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Partnership & Relationship Advisor

Remote, OR, USA

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About the Role

ARCHITECT Brand + Design Collective, a strategy building consulting firm focused on community-centered and diverse philanthropy, leveraging the best practices in storytelling, strategic marketing and inclusive fundraising strategies. Designed to be a coaching vehicle, we walk alongside small to medium-sized nonprofits to build their capacity for fundraising success. When you work for ARCHITECT, you can expect to work with a team who is dedicated to:

Building client partnerships based on mutual trust and an aligned vision of fundraising success. Learning about each client’s organization in a deep and meaningful way, including the specific challenges and opportunities they are facing.

Delivering exceptional research or recommendations on organizational donors, prospects, and funding opportunities that align with each client’s mission and/or service area.

Crafting high-quality proposals and an evolving “case for support” that accurately reflects where each client organization is today, and what major goals they seek to achieve in the future.

Helping each client organization overcome challenges -- often related to budgets, outcomes tracking, reporting, and other common structural or capacity issues -- that may have limited their fundraising success in the past.

Delivering and supporting a fundraising strategy that maximizes receipt of unrestricted dollars to support each client organization’s overall operations.

Providing ongoing fundraising guidance and strategy, supported by thoughtful processes and tools, that help guarantee long-term fundraising success.

Helping clients build impactful, long-term partnerships with donors or audiences by supporting outreach, cultivation, and stewardship activity in a strategic manner.

Delivering results by increasing fundraising revenue year-over-year, helping client organizations reach new levels of impact.


  • Conduct market research and identify potential nonprofit organizations that could benefit from ARCHITECT's services.

  • Develop and implement strategies to prospect and engage with potential clients, including outreach campaigns, networking events, and relationship-building activities.

  • Nurture relationships with prospective clients to understand their needs, challenges, and goals, and position ARCHITECT as a trusted advisor and solution provider.

  • Collaborate with the ARCHITECT team to create tailored proposals and presentations that showcase our expertise and demonstrate the value we can deliver.

  • Lead the project management process, ensuring seamless coordination and timely execution of client projects, from initiation to delivery.

  • Serve as the main point of contact for clients, addressing their inquiries, managing expectations, and fostering strong, long-term relationships. Monitor project timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure successful outcomes and client satisfaction.

  • Identifying new fundraising opportunities: Consultants can help nonprofits identify new sources of funding and develop strategies for pursuing those opportunities. This may involve researching grant opportunities, identifying corporate sponsors, or developing strategies for online fundraising.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging opportunities to continuously refine and enhance our business development strategies.

Compensation + Revenue Split:

ARCHITECT wants to invest in the financial and overall well-being of our team members, and maintains a competitive compensation structure while allowing for a high degree of flexibility in our team members’ work + life schedules.

Compensation will be 60% of the billed deliverable for which the Consultant is responsible. For instance, a project for which a client is billed at $2,500 will result in $1,500 paid to the Consultant, assuming that the Consultant is 100% responsible for that deliverable. Shared deliverables between Senior Consultants/Advisors, Consultants and Partners are calculated accordingly.

Compensation details are reviewed on a quarterly basis with Partner(s).

About the Company

ARCHITECT Brand + Design Collective is a strategy development firm focused on community-centered and diverse philanthropy, leveraging the best practices in storytelling, strategic marketing and inclusive fundraising strategies.

Ideal candidates will play a crucial role in driving the growth and success of our organization. You will be responsible for identifying and prospecting nonprofit organizations that align with our mission and services, and nurturing relationships to secure new partnerships. Additionally, you will oversee the project management process to ensure the successful delivery of our services to clients. This is a dynamic and multifaceted role that requires a strong blend of strategic thinking, relationship-building, and project management skills.

You must be a team player with interpersonal skills, and you must be a creative thinker. You also need analytical skills, organizational skills, communication skills, be approachable and execute flawlessly.

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