Integrated Fundraising Communications

Current Openings

ABD Direct is committed to ensuring that our employees reflect our country’s vast and valuable mix of racial, ethnic, and gender identities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our ability to be an ideal partner for the organizations we serve requires that we build teams with a rich blend of talent, work experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, political affiliations, and beliefs. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment where all people belong and are able to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to the work we do to change the world.

Digital Media Director, ABD Direct – Washington, DC, Milwaukee, WI, or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

We are seeking a digital media director who will be responsible for developing and executing audience growth and digital advertising strategies across ABD Direct’s in-house marketing verticals (non-profit, political, and class action administration).

This role is client-facing and the chosen applicant will rely on strong leadership and communication skills to ensure that projects are progressing and deadlines are met. The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated, energetic, and passionate about helping progressive causes and political campaigns change the world.

This position has excellent growth potential and will include exposure to high-level facets of the organization’s operations. This opportunity would align well with a seasoned digital advertising professional who has developed a mastery of the complex and ever-changing digital advertising industry, and who is ready to channel that experience into a leadership role.

Key Responsibilities: Ad Campaign Execution and Strategy (40%)

  • Starts to finish project manager of digital ad campaigns: budgeting campaigns, planning run dates, writing content and design guidance, placing pixels for conversion tracking, campaign setup, quality assurance checks, and optimizing campaigns toward client goals.
  • Guides other digital division members and vendors as needed to help deliver successful digital ad campaigns.
  • Develops long-term-value reports that evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing supporter acquisition campaigns and inform future media buying.
  • Develops weekly reporting on a per-client basis as needed and assists with campaign analysis.

Key Responsibilities: Department and Company Leadership (30%)

  • Serves as a part of the ABD Digital leadership team, overseeing work for current clients and partnerships while growing and developing the agency moving forward.
  • Plays an active role in staff recruitment and retention efforts and is a role model of a solutions-oriented approach for the digital division.
  • Responsible for understanding larger ad tech trends and the impact on clients and the company.
  • Actively participate in the new business process by contributing to proposals and pitches
  • Collaborates with Head of Analytics and partners to develop scaleable and/or custom reporting solutions that improve reporting efficiency and utility
  • Develops ad testing processes for the digital division; ensuring tests are regularly scheduled, accurately tracked, and translated into actionable insights across clients.
  • Represents the company at industry events and conferences.
  • Support operations for the company through aiding branding, marketing, accounting reconciliation, and other daily operations.

Key Responsibilities: Client management (30%)

  • Builds relationships with clients that lead to an understanding of each organization’s overall goals and develops media plans, strategy memos, and budgets that outline plans to meet those goals.
  • Serves as a strategic advisor for accounts by participating in internal brainstorms, team meetings, and calls.

Must-have Experience and Qualifications

  • 6-8 years combined experience in digital marketing, fundraising, and advertising or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.
  • A deep understanding of the digital advertising industry: you can explain complex concepts, are tracking new ad technologies, and have a philosophy about how to best use first- and third-party data to advance marketing goals.
  • Experience with each part of a paid digital advertising campaign: media planning, technical setup, tracking implementation, billing, creative development, quality assurance, buying in self-serve platforms, buying direct placements, etc.
  • A collaborative team player with strong leadership qualities and in-depth experience effectively managing a group across multiple digital proficiencies, including experienced digital leaders.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience working with tracking, analytics, Google Tag Manager, etc.
  • Proficient in Excel/Google Sheets
  • Intense attention to detail with solid self-organization skills

Nice-to-have Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience evaluating or compiling long-term-value (or long-term ROI) reports for digital fundraising programs to evaluate the effectiveness of acquisition channels.
  • Experience planning, running, and evaluating A/B tests.
  • Experience preparing new business proposals or pitching new business
  • Experience in email marketing, social media, website development, direct mail, or SMS marketing
  • Experience working with political or non-profit organizations
  • Experience managing full-time direct reports
  • Experience overseeing the development of custom analytics reports
  • Experience in client management or consulting
  • Proficient in HTML
  • Knowledge of CRM platforms such as Luminate, EveryAction, Charity Engine, Engaging Networks, MailChimp, Constant Contact, and Salesforce

Salary Range: $80,000-90,000

We offer a supportive yet fast-paced work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and advance. Benefits include paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, and a matching 401k retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: abdconsulting@abdata.com

Print Buyer – Washington, D.C. or Milwaukee, WI

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than 40 years, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations as well as political campaigns and committees pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

We are looking for a seasoned print buyer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate has print industry experience with a high degree of attention to detail. They will play a key role supporting both the internal teams as well as the client making sure that we are executing our strategic plan to support the fundraising goals of our client partners.

Core Responsibilities

  • Organize, schedule, coordinate and manage activities to obtain workflow efficiency and accuracy.
  • Review and complete electronic estimate requests for accuracy and cost effectiveness.
  • Collect competitive bids from appropriate vendors.
  • Prepare and submit detailed purchase orders to vendors.
  • Approve printer proofs, attend press checks as needed and maintain quality control procedures.
  • Communicate with all internal and external customers and vendors to ensure accurate and timely production goals are met.
  • Organize and maintain all documentation related to jobs in every stage of the process. Ensure on-time invoicing.
  • Understand and ensure security protocol compliance.

Experience and Skills Required

  • 2 years of hands-on experience in the print and mail industry or related field or equivalent related work experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project management, planning, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, proactive, comfortable presenting to internal teams to achieve client and common goals.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines with a proactive approach to problem solving.

We offer a supportive yet fast-paced work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Christine.daleness@abdata.com

Director of Analytics – Washington, D.C. or Milwaukee, WI or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing data-driven integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The Director of Analytics will work closely with the Vice President of Analytics and will play a critical role in delivering ongoing reporting and analytical insights to multiple internal and client stakeholders. The primary functions of the Director of Analytics include fulfilling our data-driven direct response fundraising consulting practice’s day-to-day requirements and advancing capabilities in the arenas of data warehousing, automation and offerings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver data-driven, strategic recommendations for audience selection, segmentation, attribution coding, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Manage and deliver ad hoc analytical requests in support of regular client meetings and performance audits.
  • Implement data standardization and updates to client reporting suites and analyses based on regular client data inputs.
  • Support client budget development and projected outcomes.
  • Provide quality assurance of data and reporting accuracy.
  • Advise on infrastructure needs and company innovation and efficiency objectives and implement enhancements to existing offerings.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient with advanced Excel tools and functions and/or Power Query or Power BI.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing practices, structures, tables, views, queries and business intelligence dashboards.
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects effectively to non-technical personnel.
  • Proven track record for gathering and synthesizing input from multiple sources.

We offer a supportive work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include health care coverage and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: abdconsulting@abdata.com

Data Analyst – Washington, D.C. or Milwaukee, WI or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The Data Analyst plays a key role in supporting internal and client-facing analytics and reporting services. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Director of Analytics in support of integrated marketing campaign budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and forecasting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist client teams with data-driven, strategic recommendations for audience selection, segmentation and implementation.
  • Manage client data inputs, data standardization and updates to client reporting suites and analyses.
  • Inform teams of key findings and forecasting.
  • Support client budget development.
  • Provide quality assurance of data and reporting accuracy.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Up to 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with MS Office suite.
  • Knowledge of Excel and/or Power Query or Power BI.
  • Understanding of data warehousing practices, structures, tables, views, queries.
  • Natural curiosity to explore and see issues through to resolution.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, testing, and critical thinking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We offer a supportive work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include health care coverage and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: abdconsulting@abdata.com

Account Coordinator – Washington, D.C. or Milwaukee, WI

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages all schedules for clients including making updates and ensuring deadlines are met. Responsible for knowing the status of all elements related to campaign and trafficking components according to deadlines.
  • Involved with copy review process, including coordinating edits and versioning copy as needed.
  • Works directly with outside vendors.
  • Reviews and approves set-ups without oversight.
  • Serves as client’s point person for all production-related items as well as internal point person for these times.
  • Coordinates data uploads (costs, source codes).
  • Assists with reporting as needed.
  • Manages individual projects to budget.
  • Actively participates in client calls and in-person meetings.
  • Assists with meeting coordination, management, and follow-up.
  • Drafts all relevant meeting notes for team review.
  • Participates as needed in training of Account Assistants.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience in non-profit direct marketing or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.
  • Strong project management skills – adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and executing deadline-oriented projects.
  • Proven experience multi-tasking and managing a high volume of projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Able to develop and maintain quality control systems.
  • Able to work independently in a changing environment, meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior critical thinking skills.  The ability to exercise good judgment and decision making to set and meet results-oriented goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to colleagues, clients and other partners.
  • Fully understands the direct mail process.
  • Demonstrates clear understanding of data segmentation and process.
  • Can prioritize multiple tasks without guidance.
  • Ability to manage many projects at once while meeting deadlines.

We offer a supportive yet fast-paced work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include health care coverage and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: abdconsulting@abdata.com

Digital Account Executive – Washington DC, Milwaukee, or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The Digital Account Executive is a key member of a team, working with a Strategist, Creative Director, and Analyst. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of digital and multichannel campaign strategies. The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world. The Digital Account Executive will work with a variety of clients on both digital and integrated digital/direct mail programs.

Specific responsibilities include maintaining detailed schedules, trafficking copy, managing online advertising campaigns, quality assurance, social media posting, extracting data from CRM systems, and preparing reports based on that data. This position has excellent growth potential and will include exposure to high-level facets of the organization’s operations. The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes strategy and responsible for the development of digital plans, including email, website, and social media.
  • Develops and implements annual communications calendar.
  • Drives the participation of all strategy memos, either developing wholesale, or ensuring those who need to contribute do.
  • Actively participates in developing client strategy, suggesting new creative ideas, testing strategy and other ideas to support the overall success of the client.
  • Develops reporting as needed and assists with analysis (identifying needs or performing these projects if able.)
  • Provides support in annual budget development and track performance to budget.
  • Serves as primary client contact and leads client and internal meetings.
  • Leads client and internal meetings
  • Represents ABD Direct at industry events, both through attendance and presentations.
  • Manage relationships with other fundraising vendors involved with the clients.
  • Manage relationships with other vendor partners involved with the clients.
  • Responsible for understanding larger industry trends and the impact on clients and the company.
  • Helps to identify new business opportunities for the company and may participate in the sales process.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 5-7 years’ experience in digital marketing or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience; nonprofit experience a plus
  • Experience working on email campaigns, advocacy programs, and social media
  • Intense attention to detail with strong self-organization skills
  • Command of HTML/CSS needed to set up, troubleshoot, and launch emails
  • Demonstrated understanding of email and digital advertising best practices and benchmarks
  • Experience working with Facebook Advertising, Google AdWords and Analytics
  • Knowledge of CRM platforms such as Luminate, EveryAction, Charity Engine, Engaging Networks, and Salesforce
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Able to work independently in a changing environment, meet tight deadlines, exercise good judgment and decision-making to set and meet results-oriented goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  abdconsulting@abdata.com or ABD Direct, Attn: Account Executive Search, 915 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Account Executive – Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, WI or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes strategy and responsible for the development of all mailplans and listplans.
  • Develops reporting as needed and assists with analysis (identifying needs or performing these projects if able.)
  • Drives the participation of all strategy memos, either developing wholesale, or ensuring those who need to contribute do.
  • Actively participates in developing client strategy, suggesting new creative ideas, testing strategy and other ideas to support the overall success of the client.
  • Develops and implements annual communications calendar.
  • Provides support in annual budget development and track performance to budget.
  • Serves as the primary client contact.
  • Represents ABD Direct at industry events, both through attendance and presentations.
  • Manage relationships with other fundraising vendors involved with the clients.
  • Manage relationships with other vendor partners involved with the clients.
  • Responsible for understanding larger industry trends and the impact on clients and the company.
  • Helps to identify new business opportunities for the company and may participate in the sales process.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience in non-profit direct marketing or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.
  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing, following through deadline-oriented projects
  • Commitment to maintaining excellence in client service.
  • Able to work independently in a changing environment, meet tight deadlines, exercise good judgment and decision-making to set and meet results-oriented goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  abdconsulting@abdata.com or ABD Direct, Attn: Account Executive Search, 915 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Account Manager – Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, WI or Remote

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm.  For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions.  ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages all schedules for clients including making updates and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Works with team to oversee creative development of packages.
  • Plays a role in copy review process, including coordinating edits and versioning copy as needed.
  • Works directly with outside vendors.
  • Plays robust role in client relationship, attending all meetings, driving communications to clients.
  • Manages individual projects to budget.
  • Drafts all relevant meeting notes for team review.
  • Oversees and manages training for junior staff.
  • Responsible for understanding larger industry trends and the impact on clients.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in non-profit direct marketing or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.
  • Strong project management skills – adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and executing deadline-oriented projects.
  • Proven experience multi-tasking and managing a high volume of projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Able to develop and maintain quality control systems.
  • Able to work independently in a changing environment, meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior critical thinking skills.  The ability to exercise good judgment and decision making to set and meet results-oriented goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to colleagues, clients and other partners.
  • Fully understands the direct mail process.
  • Demonstrates clear understanding of data segmentation and process.
  • Can prioritize multiple tasks without guidance.
  • Ability to manage many projects at once while meeting deadlines.

We offer a supportive yet fast-paced work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include health care coverage and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: abdconsulting@abdata.com or ABD Direct, Attn: Account Manager Search, 915 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Account Assistant – Washington, D.C. or Milwaukee, WI

ABD Direct is a full-service direct response fundraising communications consulting firm. For more than four decades, we have fostered dedicated partnerships with non-profit charitable and advocacy organizations, pushing the boundaries of direct response fundraising and securing the resources they need to fulfill their critical missions. ABD Direct has a long history of developing integrated programs and forward-thinking direct response fundraising solutions which pave the way for success for some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations and progressive political campaigns.

The Account Assistant plays a key role on account teams supporting both the internal teams as well as the client making sure that we are exectuing on our strategic plan to support the fundraising goals of our client partners.

The ideal candidate is creative, dedicated and energetic, with a passion for helping progressive causes change the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists team with all aspects of direct mail production.
  • Manages cost estimate development, invoicing and cost reconciliation.
  • Supports the development of all creative assets and coordinates edits with designers and the team.
  • Monitors and tracks all jobs across all channels and updates weekly schedule. Keeps all members of the team up to date.
  • Serves as primary proofreader for all materials being develop for clients.
  • Assists with management of inventory and print management.
  • Responsible for sample management in DC office.
  • Other administrative duties as required.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic MS Office programs.
  • Willingness to learn and commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to follow through on assignments as given.
  • Candidate must be:
    • Detail-oriented
    • An excellent team player
    • Able to work in a fast-paced but rewarding environment

We offer a supportive yet fast-paced work environment with excellent opportunities to learn and to advance. Benefits include health care coverage and matching 401k retirement plan.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: abdconsulting@abdata.com or ABD Direct, Attn: Account Assistant Search, 915 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

ABD Direct is committed to ensuring that our employees reflect our country’s vast and valuable mix of racial, ethnic, and gender identities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our ability to be an ideal partner for the organizations we serve requires that we build teams with a rich blend of talent, work experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, political affiliations, and beliefs. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment where all people belong and are able to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to the work we do to change the world.