Employment Opportunities

CRC is actively seeking a Development/Fundraising Manager

Capital Research Center (CRC) is America’s investigative think tank. Our research is responsible for uncovering the tangled web of left-wing politics and the people who fund it. At CRC, we examine how liberal groups operate and analyze their impact on our politics and society.

CRC’s hard-hitting, investigative journalism is grounded in the principles of individual liberty, a free-market economy, and limited, constitutional government.

Capital Research Center is currently looking for a Development/Fundraising Manager.

Development/Fundraising Manager:

This position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy and Development. The primary function of the Development Manager is to assist the entire Development Department in building stronger relationships with our supporters through the successful execution of a variety of development operations responsibilities.


  • Provide all development reports and accompanying documentation on a weekly basis to Accounting.
  • Serve as primary contact for all matters related to the direct mail caging company including: quality control and accurate recording of gifts, timely processing of thank you letters, providing supplies as needed.
  • Handle internally the same process as the caging company (recording gifts and processing thank you letters) for larger gifts.
  • Assign and make donor thank you calls and notes.
  • Assist the development staff with donor visits by preparing visit request letters, making follow up calls and emails to secure visits, preparation of donor research, transcription of visit notes, and recording of same in database, drafting and writing decline notes and mailing them along with donor packets, and creating donor packets and mailing them as needed.
  • Draft non-standard personalized thank you letters for larger gifts.
  • Respond to incoming donor calls/requests.
  • Resolve donor credit card declines and disputes.
  • Handle database generation of mailing lists, data imports and data exports.
  • Prepare invoices for approval and update direct mail expense tracking sheet.
  • Maintain inventory and order supplies as needed.
  • Update direct mail removal list.
  • Supervise department intern(s).
  • Work on special projects, for example: annual Thanksgiving card mailing, preparation and mailing of grant proposals, and other projects as needed.
  • Assist VP and the entire development staff as needed for smooth operation of development department.
  • This position is onsite 5 days a week at the office near Dupont Circle (Metro accessible).


  • 2 – 4 years of work experience, preferably in development, otherwise administrative or equivalent responsibilities.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is necessary (Word, Outlook) and in particular Excel, or the aptitude to learn.  Priority will be given to candidates who have donor database experience.
  • Writing skills for correspondence are a plus.
  • The candidate must share the conservative views held by the organization’s supporters.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects effectively.
  • A commitment to and passion for the principles of limited government, free markets, Constitutional government, and individual liberties.
  • The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, outstanding organizational skills, excellent attention to detail and follow-through and be a self-starter.


To apply, send a resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience which has prepared you, your conservative values and passion for Capital Research Center’s mission, and your salary requirements in one PDF document to Laura Elliott at [email protected] with “Development Manager” in the subject line.

There is no application deadline for this position.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  This job will remain open until it is filled.

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.

About Capital Research Center

Capital Research Center (CRC) is a non-profit investigative think tank and the leading source for information on left-wing/Progressive organizations and their donors. The Center examines how institutions of the left operate and analyzes their impact on our politics and society.

The Center was established in 1984 to promote a better understanding of charities and philanthropic organizations and of how groups and causes are “captured” by the Left and used to undermine Americans’ freedoms. CRC’s research and investigative journalism are grounded in principles of individual liberty, a free-market economy, and limited, constitutional government.

CRC’s specialty: “connecting the dots”—uncovering the links between nonprofit organizations, interest groups, and government policies—investigating and exposing extremism, corruption, cronyism, self-dealing, hypocrisy, and deception.