Heifer International is seeking a phenomenal major gift fundraiser to serve in the role of Director of Philanthropy, serving donors in Greater Los Angeles and the states of Arizona (Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix), Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. The Director of Philanthropy works to cultivate, solicit, steward, and retain a qualified portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity to give six and seven figure leadership level gifts.
Specific Requirements Include:
Provide leadership and direction for a portfolio of up to 200 major gift donors and additional prospects with the capacity to give five, six, and seven figure gifts, with the goal of increasing funds raised by 10% in year one.
Ensure a solid stewardship and acknowledgment process is in place and effective, seeking to meet at least 50% of the donors in person in the first year.
Nurture and cultivate long-term partnerships and relationships with current and prospective donors through donor recognition programs and stewardship. Promote donor involvement by encouraging participation in Heifer’s engagement opportunities at Headquarters, in the field, and at the Ranch.
Develop, direct, and implement strategies for donor segmentation including supporting Heifer’s work with donors and supporters in the assigned region.
Collaborate with regional and national staff to ensure a seamless transition for donors and prospects into major gifts development.
Build and continually enhance an effective donor base and pipeline, including prospect identification, solicitation, and stewardship processes. Ensure donors are assigned to the appropriate staff or volunteer solicitor.
In collaboration with Philanthropy team, ensure all donor files are maintained in the current database including call notes, correspondence, gift acknowledgements, etc.
A minimum of five years of progressive experience in fundraising with an emphasis on major gifts. Demonstrated ability in building a robust pipeline of qualified donors through effective research and cultivation strategies.
Proven fundraising skills, including major donor development with experience in proactive donor cultivation and tailored asks based on donor interests.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
Willingness and capability to travel frequently within the region and on occasion nationwide and internationally; and work effectively from a home office.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. The Director of Philanthropy for this region must live in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President/CEO, and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit sector. KEES was founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 75 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working 20 countries, including the United States, to help communities become more self-reliant and lift farming families to a living income. For more information, please visit www.heifer.org.
About Heifer International
Heifer International works in 25 countries to attain sustainable livelihoods through community-owned interventions, and has provided more than 32 million families with the tools and training to lift themselves from poverty. Recognizing the different ways in which each region of the world supports the people who live there, Heifer has developed their 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development to serve as the foundation for community growth. By organizing their work into large-scale programs consisting of strategic initiatives that aim to meet the long-term needs of communities in many parts of the globe, Heifer creates deeper impact in the lives of their project partners by improving access to income, education, sanitation, water sources, health care and infrastructure.