Director of Philanthropic Innovation

Minnesota Street Project Foundation

The Director of Philanthropic Innovation for MSP Foundation is fluent and practiced in raising funds for purpose-driven big ideas and projects. Our innovator is an experienced communicator, storyteller and inspirational fundraiser who understands how to bring multiple voices, perspectives, and revenue streams together to support radical, equitable change.

The Director of Philanthropic Innovation provides vision and leadership for all aspects of MSP Foundation’s fundraising and development. This executive-level position reports to the CEO and plays a critical role within MSP Foundation’s core leadership team as we enter its next phase of growth and further positions itself for long-term success.

  • Work with the CEO, Board and leadership team to create and implement MSP Foundation’s strategic development plan.

  • Maintain MSP Foundation’s fundraising calendar, adhering to all application, deadlines, cultivation, and stewardship activities.

  • Ensure thorough documentation of all interactions and transactions with donors and donor prospects through a centralized CRM (currently Salesforce).

  • Report monthly to the team and leadership on the progress of all fundraising efforts.

  • Help sustain and grow MSP Foundation’s current donor base, including businesses, foundations, and individuals.

  • Work with the Programs & Public Engagement team to produce collateral materials (print and electronic) that communicate MSP Foundation’s value proposition and support MSP Foundation’s fundraising goals.-Collaborate effectively internally and in the community to build and implement a fundraising plan that reflects MSP Foundation’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

  • Collaborate with Programs & Public Engagement to harness the impact and marketability of MSP Foundation’s program offerings by building a clear and compelling value proposition for funders.

Set the tone for best practices in donor stewardship and appreciation.

  • Help the organization innovate its development practices, build new partnerships, and diversify MSP Foundation’s revenue streams.

  • Bring passion and experience serving as a brand ambassador for MSP Foundation’s mission and values.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to address the following:

Fundraising, investment, leadership, communication, data, leadership team engagement, diversity and inclusion in everything, metrics, growth in arts.

  • 5-7 years of progressive senior associate or management level experience in nonprofit, technology, innovation design, investments.

  • 5-7 years of building relationships that result in projects completed, money-raised, and events executed.

  • Work experience that has happened both inside and outside of the Bay Area—you tell us why that’s important.

  • Able to work in-person and remotely at our offices in San Francisco, California.

  • Able to generate your work plan from databases, communications materials, and resources we have on hand.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and access in the arts and in our daily lives. You must live it to promote it.

How to Apply

Please submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Director of Philanthropic Innovation Position - Last Name”. No phone calls, please. We will respond only to applicants we intend to interview.

Thank you for your interest in Minnesota Street Project Foundation.


Minnesota Street Project Foundation offers a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, AD&D, Paid Time Off and Parental Leave, Retirement Savings, 401-k Plan, and Pre-Taxed Commuter and Childcare Benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Minnesota Street Project Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Posted on June 2