Al Gore’s non-profit, The Climate Reality
Project, is seeking a passionate and experienced fundraiser to
increase the Advancement Department’s fundraising efforts. The
Charitable Giving Manager will be responsible for managing and
expanding a portfolio of current and prospective major and
mid-level donors ($2,500 – $50,000) and will participate in all
aspect of the gift cycle on behalf of Climate Reality and its
leadership. An ideal candidate will be passionate about climate
action and able to work independently and collaboratively in a
small fundraising team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not
limited to the following:

  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, focusing
    on increasing revenue from 4-5 figure gifts.
  • Responsible for formulating and implementing all aspects of the
    gift cycle: 1) Identify and qualify prospects to help build a more
    robust major gift donor pipeline; 2) develop personalized
    cultivation strategies and move potential donors in an appropriate
    and timely fashion toward solicitation; 3) solicit annual and major
    gifts; 4) thoughtfully steward and maintain contact with donors on
    behalf of Climate Reality.
  • Identify strategic opportunities for portfolio growth, working
    both independently and with prospect research team to explore areas
    for expansion.
  • Manage a portfolio of institutional donors and direct their
    strategic cultivation and stewardship; coordinate with Director of
    Advancement, Director of Evaluation, and program teams on timely
    letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant reports, and other
    foundation communications; assist with grant writing where
  • Schedule and conduct meetings with current and prospective
    donors, as well as schedule and staff meetings with program staff,
    Director of Advancement, and President and CEO.
  • Work with Advancement team members to identify opportunities
    for new major and mid-level gift prospects from database, and help
    develop and implement a mid-level giving program.
  • Provide advice to management regarding active and prospective
  • Develop, manage and execute year-end direct mail appeal.
  • Research prospects for engagement.
  • Use Salesforce to track donors and prospects through the moves
    management cycle.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and values
  • 4-5 years of fundraising experience for an allied cause with a
    proven track record of closing major gifts either independently or
    with a principal
  • Experience communicating with and identifying strategies for
    cultivation of major donors
  • A self-starter, and willing and able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills related to donors, leadership,
    and Board of Directors
  • Prior experience using Salesforce or CRM to track donor
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Experience using research software and tools preferred
  • Optimistic and positive attitude a must
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends, travel semi-frequently
    and on short notice
  • Ability to work in high-visibility and fast-paced

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