Reason Foundation is seeking a Director of Donor Engagement who will join our established development team and design, develop and implement a donor outreach program. They will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major donors, as well as identifying new prospects. As the Director of Donor Engagement they will work on a highly collaborative development team, and take the lead on ensuring our major donors are kept informed and included in our mission.


  • Manage existing portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Help our donors to accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through their relationship with Reason Foundation
  • Secure major gifts at the $10,000+ range
  • Create and manage systems and software (Salesforce) to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools (Wealth Engine)
  • Work with the development team to align efforts and set goals
  • Create and implement moves management plans
  • Hold Face-to-face meetings, and assist the board and other staff with their meetings (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition
  • Track and report progress using specific metrics


  • At least 3 years of major gift fundraising experience and proven ability to secure individual and major gifts and meet objectives is preferred, but above all, we are looking for an organized relationship builder
  • Experience using a donor database (preferably Salesforce), engaging in prospect research, and using other wealth screening tools to aid in the moves management process
  • The ability to make and keep friends. The winning candidate will establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the Foundation and within the wider liberty movement
  • Honest and authentic
  • Well-honed writing and speaking skills and the ability to use them to compel individuals to action
  • Shrewd with time, the successful candidate will know donors expect them to be organized, prepared, detail-oriented, and to follow through on promises
  • Deep commitment to free minds and free markets. The successful candidate will inspire people with that vision and motivate them to give towards it
  • Ability to travel 25-50% of the time

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file to

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, Reason Foundation's mission, and your salary requirements

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.