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FEEA is the only non-profit organization devoted to education and emergency assistance for the civilian federal workforce. In its 35-year history, FEEA has helped federal employees and their families by awarding more than $10M in scholarship funds to more than 8,000 students, giving more than $8M in no-interest loans and grants, and developing a childcare subsidy program that fills a significant gap in federal benefits.
FEEA inspires deep support among federal employees who know of its work and who report that its presence is both critical and comforting. But the organization has an opportunity to broaden its visibility both within the federal government and outside of it. As part of a planned succession process, the Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director who can build on FEEA’s strengths and lead the organization to its next level. The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to revitalize resources and impact, ensuring FEEA maximizes its opportunities to support the federal workforce of the 21st century and by extension the nation that it serves.

Chief Development Officer / JSSA
Location: Rockville, MD

The Nonprofit Community Impact Award, the Best of Home Care Award, the AJFCA Leadership Award, the F. Michael Taff Award from the City of Rockville Human Rights Commission.

These are a few of the awards that JSSA, a one-of-a kind institution dedicated to supporting people of any faith who are struggling in their communities and enabling them to live meaningfully at any stage of their lives.  Working at a scope unparalleled by virtually any other organization, JSSA coordinates and provides a vast range of clinical and social services for all in need, from the youngest child to the most fragile senior. For more than 120 years, JSSA has served more than 30,000 people in the greater Washington region annually. With 227 employees at 4 locations in Rockville and Silver Spring, MD and Fairfax, VA, JSSA continues to develop innovative, evidence-based, and award-winning partnerships and programs that serve the “whole person” seeking assistance rather than just treating symptoms. 

Over the last year, JSSA has restructured its development department to create an integrated marketing, development, and communications program that will act more nimbly to advance the agency’s support networks for those who are struggling. While major health insurance companies recognize and reimburse JSSA’s health and mental health programs, philanthropic giving supports the spirit and scope of its work and ensures its services can be offered to residents who are already taxed by life challenges. Fundraising currently generates approximately $4M of JSSA’s roughly $20M annual revenue. The next Chief Development Officer will take the lead in building the staff and strategies necessary to expand visibility and philanthropic giving and to integrate them into the agency’s new strategic plan and ongoing rebranding.  

Executive Director of the NPR Foundation / NPR

Location: Washington, DC
Across 46 years of innovation, NPR has been one of the most acclaimed and trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. A constant advocate for public radio stations and one of the finest sources of public radio programming, NPR is also a multimedia organization that connects to audiences online and in life. NPR’s stations serve 33 million listeners each week, while NPR.org serves 28 million visitors each month. In partnership with 947 member stations, NPR offers an indispensable public service, creating a more informed public that is challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures.

Building on its decades-long success and the 2014 hiring of Jarl Mohn as President and CEO, NPR is laying the groundwork for continued strategic expansion of its fundraising relationships and programming. It is seeking a Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of the NPR Foundation who will lead the design and execution of a comprehensive national fundraising program that matches its reputation for innovation and excellence.
The CDO/ED will provide expert direction for the adoption of benchmark best practices and the development of creative strategies that continue to expand NPR’s major donor base and national revenue. The CDO/ED will embody the highest standards of professionalism in developing fundraising systems and executing high-touch frontline fundraising: s/he will serve as an influential member of the executive management team, an effective partner to NPR’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors as well as the trustees of the Foundation Board, a mentor and role model for a team of development professionals and support staff, and a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors. The CDO/ED's work will build partnerships that advance NPR’s and its member stations’ ability to provide high-quality independent content that plays a critical role in the lives of the American public and of people around the world.

Chief Development Officer / Shakespeare Theatre Company
Location: Washington, DC

“Is there no play / to ease the anguish of a torturing hour?”
                        --A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is the leading premier classical theatre company in the nation. STC has staged more than 150 innovative productions, bringing them to vibrant life in a provocative, imaginary, and widely accessible style that connects classic dramas of universal significance to the modern human experience. Over the last 30 years, STC has entertained more than 2.5 million audience members, offered high-impact arts education and community engagement programs, and provided a home for today’s leading classical artists and a training ground for the next generation.
Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director Michael Kahn and of Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC marries its passionate commitment to the power of the arts with rigorous analysis of the partnerships and programs through which it can best bring them to ever-widening audiences. STC is seeking a Chief Development Officer to join this effort, creating data-based fundraising plans that advance the theatre and the engagement of local, national, and international communities with the classic drama that it creates, preserves, and promotes.
The Chief Development Officer will lead the design, development, and execution of strategies that grow a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDO will manage and motivate a full-time staff of 11 professional fundraisers and guide the work of consultants, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees to meet annual and campaign fundraising goals. Both the lead ambassador to many of the Theatre’s most important supporters and a key member of the senior executive team, the CDO plays a critical role in sustaining the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ability to produce excellent theatre and to connect classic drama to the modern human experience.

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Vice President, Individual Giving / National Recreation and Park Association
Location: Ashburn, VA

There is one kind of place in the U.S. where every person is welcome, where membership, ability to pay, personal appearance, age, and gender do not matter. Peer-reviewed research shows that these places promote a wide array of public goods: they promote healthy living, improve children’s grades in elementary school, contribute to environmental sustainability, and more.
There are 100,000 of these places across the U.S. used by millions of people each year.
They are the nation’s public parks.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a 50,000-member organization of park professionals, volunteers, and citizens partnering to maintain and improve public parks as an overlooked backbone of contemporary communities—spaces that provide green oases among concrete and glass; that offer healthy walks, bike trails, playgrounds, and athletic fields away from buzzing highways; and that act as great equalizers that connect us with both the outdoors and with each other. NRPA fosters research-based, innovative investment in parks as spaces of conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.
NRPA has been recognized on the Washington Post’s list of Top Work Places in both 2014 and 2015. The association’s employees report engagement levels that are 26% higher than those of non-profits across the country. In addition to engaging its staff at work, NRPA is also committed to offering a host of benefits designed to promote a healthy work-life balance.
NRPA is seeking a Vice President of Individual Giving to develop and execute the strategic direction for the individual fundraising that advances the association’s mission. The VP’s primary responsibilities are to lead an ambitious year-round individual giving program that initiates and fosters relationships with high-net- worth individuals, aggressively expand a major gifts program, foster an emerging planned giving program, and build a high-caliber staff that can carry out all elements of the individual giving program. NRPA has established ambitious goals in its current 3-year strategic plan, which will cost a total of $28M to carry out. The VP of Individual Giving will play a critical role in generating the revenue to execute this plan and improve the lives of millions across the country.

Vice President of Development / Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
Location: Washington, DC

This is a story about women—women in the developing world who are dying from cervical and breast cancer because they can’t access proper care. Women are the center of families and communities around the world. In emerging economies, women in particular are driving growth in their communities as entrepreneurs, as small farmers, and as emerging professionals. But without access to basic, low-cost health care services, these women are at risk of death from preventable and treatable cancers.
There’s a way for you to help. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a Washington, DC-based NGO, is building a future in which no woman is denied opportunity because she cannot access preventative care and treatment for cancer. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is seeking its first Vice President of Development to build a robust and holistic fundraising program that grows revenue streams, supports and expands capacity, and advances the cause of saving women’s lives.
Created 5 years ago by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, and affiliated today with the George W. Bush Institute, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon leads coordinated action to prevent and treat women’s cancers, enabling them and their communities to thrive.The approach is unique. By building upon existing health platforms, infrastructure and resources, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is able to bring cervical cancer prevention, screenings and treatment, breast cancer education, and access to HPV vaccinations to women like never before.  It’s sustainable. It’s cost-effective. And it’s working. Since its inception in 2011, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has screened more than 200,000 women for cervical and breast cancer and vaccinated over 40,000 girls against HPV.
Reporting to the CEO, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s Vice President will guide and leverage a high-level Board, Chief Executive, and government and private partners to establish a strong and active development network that supports capital campaigns and annual fundraising efforts. S/he will provide independent leadership to execute fundraising strategies and forge sophisticated partnerships that leverage existing stakeholders and resources while advancing the organization’s goal of expanding and diversifying its networks and donor base.


Vice President, Marketing, Development & Communications / Women for Women International
Location: Washington, DC

We know that when a woman has the support of her sisters, she is unstoppable.
--Women for Women International

Women for Women International has provided nearly 429,000 women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. WfWI believes that if a woman is armed with skills, knowledge, and resources, she can create sustainable change for herself, her family, and her community. The organization’s work has been recognized with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Under the leadership of its new CEO, Jennifer L. Windsor, Women for Women International is committed to mobilizing greater resources, expanding its reach, and increasing programs for marginalized women around the world. Windsor, a 25-year veteran of international development and human rights work, has the commitment of an engaged Global Board of Directors and U.K. Board of Trustees. To support its vision, WfWI is seeking a Vice President of Marketing & Development.

The VP MDC plays a significant role in WfWI’s success, overseeing a set of integrated strategies to attract private investment and to enable the growth of the organization and the hundreds of thousands of women it serves. The VP will join an organization where empowerment and teamwork are as important to the culture at headquarters as they are to the execution of programs around the world. WfWI’s fundraising team has successfully cultivated a diverse range of donors and partners to engage in its global mission. Small and large donors are the backbone of its philanthropic program, through both sponsorships of individual women and major gift donations. WfWI has also won long-term partnerships with major foundations. The new VP MDC will have the opportunity to evaluate current strategies, consolidate strengths, and develop and implement a plan to expand both grassroots and high-level engagement, meet the annual fundraising goal, and expand revenue over the next 3 years.

Vice President, Sponsorship and Major Accounts / Urban Land Institute 

Location: New York, NY

The Urban Land Institute makes the world a better place by providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global non-profit whose 38,000 members represent the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use professionals working in both private enterprise and public service. Through the strength of its membership, ULI has been able to set global standards of excellence in land development practices. It has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected and widely quoted sources of reliable information on urban planning and growth.
ULI’s corporate engagement program continues to evolve to support the organization’s growth. With more than 400 event sponsors and more than 50 longer-term partners, the program raises funds from major corporations—such as Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Wells Fargo—to advance a broad range of ULI initiatives, from national conferences and competitive scholarships to local urban planning and professional development opportunities. ULI’s fundraising team plans an expansion of corporate initiatives to support additional strategic priorities. One designated growth area is funding support for the wide range of content that ULI is known for around the world.

ULI is seeking a Vice President for Sponsorship and Major Accounts who will contribute to the retention of existing sponsorships and accounts and will play a critical role in building new revenue streams to advance advance ULI’s mission of building healthy, sustainable communities.


Director Level Searches

Location: Corning, NY

Corning Museum of Glass is a center for the exploration of glass as a material, a nexus for artists experimenting and innovating with glass, and the premier place to study the history of glass.
            Dr. Karol Wight, President and Executive Director, Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most important glass collection, featuring the finest examples of glassmaking from 35 centuries of human history.  The Museum’s recently opened 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes both a 26,000-square-foot art gallery and the 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a patent-winning, state-of-the-art facility for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions. In 2015, the Museum attracted 460,000 visitors, making it the 34th most visited museum in the U.S. It boasts a $61 million operating budget.
The Corning Museum of Glass seeks a Director of Advancement who will build a world-class development department befitting its world-class museum. Founded by Corning Incorporated, CMoG continues to enjoy the company’s extensive financial support, creating enviable resources to leverage in a comprehensive fundraising program. The Museum has not only reached record attendance levels among an international visitorship, but has also earned attention and acclaim in major national media venues across the U.S. CMoG’s Executive Team and Board have developed a strategic plan to continue its growth in key directions that the Director will play a critical role in prioritizing and shaping. Leaders and program staff alike are eager to welcome the new Director of Advancement to an institution where employee satisfaction is as high a priority as the pursuit of excellence.
Director of Development / Freedom House

Location: Washington, DC

Migrant crises fuel xenophobic sentiment in democratic countries. In authoritarian ones, countries respond to democratic dissent with increasing levels of violence. Global press freedom sits at its lowest point in 12 years, while threats to internet freedom grow more sophisticated and insidious.

The year 2016 has been a year of anxious dictators and wavering democracies, as global struggles have brought freedom under enormous pressure and deepened a decade-long decline in human rights and civil liberties in 105 countries around the world, from the Americas and Europe to the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
2016 is also the 75th anniversary of Freedom House.
Since 1941, the Washington, DC-based Freedom House has promoted the spread of freedom and democracy around the world. Freedom House is a leader in identifying threats to freedom through its highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and 2 U.S. offices, it trains democratic activists, secures the release of political prisoners, and fights to make human rights central to the foreign policy of all democratic countries. In a time of great need, Freedom House champions and fights for the right of every individual to be free.
Freedom House is seeking a Director of Development to join its mission. Significant funding for Freedom House’s programs comes in the form of grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. State Department, as well as from other democratic governments, among them Canada, the European Union, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Under the leadership of President Mark P. Lagon and Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert, Freedom House is making a committed investment in expanding its private philanthropy program and advancing its support for activists around the world.
Freedom House has won support from such foundations and corporations as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Facebook, Google, Delta, and Goldman Sachs. The Director of Development will build on this work with the support of two staff members and the potential for an additional hire.
Location: Danbury, CT

Millions of people worldwide are participants in a unique effort to inspire, encourage, and uplift others at all stages of life. The organization that brings them together is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to help marshal this network into a powerful fundraising program that advances its reach and impact.
Guideposts, founded by Norman Vincent Peale in 1945, is a comprehensive publishing ministry that touches millions of lives every day. Its flagship magazines—Guideposts, Angels on Earth, and Mysterious Ways—reach more than 7 million people. Guideposts’ book imprints complement these offerings with inspiring entertainment through faith-based mysteries, historical fiction, non-fiction, and best-selling devotionals. Readers who experience the positive impact of faith, hope, and prayer share that impact with each other through a prayer ministry of more than 3,500 volunteers in 75 countries.
To support the growth of its network, Guideposts is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to serve as a key partner to the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, helping to guide the development department through a transition that increases Guideposts’ philanthropic funding.

Senior Director of Development / National Council on Aging
Location: Arlington, VA

Know someone who still swims laps in his 70s? Someone who lost retirement money in the Great Recession? Want to work for the very first non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to protecting both of them--and all of us as we live longer and longer lives?

NCOA is a respected leader and trusted partner helping people aged 60+ to meet the challenges of aging. Founded in 1950, it has worked for 65 years to identify critical issues facing older adults and to assemble coalitions of non-profits, government, and business to address them through collaborative leadership, innovative services, advocacy, and social enterprise. Today NCOA is working toward its social impact goal to significantly improve the health and economic security of 10,000,000 older adults by 2020. NCOA is seeking a Director of Development who will expand its fundraising program to support this crucial social mission.
The Director will find many advantages at NCOA. The organization has historically won extensive government grants and project-specific funding, creating room for the Director to experiment as s/he gradually creates an organization-wide philanthropic program that supports NCOA as an institution. S/he will have rich projects to market—including the Aging Mastery Program®, an innovative 10‐week program that empowers older adults to make the most of their gift of longevity. And s/he will have the chance to partner with a diverse group of researchers and subject matter experts who have played a key role in developing both government and broader institutional relationships. The Director will serve as a strategist and guide to NCOA leaders and staff, helping to leverage its existing fundraising to greater effect and to advance the movement for long lives full of health, independence, and security.

Director of Annual Giving / St. Michael's Abbey
Location: Silverado, CA

If you can imagine working in any development department, this job isn’t the one for you. St. Michael’s Abbey’s motto—”Prepared for Every Good Work”—flows from a tradition dating back more than 900 years. The Abbey is devoted not only to tradition, but to the capacity of tradition to transform the present; not only to a practice of sheltered sanctuary, but to the contemplative engagement of modern education and worldly curiosity. This delicate balance shapes every element of the Abbey’s fundraising, which is thoroughly imbued with passion for the Abbey’s mission even as it has begun to professionalize and grow. The Director of Annual Giving will maintain this balance while building on the Abbey’s progress over the last 2 years and helping to accelerate its scale and pace.

Under the general direction of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving program that supports St. Michaels Abbey, the seminary, and the preparatory school. Using a wide variety of modern fundraising tools, including Web capabilities, face-to-face solicitations, and direct mail, the Director will establish strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals for annual gifts. The Director will focus on institutionalizing a strong annual giving fund, increasing the fund’s size, and building a major donor pipeline. S/he will have regular contact with St. Michael’s Abbey Foundation Board of directors; leaders and priests of the Norbertine Order; alumni and parents of the preparatory school; and other external constituents.
Director of Development / Share Our Strength

Location: Washington, DC

1 in 5 children live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That’s more than 16 million children who struggle every day with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign strives to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day. Share Our Strength connects kids with meal programs where they live, learn, and play—working with families, schools, and both the public and private sectors to make ending childhood hunger a national priority and a reality.
While Share Our Strength has achieved great success in cause marketing, corporate partnerships, and a national roster of special events, it has equal room for potential in its major donor program. The Executive Team has designated the expansion of that program as a key element of the effort to feed millions of kids still in need. The newly created position of Director of Development will be a major element of this expansion.
The Director of Development will report to the Senior Director of Development (who in turn reports to the Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer) and will be responsible for an initial fundraising goal of $12 million, including Major Gifts ($4.8 million) and culinary events ($7.2 million). The Director’s ultimate goal will be to increase total giving in these areas to a minimum of $15 million over two years and to build to $25 million over the next five years. The Director will manage a staff of six fundraising professionals, a writer, an assistant, and three development consultants. They will look to the Director to provide the strategy for leading Share Our Strength’s 5 major fundraising markets: New York, the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, California, and the National. Each Market has a comprehensive fundraising program with an emphasis on developing individual major gifts and executing highly successful culinary events.

Director, Corporate Partnerships / SOS Children's Villages
Location: Washington, DC

In 1949, Hermann Gmeiner had an idea that revolutionized child services around the world: what if he could turn children orphaned by World War II into community-based families of their own?
Today, Gmeiner’s idea is SOS Children’s Villages, a network of family-based homes that provide stable, securing, and loving care for children who have lost their parents or who cannot live with their biological families. Operating in 134 countries around the world, SOS Children’s Villages’ community-based model of care promotes the education, development, and health of every child, enabling them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. For its success in improving children’s lives, growing communities, and strengthening the fabric of societies, SOS Children’s Villages has been recognized with numerous prizes, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, Save the World Award (2009), Mother Teresa Gold Medal (2008), and Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize (2002).
SOS Children’s Villages – USA supports and advances the global work of SOS Children’s Villages, including 2 Villages in the U.S. and more on every continent. Under the leadership of CEO Lynn Croneberger, SOS Children’s Villages – USA has more than doubled revenue over the last 4 years. Corporate fundraising has played a key role in this growth, generating 17% of SOS – USA’s revenue in 2014. Some of the organization’s partners have included DHL, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott, PayPal, and Western Union, among many others.
DRi is leading the search for a Director, Corporate Partnerships to continue this growth. The Director, Corporate Partnerships will lead efforts to build a $3 million portfolio and to source 6-figure gifts that support the domestic and international work of SOS Children’s Villages. Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, the Director will manage two staff members to achieve the division’s goals, including the establishment of new relationships with multinational corporations and blue-chip brands that make a significant contribution to the ambitious revenue goals of SOS-USA.

Director of Major Gifts / WonderWork
Location: New York, NY

What good are medical cures if we don’t use them?
This question drives WonderWork, a 5-year old non-profit that has already delivered more than 134,000 miracle surgeries for children and adults living in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Millions suffer from debilitating conditions that modern medicine can cure for as little as $250, but are separated from those cures by extreme poverty. Unable to see and walk in the demanding conditions of the developing world, they do not complete an education and remain cut off from work and social life.
WonderWork—named by TIME Magazine as one of “10 Ideas That Will Change The World”—equips and trains local medical personnel to deliver surgeries that restore sight, cure crippling foot deformities, and repair severe burns, giving children and adults a second chance at life. The poor but proud communities whose members carry out these medical miracles achieve new dimensions of self-sufficiency with each success.
DRi is leading the search for a Director of Major Gifts to become part of a small, but effective, team of professionals advancing this important mission.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the CEO, the Director will serve as an exceptional strategist and relationship builder who can create and execute processes to build a principal gifts portfolio from the ground up. S/he will leverage a robust direct mail list to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals and family foundations, and will design funding vehicles to secure their investments in WonderWork’s ambitious effort to ensure that no person spends a lifetime suffering from a curable disease.

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Associate (Human Resources and Administration)
Location:   Arlington, VA

Since 2001, DRi has provided services to help non-profits located across the country and around the world to thrive, excel, and grow. We are founded on the belief that non-profits make the world a significantly better place, and that the work they do every day is too important to forego the resources they need to fulfill their missions. We offer executive search, fundraising consulting, and strategic planning services to support a roster of non-profit clients that includes such renowned organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the NAACP, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. DRi’s executive search practice helps non-profits design effective staff structures and identify and recruit outstanding leaders who will help make the world a better place.

DRi has an opportunity for an exceptionally organized associate with outstanding interpersonal skills to join its executive search practice as its Candidate Stewardship Associate. This Associate will play a critical role in DRi’s effort to match non-profits with the leaders they need to serve communities in need. Serving as the external face of our company, the Associate will be trusted to coordinate all interactions between non-profit clients and potential candidates during a complex hiring process for high-level positions. Through this process, the Associate will help guarantee positive outcomes in specific searches while cultivating long-term client and candidate relationships that are essential to DRi’s ability to support the non-profit sector.

For the right person, this position is a unique opportunity to develop critical career skills, including the ability to:

  1. Be a confident representative to high-level leaders and staff, including CEOs, Executive Directors, and Vice Presidents.
  2. Make wise judgments in a fast-paced business environment.
  3. Orchestrate long-term processes that require the input and coordination of people in various roles from multiple organizations.
  4. Handle confidential information with impeccable sensitivity and discretion.
  5. Foster effective working relationships with people of different temperaments and needs.