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California State Fundraising, Growth, and Development Coordinator

Forward Party

Forward Party

Accounting & Finance, People & HR, Sales & Business Development · Volunteer
California, USA · Remote
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2024

About Forward California:

Forward California is a new political party in formation that envisions the Golden State at its greatest - a vibrant and harmonious community relentlessly committed to integrity, justice, and opportunity.

Where the well-being of all people comes first and foremost.

Where our differences are celebrated as opportunities to build trust, rather than exploited to fuel polarization.

Where we advance society by unlocking people’s creative potential.

Where people have the security to pursue their dreams and the means to attain them.

Where Californians have a restored belief in their power to make a difference.

Position Overview

Forward California is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the volunteer Fundraising, Growth, and Development Coordinator. This leadership position reports directly to the California Co-chairs of the Forward Party. You should expect to be able to allocate up to 8 hours/week in this position.

This role will play a pivotal part in expanding our fundraising base, collaborating with internal and external teams, and cultivating strategic partnerships to advance our mission of positive change in California. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record in political, start-up, and/or nonprofit fundraising, strong communication skills, and a passion for driving growth and development in a dynamic political landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will lead a remote team of volunteers to assist with the following activities:

  • Fundraising Strategy:
    • Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to support the financial needs of Forward California.
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, including individuals, businesses, and organizations.
    • Organize fundraising events, campaigns, and initiatives to maximize financial contributions.
  • Donor Relations:
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with donors, ensuring effective communication and appreciation for their support.
    • Implement donor stewardship programs to enhance engagement and loyalty.
  • Membership Growth:
    • Design and implement strategies to expand the party's membership base.
    • Collaborate with marketing and outreach teams to create compelling campaigns to attract new members.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships:
    • Work collaboratively with internal teams, including communications, policy, and field operations, to align fundraising efforts with organizational goals.
    • Identify and pursue strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations and influencers.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting:
    • Utilize data analytics to track and evaluate fundraising performance.
    • Prepare regular reports on key metrics, trends, and the overall financial health of the organization.
  • Grant Writing and Proposals:
    • Research and identify potential grant opportunities to support party initiatives.
    • Develop and submit compelling grant proposals to secure additional funding.
  • Event Planning:
    • Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events, ensuring a seamless and impactful experience for attendees.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the development of the party's long-term strategic plans, ensuring that fundraising, growth, and development objectives are aligned with broader organizational goals.
    • Participate in strategic discussions to shape the party's overall vision and direction.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Business, Political Science, Nonprofit Management, Legal, etc.). Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.
  • Proven experience in fundraising, donor relations, and development within a political, start-up, or nonprofit context.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to drive growth.
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting.
  • A genuine commitment to Forward values and an understanding of the unique challenges facing California.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and motivation for applying, and a sample fundraising plan below.

Forward Party is an equal opportunity employer.

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