June 8, 2021 – Boston-based Lindauer has been known as in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to guide the search for its inaugural chief improvement officer. Leading the project is senior advisor Terri Rutter. “AI2 has only in the near past diverged from its guardian, Vulcan Inc., to develop into an unbiased 501(c)(3) group,” stated Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will construct and develop a pipeline of funding sources, each from foundations and particular person donors. This is a rare alternative to interrupt new floor at considered one of most acknowledged and revered analysis facilities on this planet.”
AI2’s CDO shall be anticipated to guide, develop and direct a complete and built-in fund improvement plan to safe unrestricted and restricted contributed earnings to advance the imaginative and prescient, mission, marketing strategy and annual objectives of AI2, stated the search agency. The particular person shall be a part of the senior management crew and report back to the chief working officer with an energetic dotted line to the CEO. The CDO will work with leaders and program administrators to determine strategic areas for help; develop compelling circumstances for that help; determine, domesticate and solicit potential funders and donors; and develop profitable stewardship and engagement applications to develop and retain philanthropic sponsored analysis and authorities help for AI2’s mission.
The new CDO shall be charged with creating short- and long-term fundraising methods geared toward maximizing contributed earnings from people, foundations, firms and authorities businesses, as applicable, stated Lindauer. He or she will even be anticipated to execute a strong prospect improvement and engagement technique. Developing donor solicitation and donor stewardship supplies and approaches shall be crucial. The particular person should additionally develop and implement progress reporting.
It is important that the brand new CDO guarantee the very best requirements of fiscal duty, information integrity, and fundraising greatest practices, requirements, and ethics. He or she should work with management, program administrators and different stakeholders to construct a tradition of philanthropy inside AI2; work intently with the CEO and COO and different leaders to set excessive requirements of philanthropy inside AI2 and determine prospects to help excessive precedence strategic program initiatives and initiatives; and put together with the CEO and COO the annual earnings plan for unrestricted and quickly restricted funds.
Candidates ought to have 10 or extra years of expertise, or equal, in diversified fundraising with demonstrated expertise in strategic philanthropy, advertising, main and capital items solicitation, donor stewardship, long-range fund improvement planning, and proposal improvement and presentation, stated Lindauer. Strong interpersonal and management abilities, with the flexibility to create and maintain robust working relationships with funders and donors, board members and different future volunteers and colleagues is important.
It can be vital that prospects possess demonstrated skilled success and the flexibility to function a compelling, efficient spokesperson for the group. They should even have a ardour for AI2’s mission. Excellent communications and writing abilities and the flexibility to be persuasive in supporting and selling AI2’s work is important. Candidates ought to additional have expertise writing or modifying basis grants which have led to profitable items. They should even be conversant in fundraising administration (greatest practices, authorized/regulatory insurance policies, protocols, procedures, ethics, and document/information administration).
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a non-profit analysis institute in Seattle based in 2014 by Paul Allen and headed by professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of AI2 is to contribute to humanity via high-impact analysis in synthetic intelligence. AI2 works on all kinds of challenges within the AI area, from elementary analysis to user-focused purposes that apply cutting-edge AI methods to real-world issues. AI2 has undertaken a number of formidable initiatives to drive elementary advances in science and medication via AI. Among them are the Aristo Project, which goals to construct programs that show a deep understanding of the world, integrating applied sciences for studying, studying, reasoning and clarification; Mosaic, which is a team-building machine with common sense intelligence; and a undertaking that builds on AI2’s experience in pure language processing, laptop imaginative and prescient, and engineering to ship a tangible optimistic impression on equity.
Lindauer serves larger and secondary schooling, hospitals and educational analysis facilities, assume tanks, analysis amenities and foundations, in addition to advocacy, public service, social justice and different mission-driven non-profits. It has led searches for the Boston YMCA, Center for Applied Special Technology, Healthy Minds Innovations/Center for Healthy Minds, the University of Texas at Austin and the Cockrell School of Engineering, amongst others.
Ms. Rutter brings a big selection of non-profit, development, and communications and advertising experience to Lindauer, excelling in putting prime leaders and executing crew builds in a number of sectors. Having served in varied senior development and administration roles, she is well-versed within the duties of management. Ms. Rutter is skilled in recruiting government administrators, SVPs and VPs, nationwide administrators, and high-level frontline fundraisers and advertising and communications professionals for a broad vary of world-class instructional and medical establishments and nationwide non-profits. Past and present purchasers embrace Boston Children’s Hospital, City of Hope, George Washington University, George Washington University Medical and Health Sciences, Colby College, Phillips Academy, JDRF, Massachusetts General Hospital, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Climate Central, Chautauqua Institution, Institute for Advanced Study, Life University, Washington State University and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
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