Open Progress

Position: Project-based/Freelance with opportunity for full-time in the future • Location: Remote •

Reports to: Elizabeth Haynes, Co-Founder • Comp: Negotiable

To Apply: Send a resume along with a note about your story and why you would be a good fit for this position

Open Progress is seeking a dynamic, go-getter as a freelance Director of Development. This person will work closely with the Co-Founder and rest of the Executive Team to develop and execute a fundraising strategy, cultivate a pipeline and create systems and structures for success. Looking for someone who has hands on experience raising money, is willing to jump in and get things done and has a great attitude while doing it.


  • Create donor materials

  • Provide donor research

  • Build donor pipeline and funnel

  • Create opportunities to raise $1m in year 1 and increasing beyond

  • Meet with donors and potential donors

  • Execute events, meetings and creative giving opportunities

  • Write grants when appropriate and oversee reporting

  • Ability to create a tool for tracking and follow up, or experience procuring a cost effective option already available in the market


  • Is invested in and aligned with the Open Progress Mission

  • Has outstanding communication skills

  • Has raised money before and familiar with all aspects of the process from donor research, to supporting materials, pipeline creation and cultivation, the ask, recognition and follow-up

  • Has deep ability to create and develop donors and volunteers

  • Willing to get out of the office, meet people, travel and make things happen

  • Is super-organized, nothing falls through the cracks,

  • Is a self-starter, creating opportunities and initiating donor events, calls and supporter, needing minimal direction.

About Open Progress:

Open Progress is a 501c(4) not-for-profit started to make the world more just by minimizing the influence of money in government and politics. Working in close partnership with volunteer groups, ballot initiatives, and issue campaigns, Open Progress enables modern ways of reaching people: on-point social media, human-to-human texting, and volunteer- to-opportunity matching. Applying pragmatic approaches means reducing the costs to build an engaged audience, and reduces the heavy dependence on raising money, resulting in digital coalitions that inspire people at the local and district level to act in real life.