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The Acton Institute Development department focuses on donor and prospect research and operations support. The Development department is crucial to the overall operations of all Acton Institute activities.

  • Researching prospective donors and creating/updating profiles in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Reviewing major donor profiles and developing strategy for future solicitation
  • Updating outdated donor and prospect data
  • Planning and coordinating high-level events
  • Creating marketing material and copy for various events and initiatives


  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • A strong grasp of Acton core principles
  • Experience using Constituent Relationship Management databases – preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Dedicated interest in non-profit operations and management
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