GreatNonprofits is Hiring!

Careers and Volunteering

GreatNonprofits helps people find meaningful ways to give or volunteer. We are the largest site for stories of people who give and volunteer and have received media coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Economist, USA Today, Newsweek, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. GreatNonprofits is conveniently located right off 101 in Redwood City, CA. Caltrain accessible. For all inquiries, contact us at perlani@greatnonprofits.org

We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click the position to see more details.

 

Senior Marketing Manager

This is a unique opportunity to use your writing and communications skills for social good. You’ll have a huge impact on a highly visible organization,

help shape its direction, and have a lot of fun. 

The Mission of the Role
 

The mission of the Senior Marketing Manager is to ensure a best-in-class content discovery experience for volunteers, donors, and interested parties that will inspire people to work with local nonprofits that are making immense local and global impact. Additionally, this role will create content to inspire, teach and help Nonprofits to better reach donors and volunteers and inspire them to give.

 

As the Senior Marketing Manager, you’ll be the voice of GreatNonprofits' (http://www.greatnonprofits.org).  Our ideal candidate is an experienced communications and writing professional with experience in journalism, social media and content marketing. This position reports to the VP of Marketing

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, write and test creative copy to spark generosity and raise awareness about nonprofit causes. 

  • Write crisp copy and create compelling visual content for our social media channels - twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as email newsletters, and website 

  • Monitoring and tracking success of content and channels against benchmarks

  • Stay current on SEO best practices and their application, and help develop unique content targeted at capturing new visitor interest, improving organic visibility, and driving donations and stories

  • Apply standards and styles consistently. Contribute to style guide and best practice documentation

  • Help source and manage other freelance, volunteer and intern resources that create content

 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2+ years experience in writing for email newsletters, blogs, websites and social media

  • Experience in creating social media visuals in Photoshop or Canva

  • Familiarity with video editing and video shooting

  • A relentless passion for delivering extraordinary content

  • An eagle eye and a laser focus for attention to detail

  • Experience project managing large content projects

  • Deep understanding of SEO dynamics as it relates to engaging content

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Creative and passionate about helping nonprofits

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, high growth environment and work collaboratively

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, sociology, or journalism

  • Portfolio of writing samples - email newsletters, blogs, social media posts, brochures, and website copy.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Believes in our mission and cares about what we’re trying to achieve

  •   An excellent writer and an even better editor

  • Excellent communicator – written and oral

  • Deadline focused

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Naturally compassionate and empathetic

  • Resourceful. Figures out how to achieve results creatively with finite resources

  • Thrives in a nimble, lean, unstructured, fast-paced startup

  • Works collaboratively, energetically and seamlessly with onsite and remote team members

  • Impeccable integrity and ethical standards. Self-aware, accepting, honest, open, polite and respectful of others

  • Ability to have and debate an opinion, but with maturity to present a unified front once a decision is made

  • An undying commitment to personal growth and development

 

To Apply: Email perlani@greatnonprofits.org

  • Send a copy of your resume

  • Tell us why you're passionate about nonprofits and marketing

  • Tell us a quote that inspires you

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: Nonprofit salary range: $40,000 annually

  • Health insurance and vacation benefits

  • Flexible work schedule

VP of Business Development

Do good with your exceptional business development skills!  Want to make a social difference? Join a cutting-edge social enterprise whose mission is to make a difference.

 

The VP of Business Development is directly responsible for starting and growing new fundraising partnerships with foundations and individuals for GreatNonprofits. You will also be in charge of identifying nonprofit and government partners and customers for our market research initiative, Citizen Insights. This position reports directly to the Founder/CEO.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Business Development Management:

  • Spearhead business development initiatives that are consistent with the GreatNonprofits’ overall strategy

  • Drive all phases of business development, including research, market analysis, due diligence, and evaluation of partners

  • Proactively identify key growth areas and evaluate opportunities to build market share.

  • Develop and manage programs for different buyer audiences, products and services

  • Manage contract negotiations

  • Build excellent working relationships at all levels while coordinating integration planning of new businesses

Development Management:

  • Prospect and cultivate relationships with foundation staff and individual donors

  • Prepare and submit foundation grants and corporate requests

  • Report on development progress against targets

 

Desired Skills and Experience:
 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in fundraising

  • Minimum of 2 years’ sales, marketing or business development experience

  • Strong verbal and writing skills to communicate the GreatNonprofits mission to others effectively

  • Strong public speaking skills

  • Successful track record of business development, account management and sales strategy

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, PPT, and Excel

  • Prior work or volunteer experience at a nonprofit

  • Familiarity with fundraising required.

To Apply:

  • Send a copy of your resume

  • Tell us why you're passionate about nonprofits and marketing

  • Tell us a quote that inspires you

Contact:

 

Compensation and Benefits:
 

  • Salary:  $70,000 annually (As a nonprofit, our salaries are below-market).  

  • We do provide you with flexibility in schedule and your hours    

  • Health insurance

  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus sick and holiday leave​
     

Industry: Philanthropy

Employment type: Full-time

Experience: Mid-Senior level

 
 

Volunteer: Sponsorship Manager

GreatNonprofits’ Sponsorship Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating,
soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation sponsor prospects to become sponsors for GreatNonprofits’ Top Rated Awards, webinars, and marketing campaigns. The Sponsorship Coordinator will assemble and submit sponsorship requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with current and potential sponsor contacts, conduct prospect research, meet deadlines for event sponsorships.
 

This position requires someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, as well as research and writing skills, is self-motivated, reliable, organized, thorough and timely. This is a volunteer
position.
 

Responsibilities:

Work with GreatNonprofits leadership to execute annual development plan/strategy to increase
Sponsorships Identify and solicit individual, corporate and foundation sponsor prospects.

  • Maintain contact and relationships with sponsor prospects

  • Renew current major sponsorships and encourage upgrading sponsorship levels when
    Possible

  • Assemble sponsorships materials, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations

  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of sponsorships received

  • Maintain calendar and meet deadlines for event sponsorships

  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner

  • Ensure that sponsors receive full benefits of sponsorship, such as logo placement an
    promotion via GreatNonprofits’ networks

  • Report progress in sponsorship research, sponsorship inquiry and outcome to the GreatNonprofits leadership
     

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2+ years experience in customer service, fundraising, sales, or marketing

  • Excellent Customer Relationship skills, including drafting customized thank you letters and donor reports, as well as crafting new templates

  • Excellent written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Creative and passionate about helping nonprofits and communities

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment

To Apply:

  • Send a copy of your resume

  • Tell us why you're passionate about nonprofits and marketing

  • Tell us a quote that inspires you

Contact:

 

Volunteer: Writer/Blogger

GreatNonprofits is the "TripAdvisor" of the nonprofits world. We help donors and volunteers choose which nonprofits they want to support based on clients' reviews and ratings. Our site hosts reviews of groups of all different shapes and sizes and types from the smallest grassroots groups operating on the local level, to the large regional, national, and international organizations.  Our voice is helpful, inspiring, and, above all, positive.

We're seeking volunteers to write posts for our blog to increase engagement and bring traffic to our site. Ideally, these volunteers would each write about four posts per month.

There are three main types of posts we need written:

  • Best Nonprofits Roundup: Highlight the top-rated nonprofits of a certain issue or in a specific geographic area and do a short profile of each. E.g. "These Are The 10 Best Nonprofits In Seattle"

  • How-To Posts: Give practical advice and instructions to answer user's questions. E.g. "8 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking" or "How To Become An Animal Shelter Volunteer"

  • Listicles: Buzzfeed-style articles that are geared toward social-sharing. E.g. "10 Times Taylor Swift Was The Most Charitable Person Ever"
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with blogging or writing for the web

  • Bachelor's degree or pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing, writing, communications, literature, or a related field

  • Outstanding research skills (we will give you insights using our data and industry knowledge, but you may have to do some research on your own)

  • Passion for nonprofits and ability to inspire others to support good causes

  • Detail-oriented with a keen eye for accuracy and grammar

  • Superior command of the English language

  • Able to write one post per week

  • WordPress ninja
     

To apply, please submit a resume and at least three writing samples (portfolios preferred). In three sentences or less to perlani@greatnonprofits.org, tell us why you'd be a great fit, which post type you're most interested in writing, and what causes you're passionate about.

 

Volunteer: Senior Online Marketing and Brand Manager

You want to make a difference with your marketing and communication skills? Volunteer with an entrepreneurial technology nonprofit whose goal is to help connect millions of people to worthy nonprofits.
 

Benefits:

  • Put your marketing and communications skills to use for social good

  • Work with a small team in a young, start-up/nonprofit environment

  • Gain access to a wide variety of nonprofit leaders and organizations

  • Work in a dynamic space shared with several other nonprofit organizations
     

What You Can Do:
 

We can tailor the volunteer opportunity to your interests. Working with our Marketing team, here are some examples of what you could do:

  • Shape the brand narrative through the written word, imagery and events

  • Lead content strategy and story creation process for the blog. This includes ideation, writing, editing, curating and publishing brand pages and posts.

  • Develop email marketing campaigns

  • Develop social media strategies and drive growth and engagement across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

  • Develop new website content

Contact:

 

Volunteer: Social Media and Marketing Intern

The intern will report to the VP, Marketing and CEO directly to maintain the social media reach between GreatNonprofits and the public. Due to the size of the team the intern is vital to maintaining and improving the brand image of GreatNonprofits as well as the connection between GreatNonprofits and members of the public. You will work with an accomplished team of individuals with corporate and nonprofit backgrounds. You’ll have a huge impact on a highly visible organization, help nonprofits, and have a lot of fun.


Responsibilities:
 

  • Assist the team by conducting marketing strategy research

  • Create, develop and execute marketing campaigns to increase GreatNonprofits’ advertising efforts and reach

  • Expand and improve online advertisements through Google Adwords and monitoring through Google Analytics

  • Write descriptions for online ads as well as descriptions for landing pages

  • Follow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other forms of social media to understand demographic preferences and notice when the preference of our followers begins to change to adjust methods of reaching the public


Desired Skills & Experience:
 

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Able to work well under deadlines in a constantly changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment using proper judgement in decision making

  • Excellent communication skills - oral, written and presentation

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign is strongly preferred

Contact: