Capital Campaign Associate

The Salvation Army

Who we are:

Our Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Our message is based on the Bible. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Position Details

Capital Campaign Associate
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Capital Campaign Associate works with Capital Command leadership, front-line fundraisers, and Campaign Counsel in a strategic and tactical capacity to ensure the success of the $22 million campaign to raise funds for a new homeless shelter and supportive services hub in downtown Madison.

About the role:

Campaign Support

  • Provide administrative support to the Capital Area Coordinator and Leadership including: travel and meeting coordination, proactive calendar management, Salesforce data management, and file organization. 
  • Coordinate donor correspondence, including gift acknowledgements, funding proposals, special mailings, preparation of reports and presentations. 
  • Serve as point of entry for communication and coordination between Corps Leadership, Campaign Counsel, front-line fundraisers and volunteer fundraisers. 
  • Assist Campaign Counsel in facilitation of Campaign Committee meetings, including scheduling, attendance, agenda and materials preparation, and taking meeting minutes. 
  • As directed, facilitate the fundraising activities of volunteer campaign fundraisers by providing clerical, record-keeping, and other administrative support for their prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation efforts. 
  • Manage content development for campaign communications using Salvation Army brand standards, including print and digital collateral and design production in collaboration with staff. 
  • Mentor and support staff in fundraising best practices. 
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events as required. 
  • Develop and maintain an accurate report of campaign progress to date for Divisional and Territorial leadership.

Prospect Research:

  • Conduct prospect research in support of the Campaign and the Major Gifts Program, as requested by the Capital Area Coordinator, frontline fundraisers, and the Campaign Counsel. 
  • Utilize internet and subscription research (Research Point) tools/resources to locate, analyze and interpret financial capacity and propensity, including compensation information, stocks/options and retirement plans, property transactions, and philanthropic interests. 
  • Prepare written reports including biographical and business information, financial assets, areas of interest and philanthropic support, and affiliations. 
  • Maintain Salesforce database specific to prospect research.

What we are looking for in you:


  • Bachelor's degree required, with a preference for advanced post-graduate studies.


  • Five years' experience, in fundraising with preference for capital campaign experience.
  • Experience with committee/board leadership.
  • Experience working with high-level volunteers, donors, and program staff on collaborative activities.
  • Experience working with Dane County donors is preferred.


  • Valid driver's license


  • Familiarity with issues of fundraising.
  • Practice general professional and workplace ethics.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people in a dynamic environment; high energy; focus; collaborative spirit.
  • Self-directed and proactive, the ability to take the initiative without direction.
  • Able to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with a strong focus on quality and accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work comfortably with donors is required.
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database management.
  • Prospect research and data analysis experience, and an understanding of financial terminology and wealth indicators to assess income, assets, and philanthropic activity strongly preferred.
  • Above average written and oral communication skills including making well-organized and impactful presentations.

Why work for us?

The Salvation Army’s brand promises to Do the Most Good® - and it’s our employees that help us get there. At every level, you can have a real impact on your community through the work done inside our walls every day.

We are as impassioned about our employees as we are about our mission to help anyone in need without discrimination. Our culture reflects this quality, which makes our offices a seriously great place to work. Just walk inside our doors and you’ll quickly see that our employees are proud to support programs that make a difference.

The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Flexible schedules and a casual dress environment 
  • Generous paid time off benefits (vacation, sick time, personal time, and 10 paid holidays) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 support, resources, and referrals to help you in your work and personal life 
  • Insurance benefits: excellent health, and dental, life, disability
  • Discounts available for Pet Insurance, auto, and home insurance

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