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Development Research Manager

Reproductive Freedom for All

Reproductive Freedom for All

55,000 – 68,000 USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

About Reproductive Freedom for All (Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America)

For more than 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All and its chapters have fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom —including access to abortion and contraception — for everybody. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

Reproductive Freedom for All centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we hold ourselves accountable to achieve reproductive freedom with equitable access for everybody. As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it. For more information on Reproductive Freedom for All, please visit our website.

About the role:

Reproductive Freedom for All is seeking a Development Research Manager to lead our donor prospect research program. This position will support frontline fundraisers with portfolio management and developing donor pipeline strategies both in the major gifts and institutional giving programs. The ideal candidate will have experience with prospect research, be thoughtful, detail-oriented, and proactive. They will uphold the organization’s values, be able to operate with confidentiality, and understand the principles of fundraising.

Location: Remote Reports to: Senior Director of Major Gifts and Events This Position Is: Non-Exempt, Full time, Union Level III Salary Range: $55,000-$68,000

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee donor and prospect reporting systems, strategies, queries, and other deliverables for analysis to optimize donor acquisition, retention, and upgrade efforts;
  • In coordination with the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Events, ensure that the prospect research program is fully integrated in the department wide plan, emphasizing equity and inclusion  to recruit a more racially and generationally diverse individual donor base, including a plan to track progress;
  • Manage the development team’s prospecting systems, including team-wide protocols, information management, and consistent and efficient work management practices;
  • In coordination and collaboration with the Associate Director of Development Operations, support management of donor database by implementing best practices with regard to standardizing profiles, and tracking key donor information and updating donor profiles as necessary;
  • Write confidential research profiles on individual and/or institutional donors for meetings and tactical planning;
  • Track news alerts on Repro for All board members, foundations, major donors, and prospects;
  • Provide weekly updates to relevant Development team members and senior development leadership;
  • Assist with managing prospect pipelines; exploring and implementing enhanced use of the CRM;
  • Support our event program by creating “facebooks” for use by senior staff and Development team members to identify important donors and prospects at all events;
  • Assist the foundations program with growing and maximizing the foundation pipeline, including refining qualification criteria, landscape analysis, and appropriate tracking of prospective funders. Proactively identify new institutional prospects;
  • Meet regularly with frontline fundraisers to deliver qualified donor prospects and additional research findings;
  • Train interns and other staff members in using our prospect research tools and systems;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Some travel may be required.


  • 3 years of prospect management, fundraising, or philanthropy operations experience;
  • Experience in conducting donor research, including recognizing and assessing wealth indicators and giving capacity;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the fundraising process and donor cycles, and knowledge of current trends in fundraising and donor prospecting;
  • Knowledge of wealth capacity, affinity, and inclination scores;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical and research skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work across multiple teams;
  • Knowledge of diverse groups, desire to work with a multicultural workforce and demonstrated sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences;
  • Commitment to ensuring anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our work and our organization;
  • Clear understanding of, and commitment to, Reproductive Freedom for All's mission and goals.

Nice-to-haves (or excited-to-learns):

  • Working knowledge of donor databases and wealth screening tools, including EveryAction, Foundation Directory Online, and iWave;
  • Understanding of the political fundraising landscape nationally and familiarity with using the FEC and state campaign finance websites to track political giving.

Note: these are not required. It’s possible that you’re a great fit for the role and do not have any of these things – but you might be excited to learn them

Reproductive Freedom for All does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation.

Candidates with backgrounds, identities, and experiences that are historically underrepresented in reproductive freedom non-profits are encouraged to apply.

Reproductive Freedom for All is an equal opportunity employer.