Compassion & Choices is seeking a Philanthropy Officer
to help advance our work to improve care, expand options and
empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.
This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating,
soliciting and stewarding five and six figure gifts from prospects
and major donors across the nation. The ideal candidate must have a
track record of soliciting and closing major gifts, an
understanding of moves management and demonstrated experience
developing long term philanthropic relationships while consistently
meeting fundraising goals. Experience closing six figure gifts from
individuals is preferred. This position will also be responsible
for developing the vision, strategy, and goals for the Inner Circle
Conference Call program.
- Manage a portfolio of approximately 125-175 households
utilizing moves management to renew and increase giving.
- Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to
identify new prospects capable of making major or principal
- Work with the senior philanthropy officer, chief development
officer, program staff and other leadership to begin and maintain a
fast pace of cultivating and soliciting annual $10K+, multi-year,
and special gifts from current and prospective major donors with an
annual goal of $1M+.
- Prioritize stewardship actions for personal portfolio donors,
including thanking all gifts from donors within 48-hours and in
accordance with department goals, and participating in foundation
grant application and reporting processes, among others.
- Achieve all annual metrics, including but not limited to: total
amount raised from portfolio, number solicitations, number of total
contacts, number of increased major gifts, number of substantive
donor interactions, etc.
- Collaborate with various teams across C&C on fundraising
opportunities within the region, including strategic participation
in state-based councils, lobby days, donor visits, and other
activities to drive engagement and enhance major gift activity with
donors, prospects, volunteers, and council members.
- Define vision, goals and strategy for all development-led
events and activities that engage current and prospective major
donors in the region. In conjunction with the Special Events
Manager, ensure events and activities are executed to the highest
level and in good coordination with any lead donors and/or
- Contribute to the department by employing best practices and
role-modeling key processes and programs that support an
office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and
metrics/performance based outcomes.
- Record all donor interactions in EveryAction, the CRM,
according to departmental process, protocols, and deadlines.
- Travel to donor visits, special events, meetings, etc. 35-40%
of the time.
Preferred Qualifications (You will be a good fit):
Education and Experience:
- B.A. in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit
- Four (4) years’ experience in nonprofit development, event
planning, marketing, communications, or high-end sales (or
equivalent combination of experience and education) including a
minimum of 3 years of direct fundraising experience, ideally
raising gifts of $100,000 or more.
- Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents and
reports. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from
donors. Ability to effectively present information to donors,
volunteers, organizational management, and public groups.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an
individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, donor
databases, and basic prospect research tools.
Values: Must be energized by the idea of working at an
organization with the following values:
- Compassionate in our conviction that dying patients should be
free of unwanted treatment, suffering or outside interference.
- Respectful of the autonomy of individuals to decide what
end-of-life options are best for them and their family.
- Courageous in our willingness to confront the toughest
end-of-life health challenges, disrupt the broken status quo and
protect an individual’s right to self-determination.
- Credible in all our education, advocacy and partnerships — our
efforts are grounded in objective research and demonstrable
- Resilient in our capacity to respond to opportunities and
threats in the movement so that we can achieve our vision as
quickly as possible.
About Compassion & Choices
Across the nation, Compassion & Choices works to create a
society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death,
embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers
everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values,
priorities and beliefs. To make this vision a reality, we improve
care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their
Compassion & Choices is committed to building a staff that
reflects the diverse communities that make up our country. We are
an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruit, hire, train, promote,
and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age,
color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender
identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable