Development Director

The Progressive magazine is seeking a Development Director to join our business team in publishing a nationally-read print and online magazine. Experience in non-profit media preferred, and 3+ years of experience in non-profit fundraising required.

The Development Director works under the supervision of the Publisher. This is a full-time, union position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Salary range $45,000-50,000. Compensation package includes fully-covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan.

The Development Director is responsible for all fundraising at The Progressive, Inc. (a 501c3 non-profit) including:

• Crafting and managing a major gifts program including all prospecting, donor research, meetings and strategy. This includes coordinating with the Editor-in-chief, Publisher, and Executive Board in major donor cultivation.

• Overseeing all membership fundraising and continuing to grow a monthly donor “Sustaining Membership” program. Writing and project-managing all donation mailings throughout year including an Annual Campaign.

• Collaborating with editorial staff and other business staff on grant-funded projects. Researching funders, overseeing applications, follow-up, and reporting for all existing and new grant funding.

• Planning and execution of all fundraising events - large and small.

• Managing donor database. Creating and reconciling all development reports for Board and staff on a regular basis.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references as a single PDF document to: Please title your submission using this format: Last Name, First Name- Development Director. Submit by 5pm on Wednesday, February 28th to assure consideration. 

The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


fighting bob

We must be aggressive for what is right, if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. There is work for everyone. The field is large. It is a glorious service, this service for the country.

—Fighting Bob LaFollette 1924