Director of PhilanthropyCompany: Health Quality Partners/Health Center Partners
Date Posted: September 29, 2017
The Director of Philanthropy will develop and oversee the organization’s fundraising efforts in the areas of major gifts, annual giving, corporate giving, events, and development operations. The Director of Philanthropy will develop and implement strategies that promote long-term sustainable growth and deepen the organization’s relationships with new donors and volunteers.
Essential Job Functions
•Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan for the organization, including plans for individual major and annual gifts, and foundation and corporate support.
•Staff the Board Philanthropy Committee, that will consist of a subset of the HCP Board members as well as volunteers, providing guidance and direction to their efforts. Work with the HCP Chief Advancement Officer to recruit Philanthropy Committee members.
•Work with the Philanthropy Committee to build and sustain a culture of philanthropy that can support increased program development and new initiatives. Guide the Philanthropy Committee in the development of policies and procedures for a comprehensive fundraising program.
•Establish and drive performance metrics and prepare reports for the Philanthropy Committee and HCP Board of Directors.
•Develop and oversee the comprehensive calendar of activities in support of development.
•Work with HCP leadership, Philanthropy Committee, Board, and others within the organization to identify linkage, ability, and interest of major gift prospects for their solicitation in alignment with the organization’s priorities.
•Oversee and conduct prospect research. Conduct prospect clearance to avoid competition with members who are also engaged in fundraising.
•Oversee a fundraising database and tracking system.
•Create publications to support fund raising activities.
•Create appropriate gift society activity and recognition for donors of all sizes.
•Ensure proper stewardship practices for the timely and accurate recording and acknowledgment of all gifts.
•Maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies.
•Meet with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
•Represent the organization in the community as appropriate.
•Plan, initiate and, complete work assignments with minimal supervision.
•Participate in Health Center Partners and Health Quality Partners meetings as requested.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Must have a passion for health care.
•Demonstrated working knowledge of all areas of fundraising, with a particular emphasis on major gift acquisition.
•Proven track record in planning and achieving short- and long-term goals and creating a plan outlining activity.
•Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with volunteers, staff and all donors; ability to serve as a team player and leader.
•Be a self-starter and goal driven to get out of the office and build external relationships.
•Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging donors, and to develop plans of action and follow through.
•Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers and staff.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrate presence, self-confidence, sound judgment, and superior problem-solving ability.
•Exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
•Must have appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities.
•Comfortable with personal computers and software programs for retrieving, organizing and researching appropriate donor/prospect information, as well as data gathering and manipulation.
•Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends as necessary.*
•A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience and a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of gifts is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Experience in the health care sector is highly desired. Recognized credential in the development field (e.g., CFRE, GPC, or equivalent) preferred.
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