Chief Development Officer

For nearly 20 years, Groundswell Fund has put intersectional grassroots organizing led by women, transgender and gender expansive people of color, at the center of its giving. Groundswell Fund has provided an essential irrigation system for social justice movements – a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots.


Groundswell’s agile general operating support has and continues to work to remove the greatest barriers facing the success of grassroots power-building for reproductive justice organizations: inadequate funding and lack of access to the tools and technologies needed to “skill and scale”. Groundswell Fund works with grantees to move Integrated Voter Engagement and Grassroots Organizing campaigns forward. Their grantees have moved from trepidation about the public policy process to enthusiasm, organizing, and successful impact. They have been instrumental in the passage of more than 345 progressive policies, in blocking many regressive policies, and have seen exponential growth in the number of people and voters

they are engaging and mobilizing.


They have become one of the largest funders of women of color-led organizing in the United States and the Reproductive Justice Movement itself. Groundswell’s approach is thoughtful, sound, and well-aimed at the most promising and impactful organizations. They are living proof that when a foundation is run by women of color and transgender people of color who come out of grassroots organizing, giving looks




Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be instrumental in the organization’s continued growth and opportunity for impact. As a member of Groundswell Fund’s executive team, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for leading the Funder Organizing team (development and communications) and work closely with leadership and key external-facing staff

to raise an annual budget of approximately $30M across Groundswell’s c3 and c4 entities.


The CDO will be responsible for guiding Groundswell's overall fundraising strategy, co-creating a plan for reaching annual revenue goals, and managing a team of 12 full-time staff including a Director of Donor Organizing, Director of Funder Organizing, and Communications Director. The CDO will also manage various consultant relationships and vendor partners. This full-time position is location flexible. 



$185,000 - $225,000 annually



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-08-08 09:51:44 -0400