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Director of Individual Philanthropy

Lake Worth, FL, USA

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample to [email protected].  Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.

As Director of Individual Philanthropy, this individual manages a major gifts program and directs a multimillion-dollar campaign that substantially increases private philanthropic support for HomeSafe.  This individual serves as an advocate for the mission and programs of the organization and identifies, cultivates, stewards, and solicits major gifts.  This includes setting up meetings between the CEO and prospective and current major gifts contributors. 

Areas of Responsibility: 


  • Major Gifts –Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors within and beyond the campaign.  Develop and implement strategies to build prospects’ trust, interest, and investment in the organization; involve key executives and volunteers appropriately.
  • Campaign – Implement strategy for campaign that is already underway to achieve fundraising goal.  Identify prospects, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies, prepare proposals, and solicit gifts.
  • Planned Giving – Create and manage a program to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for planned gifts.  Ensure that collateral materials are produced. 
  • Board Giving – Serve as liaison with members of the board.  Work with the chief executive and board chair to ensure that all members are properly cultivated and solicited for gifts aligned with their means.
  • Campaign Communications – Develop a campaign communication program that effectively cultivates prospects, stewards donors, and strengthens positive perceptions of HomeSafe and the value of gifts to its programs.
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Support – Define volunteer roles and responsibilities necessary to create a vibrant and successful fundraising program.

Planning and Management:

  • Budgeting, Reporting, and Evaluation – Develop and manage an annual budget for the campaign and major gifts program. 
  • Policies and Procedures – Review, revise, and create (when necessary) policies and procedures for effective operation of the campaign and major gifts program.
  • Gift Data, Accounting, and Management – Ensure that all gifts are recorded correctly and that donors receive proper and timely acknowledgement of their gifts.
  • Donor Database – Supervise and collaborate with the Advancement Services and Research Coordinator to ensure that all prospect and donor information is correctly recorded.  Work with this individual to develop sufficient prospect research resources and practices that ensure effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospective contributors.
Educational Background: 
Associates Degree
  • At least five (5) years of experience in major gifts fundraising with demonstrated success
  • At least five (5) years of experience with a range of advancement/fundraising responsibilities with demonstrated success
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-year fundraising campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff members
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills
  • Significant evidence of consistently taking initiative to succeed at responsibilities
  • Demonstrated competence with Raiser’s Edge or similar gift management system
  • Familiarity with planned giving mechanisms

Salary commensurate with experience and marketplace, health and retirement benefits also provided.  

How to Apply: 

Email resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample to [email protected].  Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.

Additional Information: 

HomeSafe is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Organization Info


Lake Worth, FL, USA
Annual Budget : 
51-200 employees
About Us

Creating safer, more productive lives for infants, children, young adults, and families.

  • Healthy Beginnings – An early intervention program serving children from birth through 5 years old and their families. Healthy Beginnings educates families about the importance of child development, helps parents monitor their children’s growth with free screenings and assessments, and ensures young children get a healthy start in life and are ready for kindergarten.
  • Residential Group Care – HomeSafe operates five group homes in Palm Beach County for severely abused children ages 7-17. We provide comprehensive 24/7 therapeutic services designed to treat their trauma and enable them to transition to a less restrictive setting.
  • Independent Living Housing Program (HomeSafe at Pond Place) – HomeSafe at Pond Place provides safe, affordable housing for young adults who have “aged out” of foster care and enables them to focus on completing their education.
  • SafetyNet – Through an array of intensive therapeutic and support services, crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy, SafetyNet helps domestic violence victims take control of their lives to secure a safer, more productive future. The program also helps prevent future cases of violence by working to break the generational cycle of abuse.
Why Work For Us?: 

The Director of Individual Philanthropy presents an extraordinary opportunity for the right individual to become a member of the HomeSafe team, given the agency’s strength and fine reputation earned from the exceptional board leadership and management’s execution of the vision. HomeSafe is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, which certifies that HomeSafe meets the highest national standards of best practice, and establishes our credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, we have consistently earned a 4-star Charity Navigator rating for sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 31 2020
Active Until: 
Jan 31 2021
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