• Manager, Member Relations - Wisconsin

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  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is seeking a Manager of Member Relations to join their growing development team. This role will be member and donor-facing, and will be responsible for establishing long-term donor relationships by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting support from partners and prospective partners across the state of Wisconsin. The Manager of Member Relations represents The Seminar Network and its expansive list of organizations and capabilities to donors and prospective donors throughout Wisconsin and can be based anywhere within the state.




    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.

    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.



    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.


    • Build and oversee relationships with donors and prospective donors, including soliciting donations; be the first point of contact for new donors in the state.
    • Work with Development Associate to systematically gather and track donor data.
    • Connect donors with Network donor communications, event invitations, and engagement opportunities.
    • Work with State Directors and staff to promote state and national projects using an in-depth knowledge of state and national operations.
    • Assist with major donor events and national events as needed.
    • Build, cultivate, and grow a portfolio of long-term relationships utilizing “Moves Management” techniques.
    • Handle all personal administration (logistics and travel arrangements) for donor meetings.


    • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
    • At least three years professional experience preferred; could include but not limited to fundraising, business development, high-end sales, or external relations.
    • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM tools helpful, but not required.
    • Strong phone, email, and inter-personal skills required.
    • Ability and willingness to aggressively travel within state, ideally based within posted state and occasional travel to Arlington, VA.
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment.
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
    • A positive attitude and a sincere interest in providing good customer service to partners and colleagues
    • A firm commitment to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity through free markets.
    • Exhibit a dedication to organization’s mission of advancing a free and open society.


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