National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Director of Philanthropy

Working closely with NCADV’s President/CEO, Deputy Director, and Board of Directors, the Director of Philanthropy (DOP) will be responsible for building NCADV’s philanthropic practice and securing and sustaining major support and long-term investment for NCADV’s on-going programs, projects and activities. The DOP will drive NCADV’s immediate and long-term strategic fundraising strategy; work to identify, cultivate, and secure major corporate, civic, and individual funding; and will strengthen NCADV’s planned giving, fundraising campaigns, and other fundraising endeavors (as assigned).


  • Lead NCADV’s efforts to reinforce a strong organizational culture of philanthropy; encourage investment, enthusiasm and support for NCADV’s programs, projects, and activities
  • Build and manage a portfolio of corporate and major donor prospects
  • Research assigned and new potential prospects to evaluate funding feasibility
  • Develop positive, long-term relationships with key sponsors and donors
  • Secure commitments of investments and/or other support from large donors and sponsors
  • Achieve agreed upon annual goals for face-to-face visits, proposals, and gifts
  • Prepare talking points for donor and sponsor cultivation, solicitation, and follow-up for President/CEO or other NCADV leadership as needed
  • With NCADV leadership, work with the Board to help identify new donors and engage past donors; with donor stewardship endeavors; and other identified fundraising efforts;
  • With NCADV President and CEO, travel nationally to visit prospective donors and give presentations regarding the benefits of supporting NCADV (as needed)
  • Update and maintain donor and sponsor information in E-Tapestry (Blackbaud) and utilize tools to manage portfolios
  • Oversee the development of all written fundraising materials, including correspondence, solicitation materials, acknowledgements and regular communications as part of the major donor/sponsor stewardship program
  • Working closely with the NCADV team, prepare evaluations and reports of fundraising activities and organizational accomplishments for funders, NCADV staff and Board, and the larger community
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience Required

Minimum Requirements & Skills: • Commitment to the mission of NCADV and demonstrate commitment to zero tolerance for domestic violence • 3 to 5 years’ specific experience in major donor and large corporate sponsor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship • Knowledge of and comfort with major donors/large corporate sponsors • Experience in endowment, capital campaigns, and planned giving a plus • Understands fundraising principles and ethics; giving methods; importance of donor stewardship, and accountability • Experience with E-Tapestry (Blackbaud) or comparable donor management software • Excellent speaking/writing, intuitive communications skills and listening/interpersonal skills • Exemplary writing skills • Marketing experience a plus • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook), Adobe, and Google Suite • Must be self-motivated, proactive, highly disciplined, and trustworthy • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality • Positive, respectful team player, adept at working within a fast-paced, dynamic environment • Detail oriented, with strong project management and follow-through skills • Must be organized and able to handle multiple tasks • Able to anticipate and solve problems • Must be able to interact professionally with team members, board members, current and prospective donors and sponsors, partners/allies, and constituents • Bachelor’s degree in related field required from an accredited college or university; advanced degree a plus • Ability to travel and work outside normal business hours when needed

Further Comments

Other information: Must be physically mobile and able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and lift 20+ pounds. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and support to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The NCADV is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Learn more about NCADV at www.ncadv.org.


Commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits package

How to Apply

How to apply: Individuals interested in the position should submit a resume and cover letter via email to Gretchen Shaw, gshaw@ncadv.org no later than Friday, May 25th, 2018. Please use subject line “NCADV Director of Philanthropy.” The cover letter and resume must document that your qualifications align with the required knowledge, skills, and education and detail how you have demonstrated the highly desirable competencies listed above. Please also include a statement regarding your personal philosophy about domestic violence / violence against women. Be sure you include your salary requirements. No phone calls. NCADV is a 501(c)3 and an EEO/AA employer.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1 Broadway, Ste. B-210 Denver
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 3038391852


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