What Team LPAC Is Thankful for in 2015

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What Team LPAC Is Thankful for in 2015

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by teamlpac

Marriage equality

Although it was at the top of our list, it should come as no surprise that your fellow Team LPAC supporters wanted this landmark decision to have an encore. Since it’s something we all just can’t seem to get enough of, check out all the great wedding images that were sent to us on decision day this year. Clearly, these LPAC friends and family wear marriage equality quite well.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court

How can you applaud the marriage equality decision without recognizing the people who made it happen? Still, we mustn’t forget that the decision was split — meaning we can’t take anything for granted. It’s essential that our next President (Hillary Clinton we hope!) upholds the progressive values that will ensure the continued advancement of LGBTQ and women’s rights. Our beloved Notorious RBG and others will need successors at some point. Our best chance of making sure SCOTUS continues to hand down decisions that make our lives better is to make sure the next Appointer-in-Chief truly believes in liberty and justice for ALL.

 

President Barak Obama

He has moved this country forward to reflect our ideals which make us a more perfect union against constant negative forces tied to a hateful past. Agreed. Let’s commit to ensuring that his legacy is intact as of November 9, 2016!

 

LPAC Beth and AnniseAnnise Parker

The Mayor of Houston is unflappable and a true shero! Despite the negative outcome for HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) Mayor Parker immediately got back to work to ensure HERO returns to the ballot refined and reworked to attract greater support upon its second vote, backed by a strong, clear narrative to effectively combat all the negative chatter that saw the original ordinance defeated by its opponents earlier this month.

 

Our Friends and Families

Whether they be born or chosen these are the people who make holidays all the more special. We have “all the feels” about ours and hope you do, too.

 

LPAC Is Hiring!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by teamlpac

LPAC

LPAC is the first and only national values-based political action committee dedicated to building the political power of LGBTQ women. Since its founding in 2012, LPAC has focused on electing candidates who are outspoken champions for the issues that we believe are at the intersection of women’s lives and politics: LGBT rights, women’s equality (including reproductive health and justice), and social, economic and racial justice. LPAC is building a community of engaged and activated LGBTQ women who are joining together to affect positive political change on the local, state, and national level for LGBTQ women, our families and our allies.

 

Position Summary

LPAC is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Development and Community Engagement (Director). This is a new position for LPAC, and as such the Director will have the opportunity to design and lead LPAC’s fundraising and community engagement and building programs as LPAC continues to grow.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Director will design and execute strategies to fund LPAC’s political work of supporting and electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice; to build LPAC’s community of politically engaged LGBTQ women that reflects the regional, racial and age diversity of our community; and to ensure the long-term sustainability of LPAC’s operations and electoral work.

The ideal candidate is deeply committed to building a community of LGBTQ women who work together to effect political change, specifically at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice. S/he brings a strong foundation of success in development, is skilled at managing and navigating a dynamic terrain of diverse stakeholders and revenue streams, has superb communication skills, and has experience building and engaging communities to act on their political beliefs.

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate individual to join us in making a national impact in shaping the future of lesbian political action.

Key Responsibilities

Development Planning & Implementation

  • In conjunction with the E.D., refine and implement an innovative annual fundraising plan and strategy, as well as long-term plans to significantly grow and diversify revenue streams over the next two to three years
  • Conduct research and analysis that informs a thoughtful development strategy across major gifts, fundraising events, and grassroots/low-dollar giving
  • Plan and execute all aspects of fundraising including major donor prospecting, cultivation and giving; special events, and overseeing our digital donor plan.
  • Ensure alignment of strategy across a diverse group of key stakeholders

Cultivation & Solicitation

  • Work with the E.D. to develop and run a major donor program that will regularly communicate with existing major donors and create the structure of annual giving for this anchor LPAC community.
  • Identify new individual major donors, prospects and progressive allied partners from a variety of sources and channels.
  • Develop a cultivation strategy for key potential donors and identify and empower the best relationship steward (board member, executive director) for each prospect/donor.
  • Plan and attend meetings with current and potential supporters and accompany leadership at high-level fundraising meetings.
  • Develop a donor communications plan and maintain regular correspondence with donors and prospective donors.
  • Prepare case for support proposals and progress reports to donor and key constituencies.
  • Staff executive director meetings with prospects, preparing advance materials and handling subsequent action items and follow-up.

Building a Community of Politically Engaged LGBTQ Women:

  • Organize outreach, regional receptions, events, and networking programs to expand visibility and support for LPAC.
  • Build LPAC’s profile within the lesbian and queer women’s communities in strategic metropolitan areas.
  • Help to steward and expand a diverse Board membership.
  • Create a plan to build out LPAC’s membership structure to include events, regional gatherings, LPAC “chapters” in key cities/states and convening meetings of LPAC donors, prospects and activists.
  • Manage the lead-up and execution of LPAC’s signature events that will introduce LGBTQ women unfamiliar with LPAC and further engage and empower our current supporters.

Management & Operations

  • Lead the operations and execution of the LPAC fundraising and community engagement strategy.
  • Manage and execute a strong donor acknowledgement program.
  • Manage the development pipeline and community “ladder of engagement” to help effectively grow the supporter base.
  • Design and build the systems necessary to support the entrepreneurial, fast-paced work of a political action committee.
  • Ensure that all donor records are properly maintained and the database/ECRM (NGP-VAN) is effectively utilized.

 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least seven years of political fundraising/development experience, preferably with an emphasis on major donor fundraising and community engagement
  • Passion for the LPAC mission; familiarity with LGBTQ issues, women’s equality, and social, racial and economic justice
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets of over $1 million annually from a variety of donors and revenue sources
  • Superb communications skills and a record of identifying, building and sustaining strong relationships over time
  • Strong writing, research, organizational and presentation skills
  • The ability to thrive in a small, dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and a demonstrable understanding of building a diversified base of donors and activists
  • Strong community building and engagement skills
  • Self-motivated, possess high degree of initiative, work well under pressure and able to handle several projects at one time.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and diplomacy skills, including a sense of humor

 

To apply, please send your resume and a compelling cover letter to:

 

LPAC

1001 G Street, NW

Suite 800

Washington, DC 20001

 

Email: jobs@TeamLPAC.com

 

 

Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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