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Major Gifts Officer- D.C


Washington, D.C., USA

Basic Function:

Help develop an individual, major gift and planned giving program by building key relationships with philanthropists, volunteers, advocates and supporters; leveraging Komen’s global mission, programs and initiatives to attract major & planned giving donors and gifts. Develop strategies to grow and expand Komen’s major & planned giving opportunities through special fundraising events and meetings.  Work closely with the organization’s leadership team to meet financial goals through recruiting and engaging supporters.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Accountable for meeting and/or exceeding a yearly income goal focusing on donors who are capable of making gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Develop and staff a fundraising leadership committee of high level volunteers to assist in identifying, soliciting and stewarding donor prospects to meet agreed upon goals
  • Provide leadership and direct the execution of major gift fundraising cultivation and stewardship events and activities such as luncheons or fundraising salons working with other team members as necessary
  • Develop and execute on the best individual strategies for donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition to build and maintain unique donor relationships.
  • Identify new opportunities for major gifts and planned gifts through proactive prospecting as well as ongoing cultivation of Komen’s current major funders. 
  • Work closely with the research, community programs, global initiatives and public policy teams to ensure deep understanding of opportunities for engaging major philanthropists.
  • Prepare strategy, briefings, and proposals for face-to-face meetings with donors conducted by senior staff or volunteer leadership.
  • Leverage Komen's Sr. Leadership, Board members and, President/CEO effectively and efficiently in managing relationships and soliciting major donors.
  • Work with the VP Collaborative Revenue to develop and support an active planned giving marketing and engagement program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications

Minimum experience required for competent performance in the job.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field plus 5 or more years of development experience in a professional capacity. 
  • A strong record of closing planned gifts and a thorough understanding of financial and estate planning and deferred giving. 
  • Experience setting ambitious goals and delivering results. 
  • Thorough understanding of nonprofit and philanthropic sector.  
  • Experience in nonprofit health sector or a desire to quickly become knowledgeable about the key issues and players in health reform.  
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents. 
  • Demonstrated success aligning diverse stakeholders around a common vision or objective. 
  • Exceptional listener with ability to understand the needs and motivations of others, find common ground and build trust with internal and external stakeholders, and synthesize a wide range of information into compelling narratives. 
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.  
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.  
  • Comfortable working with and interpreting financial statements, budgets, and spreadsheets, as well as power point presentations.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • Adaptable to growing, fast-paced, diverse, results oriented culture. 
  • Must be available to travel in multiple states on a regular basis.                    


Preferred experience for competent performance in the job.


  • Prefer 7+ years directly related experience.  
  • Master's degree in Non-Profit Management Development.
  • Specialized knowledge requirements of the position.
  • Must have knowledge of how to manage donors such as moves management and the ability to utilize Salesforce database to manage all donor relationships and ability to use PG Calc. 
  • High level of computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.


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