Manager, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Fort Washington 19034, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

The Manager, Major Gifts and Planned Giving will report to the Executive Director of the NCCN Foundation and is responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of the Foundation’s major and planned giving program, including the development of comprehensive plans for soliciting and securing major and planned gifts through a donor relationship (moves) management process. This position will require moderate overnight travel.


  • Develop strategies and proposals to secure major and planned gifts to the Foundation through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and donor prospects. Develop and manage a portfolio of at least 150 major and planned giving donors and prospects.
  • Create individual goals for each donor based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
  • Maintain an aggressive visitation schedule (8-10 visits per month) and traveling as necessary to visit donors and prospects.
  • Work with the Executive Director to build a culture of giving within the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Work with NCCN departments to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donors to secure gifts and report back on how their giving is making a difference.
  • Maintain current knowledge of NCCN programs and priorities in order to present the NCCN mission to prospective and current donors in in a compelling and inspiring way.
  • Use CRM system (Salesforce) to record, track, forecast, and generate monthly reports that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
  • Coordinate and manage an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of all donors.
  • Attend conferences, meetings and special events as necessary for donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Three or more years of individual major gift fundraising experience with preference given to candidates with cancer related fundraising experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree and/or Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred.
  • Competence in fundraising software, especially that which applies to the specific area of prospect management. Experience with the Salesforce platform is preferred.


  • Willing to use a donor-centered approach to first help the donor accomplish their goals through their giving and in turn, enable NCCN Foundation to fulfill its mission.
  • An interest in all aspects of cancer research, treatment and patient care.
  • Understanding of fundraising priorities developed through working relationships with NCCN leadership and staff.
  • Successfully manage multi-functional and diverse activities and initiatives.
  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans.
  • Ability to articulate the case for support so that prospects embrace the vision, mission and goals of NCCN.
  • Discipline to make prospecting calls on a daily basis.
  • Willing to be accountable to behavior and result metrics.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.
  • In addition to these general skills, the position requires the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential major donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Knowledge of social networking tools and opportunities.

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send resume with salary history to [email protected]. EOE. No calls please.

NCCN Foundation® Guiding Treatment, Changing Lives
Through philanthropy, the NCCN Foundation empowers people through knowledge and advances the mission of NCCN to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care, so that patients can live better lives. The NCCN Foundation began its work in 2010, with a goal of raising funds to support the NCCN Guidelines for Patients and the NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards program.

To be able to provide funding for these important programs, the NCCN Foundation relies on support from generous individuals, corporations, and foundations, all of whom are dedicated to helping improve cancer care. To date, NCCN Foundation supporters have allowed for the development and distribution of 30 NCCN Guidelines for Patients with 6.5 million pages views each year.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so patients can live better lives.


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Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 20 September 2018, 7:35 am

As we approach the last quarter of the year, the three months when, historically, more dollars come to nonprofits than any other three month period, I’m often asked by reporters and regular folk how to determine if a nonprofit is “donation-worthy.” Unfortunately, our job at proving our worthiness got harder last year, as trust in nonprofits continued to drop.  According to Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer (which was released the beginning of this year), people from around the world are losing trust in government, for-profits, nonprofits, and the media.  In the United States, trust in all of these organizations dropped to 43%. .

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