Trestle is looking for a part-time Fundraising Consultant with a proven track record in building organizational fundraising networks and pipelines.
You’ll help us kick off our 2023 fundraising efforts, which will enable us to scale our work on some of the most critical technological challenges facing the progressive movement.
We’re a small and uniquely shaped non-profit organization funded by a combination of grants and paid-service engagements. We’re looking to expand our support from grants and donations in order to expand strategic and accessible technology support to more BIPOC-led and frontline social change organizations.
We seek an experienced fundraising professional to deliver on three areas:
- Assess the gaps and opportunities in Trestle’s current fundraising strategy, pipeline, and process;
- Create a prospect list and strategy for reaching potential donors that match Trestle’s vision and timeline for 2023 funding conversations;
- Guide our hiring approach for a full-time fundraising/development role.
Apply using this short form by Friday October 28, 2022. More details below.
Trestle Collaborative provides hands-on support to movement organizations, campaigns and tech companies to reinforce the technology scaffolding that enables our 21st century movements for justice, equity and progress.
We are a team of technologists — engineers, designers, product managers — who work with those who build and use technology for organizing, electoral campaigns and movement building to ensure they are getting the most possible impact from their technology investments.
Since our start in the 2020 election cycle, Trestle has protected national climate organizing groups from security vulnerabilities, made significant improvements to nearly every tool used to mobilize volunteers for Democratic and progressive causes, and cultivated a diverse community of 90+ senior engineers, designers, and product managers.
Working with Trestle
We’re seeking someone who cares deeply about the pressing issues of our day. We strongly encourage BIPOC, people with disabilities, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, religious affiliations and identities to apply.
We are a deeply values-driven organization — we are building a workplace that centers equity, fights burnout culture, makes space for levity and whole humans. We’re looking to collaborate with folks who appreciate and bring this spirit to their work.
Finally, our team is fully remote, operates across US time zones and follows a 4 day work week (with no work on Fridays).
Scope of Work
You’ll have agency and flexibility to shape your approach to the 3 areas of focus:
- Assess the gaps and opportunities in Trestle’s current fundraising strategy, pipeline, and process: Identify and succinctly document strengths and weaknesses of our existing fundraising plan, processes, and organizational readiness; Recommend improvements to processes and strategy
- Create a prospect list and strategy for reaching potential donors that match Trestle’s vision and timeline for 2023 funding conversations; Identify relevant grant deadlines and application processes; Prioritize list of potential donors, foundations, donor-advised funds, etc.
- Guide our hiring approach for a full-time fundraising/development role. Help define the scope of this role based on Trestle’s needs Provide guidance on salary, JD, and interview questions Support initial screening of candidates
Activities that are not expected in this scope:
- Day-to-day management of our fundraising pipeline
- Joining every meeting with potential donors
Timeline & Compensation
We expect a time commitment of ~15-25 hours per month over 5 months, beginning in November of 2022. Compensation will range from $20,000-28,125, based on experience.
Submit application at this link by Friday, October 28, 2022.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Our aim is to have this role onboard by mid to late November 2022.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity of staff and leadership. We are tracking identity in our applications and our hiring processes to ensure we are holding ourselves accountable to our values. The identity question in the application form is completely optional and cannot be used to determine specific hiring decisions.