Philanthropy Officer Dafs And Giving Circles resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

I am a fundraiser, storyteller, and survivor. I have committed my life to philanthropy and have six years of fundraising experience at a large community foundation in Los Angeles, managing major donors, donor advising funds holders, and giving circles.

  • Major donor portfolio management (identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding)
  • Charitable giving vehicles expertise ie. CRT's, CLT's, Bequests, Planned Giving
  • Managing complex cross-team projects and overseeing completion
  • Expertise in nonprofit CRM platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Innovation, design thinking, & strategic planning to develop new giving programs
  • Developing tiered multi-solicitor fundraising strategies, particularly with CEO and director-level solicitors
  • Identifying new prospects and securing major gifts
05/2019 to Current Philanthropy Officer, DAFs and Giving Circles Liberty Hill Foundation | City, STATE,
  • Managed a portfolio of over 100 donors and secured gifts from individuals ranging from $1,200 -$50,000+ annually.
  • Advised donors on a broad range of issue areas and informed them on practices of trust-based philanthropy.
  • Conducted workshops to share new information with the donor community.
  • Developed a NextGen donor program to ensure long-term sustainability of the foundation.
  • Partnered with the Strategic Partnerships team to develop corporate place-based giving programs.
  • Created and executed marketing and communications strategies to facilitate increased giving and attract new donors to campaigns.
  • Worked with 40+ grassroots organizations to conduct research, evaluate their impact and analyze mission alignment of non-profits with donors.
  • Collaborated with multiple teams to upgrade technology solutions working across multiple databases.
06/2020 to Current Founder Her Future Fund Giving Circle | , ,
  • Launched the Her Future Fund, a giving circle committed to ending gender-based violence in South Asia by providing funding to small grassroots organizations and funding scholarships for girls.
  • Brought together 25 South Asian women to research and build awareness campaigns around gender-based violence.
  • Cultivated and maintained relationships with key leaders in the gender-based violence sector in India to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Implemented technology such as building donor platform, website, and transitioning database.
  • Utilized free technological solutions available to nonprofits such as Google Suite for Nonprofits, Mural for Nonprofits, and other TechSoup offerings.
  • Developed and launched marketing campaigns "From Her" and "To Her" to raise awareness around gender-based violence.
01/2016 to 05/2019 Grants Administrator & Advancement Officer Liberty Hill Foundation | City, STATE,
  • Managed a portfolio of annual donors giving $1200, automated renewal strategies to secure gifts under $1200, and cultivated donors to increase giving to become major donors.
  • Administered grants from donor advised funds, giving circles, scholarship funds and restricted funds processing over $10 million in grants annually.
  • Implemented the moves management process and development officer meetings, prepared reports, assessed donor capacity, and identified possible cultivation and solicitation opportunities.
  • Oversee the grants management and donor databases to record gifts and grant recommendations from donors
  • Ensured compliance with laws and regulations related to donor advised funds.
  • Worked cross-collaboratively with internal stakeholders to oversee the successful execution of special events and projects.
  • Managed the intern program for the development department.
06/2015 to 01/2016 Innovation and Strategic Investments Assistant Vital Voices Global Partnership | City, ,
  • Helped create social media toolkits to raise the visibility of our partners, assisted with logistics, and implementing local, domestic, and international programs and events.
  • Submitted expense claims, tracked donor actions, developed surveys for data collection and analysis using Word SurveyGizmo, Surveymonkey, and Salesforce.
  • Provided support to the CEO and President of Vital Voices Global Partnership.
  • Scheduled conferences and associated travel arrangements, including hotel, airfare, and ground transportation.
  • Produced and distributed memos, newsletters, email updates, and other forms of communication.
Education and Training
Expected in 2021 Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) | American College of Financial Services, , GPA:
Expected in 2015 Bachelor of Arts | Geography - Human Rights University of California, Los Angeles, GPA:

2015 Gates Millennium Scholar, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Expected in 2020 | Social Innovation Design Thinking Fellowship APIA Scholars, Remote, GPA:
Board and Volunteer Positions

Board Member, Sri Rama Orphanage

Member, UN Women Los Angeles and Allbright Collective

Volunteer, Mwenje Zimbabwe


Blackbaud CRM Raiser’s Edge Certification

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School Attended

  • American College of Financial Services
  • University of California
  • APIA Scholars

Job Titles Held:

  • Philanthropy Officer, DAFs and Giving Circles
  • Founder
  • Grants Administrator & Advancement Officer
  • Innovation and Strategic Investments Assistant


  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP)
  • Bachelor of Arts

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