Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Posted by on May 20, 2013

Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
Posted on: May 3, 2013

Job description
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is seeking an individual for a newly created position of Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. This individual is responsible for strengthening philanthropic support for the organization through implementing a dynamic and coordinated program of major giving from individuals, foundations and corporations to help further position the organization as a top philanthropic choice in the region. This individual will provide management oversight for all systems and services related to these forms of fundraising including prospect research, donor database management, gift processing and donor acknowledgement and stewardship.


  • Organize a systematic approach to facilitate donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;
  • Articulate the case for support to a wide range of individual and institutional donors;
  • Prepare Executive Director, Board members, volunteers and key administrative leaders to interact with major prospects. Participate with them in cultivation and solicitation as necessary;
  • Maintain a portfolio of individual prospects. Coordinate research and strategies for individual prospects with organizational team;
  • Develop and implement a giving society;
  • Initiate a planned giving program and legacy society.
  • Build a strong base of funding from local and national foundations;
  • Strengthen corporate support through outright grants in collaboration with events staff responsible for corporate sponsorship.


  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in managing fundraising activities, resulting in at least three million dollars a year.
  • Proven record of attracting and securing major gifts
  • Proven ability to set and achieve ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys functioning independently, yet participate in and contribute to a team effort.
  • Proven experience with planned gift options.
  • Computer proficiency: Internet, email, social media, spreadsheets and data management.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Proven ability to maintain all information with appropriate confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Greater Philadelphia Region’s philanthropic community preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

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