Fund Development and Membership Manager

The Fund Development and Membership Manager will strategically manage all elements of the organization’s fundraising portfolio, as well as its efforts to attract new members and maintain strong relationships with its existing membership base of 300+ corporate, governmental, individual, and nonprofit entities. Working closely with the President and Board leadership, this senior position will fortify the organization’s financial strength and its capacity to deliver independent, nonpartisan policy research on critical issues facing Wisconsin. Key tasks will include developing and implementing new and improved fund development and membership strategies while also managing and enhancing the Forum’s traditional fundraising events, membership activities, individual donor program, and relationships with philanthropic and corporate donors.

This ideally will be a 25- to 30-hour per week position and is perfect for a seasoned fund development professional who is seeking responsibility and fulfillment from a job that also offers flexibility and substantial (but not full-time) hours. For the right candidate, however, a full-time position will be considered. The Forum values candidates with diverse backgrounds and encourages them to apply.




We will offer a competitive starting salary commensurate with this senior position’s requirements and based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Depending on part-time versus full-time status, available benefits may include health/dental/vision insurance, employer-paid life/disability coverage, employer-paid parking, and a generous matching 401(k) program.

We maintain a flexible work environment and we are currently experimenting with additional flexibility post-pandemic that will include increased opportunity to work remotely. The Wisconsin Policy Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Reports to

President, Wisconsin Policy Forum


Madison or Milwaukee office

Due to COVID-19, our offices are currently operating with employees working remotely.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to Rob Henken, president, at