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Opportunities at Cause Effective


Cause Effective is seeking qualified candidates for the following opportunity: 

Cause Effective Affiliate

Organization Description & Background
Cause Effective transforms nonprofits by partnering with mission-driven nonprofit professionals and board members to achieve social change. We work with leadership to develop, employ, and expand effective fundraising, communications, governance, and organizational strategies to advance equity and justice. Cause Effective envisions a future in which nonprofits thrive with empowered leadership and abundant funding to achieve an equitable world. Cause Effective has been at the forefront of the capacity building ecosystem for over forty years, partnering with over 7,000 social justice and human rights organizations to support their fundraising, communications, board governance, strategic planning, and leadership development. We don’t just teach nonprofit management strategy, we live it every day.

Overview of the Affiliate Consultant Role
Affiliates are project-based consultants who deliver coaching, workshops, and training to nonprofit organizations. We are also seeking Affiliates who can serve clients as an Interim Director of Development/Fractional Fundraiser. We are currently prioritizing candidates who demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: strategic planning, organizational development and communications/marketing. However, those with experience in prospect research, fundraising and Board governance will also be considered, especially if the candidate is skilled in more than one of these areas. Qualifying candidates must have at least 3 years of consulting experience. 

Cause Effective’s consulting philosophy centers around Thrivability, a nonprofit management practice using the principles of DEI and intersectionality to raise visibility, increase and improve engagement, and activate resources to fuel nonprofit missions. Our Affiliate Consultants must be committed to racial and social justice and demonstrate strategic thinking, diplomacy, and organizational skills. 

Affiliate consultants are paid on a per-project basis, and typical arrangements range from $3,000 to $15,000. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email us with “Affiliate Consultant” in the subject line at with your résumé and a cover letter containing: 

  • A brief statement of why you’d be a great addition to our team 
  • Client roster (a sampling of clients and subsectors served) 
  • An overview of your consulting approach/philosophy 
  • A brief description of success as defined by the client