Associate General Secretary for Advancement

Philadelphia 19102, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, AFSC nurtures the seeds of change and respect for human life that transforms social relations and systems.


Reporting to the General Secretary, the Associate General Secretary for Advancement (AGSA) will play a crucial role in the re-visioning process and provide strategic leadership for the institutional advancement of AFSC. Through the fusion of the development and communications departments, the AGSA will create harmony and shared objectives for the team. The AGSA will lead centrally and regionally-based innovative, digital-strong and effective strategies. The organization has loyal donors and recently completed a successful capital campaign. With the AGSA’s leadership, new outreach and fundraising plans to diversify the supporter base and attract new people to join as activists, donors, and volunteers will be developed.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience with demonstrated success in leading fundraising across all revenue streams including foundation, government and individual giving (including planned and major gifts). The successful candidate will have an appreciation and commitment to Quaker values and testimonies along with an understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual. Must have proven success in achieving fundraising goals and a successful track record of cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts. She/he must have demonstrated success in leading, managing and implementing a fundraising strategy that integrates several channels of fundraising including from diverse communities. Must be a strategic and innovative leader with exceptional planning, problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to supervise and mentor others. A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in management or philanthropy-related field desired or equivalent training or experience. Must be willing and able to travel both nationally and internationally as well as have the ability to attend evening and weekend meetings and consult outside of normal business hours.

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Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:
Catharine McGeever
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083
[email protected]

Contact: Catharine McGeever

Phone: 610-924-9100

E-Mail: [email protected]

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Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 20 September 2018, 7:35 am

As we approach the last quarter of the year, the three months when, historically, more dollars come to nonprofits than any other three month period, I’m often asked by reporters and regular folk how to determine if a nonprofit is “donation-worthy.” Unfortunately, our job at proving our worthiness got harder last year, as trust in nonprofits continued to drop.  According to Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer (which was released the beginning of this year), people from around the world are losing trust in government, for-profits, nonprofits, and the media.  In the United States, trust in all of these organizations dropped to 43%. .

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