes preparing prospect engagement strategies and proposals for your own pipeline development, as well as in support of the Head of Philanthropy, USA and the wider BD&I team as needed.
The ideal candidate has a history of securing funds at the five-figure level at minimum. The candidate will also thrive in complex, fast-paced environments. Knowledge of fundraising best practices and US philanthropic landscape is essential. The candidate will also have at least three years of frontline fundraising experience, with a knowledge or eagerness to learn about fundraising for a global organisation.
The Philanthropic Investment Manager will lead specific fundraising activities with colleagues across TBI and will work in collaboration and support of the US-based team. This role is within the Global Business Development & Income division of TBI, and part of the wider Strategy & Partnerships department (S&P).
- Develop and maintain a portfolio of 50-75 donors with capacity for six-figure gifts
- Raise philanthropic funds in support of the Institute’s bold and expanding initiatives, hitting annual targets as developed with the Head of US Philanthropy
- Develop thorough knowledge of the Institute’s programmes in order to develop collateral materials, proposals for philanthropic support and reporting in line with donor expectations and requirements
- Develop thorough knowledge of team’s needs to provide proactive, efficient, and expedient resources and support
- Work with colleagues across the BD&I and Business Operations teams to support the internal reporting cadence of progress toward targets and metrics for the US Philanthropy team
- Engage in prospect research as requested with employment verification; contact updating; and related prospect detail discovery for individual prospects as needed
- Collaborate with the central business intelligence until to maintain and update prospects lists, donor news alerts, and philanthropic trends to inform strategies
- Manage and oversee additional fundraising related projects as they arise and are identified by team members
- Support production of donor correspondence and stewardship reporting
- Collaborate with the Head of Stakeholder & Donor Relations as needed for the generation of briefings, profiles, and other donor materials
- Work closely with all teams to maintain database integrity and perform routine prospect data clean-up
- Track fundraising activities in database for all managed prospects
- Along with US Philanthropy team colleagues, provide database and administrative support to Head of Philanthropy, USA and wider BDI team
- The ideal candidate should have experience of frontline fundraising or related experience, preferably at an international non-profit or in a relationships management role
- Ideally will hold a Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university
- Knowledge of fundraising best practices and US philanthropic landscape is essential, as is a history of securing funds at the five-figure level
- Will be a detail-orientated and agile colleague, who exhibits exceptional judgement, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues around the globe
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, strong presentation skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential, as we interact and engage with high-level staff, donors, board members, and sensitive information
- An interest in international development, politics, and global affairs is strongly recommended