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Director, Philanthropic Engagement

United Way of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64112
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OMNI has been retained by United Way of Greater Kansas City in their search for a Director, Philanthropic Engagement. UWGKC unites donors, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits and community leaders to help change the lives of those in need making Kansas City and the surrounding area better100 years and counting. Their focus is to provide or allocate social services focused on health, education and financial stability.

Reporting to a highly respected SVP, Development, the incumbent will be responsible for growing revenue by developing a pipeline for current and deferred gifts through outreach, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors and professional advisors.


  • Develop, cultivate and manage a portfolio of current and prospective leadership donors.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit annual gifts for UWGKC ($1,200+ annual).
  • Execute on UWGKC's Emerging Leaders, Women United and Tocqueville Society strategies and activities to grow giving and engagement of individuals.
  • Develop an annual work plan and strategies that contribute to the acquisition and retention of annual gifts.
  • Manage and develop Individual Giving team: Manager, Philanthropic Engagement and Development Coordinator
  • Provide exceptional donor stewardship
  • Conduct an average of 10-12 donor visits or significant and substantiated moves per month to improve engagement
  • Conduct in-depth prospect research and data analyses of potential, new, and existing individual giving donors

Relationship Management:

  • In consultation with the Chairs, lead the volunteer committees of Tocqueville Society and Women United.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with existing donors and how to leverage these relationships more broadly.
  • Be knowledgeable about UWGKC's work and be an effective and compelling communicator of the same to advance engagement and brand value.
  • Build credibility and relationships with individuals throughout every level of the organization.

Operational Excellence:

  • Contribute to building a positive, results-oriented, donor-centric culture that delivers upon UWGKC's mission driven strategic, operational and financial objectives.
  • Prepare weekly reports of progress with a high-level of clear communication and accountability.
  • Regularly assess progress to goals, identifying what drives and impedes progress, work to develop solutions to address gaps.
  • Maintain meticulous records of donor solicitation, engagement and next steps through communication notes and other input areas in Community Connect; ensure timely processing and prompt acknowledgement of donations secured.
  • Manage to project deadlines as outlined.

Annual Goals:

  • Achieve established goals for fundraising, engagement, plus donor and professional advisor visits working with a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects and donors.
  • Work with other members of the UWGKC team to ensure goals reflect, align and contribute to the broader goals of the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree is required in philanthropic studies, public administration, business, public relations, communications, marketing or other related field or equivalent development experience.
  • Demonstrated history of soliciting and securing major gifts ($10,000+) is preferred
  • Excellent understanding of fundraising principles and proven experience in planning, organization, and execution of development goals.
  • Ability to prepare, explain, and monitor performance, manage a diverse group of donors and volunteers, manage projects and workload, and engage constructively with the other members of the UWGKC team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills operating with a high degree of emotional intelligence and influence; reputation for sustaining long term donor relationships.
  • Ability to communicate knowledgeably and credibly.
  • Proven experience and success in project management with a high degree of reliability, thoroughness, consistency, organization and accuracy is required.
  • Proficient computer/CRM experience required.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive data.

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2020-12-04

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