Donor Relations Officer

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. (one block from Metro Center). This is an in-house, full-time position in our Washington, D.C., office so candidates should be local to the D.C. area.
Application Deadline: Open-ended

The National Organization for Women (NOW) seeks a full-time, salaried, Development Associate who will report to the President of NOW. This role is based in NOW’s Washington, D.C. office.

NOW is dedicated to intersectional grassroots activism to lead societal change, promote feminist ideals and eliminate discrimination. The organization’s advocacy for women’s equality encompasses six core issues:

  • reproductive rights and justice
  • ending racism and achieving racial justice
  • winning civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) people
  • ending violence against women
  • securing economic justice for all women
  • amending the U.S. Constitution to include women’s equality.


  • Collaborate with NOW team and external fundraising vendor to strategize messaging, review and coordinate approval of copy and art, list plans, project strategies, and final materials
  • Oversee development infrastructure and data systems
  • Assist President in cultivating, enhancing, and maintaining donor relationships through personal contact and communication
  • Secure sponsorships, advertisements, and exhibitors for annual conferences
  • Create written donor communications as needed
  • Oversee promotion, outreach, and management of planned giving
  • Manage the Combined Federal Campaign process
  • Manage bequests, wills, and trusts (with legal support)
  • Coordinate fundraising events, donor dinners, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least five years of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Strong knowledge of principles, ethics, and practices of successful fundraising
  • Experience with fundraising databases required
  • Proven track record of building and sustaining donor relationships
  • Expertise in major gifts and digital fundraising
  • Working knowledge of gift planning fundamentals
  • Experience with c(4) and c(3) fundraising a plus
  • General knowledge and understanding of online fundraising and engagement
  • Experience with eCRM platforms such as Salsa, Luminate, etc. a plus
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Passion for women's rights and intersectional feminism
  • Ability to work well with diverse individuals across age, race, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other lines



How To Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to The subject line should read: “Donor Relations Officer – Your Full Name.” No phone calls, please. NOW is an equal employment opportunity organization and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or parenting status, affectional or sexual orientation, or gender identity. NOW actively seeks to maintain a diverse staff.