Senior Philanthropy Officer

Full Time
2 weeks ago

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) seeks a dynamic and passionate west coast based Philanthropy Officer. This job reports to the National Director, Major Gifts in the PMG department of the Development division of PPFA. The PMG team raises revenue from high net-worth individuals and families by building and deepening relationships to yield six, seven, and eight-figure gifts to support the mission of PPFA, PPAF, PPVotes, and the Federal PAC.


The San Francisco Bay Area based Senior Philanthropy Officer is responsible for managing the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship of a portfolio of West Coast prospects and donors with affinity for PPFA and capacity to make $25,000+ investments in Planned Parenthood, with a particular focus on donors with the capacity to contribute $250,000 and above.



Develops and enacts cultivation and solicitation strategies for a portfolio of prospects and donors with affinity for PPFA and capacity to make investments in Planned Parenthood at the five, six, and seven-figure levels with possible campaign contributions at the seven, and eight- figure levels.


  • Builds and manages a network of relationships with prospective donors involving PPFA volunteer leaders and staff. Facilitates and coordinates all communication with these prospects and among the prospect’s PPFA relationships. Promotes positive relations with these prospects and donors.


  •  Interacts with internal contacts to consult on PPFA needs, formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with PPFA and identify potential donors.


  • Works with PPFA affiliate colleagues as an ambassador and partner to identify donor prospects who may have an interest in our work.


  •  Assists with the strategy for and creation of persuasive written communications from various PPFA leaders appropriate to a donor’s interests.  


  • Participates (often in concert with others) in gift solicitations to fund PPFA programs and to enhance the development efforts of PPFA.


  • Travels (possibly extensively) commensurate with expectations for fundraising activity contact and travel.


  • Performs additional development-related activities/efforts at the request of their manager.



This fundraiser will partner with the National Director of PMG, CDO, PPFA leadership, Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts, Senior Director of Political Fundraising, the Philanthropic Communications team, and others to develop philanthropic investment opportunities for high net-worth individual donors. Externally, this role will be the primary liaison with foundation professionals, philanthropy advisors, and donors as well as development colleagues at Planned Parenthood Affiliates.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Portfolio management experience and/or direct donor relationship management experience of at least 5 to 7 years with 2 to 3 years minimum of direct portfolio management. Experience developing and executing sound donor strategies to secure gifts of at least $25,000+ and experience securing gifts from prospects.


  • This skilled fundraiser will have competency in creating donor strategies utilizing best practices in donor moves management with the ability to cultivate and facilitate relationships.


  • Political fundraising experience and experience working in an affiliate structure is highly desired, but not required.


  • Ability to travel extensively to visit donors. Experience planning and executing donor visit trips and events preferred.


  • An unflappable individual, with excellent people skills, able to develop partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders, who possesses impeccable discretion.


  • Outstanding oral, written, communication, and presentation skills – including the ability to listen and target communication to specific interests of varied audiences.


  • Comfort in online fundraising toolsets and databases including Salesforce and/or Blackbaud.


  • Strong organizational and project management skills – with the ability to manage multiple assignments and quickly changing priorities in a fast-paced setting.


  • Experience qualifying and disqualifying prospects using research and instincts.


  • Proven ability to build deep and lasting relationships with a variety of internal partners, with whom no direct line supervision exists, as well as external individuals, from donors to board members. Impeccable discretion above all else.


  • Gravitas paired with the professional integrity and ambition to effectively represent and promote Planned Parenthood externally at the highest levels and internally as a surrogate for senior leadership.


  • A motivated team player with exceptional communication skills along with interpersonal savvy.


  • A deep commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission and understanding of the Sexual and Reproductive Health ecosystem.


TRAVEL: 20% - 40% 

$120,000 - $125,000 / Yearly