Thorn.org

Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse, and our products are the backbone of our impact. We join forces across law enforcement, technology partners and nonprofits to help identify victims; stop the spread of child sexual abuse material and to stand up against their offenders.

Jun 24, 2019
The Development Associate is a critical member of the Thorn development team. You will be responsible for implementing new systems and supporting the development team.  If you are passionate about the intersection of technology and social good, thrive in fast-paced and interpersonal environments, and are articulate and persuasive in both written and verbal communication, then this is the job for you. This opportunity will allow you to gain experience in all aspects of development and take initiative in creating new projects. A candidate who is self-driven and finds success in this role will have the ability to grow and move up quickly. The Development Associate will report to the Deputy Director of Development and will spend 50% of their time supporting the Director of Development and 50% will support other fundraising activities. What You'll Do: You will be supporting the development team’s overall fundraising goals by helping your team move faster and more effectively where we can gain efficiencies. Key Responsibilities: Executive/Administrative Support Manage the Director of Development’s calendar - Book calls, in-person meetings, etc. Arrange logistics for development-related travel Compile fundraising collateral, prospect research, and other items needed in advance of donor visits and external meetings for the Director of Development and Major Gifts Officer Manage and organize development files including fundraising materials, communications, and data Assist in planning Development Retreat meetings Donor Engagement and Stewardship Respond to donor inquires and our community of supporters via the info@ and giving@ addresses Generate timely thank you letters/acknowledgements of gifts Support planning of donor events for the Major Gifts Officer and Director of Development Create a fundraising “toolkit” for those looking to fundraise on behalf of Thorn (Schools, private events, etc.) with the Online Giving Manager. Potential speaking opportunities in smaller donor settings Salesforce and Finance Support Development team’s overall use of Salesforce - Seek out new feature integration, understand needs and work with an outside contractor to deliver, etc. Responsible for helping development team keep our data clean in Salesforce and data entry Reconciling financials across the development team and finance team Other Support Functions Research prospective foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors Take notes during development-related meetings and, in partnership with Deputy Director of Development, ensure follow up activities are tracked and moving forward Ensure we are current with Guidestar, Charity Navigator, etc. Support the preparation, submission, and reporting of grant proposals as needed Maintain Thorn’s swag inventory for Defenders Circle and other Thorn donors. Skills We're Seeking: A minimum of three years of experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization Excellent organizational and critical-thinking skills with good attention to detail, follow-through and the ability to manage multiple projects Excellent written and oral communication skills Skilled in Google Docs, Salesforce (or similar donor database), and Slack. (Bonus if have skills in InDesign, Adobe, etc.) Familiarity with foundations and grant-making institutions 
Thorn.org Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 24, 2019
As the Grants Manager/Writer your primary role will be to translate what we do into concise and clear writing across all our writing needs. You will also work closely with the other members of the development team, and will serve an important role as the team information gatherer. This is a fun opportunity to be the “eyes and ears” of the programmatic and operational activities of the organization to find new opportunities that the team can sell to potential donors. We will depend on you to update the team regularly about these activities and help the team keep donors and funders apprised of organizational milestones and progress. Main activities include:    Learn about new innovations and milestones at Thorn and write about them for a variety of audiences. Write and manage the submission process for proposals, letters of inquiry, impact reports, correspondence, and other fundraising collateral materials Deeply understand programmatic activities and data and distill in clear, compelling language for funders with varied interests. Ensure grant and reporting deadlines are met and funders are regularly updated on activities and achievements; ensure all grant requirements are met Identify and research grant prospects including family foundations, large foundations, corporate giving, and government funders. Assist with creating individualized cultivation plans for funding prospects, as needed. Contribute to the creation of a long-term organization growth and sustainability plans that outline projected budgets, resources needed, strategies, and assumptions. Serve as data manager for fundraising, including interpreting organizational progress for fundraising purposes and managing grants and donor data. What We’re Looking For: The ideal candidate is a very strong writer with a background in resource development, grant writing, and grants management. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in Thorn’s mission, and the communication skills to be able to work effectively. An added benefit is someone who has worked at a technical organization or has an interest or background in technology. A solid understanding of philanthropy and fundraising practices, and experience with building strong development infrastructure. Minimum of five years related experience required, including writing complex written material, managing proposal submission processes, and grant compliance. Excellent written and editing skills. Comfortable with managing budgets, grant attachments, and grant proposal requirements Ability to participate in all aspects of the organization and synthesize and translate what you learn verbally and in writing. Ability to make decisions independently. Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships. Attention to detail and ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines Skilled in Google Docs, PPT, Salesforce (or similar donor database), and Slack. (Bonus if you have skills in InDesign, Adobe, etc.) Familiarity with foundations and grant-making institutions Familiarity with project management systems Occasional evening, and weekend availability, for events required. Occasional overnight travel required.
Thorn.org Los Angeles, CA, USA Development