Climate change is one of the most intractable challenges that civilization has ever faced: how to get people to care about climate change and take urgent action to address this existential threat.
Potential Energy Coalition is taking on this challenge by tapping the best minds in marketing, media and creative to change attitudes and beliefs and motivate substantive action on climate change. To do so, we are building an industry-wide marketing capability, driven by insights and supported by a coalition of the very best talent in academia and industry, to launch and support campaigns about this issue.
The Head of Foundation Relations role is essential to the mission and success of Potential Energy. This person will serve in a lead role in representing Potential Energy within the funder community, leading outreach, supporting fundraising and managing and cultivating relationships.
Partner with the CEO, staff and governing board to develop an overarching strategy for foundation, corporate and individual giving.
Manage and grow existing funder relationships. Plan and implement effective stewardship to strengthen funder affinity toward Potential Energy and build multi-year partnerships.
Expand the portfolio of funders including foundations, corporations and individuals. Effectively advocate for Potential Energy’s unique value proposition and offering with funders. Draft proposals that are strategic, compelling, and executable.
Potential Energy Coalition is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)3 organization.
At least 10 years of demonstrated success in managing and cultivating relationships with foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals.
Excellent writing, organization and project management skills.
High level of emotional intelligence.
Strong communicator; has passion, a point of view, conviction and persuasion skills.
Entrepreneurial, comfortable working in a fast-moving environment and positive ‘can do’ attitude.
Ability to travel 10%.
About Potential Energy Coalition
The lack of progress on climate change, and lack of public understanding about the nature of the problem, is reaching crisis proportions.
We aim to help solve this.
Potential Energy Coalition is a startup nonprofit that is building an advanced communications capability, powered by leading talent in the marketing and analytics industry, that will educate the public and significantly increase public will for decarbonization at the lowest possible cost.
Fueled by the best talent in the private sector, and guided by the leading minds in the climate movement, we plan to
• Launch New, Innovative Creative Campaigns – tapping the world’s best creatives to get people to see the problem in new ways, to motivate diverse segments and constituencies to action with new frames.
• Build A Sophisticated Targeting, Analytical and Measurement Engine – the data, infrastructure and processes that optimize outcome per dollar and learnings on an ongoing basis.