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NPR is seeking a Head of Philanthropy Strategy who will lead the
strategic direction of NPR’s philanthropy fundraising to grow
individual and institutional donor bases and revenue. The Head of
Philanthropy Strategy will provide direction and oversight for a
geographically distributed, 15-person staff assigned to the areas
of Individual Giving, Institutional Giving, Planned and Principal
Giving, and NPR Foundation Board Relations. This individual will
proactively seek and implement growth opportunities, ensuring
integration of efforts across Development and the NPR network. This
position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of
NPR and will be one of three members of the CDO leadership
- Lead NPR philanthropy fundraising to grow both number of
individual and institutional donors and contributed revenue.
- Partner with Trustees to ensure strong Board engagement and
- Hire and manage a staff who have responsibility for
- Oversee the Foundation, Institutional, Individual, and Planned
Giving programs, proactively developing strategies for integration
- Set direction, establish metrics, and lead the staff in the
execution of fundraising activities, with accountability to meet
- As appropriate, lead and participate in relationship
development and solicitation efforts of individuals and
- Collaborate closely with others to ensure a strong case for
support and demonstrated impact.
- Liaison with other areas of NPR and externally, represent NPR
and the Development Division.
- Partner with Donor Services to ensure the ongoing stewardship
of donors and capture of fundraising research and data for renewals
and new prospects.
- Partner with Finance to set revenue goals and ensure regular
review and input to forecasts.
- Build and reinforce a culture of encouragement, respect and
open communication promoting a collegial environment that
encourages teamwork and thrives on diverse backgrounds and
- Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree
- Commitment to NPR’s mission, the broader public radio
landscape, and high-quality journalism.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in fundraising
from individuals and institutions, including major and planned
- Minimum of 7 years of experience managing a high-performing
fundraising team, including staff oversight.
- A proven track record of delivering philanthropic growth for a
- Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and
institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history
of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including
cultivation through solicitation and stewardship.
- Experience with Board engagement and solicitation.
- Experience working with strategies for identifying and
cultivating the next generation of major gift donors.
- Strength in developing the case for support and aligning
organization needs with funder interests.
- Ability to effectively engage and strategize with various
- Demonstrated ability to integrate data into decision-making and
- Experience with revenue forecasts.
- Experience within the media industry.
- A passion for the mission and voices of public media.
- Experience with the challenges of working across a large
organization and a wide network that has multiple stakeholders and
- Advanced degree or record of continuing education.
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