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Digital Fundraising Associate

“Fundraise for the causes that count.”

The role

In this role, you’ll write and execute impactful and creative digital fundraising campaigns for a range of 2-4 nonprofit clients, under the leadership of Senior C&Strategists and Creative Directors. The bulk of our fundraising practice is concentrated on email, but paid media and SMS are increasing areas of focus. 

This role will be remote initially, but when it’s safe to return to the office, will be based in Brooklyn, NY. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of cross-channel digital fundraising programs (everything from concepts to calendars to copy) that raise money for a variety of missions, including international development, public health and social causes (this means incredible organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Covenant House, JDRF and many more)! 
  • Write succinct and effective fundraising copy for email, paid media, and related channels.
  • Work closely with analysts, strategists and paid media planners to develop A/B tests and optimize campaigns.
  • Collaborate with designers to bring ideas to life through beautiful graphics and copy.
  • Collaborate with email producers to target key audiences and innovate new tactics for converting donors.
  • Manage rapid response moments.
  • Maintain deep knowledge of the social, political and economic issues that impact your clients as well as continual education within your discipline.
  • Stay aware of the latest digital fundraising trends, and develop a POV on how/whether our clients should take advantage of them to push their programs forward.

The team

This role will sit within our Content and Campaigns team, a team made up of talented digital fundraisers and advocacy experts. Our resumes boast diverse backgrounds in advertising, political campaigns, journalism, nonprofit marketing and much more. Writing great copy is at the heart of what we do, but we are so much more than copywriters -- we develop campaign strategies, brainstorm creative, develop testing plans, collaborate with designers and are never above a terrible pun. In short, we have a lot of fun while helping our clients change the world.

Top things we’re looking for

  1. 1+ years experience in digital fundraising or similar
  2. A passion for raising money for some of the top nonprofits in the industry
  3. A desire to take ownership and lead projects from start to finish 
  4. Impeccable writing skills
  5. An equal interest in strategy and creative work
  6. Familiarity with email tools such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, EveryAction, Luminate or similar
  7. Empathy, communication, respect, and the ability to act as a role model at Blue State
  8. Experience with paid media or SMS campaigns is a plus!

At Blue State, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, indigenous folks, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

The company

Blue State is a values-led creative and campaigns agency that partners with leading causes, companies, and campaigns to build better organizations for a better world. We drive real change, make good trouble, put people first and are constantly curious.

We believe that there is no force more powerful than people taking collective action on the things they care about. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we know where to find them: in people. We listen, learn, and uncover new insights that often surprise us and our clients — and move us toward better results across clients including UNICEF USA, Amnesty International, Google, Colgate, AARP, Planned Parenthood and many others. We have offices in New York City, Washington DC, London, Oakland and Chicago.

 

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