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CINCINNATI (March 15, 2017) — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is a leading voice and active driver for building a better and more prosperous region. We do this by inspiring philanthropy to spark investments in thriving people, and vibrant places and key community initiatives in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
If working with individuals and families that strive to improve our community by investing their time and money interests you, then The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) may be the place for you. GCF is looking for a Senior Giving Strategies Officer. This position plays a significant leadership role in developing and carrying out GCF’s plans and strategies for engaging donors through superior relationship management. This includes collaborating with GCF’s Community Investment and Marketing Groups to capture and share the Foundation’s community knowledge for the direct benefit of donors who are seeking to increase the impact of their giving through a partnership with GCF.
The Senior Giving Strategies Officer works under the direct leadership of the Director of Donor Relations. The Senior Giving Strategies Officer works collaboratively with other Giving Strategies staff, the Community Investment Program staff, Marketing staff, and GCF committee volunteers to enhance relationships with prospects, current and future donors, including community needs information for grantmaking.
Participate in the creation of annual Giving Strategies Group plans, goals and strategies to engage donors and prospects with GCF and increase new and endowed assets; carry out relationship management and donor relations activities as identified in the annual plan; provide staff support for advisory committees as assigned.
As part of the Giving Strategies staff team:
Other assignments and special projects as assigned by the Director of Donor Relations, Vice President for Donor Relations, or President/CEO.
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in the asset development field, including substantial work and success in soliciting major gifts and promoting planned gifts. Preference for candidates with knowledge or experience with community foundations.
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and/or Masters degree in accounting, business, finance or law combined with continuing education in fundraising strategies appropriate to community foundations.
The Senior Giving Strategies Officer must have a valid driver’s license, insurance coverage and a car (or regular access to a car).
If you have a passion for improving your community and the qualifications for the position, please submit your resume to Michele Costello, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W 4th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for resumes is April 3, 2017.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Senior Giving Strategies Officer Margaret Gaither is retiring after 14 years with the Foundation.
Gaither works with individuals to achieve their estate and gift planning goals.
Gaither started at the Foundation as a giving strategies officer and was promoted to Senior Giving Strategies Officer.
She is a past president of Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council. She serves on the boards of Hope Emergency Program and Log Cabin Herb Society.
“We thank Margaret for nearly 15 years of service to GCF, our donors and our community,” said GCF’s Vice President of Giving Strategies Amy Cheney. “Margaret has worked diligently to provide guidance and assistance to scores of generous individuals and families who want to make a difference in their community. Her compassion, ability to discern the charitable goals of her donors and her genuine commitment to our community have made Margaret an integral part of GCF’s team.”
Before coming to GCF, Gaither worked as a trust and estate officer at Fifth Third Bank and US Bank. She earned a bachelor's from Mount St. Joseph University) and was Magna Cum Laude.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
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In this position, she will develop and strengthen relationships to help donors optimize their philanthropy, accomplish their philanthropic goals and maximize their community impact.
Mock was previously the director of development and operations at The Christ Hospital Health Network. Mock earned a bachelor’s and master’s from Xavier University. She is a board member of the nonprofit Future Leaders OTR.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation seeks a Program Manager to be a driving force in helping fulfill the vision, mission and objectives of the Community Leadership/Grantmaking team. This new position will manage and coordinate the operational and program aspects of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) grantmaking, community leadership and grant initiatives.
Among other qualities, the ideal candidate will possess: (1) Commitment to serve the community; (2) Ability to think independently and creatively; (3) Ability to work with multiple stakeholders; (4) Demonstrated ability to be flexible and successful within changing environment and multiple demands; 5) Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making capabilities; (6) Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and (7) strong analytical skills.
If you have a passion for improving your community and the qualifications for the position, please submit your resume to Michele Costello, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W. Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 or email at email@example.com.
Deadline for resumes is March 24, 2017.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2015, GCF had net assets of $533 million.
CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) — You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) stands ready to assist as you plan your 2015 holiday and year-end giving.
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If you have questions, contact your Giving Strategies team at 513-241-2880.
Get more information about Year End Giving here.
As a philanthropist, aligning your passions with your giving may take many tries and tweaks. Below is a step-by-step-tool to help you reflect on what you truly want to support with your charitable dollars.
With the use of a scoring rubric for your past giving, it can help bring things into perspective for what you truly want to support. Through this exercise, you may see your giving is perfunctory, or you are overwhelmed by charitable requests from friends, family and the office. Perhaps you want to make a bigger impact on the things you care about. A rubric will help you see the where and why you are supporting an organization.
Download My Giving Rubric as a PDF
How to Use Your Scoring Rubric
The Women’s Fund is now hiring an Advocacy Coordinator to lead the public policy efforts of this movement. The Advocacy Coordinator will create and implement a multi-dimensional advocacy agenda and strategies, create collaborative partnerships for impact, educate lawmakers about our core issues, and mobilize our constituents to advance our public policy efforts.
The Coordinator must maintain current knowledge base in areas of focus, emerging social trends, community concerns, and political issues.
This position is part-time (20-25 hours a week, negotiable) and is located at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Please mail resumes to Michele Costello, SHRM-SCP, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 or e-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8, 2017.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org
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