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Donor Organizing Deputy

This position supports Movement Voter Project’s Donor Organizing Team, whose tasks span three areas of our fundraising work: advising, organizing, and partnerships. Experience in social justice organizing and/or fundraising and using Google spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, a CRM system, and email marketing preferred.

Responsibilities
  • Support a portfolio of donor organizers (MVP donors who are organizing other donors) through phone calls/Zoom meetings, email, material creation, and other organizing support, as needed.
  • Provide data and admin support for MVP Local Teams as well as our Donor Listening Project, donor advisors, and work with partners
  • Assist with donor database management
  • Support donor communications
  • Assist with curriculum development and resource library creation for MVP Local Teams and other donor organizers
  • Help draft and upkeep MVP Local Team organizing guide
  • Support survey creation
  • Data analysis
  • Maintenance of featured funds on ActBlue and WordPress
  • Assist with digital fundraising on social media including Facebook and Twitter ad buys
  • Strategize with Director of Donor Organizing and help iterate how we engage with donor organizers
  • Ability to travel, attend conferences, and meetings

Tools we use at MVP (training opportunities available for each platform):

Eventbrite, Bloomerang, Zoom, WordPress, Google sheets/Excel, TargetSmart, Civis Platform, Periscope, ActBlue

MVP’s Approach
  • We work in service of local groups – everything we do and how we do it should reflect that. We want to support and help grow the work of local groups, amplify stories of their work with donors and potential supporters to bring new resources to them and magnify their impact. We try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and not imposing and be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities.
  • We have an organizer-mentality – with both groups and donors. We are organizing support for our local partners and organizing donors to organize more donors! Be prepared to build genuine relationships and work collaboratively.
  • We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach – we’re always taking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration and avoid playing groups or donors against each other.
  • We’re focused on building from our assets – we focus on a positive approach to growth and improvement that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement, and doesn’t make groups, organizers, or donors feel bad about themselves 🙂
  • We try to under-promise & over-deliver – we try to never lead people on about potential for funding or overpromise what we can deliver or the timeline.

Compensation: Based on experience. We envision a full time version of this role in the $40,000 – $50,000 range, plus benefits. But we are open to exploring various other arrangements, including part-time for the right person.

Location: Remote, with preference for someone in the EST timezone.

Report to: Director of Donor Organizing

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Arizona State Advisor

The State Advisor for Arizona will be MVP’s main liaison with local groups and donors on the ground. They are MVP’s eyes and ears for assessing the organizing, donor and political landscape in the state – and the main advocate for bringing needed resources into those states to build sustainable organizations, strong leadership, and long-term progressive electoral and legislative power.

About the Movement Voter Project

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective local groups in the most critical states and races across the country. We help donors invest directly in the best grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of social movements, community organizing, and elections. MVP talent scouts and vets hundreds of local organizations that immediately increase turnout among the progressive base and build long-term grassroots power to transform our country – from the bottom up. Ultimately, we aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to build long-term political power, which is the most effective way to transform our country at the local, state, and national level.

In 2018, MVP helped donors move $14 million to 354 local groups in 42 states – 100% of funds raised went directly to these groups. In the 2020 cycle, MVP aims to double, triple, or even quadruple our 2018 successes and move $30-$60 million to more than 300 local partners, focused in the most critical states including Michigan.To learn more, check us out at www.movement.vote.

Responsibilities of the MVP Arizona State Advisor
  • Maintain relationships with existing local groups and donor networks that fall into MVP’s group and donor profiles.
  • Work with local groups to get reports on their 2018 work and results (if we don’t already have).
  • Work with local groups to get their 2019-2020 plans and/or help them write their 2019-2020 plans and budgets. This may include helping them expand their plans – aka, help groups dream big! (help them create both baseline and expansion plans and budget scenarios)
  • Draft an internal memo for MVP on recommendations for what needs to happen in the state(s), both immediately (next 3 months) and longer-term (2020 and beyond) to build progressive power through grassroots organizing. This would include assessments of staffing and capacity needs, the potential for upgrades, opportunities, challenges and gaps both within and between organizations, best practices to share, etc.
  • Draft both an internal (for MVP) and external (for donors) c3 and c4 state plan that makes the case for where, when, and how much to invest for success in 2020 and beyond.
  • Develop relationships and plans with local and national funders to fund the 2-year state plans.
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders as appropriate: National and local funders, organizing networks, intermediaries, influencers. etc.
  • Support state alignment of partners which may include facilitation, shared planning, mediating differences, breaking up fights, buying people mimosas, etc.
  • Work closely with the other State Advisor on supporting and incubating new talent – and helping all the parts work together collaboratively
  • Participate in grantmaking; work with grantmaking team to decide, administer, and track grants in your states.
  • Update and maintain internal tracking spreadsheets and reporting documents; keep all MVP electronic tracking systems updated and ensure that all organizational recommendations are up to date.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly check-ins with internal MVP departments and team members.
  • Help to capture, write-up and share key stories from local organizations, campaigns, and individuals involved.
MVP’s approach and what it means for a State Advisor
  • We work in service of local groups – Everything we do and how we do it should reflect that. We want to build and expand the work of local groups, we share stories of the local work with donors and potential supporters to bring new resources to them and magnify their impact. Be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and not imposing and beware of incentivizing actions that could warp an organization’s’ priorities.
  • We have an organizer-mentality – Be prepared to build genuine relationships and work collaboratively.
  • We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach – We’re always taking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration and avoid playing groups against each other.
  • We’re focused on building from our assets – We focus on a positive approach to growth and improvement that helps groups to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement, and doesn’t make groups and organizers feel bad about themselves 🙂
  • We try to under-promise & over-deliver – We try to never lead people on about potential for funding or overpromise what we can deliver or the timeline.

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000 salary with benefits, based on experience and locations

Location: Arizona

Report to: Director of State & Local Partnerships

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Florida State Advisor

The State Advisor for Florida will be MVP’s main liaison with local groups and donors in Florida. They are MVP’s eyes and ears for assessing the organizing, donor and political landscape in the state – and the main advocate for bringing needed resources into the state to build sustainable organizations, strong and collaborative leadership, and long-term grassroots organizing and progressive electoral and legislative power.

About the Movement Voter Project

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective local groups in the most critical states and races across the country. We help donors invest directly in the best grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of social movements, community organizing, and elections. MVP talent scouts and vets hundreds of local organizations that immediately increase turnout among the progressive base and build long-term grassroots power to transform our country – from the bottom up. Ultimately, we aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to build long-term political power, which is the most effective way to transform our country at the local, state, and national level.

In 2018, MVP helped donors move $14 million to 354 local groups in 42 states – 100% of funds raised went directly to these groups. In the 2020 cycle, MVP aims to double, triple, or even quadruple our 2018 successes and move $30-$60 million to more than 300 local partners, focused in the most critical states including Michigan. To learn more, check us out at www.movement.vote.

Responsibilities of the MVP Florida State Advisor
  • Maintain relationships with existing local groups and donor networks that fall into MVP’s group and donor profiles.
  • Work with local groups to get reports on their 2018 work and results (if we don’t already have).
  • Work with local groups to get their 2019-2020 plans and/or help them write their 2019-2020 plans and budgets. This may include helping them expand their plans – aka, help groups dream big! (help them create both baseline and expansion plans and budget scenarios)
  • Draft an internal memo for MVP on recommendations for what needs to happen in the state(s), both immediately (next 3 months) and longer-term (2020 and beyond) to build progressive power through grassroots organizing. This would include assessments of staffing and capacity needs, the potential for upgrades, opportunities, challenges and gaps both within and between organizations, best practices to share, etc.
  • Draft both an internal (for MVP) and external (for donors) c3 and c4 state plan that makes the case for where, when, and how much to invest for success in 2020 and beyond.
  • Develop relationships and plans with local and national funders to fund the 2-year state plans.
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders as appropriate: National and local funders, organizing networks, intermediaries, influencers. etc.
  • Support state alignment of partners which may include facilitation, shared planning, mediating differences, breaking up fights, buying people mimosas, etc.
  • Work closely with the other State Advisor on supporting and incubating new talent – and helping all the parts work together collaboratively
  • Participate in grantmaking; work with grantmaking team to decide, administer, and track grants in your states.
  • Update and maintain internal tracking spreadsheets and reporting documents; keep all MVP electronic tracking systems updated and ensure that all organizational recommendations are up to date.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly check-ins with internal MVP departments and team members.
  • Help to capture, write-up and share key stories from local organizations, campaigns, and individuals involved.
MVP’s approach and what it means for a State Advisor
  • We work in service of local groups – Everything we do and how we do it should reflect that. We want to build and expand the work of local groups, we share stories of the local work with donors and potential supporters to bring new resources to them and magnify their impact. Be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and not imposing and beware of incentivizing actions that could warp an organization’s’ priorities.
  • We have an organizer-mentality – Be prepared to build genuine relationships and work collaboratively.
  • We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach – We’re always taking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration and avoid playing groups against each other.
  • We’re focused on building from our assets – We focus on a positive approach to growth and improvement that helps groups to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement, and doesn’t make groups and organizers feel bad about themselves 🙂
  • We try to under-promise & over-deliver – We try to never lead people on about potential for funding or overpromise what we can deliver or the timeline.

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000 salary with benefits, based on experience and location

Location: Florida

Report to: Director of State & Local Partnerships

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Michigan State Advisor

The State Advisor for Michigan will be the Movement Voter Project’s (MVP) main liaison with local groups across the state. They are MVP’s eyes and ears for assessing the organizing, donor and political landscape in the state – and the main advocate for bringing needed resources into the state to build sustainable organizations, strong and collaborative leadership, long-term grassroots organizing, and progressive electoral and legislative power and wins.

Last year Dr. Jason Franklin, MVP’s Senior Advisor who is based in Michigan, also served as the MI State Advisor and will support the new State Advisor as we expand our capacity to invest more deeply in the state. The new State Advisor will, in partnership with Dr. Franklin, be a primary liaison with donors interested in investing in Michigan movement building efforts.

About the Movement Voter Project

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective local  groups in the most critical states and races across the country. We help donors invest directly in the best grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of social movements, community organizing, and elections. MVP talent scouts and vets hundreds of local organizations that immediately increase turnout among the progressive base and build long-term grassroots power to transform our country – from the bottom up. Ultimately, we aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to build long-term political power, which is the most effective way to transform our country at the local, state, and national level.

In 2018, MVP helped donors move $14 million to 354 local groups in 42 states – 100% of funds raised went directly to these groups. In the 2020 cycle, MVP aims to double, triple, or even quadruple our 2018 successes and move $30-$60 million to more than 300 local partners, focused in the most critical states including Michigan. To learn more, check us out at www.movement.vote. 

Responsibilities of the MVP Michigan State Advisor

Support local groups in Michigan

  • Build and maintain relationships with local groups and statewide, regional and national networks and partners.
  • Work with local groups to finalize their 2019-2020 plans and/or help them write their 2019-2020 plans and budgets as appropriate. This may include helping them expand their plans – aka, help groups dream big!
  • Help local groups assess their staffing and capacity needs, upgrade their practices, identify opportunities and gaps, implement best practices, etc.
  • Support alignment of partners which may include facilitation, shared planning, mediating differences, etc.
  • Scout and nurture new and emerging organizing groups across the state.

Represent MVP with Michigan and national stakeholders

  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders as appropriate: national and local funders, organizing networks, intermediaries, influencers, etc.
  • Develop relationships and plans with local and national funders to fund the MI state plan (in partnership with MVP’s Senior Advisor).
  • Support our Senior Advisor’s engagement in the Michigan Alliance (the state donor table).  

Support the MVP team’s engagement in Michigan

  • Draft internal and external c3 and c4 state plans that make the case for where, when, and how much to invest for success in 2020 and beyond.
  • Work with MVP grantmaking team to decide, administer, and track grants across the state.  
  • Help capture, write-up and share key stories and photos from local organizations, campaigns, and individuals involved.
  • Update and maintain internal tracking spreadsheets and reporting documents; keep all MVP tracking systems updated and ensure that all recommendations are up to date.
  • Participate in regular check-ins and calls with MVP nationally, including working with the Director of State & Local Partnerships and other state advisors to improve MVP’s state advising operations
MVP’s approach and what it means for a State Advisor
  • We work in service of local groups – Everything we do and how we do it should reflect that. We want to build and expand the work of local groups, we share stories of the local work with donors and potential supporters to bring new resources to them and magnify their impact. Be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and not imposing and beware of incentivizing actions that could warp an organization’s’ priorities.
  • We have an organizer-mentality – Be prepared to build genuine relationships and work collaboratively.  
  • We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach – We’re always taking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration and avoid playing groups against each other.
  • We’re focused on building from our assets – We focus on a positive approach to growth and improvement that helps groups to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement, and doesn’t make groups and organizers feel bad about themselves 🙂
  • We try to under-promise & over-deliver – We try to never lead people on about potential for funding or overpromise what we can deliver or the timeline.

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000 salary with benefits, based on experience.

Location: Michigan (requires extensive travel across the state)

Report to: Director of State & Local Partnerships plus close coordination with MVP’s Senior Advisor

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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What is Movement Voter Project?

Movement Voter Project (MVP) is a research and advising service for progressive donors – from grassroots individual donors to major donors and foundations. Simultaneously, MVP is  a support hub for local voter organizing. We talent-scout both national movement-building efforts and local organizations in all 50 states that work at the intersection of issue-based organizing (on every issue – economic fairness, climate, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, etc) and voter engagement. MVP is about short-term winning AND long-term transformation.

MVP is the flagship project of Gamechanger Networks,  a c3/c4 support and innovation incubator for movements which houses several other projects including Student Power Network and VOTE MOB.