Director of Philanthropy Resume Samples

A Director of Philanthropy takes responsibility for creating, executing, and evaluating the organization’s philanthropy strategies. The most common work activities associated with this role are listed on the Director of Philanthropy Resume as – creating a comprehensive philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan; planning and cultivating corporate and individual donor cultivation, planning and organizing philanthropy celebrations, maintaining a streamlined system for donor, corporate, founder and potential donor’s records; developing and maintaining annual budget; leading and inspiring staff; creating annual communication plans; and evaluating plans to make reports for the board members and staff.

Apart from possessing a bachelor’s degree and professional experience in philanthropy, the following skills are also needed – the ability to build a culture of philanthropy; a successful track record of executing strategies, and setting priorities; proficiency with MS Office, WordPress, and web-based applications; and a keen interest learning and developing as a professional.

Director of Philanthropy Resume example

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Summary : A senior leader with proven expertise in strategic planning for project and campaign execution, marketing/public relations for stakeholder awareness, resource maximization, and financial management.

Skills : Event Planning, Leadership, Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Critical Thinking, Multitasking, Networking, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Creativity, Adaptable.

Description :

    1. Supported affiliate hospitals with a consistent increase in funds raised year over year.
    2. Realized increase of 95% new donor acquisition and retention through all Foundations.
    3. Created and maintained an Annual Giving program that consistently supported more than 57% of Total for Foundations of Hawaii Pacific Health annual funds raised.
    4. Revamped and rebranded system-wide internal Employee Giving and United Way campaigns, increasing overall participation from 30.5% to 78% and increased annual funds raised from $262,000 to $640,000.
    5. Led statewide mission-driven fundraising campaigns and programs raising nearly $10million locally with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
    6. Created short/long term strategic actions resulting in transformational increases with partners.
    7. Delivered public presentations, appearances, training, hosted high-touch engagement/stewardship events for all level stakeholders.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma


Director of Philanthropy Resume

Summary : Motivated and mission-driven resource development professional with an entrepreneurial attitude. Creative, goal-oriented, and adaptable team player, adept at identifying and convening key stakeholders around issues and successfully implementing action plans.

Skills : Major Gifts Fundraising, Relationship Building, Strategic Planning, Board Development, Public Relations, Community Engagement, Research.

Description :

    1. Grew individual giving program from $2.4M in 2012 to $10.2M in 2015.
    2. In response to Board-approved ambitious budgets, led internal initiatives to shift the fundraising paradigm from restricted funding campaigns to unrestricted funding, with an emphasis on building donor affinity for the mission.
    3. Cultivated and stewarded individual donors giving $10,000+ annually.
    4. Created first-ever personal Board stewardship initiatives, focusing on individuals with high-upgrade potential.
    5. Launched planned giving initiatives, marketing to capable individuals and internally processing asset gifts, gifts of property, and various declarations of estate intent.
    6. Designed job descriptions and built a brand new individual giving team, including an online fundraising associate and stewardship manager in 2013, a donation processing associate, and a major gifts officer in 2015.
    7. Negotiated the legal solicitation of individuals in the United States based on the Charleston Principles.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.A. in International Affairs


Director of Philanthropy Resume

Objective : Looking to begin a venture into the field of community design, development, and construction for a growing municipality, while gaining insight, knowledge, and experience to complement the skillset have acquired throughout various courses and personal experiences.

Skills : Multimedia Presentation, AutoCAD, Public Speaking; Moderate Spanish Fluency, Versatile Communication; Moderate Italian Fluency, Word Processing; Data Collection, Organization, & Analysis.

Description :

    1. Maintained full accountability for managing all aspects of day-to-day non-profit operations and activities in support of organizational goals and objectives.
    2. Applied dynamic strategic planning, prioritization, and project/program management skills toward consistently achieving critical deadlines while maintaining high-quality standards.
    3. Demonstrated strong communication and relationship-building skills in facilitating a local partnership.
    4. Contributed leadership and business development skills in securing a $100,000 three-year grant in cooperation with the University from the 21st Century Foundation for the Hempstead High School initiative.
    5. Maintained a portfolio of individual gift prospects, maintaining frequent and consistent contact with prospects, department leaders and volunteers, and key members of administrative leadership.
    6. Maintained and managed this portfolio in a manner that fosters a relationship that leads to philanthropic commitment.
    7. Managed an individual prospect pool of 150 or more / up to $2.5M.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
LL.M. in Letters and Laws

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Objective : Highly creative, results-driven Development, Fundraising and Foundation Executive with demonstrated ability in building and leading comprehensive programs for mission-driven nonprofit organizations in healthcare, humanitarian relief, and environmental and animal species conservation. Extensive experience in program assessment and development in start-up and turnaround settings.

Skills : Microsoft, Adobe, Customer Service, Detail Oriented, Fundraising, Photoshop.

Description :

    1. Set up and operated a development department to support the operational and programmatic needs for the conservation of natural landscapes.
    2. Refocused efforts to grow trustee planned giving participation from 15% to 35% in two years (5th national rank).
    3. Increased revenue from foundations and major gifts by 32% and 10% respectively; includes two major gifts of $500,000.
    4. Initiated and supervised all state communications, direct mail marketing, advertising, and public relations to maximize giving; grew donor base by 623%.
    5. Supervised the strategic recruitment and development of the Board of Trustees.
    6. Established specific, measurable, and attainable objectives for two full-time staff.
    7. Revamped the donation processing and record-keeping structures to ensure appropriate and timely receipting.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS in Business Management

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Headline : An innovative executive with over nineteen years of established success in nonprofit management, delivering results. Solid experience formulating strategies and practices to effectively communicate with proven skills to create clear and consistent messages. Ability to empower others and ensure accountability on projects, budgets, and provide strategic direction and advice.

Skills : MS Office Suite, Raiser's Edge.

Description :

    1. Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors leading to major gifts to support the mission of Healthcare.
    2. Led development activities at Children's, including hospitals and 7 clinics.
    3. Supervised staff and budget management.
    4. Identified strategies for prospect cultivation and solicitation for assigned service lines from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
    5. Reported to Vice President of Philanthropy and Communications.
    6. Developed and manage a portfolio of over 300 major gift prospects.
    7. Submitted over $40 million in proposals in the first year.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MBA in Health Services Administration

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Headline : A strong passion for any and all sustainability initiatives has led me to pursue a career in the field of green building or environmental consulting/planning. These fields offer the potential to significantly reduce our anthropogenic impacts on the planet and promote healthier and happier lifestyles

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, AutoCAD, Revit.

Description :

    1. Organized a basketball tournament & various other week-long activities to fundraise.
    2. Created marketing materials both printed & via social media campaigns.
    3. Oversight of associate director & director of funds, & close collaboration with VP Finance.
    4. Monitored, developed, and recommended CMMB policy and action in all areas of philanthropy.
    5. Applied leadership skills in developing fundraising goals and objectives as well as an action plan to ensure CMMB's fulfillment of its mission, a leader in international health care.
    6. Identified, cultivated, and solicited donors including individuals, corporations, foundations, and religious organizations.
    7. Demonstrated skills in leadership, time management, public relations, and event planning.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS in Environmental Studies

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Headline : Having demonstrated experience creating and building relationships with prospects and donors, internal and external constituencies, institutional and corporate leadership, board members, and volunteers.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce.

Description :

    1. Recruited to build the individual, corporate and foundation, and major gift fundraising program for the School of Pharmacy established in 2008.
    2. Revitalized the University planned giving fundraising program.
    3. Established and directed the alumni relations program.
    4. Partnered with the Office of Institutional Advancement in university-wide cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship efforts.
    5. Managed a portfolio of 100+ major, legacy giving, and annual gift prospects.
    6. Managed and track fundraising activities of EdVenture's development team that includes the CEO, Executive Vice President, Senior VP for Principal Gifts, and two additional staffers.
    7. Supervised the Philanthropy Coordinator and Philanthropy Assistant.
    8. Developed and wrote proposals for government, corporate, and foundation funders securing over $800,000 in FY15-16.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Certificate

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Objective : Driven individual with marketing and event planning experience seeking a marketing position. Seasoned development professional with more than 25 years of experience in fast-paced non-profit organizations. A strategic, creative, and collaborative leader focused on results. Experienced in all aspects of fundraising at national, regional, and local levels.

Skills : Costar, Argus Enterprise.

Description :

    1. Managed all aspects of The Nature Conservancy's philanthropy efforts.
    2. Analyzed market trends and donor capacity to determine annual and long-term program and revenue goals.
    3. Identified, cultivated, and solicited a portfolio of leadership gifts capable of gifts $100,000 and above.
    4. Supervised and mentored four staff members (annual fund, major gifts, gift processing, and administrative support.) Developed and managed budget and revenue goals.
    5. Represented the local chapter to the Board of Directors and national leadership.
    6. Foster relationships between recruited volunteers and student organizations on campus that are affiliated with philanthropy.
    7. Planned and coordinated the 2013 annual 5K Benefit Run which raised over $10,000.
    8. Proceeded were matched and were sent to help children who were refugees of the war.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Program Design

Director of Philanthropy Resume

Objective : Seeking a full-time Director of Philanthropy position within the field of communication, specifically organizing, event planning, social media, writing, and more. Customer-focused and strong communicator with the ability to effectively interact with others. Quick learner with management potential.

Skills : Event Planning, MS Office, Strategic Communications, Project Management, Budget Administration, Social Media Marketing.

Description :

    1. Provided fraternity brothers volunteer opportunities throughout the community.
    2. Created the first philanthropy event with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.
    3. Organized events by coordinating with chairwomen, as well as managing funds, scheduling dates for events, and.
    4. Gave a weekly report to our chapter representatives detailing the progress of events and any other important details.
    5. Consulted with clients to develop communications and marketing audits, brand development and awareness, capital campaign planning and strategy, board.
    6. Built strong relationships with vendors and negotiated prices to order and meet tight budgets for specialized marketing materials used for meetings.
    7. Planned and organized events focused on professional and leadership development such as team building, project planning, and networking.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    BS in Marketing and Economics

    Director of Philanthropy Resume

    Summary : Seeks to pursue an internship position in the hospitality management/ event planning industry that will utilize and further enhance the creative, detail-oriented, and organizational skills.

    Skills : Grants Writing/Management, Grants Administrator, Fundraising, Event Management.

    Description :

      1. Planned, organized, and delegated events regarding Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.
      2. Organized, planned, and executed a week of events and gala to support the Foundation- a non-profit organization that benefits victims of.
      3. Managed all public relations and marketing initiatives for these events through social media and print outlets.
      4. Assessed their traditional individual donor base.
      5. Organized philanthropic projects by communicating with donors, campus authorities, and the philanthropy committee.
      6. Supervised Spring and Fall philanthropy events to raise money for Service for Sight.
      7. Secured over $2.5 million in gifts in the first 3 years.
      8. Consistently acquired 2,000+ new donors annually with 78% retention and management of over 9,000+ active donors.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    BA in Speech and Communication Studies