Advisor Philanthropy

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The Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for philanthropic giving is responsible for creating and implementing a fundraising plan that achieves care site goals and priorities while remaining consistent with and supporting the system-wide foundation strategy. The Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for the engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of current and potential donors in securing major gifts ($25,000+) level, to support the mission of OhioHealth.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of major gift fundraising success and will work in collaboration with hospital leadership and in partnership with dedicated fundraising volunteers. The Philanthropy Advisor will develop and implement a fundraising plan that achieves care site goals and while supporting system-wide strategic priorities.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience

At least 5 years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e., managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating, and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities).


Working knowledge of Raisers Edge donor database (preferred). Experience with a large complex healthcare organization or higher education. Previous experience with capital campaigns, major gift, planned to give and healthcare philanthropy.


Maintains confidentiality of log-on password(s) and security of other authentication devices (e.g., key fobs, proximity devices, etc.).
Ensures privacy and security of information entrusted to their care.
Uses company business assets and information resources for management-approved purposes only.
Adheres to all information privacy and security policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
Promptly reports information security incidents to the OhioHealth Information Security Officer.


Develop and execute major gift fundraising strategies in alignment with the priorities of the OhioHealth Foundation
Identify and engage grateful patient and community prospects
cultivate and solicit prospective donors
Effectively lead and ensure alignment of key stakeholders, both internal and external, in support of initiatives, events, campaigns, and special projects
Appropriately steward assigned donors in alignment with OhioHealth Foundation stewardship policies & protocols
Meet or exceed annual fundraising productivity and activity goals as defined in collaboration with OhioHealth Foundation leadership
Engage Hospital Leadership, Physician Staff and Volunteer Leaders (Board) in support of the mission and vision of OhioHealth
Actively participate in OhioHealth Foundation fundraising activities
80%: Fundraising

Identify, qualifies, and cultivate a portfolio of prospective major gift donors. Pursues connections and discover donor values, capacity, interest, and passion. Ensure quality and positive momentum within assigned portfolio to convert prospects to donors. Build context for gift proposals, develops, and implements strategic gift solicitations. Maximize opportunities to steward donors to further enhance relationships.
15%: Development Board Relations, Care site Strategy and/or External Relationship Management

Serves as a Foundation liaison with the assigned development board; provides a link between care site or service line plans and initiatives with overall system fundraising strategy. Identifies potential board members and engages current board. Serves on executive team related to area of service. Develop a fundraising strategy and plan for assigned area that supports the Foundation’s overall fundraising strategy and objectives. Provide input and support to system-wide fundraising strategy and planning.  Develops relationships with the philanthropic and business communities associated with the area of service. Manages and cultivates relationships to achieve the full fundraising potential of the community. Supports the Foundation and system leadership in relationship building. Participates in community events to represent the organization and to build relationships.
5%: Leadership

Coordinate and collaborate with Foundation and other system-wide teams e.g., marketing, finance to develop and implement fundraising programs and practices. Leads others to solve complex problems. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional team or projects.

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