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Development Associate

Jul 25, 2022
Business Impact NW

About Us:

Business Impact NW is one of the leading non-profit community development financial and business assistance organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Our work supports the economic development of marginalized communities by offering access to capital, training, and support to grow small businesses throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. For more information about BIN’s history, mission, and programs for women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and veteran business owners, please see our website:

What it is Like to Work for Business Impact NW:

Business Impact NW works hard to serve our clients while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and positive team-oriented atmosphere. Our strategic framework revolves around building trusted relationships, providing equal opportunity, valuing contributions, community impact, and financial stability. Our team consists of 36 diverse employees that reflect the populations we serve, plus a corps of contractors and an engaged Board of Directors.

Position Summary:

The Development Associate will work within the Development Department to secure financial contributions, building community engagement and organization support. Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day of individual and corporate gifts and sponsorships, as well as ensuring our donors and sponsors increase and sustain engagement with our organization. In addition to regular tasks, the DA will help with all special projects, campaigns, events and tasks as needed.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement CDO’s fundraising plans and strategies for individual and corporate gifts and sponsorships
  • Assist DD in working with all department heads to meet annual development fundraising goals
  • Meet annual development fundraising goals in the areas of individual and corporate giving, increasing year over year
  • Create, sustain and promote engagement opportunities for sponsors/partners at events and in our client-facing programs
  • Manage CRM database and data entry related to contributions, including tracking contacts, moves management, and contributions
  • Management and steward donors and donations including, fulfillment, tax receipts, and thank yous
  • Plan, write, and execute fundraising campaigns, while working closely with the CDO on strategy and Communications/Marketing team to execute campaigns
  • Work collaboratively and liaise with all departments throughout the organization, in addition to the development staff
  • Additional tasks as needed

Success Factors:

  • Self-starter
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse work styles and staff
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies
  • Confident fundraiser
  • Motivated to work in a team and support others as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves, do the work, solve problems, and have fun


  • BA preferred, though combination of education and experience considered
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in relationship-based fundraising
  • Those with passion for Business Impact NW’s mission strongly encouraged to apply


  • $62,000-$68,000
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement

Generous benefits include:

  • 100% paid employee medical, dental and vision plans
  • Paid holidays, including all federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years
  • Paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick days
  • 403b retirement account
  • Professional development allowance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Adoption assistance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Voluntary supplemental medical benefits: Disability, Life, and Personal Accident insurance
  • Flex time
  • A great and diverse workplace culture

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,000.00 - $68,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • What do you like best about asking people for money for a living?


  • Fundraising: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote


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