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Philanthropy Director

Upaya Social Ventures
Washington, United States
$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Posted Date
Jul 3, 2024

Upaya’s fundraising strategy includes a balance of major gifts, institutional support, events, and broad-based giving. The right person for this role will enjoy managing a variety of activities, but especially direct donor interaction. As a member of a relatively small team, the Philanthropy Director will experience significant autonomy in setting direction for the organization’s individual fundraising strategy and representing the organization in the community.

The Philanthropy Director will set strategy, execute on campaigns, and oversee all aspects of Upaya’s individual fundraising, working closely with the CEO, and supported by a Senior Associate. This role works closely with the Upaya Marketing Manager.

The Philanthropy Director will report to the CEO and be a member of the management team.

In this position you will:

    Develop and implement effective fundraising strategies for major donors, broad-based giving, and support foundation outreach. Direct and participate in the face-to-face cultivation and solicitation of $25,000+ gifts, including managing a portfolio of donors, identifying, qualifying, and cultivating new prospects. Provide leadership and support to board members to assist in prospect identification and cultivation, training, solicitation and stewardship. Supervise the planning and executing of our annual gala, responsible for 25% of the organization’s budget Design and launch a new events strategy in multiple cities Represent the organization within the community by attending and actively participating in appropriate internal and external functions and events. Support grant proposals and review other donor materials as necessary.
    Minimum five (5) years of development experience  Proven track record managing a portfolio of major donors Experience with international development a plus Experience with communications a plus Comfort with rolling up your sleeves to get things done, using technology to make life easier, and thinking outside the box.

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