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One in three women and one in four men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime.[1]  Young women ages 16-24 are at three times greater risk. Three women a day are killed by their partners in the U.S. alone.  The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing.

One Love exists for one reason:  Yeardley Love was killed, and her death was preventable if anyone in her life understood the warning signs of an unhealthy and increasingly dangerous relationship. This realization is the driving force behind our work to educate young people about relationship abuse and rally them in a campaign that can change the statistics.

What started in 2010 out of a family’s wish to honor their daughter, expanded in 2015 into a national educational campaign to improve young people’s understanding of healthy versus unhealthy relationships.  Using emotionally compelling content, and a peer workshop model, we are reaching hundreds of thousands of young people, teaching them how to recognize signs of abuse, and providing them with the language and tools required to navigate these relationships.

Communities are engaging in this conversation across the country and increasingly around the world.  Today, One Love is the national leader in educating young people about relationship health, educating more than 600,000 young people through an in-person One Love workshop and training 20,000 facilitators to lead these workshops in their communities.  One Love’s #ThatsNotLove and #LoveBetter digital campaigns have had over 100 million views online.

As we continue to scale this campaign, engaging even more young people as leaders of this work, we are focused on ensuring the campaign reflects the perspectives and interests of all who are impacted by this issue.  Working closely with individuals at schools and colleges, youth-facing organizations, and domestic violence advocates across the country, we will reach more people and engage more voices in a truly human campaign for change.  As Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mom, said early on, “We model off Mothers Against Drunk Driving in our approach, and our goal is to change the statistics and social norms around abuse in one generation.”

[1] The CDC reported in its 2010-2012 Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) that: Over 1 in 3 women (37.3% or 44,981,000 victims) and nearly 1 in 3 men (30.9% or 35,236,000 victims) experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Smith, S.G., Chen, J., Basile, K.C., Gilbert, L.K., Merrick, M.T., Patel, N., Walling, M., & Jain, A. (2017). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Released in April 2017.



One Love’s vision of educating young people across the country about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and then engaging them in a movement to change the statistics around relationship abuse can only happen through the generosity of many. Over the past three years we have raised nearly $12 million to support our national expansion, however to reach every young person and engage every community, we must soon grow to an organization with the ability to raise that much annually.

We are seeking a Director of Advancement to lead our fundraising efforts in the Bay Area.  This role will be part of our San Francisco-based Bay Area team, reporting to our Regional Executive Director.

The Director of Advancement will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy – including major gifts, special events, corporate and foundation support and community fundraising.  The resulting plan will focus on expanding the base of community members who share One Love’s vision and who want to participate as individual donors, community fundraisers, and volunteers recruiting their community to this work.

An important part of this role is building One Love’s pipeline of support through community engagement and outreach that introduces individuals to our work.  The Director of Advancement will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals capable of making major gifts, supporting special events, and leading community fundraising activities on One Love’s behalf. S/he will also work to develop relationships with Foundations and Corporations that are interested in supporting this work.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic fundraising professional who believes wholeheartedly in our mission, is eager to build the base of support required to fuel this movement and ideally has a local network that they are excited to activate toward One Love’s goals. S/he will be a self-starter who is eager to play a lead role in expanding and deepening our supporters’ connectedness and involvement.


Responsibilities of the Bay Area Director of Advancement include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Executive Director to establish annual fundraising goals across revenue streams and develop strategies to execute and achieve those goals
  • Identifying, qualifying, and cultivating prospective donors for principal and major gifts to One Love, personally managing a portfolio of 75-100 prospects across the stages of the solicitation process
  • Continually reaching out to potential new supporters for one-on-one meetings and conversations to share One Love’s progress and articulate the possibility of this movement. Clearly communicating the vision, actively listening to how someone wants to be involved, and then working closely to engage them in the movement
  • Conducting and managing all stages of the gift cycle: initiating contact with potential major donors; developing appropriate cultivation strategies; moving potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; making solicitations; ongoing engagement and cultivation
  • Building out leadership opportunities for our most committed supporters, including launch of Bay Area Regional Leadership Council
  • Planning and executing at least one special event and regular cultivation/friend-raising events (cocktail parties, screenings, etc.), with a focus on achieving targeted net revenue goals
  • Identifying and pursuing prospective Foundation and Corporate funders
  • Conducting regular reviews of donor and prospect lists to identify donors with capacity and inclination to be solicited for a major gift
  • Coordinating activities with Managing Director Advancement, CEO, Regional Executive Directors, Board Members, and other volunteers to ensure that all aspects of the principal/major gift solicitation process are proceeding smoothly, keeping track of assignments, and driving forward an effective program for stewardship of principal/major gifts
  • Collaborating with other external facing One Love team members to follow up with Bay Area prospects that are introduced to One Love through galas, community events, and other activities across regions
  • Developing and implementing protocols for principal and major gifts documentation and improvement, and progress tracking/moves management
  • Ensuring best practice use of analytics, data, and metrics to track progress and success of fundraising strategies and tactics
  • Participating, as needed, in other Advancement team initiatives such as appeals, events and community engagements
  • Managing the Bay Area Engagement Coordinator who is primarily focused on supporting development efforts in the region


The successful candidate will be an exceptional relationship builder who can recruit and engage a diverse set of individuals, companies and funders to our work.  They will bring creativity, entrepreneurial energy, outstanding interpersonal skills, and a commitment to professional fundraising ethics.  S/he will have the ability to work on many fronts simultaneously, keeping both details and the big picture in mind.  S/he will be able to see opportunities and set priorities while building and managing a wide variety of relationships. S/he must be able to coordinate the fundraising activities of multiple constituencies and volunteers and maintain a high level of enthusiasm and engagement.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years or more of individual principal/planned/major gift fundraising experience with a record of measurable results in personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual donors for support
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships; track record of building a strong network to support a cause or product
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or another CRM
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate a vision and rally support
  • Experience with raising funds for a start-up or campaign-like nonprofit is preferred but not required
  • Understanding of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets, and estates

 Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement
  • A “people person” who builds authentic relationships; a natural networker who thrives in situations where they meet new people and make connections to build support
  • Extremely self-motivated with strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Energized by fluidity, and highly adaptable to rapidly evolving and changing environments
  • A polished communicator and excellent writer, able to effectively articulate the case for One Love support
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and to galvanize others to do so as well
  • Collaborative, team-driven style
  • Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills
  • Goals and metrics oriented
  • Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity; someone who views others with an assets-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Sense of humor a plus!


  • Bachelor’s degree required


The compensation and benefits package is commensurate with experience and is competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region.

The Bay Area Director of Advancement will be based in San Francisco.


Send the following to [email protected]

  • Put: “I’m your next Bay Area Director of Advancement” in the subject line
  • Include an attached resume in PDF format
  • In 300 words or less, pitch us on why you’re the best candidate for the job