Coordinator, Donor Relations

Texas 2036
April 4, 2023
3889 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas
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About Texas 2036 

Texas 2036 uses data, research, and leading expertise to enable Texans to make informed decisions to ensure our state continues to be the best place to live and do business through its bicentennial in 2036 and beyond.  Texas 2036 is achieving this mission through the creation of robust data resources, a long-term state policy strategic framework, and a statewide, non-partisan coalition of Texans advocating for meaningful long-term policy solutions. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization seeking energetic individuals passionate about creating a long-term vision for the future of Texas and developing data-informed, pragmatic policy solutions to solve the state’s long-term challenges.


The Coordinator, Donor Relations reports to the Senior Director of Development, and is responsible for implementing and coordinating institution-wide, comprehensive donor relations and stewardship plan that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. In addition, the position must sustain positive and rewarding relations between Texas 2036 and its donors. The Coordinator will work with the entire development team to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; actively network with internal and external constituencies; liaise between policy staff and donors for the fulfillment of donor benefits, and advise and support the facilitation of recognition events and offerings.


  • Proactively direct a comprehensive stewardship plan to build donor trust through consistent and meaningful contact
  • Coordinate stewardship experiences for donors and create individualized stewardship plans for donors
  • Manage donor recognition, benefits fulfillment, and ongoing communications for past and current donors to enhance their relationship with Texas 2036 and increase the likelihood of continued contributions
  • Work collaboratively with the development team to compose letters, compile appropriate invitation lists, liaise with and engage the policy team to fulfill donor benefits, and prepare run of show and participant remarks for online and in-person events (as needed)
  • Schedule and coordinate events to support stewardship cultivation
  • Oversee donor involvement leading up to events to ensure flawless delivery
  • Serve as primary point of contact for donor inquiries
  • Coordinate with communication team to ensure donors receive consistent updates and any necessary recognition when appropriate
  • Support development and leadership team with briefing papers on donors and prospects
  • Work in collaboration with the policy team to create and organize presentation and briefing opportunities for Texas 2036 donors and prospects; this may include working with outside offices as guest speakers participate
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Desire to see Texas be the best place to live and work through 2036 and beyond
  • Results-oriented attitude and entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative environment while managing and prioritizing many simultaneous projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly effective at building relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years of development and/or event planning experience in a professional environment
  • Knowledge and/or policy experience is preferred
  • Prompt, professional interaction with high level internal and external supporters
  • Highly driven, results-oriented work ethic
  • Computer and technology literacy is a must
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Adaptable to growing, fast-paced, diverse, results-oriented culture


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Texas 2036 employees are eligible to participate in a number of company-sponsored benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance with employee premiums paid by Texas 2036, cell phone stipend, and a 401k matching program. In addition, you will be entitled to generous paid time off, comp time, and paid parental leave policies. Texas 2036 provides a flexible and entrepreneurial work environment in which we expect personal accountability inefficiently performing high-quality work in collaboration with colleagues and representing the organization well through professional communication and conduct.



The Donor Relations Coordinator will be based out of Texas 2036’s Dallas office and must be willing to travel regularly (up to 30% of the time) to cities across Texas for meetings with various stakeholders, including board members, advisors, stakeholders, partners, and colleagues.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Because an individual with the COVID-19 virus poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, consistent with our legal obligation to provide a safe work environment, Texas 2036 has implemented mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for all unvaccinated employees and will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 from all employees. Texas 2036 does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, color, national origin, religion, sex or gender, disability, or genetic information.

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