Established in 1995, Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring together a community of bipartisan women policymakers and trusted partners to advance issues of importance to women, develop the next generation of women leaders, and foster a more effective and representative democracy. WCPI sponsors programming for women Members of Congress and women congressional chiefs of staff, a congressional fellowship program, policy briefings on Capitol Hill, and several signature special events focused on key bipartisan women’s issues. We are committed to promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion.
Our board, staff, programs, and events reflect our goal to empower voices that often are underrepresented in public policy dialogues and create a culture of mutual respect and shared success. Given the record number of women and women of color serving in Congress, WCPI has reached a critical phase in its development and is seeking to expand its base of support.
We are seeking a proactive, energetic development professional to oversee and implement individual annual giving and major gifts at WCPI. This position reports directly to the President and will be a valued member of the WCPI team.
- Establish and meet annual fundraising goals, update strategies based on evaluation of results;
- Design and implement annual giving campaigns, including setting and achieving goals for renewals, upgrades, and acquisitions;
- Create and manage a major gifts portfolio of approximately 75-100 donors/prospects, including developing specific strategies and timelines for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
- Expectation of 100+ visits with donors per year;
- Manage and implement all stewardship activities for individual donors;
- Conduct research and prepare briefing materials in advance of donor meetings, as required;
- Collaborate with the president on board fundraising requests, major gifts solicitations, and board development committee;
- Oversee and support donor record management;
- Generate monthly donor reports as required; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- A strong commitment to WCPI mission;
- 3-5 years of experience working in an annual giving and/or major gifts program, or equivalent experience;
- Knowledge of, and ideally experience with, moves management;
- Experience working in partnership with senior leadership and boards on solicitations;
- Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both written and verbal; attention to detail;
- A self-directed, confident, positive individual with a sense of humor;
- A team player who is able to juggle many priorities in a fast-paced environment; and
- Proficiency with donor databases, preferably Bloomerang, and Microsoft Office Suite.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com; please indicate “Development Manager” in the subject line. No e-mails or phone calls, please!
As part of our efforts to help build the pipeline of young women considering careers in public policy, we host interns throughout the year.
Communications/Development Interns and General Interns support WCPI’s programs, as well as its legislative and fundraising efforts.
These paid internships are open to current undergraduate students and those who graduated within six months of the application cycle deadline.
The deadline for each application cycle is 11:59 p.m. Eastern (no exceptions); the timelines are as follows:
- Summer internship application cycle: Open December 15- February 1
- Fall internship application cycle: Open April 15- June 1
- Spring internship application cycle: Open September 15- November 1
The Communications/Development intern plays a key role in helping expand our outreach and fundraising initiatives. Successful interns will have their finger on the pulse of social media and digital outreach and a genuine interest in development/fundraising work.
The General Internship program strives to develop the next generation of women leaders in public policy and in the nonprofit sector. Interns are responsible for assisting WCPI staff in our programmatic and administrative work. Such work includes publishing our Weekly Legislative Update and assisting with congressional briefings.