Fundraiser

Remote

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Fundraisers at New Story focus on building relationships to increase donations for:

  1. The Builders: a unique group of donors who cover all of our operational expenses, innovations and enable our 100% model. These donors are typically high-net-worth families and individuals who give $50K+ per year to New Story.
  2. The Architects: a unique group of donors who cover all of our programmatic expenses and a percentage of our R&D funding. These donors are typically high-net-worth families and individuals who give $10K+ per year to New Story.

In partnership with the CEO, Chief Growth Officer, and fundraising team, this position will help implement a sustainable development strategy to increase philanthropic revenue from a diverse portfolio of high net worth leaders and brand partners.

Responsibilities

  • Personally manage and grow a diverse portfolio of major donors (including individuals, brand partners, family foundations, and partners)
  • Support the major gift strategy for new fundraising initiatives
  • Work with the brand/marketing team to develop creative and impactful content, events, and reporting that connects major donors with our work and their impact
  • Ensure effective development operations and drive fundraising best practices by building and/or refining the appropriate systems, tools, and processes to support your work, including donor prospecting, research, analytics, and communications

Must-Haves

  • 2+ years of successful nonprofit fundraising experience with a focus on major gifts
  • Demonstrated experience raising $2 million+ annually (total contract value) from a diverse mix of individual donors and foundations including success in soliciting and closing 6-figure+ gifts from individuals
  • Superb relationship management, interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills, including the ability to inspire and hold accountable diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend events
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time (domestically and internationally)

Skills

You’re a strategic thinker.

You have the strategic prowess and social intelligence required to help build scalable models that leverage New Story’s brand, assets, relationships, and opportunities to meet aggressive growth goals.

You love a challenge.

You are resourceful and creative to find solutions. Big goals don’t scare you – they inspire you.

You can pitch. Confidently and passionately.

You’re comfortable asking for money and are not afraid to hear no. You possess a keen ability to sell ideas and close deals. You operate with poise, dignity, and reliability.

You have a team ethos and love working with people.

You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and enjoy bringing people together to achieve a goal. People enjoy working with you because they know they can trust you.

You’re self-motivated.

You see something that can be improved, and you don’t wait to fix it. You have a strong desire to make New Story a world-class organization.

Location.

This opportunity is flexible on location with a slight preference for candidates based in Atlanta or San Francisco.

Our Culture

Culture is #1 for us. We invest significant time, focus, and resources to building the best environment possible. Why? Over the course of the year we spend a large chunk of our time at work. So at New Story, we want our team to find fulfillment, autonomy, mastery, and joy at work. A workplace where you can bring your whole self.

At New Story, you can expect to find a culture that reflects our values:

  • Humble Pursuit of Excellence. A combination of personal humility and intense professional will.
  • Express Gratitude and Empathy. How would you like to be treated? That’s how we strive to treat others. Always go above and beyond to do for others what you’d like them to do for you.
  • Improve Through Learning and Feedback. Learn why something worked or didn’t work, then implement the learning into future actions.
  • Team of Founders. An extreme ownership mindset where you see a problem, take action, and go above and beyond to help the team.
  • Think Big, Breakdown, and Execute. Set big measurable goals, formulate a plan, then execute the plan with relentless focus.
  • Simplify. Do more with less. This applies to everything: marketing, design, team meetings, writing, operations, and beyond.
Our Benefits

You’ll find our benefits are aimed at supporting a full and healthy lifestyle in all areas of life.

  • Full Healthcare. We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer a generous health insurance, dental, and vision care package alongside a monthly fitness stipend, so you can invest in your own wellness and health.
  • Unlimited Vacation after the 1st Year. We believe you should have a flexible schedule that makes space for family, wellness, and fun. For the first 12 months, you’ll have 12 days PTO and paid holidays. After that year, you can enjoy an unlimited vacation policy.
  • Work-from-home Flexibility. We have a flexible work from home policy. On average, team members work from home 1 to 2 days per week.
  • 401k Investment Plan. New Story offers a 401k investment plan so you’re saving money for the long-term.
  • Trip to the Field. It’s amazing to meet the families we help and see the homes up close and personal. You’ll get to visit the work first hand in either Mexico, Haiti, or El Salvador.
  • Commuter Benefits. We’re grateful for all the time and energy each team member puts into getting to work every day. For some, getting to work takes additional time and expense but our commuter benefits policy helps to offset that.
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave. Mothers are given up to 12 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. Fathers can choose to take up to 4 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. We strongly recommend mothers and fathers to take the full time.
  • Adoption Reimbursement. For families who are willing to adopt, thank you! New Story will reimburse eligible team members up to $10,000 for adoption related expenses.
  • Team Summits. Every 6 months we have a full team summit where we have fun, reflect, and plan for the upcoming quarter. Past trips have been in Tahoe, CA and Whidbey Island, WA.
  • Continuing Education. We believe in always learning and leveling up our skills. Whether or not it’s a conference or online course you’ll find we invest in each team member so they can be the best at their craft.
Welcoming Workplace For All

We know we will only succeed if we have a team who brings a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Chicago to Georgia to Panama, and we welcome all applicants, regardless of background, to apply. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor. New Story is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants to apply for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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