Philanthropy Research Manager

San Diego Administration Building / Greater San Diego, CA
Development /
Full Time /
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is one of the largest providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare in Southern California, operating 20 health centers throughout our three-county region. Check out our new video, "We are Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest” for more information about our organization:

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As the Philanthropy Research Manager, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of teams within the Development department and partner with the Director of Annual Campaign and Development Operations Director to plan and implement a comprehensive program to assist in qualifying and researching prospects and donors.

This exciting opportunity will devise and manage a comprehensive donor prospect research and management program, including but not limited to; wealth screening, data mining, gift officer productivity, portfolio audit/balancing, pipeline management, and other methodologies.

The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively with patients, donors and internal and external stakeholders of all backgrounds and have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all donor information. If you are able to adapt to change including advances in technology, and are driven by our mission, apply now!

In this role, you’ll get to:

    • Performs prospective donor identification, research and analysis to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity and connections.

    • Identify new sources of funding for priority initiatives and ensure timely assignment of newly identified prospects.

    • Develop robust fundraiser portfolios containing the strongest prospects, utilizing industry best practices to develop and implement strategies and processes to rate, identify, assign, and track leadership, major, principal, and planned gift prospects.

    • Develop and implement proactive strategies to execute dynamic wealth and propensity reviews and identify new major gift pipeline prospects.

    • Serve as the principal authority on prospect research and philanthropic trends.

    • Promote support services to colleagues through presentations and reports and establish benchmarking to evaluate efficiency of research recommendations and products.

    • Integrate policies and procedures related to research activities into standardized development operations.

    • Monitor local and national news, business publications, and other sources on a daily basis to capture information on current and future donors and incorporate into profiles.

    • Keep abreast of donor trends, philanthropy prospect information, and local and regional business developments and economic trends.

    • Conduct philanthropic research on individuals and organizations; utilize data mining techniques to enhance and bolster fundraising activities

    • Develop and design methods to support comprehensive prospect research and portfolio management, including relationship mapping, analytics, predictive modeling, and other appropriate metrics.

    • Identify and research prospective donors by creating detailed donor profiles, event bios, and synopses of new prospects.

    • Manage the assignment of prospects to development staff; evaluate prospects based on their capacity and inclination to contribute; and perform various research activities to support development initiatives.

    • Develop content, oversee strategy, and facilitate pipeline and prospect tracking meetings with development staff.

    • Collaborate with the development team to achieve fundraising activity and revenue goals through comprehensive prospect research and data mining.

    • Manage a suite of resources (subscription databases and tools) to understand and respond to opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

    • Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of equivalent experience in philanthropy/development/fundraising required

    • 5+ years of Experience doing philanthropy research required

    • High proficiency with data retrieval services (e.g. LexisNexis, iWave, Foundation Directory, ResearchPoint, etc.) and with relational databases required

    • Ability to develop proactive prospecting methodologies required

    • Experience working in healthcare, university, or other nonprofit environment required

    • Demonstrated ability in program development, fearless fundraising, and cultural humility required

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Raiser's Edge or Salesforce
$95,270 - $100,034 a year
At Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW) the philosophy behind our compensation efforts is to foster workplace equity by aligning pay and benefit structures with our Agency’s mission and values. These efforts are continuously evaluated as we work toward living out our social justice values as an employer. PPPSW recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, and we work diligently to ensure all positions are compensated competitively as compared to other similar positions in the community. The Affiliate establishes compensation supported by a position description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications. In alignment with the Agency culture, PPPSW will strive to communicate openly and transparently about the goals of the Agency and the design of the compensation policies. The Agency will ensure the compensation program is administered in a manner that is consistent with Agency’s value of pay equity.

**The compensation for this position is dependent on years of experience in prospect research management
We are the power of Planned Parenthood.

We are Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, one of the largest and most prominent affiliates of the most iconic health care organization in the world. We are recognized for the wide array of services we provide and the outstanding education we deliver.

We are a prominent and powerful team of health experts who work relentlessly to help our communities sustain their health and well-being. We adhere to the highest standards and protocols as we collaborate and care for people, without judgment.

100 years of advocating for our mission has secured our advancement, our future and our passion for practicing health care.

We are a team you can have fun with and a powerful movement you can be part of. Together we’ll take pride in shaping the future of sexual health and reproductive rights.

For those who feel that purpose is critical to their work, this is a gift.

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Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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