Is a mission-driven philanthropic professionalwho embraces collaboration, open communication, and constructive team partnerships
Has been told on more than one occasion that you are an excellent active and empathetic listener
Shows up with a sense of purpose, heart, and authenticity
Embraces an analytical work strategy, coupled with compassion for the challenges inherent in the human experience
Is compelled by your innate curiosity and love for learning to dig deep, research and explore new perspectives and ideas
...then we have a great opportunity for you!
ABOUT Community Foundation Sonoma County:
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) is the hub of philanthropy -- we connect people, ideas, and resources to benefit all who live and work here. We invest in the promise of Sonoma County by facilitating:
Connections: We partner with donors and professional advisors to build resources that create long-term philanthropic solutions.
Stewardship: We fulfill the charitable legacies of our donors by supporting a diverse cross-section of effective nonprofits.
Solutions: We convene individual leaders and support dynamic organizations to stimulate innovative ideas, foster collaborations, and strengthen community resilience.
Established in 1983 by a group of local community leaders, CFSC promotes philanthropic growth and supports the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit partners. As a public 501c3 nonprofit, we strengthen Sonoma County through our local knowledge, leveraged philanthropic resources, and inspiration for legacy and estate planning.
Our work is guided by our values statement:
We know that to create a fair and just community, some may need more to achieve the same.
We embrace our differences and our common bond.
We cultivate leaders, supporting them to advocate for their communities and empowering them to create change.
We promise to tackle tough issues with compassion and courage, choosing humbly to take a step forward instead of resting in the comfort of where we are.
ABOUT the Senior Philanthropic Advisor Position:
The Senior Philanthropic Advisor is responsible for providing exceptional philanthropic guidance to Elevate fund holders (high-net worth individuals) to inspire increased philanthropic giving, maximize their philanthropic objectives, deliver impactful client services, and contribute to the growth of philanthropic funds at CFSC. In addition, the Senior Philanthropic Advisor implements strategies to expand relationships with professional financial advisors and creates opportunities to accomplish the Foundation’s long-term growth strategies.
Gathers information about community needs as requested and invites donors to participate in events or other opportunities which may be relevant to their charitable preferences.
Conducts site visits, organization analysis, and research projects and shares community needs and information with donors.
Builds relationships with nonprofit leaders, community stakeholders and donor’s advisors.
Collaborates closely with VP for Philanthropy and VP for Community Impact to develop and implement creative opportunities and materials, including case statements, to inspire donors to increase unrestricted and Field Of Interest gifts.
Creates opportunities to engage and steward relationships with professional financial advisors across the region.
Proactively build relationships with new, existing, and past donors; seek new funding by cultivating, stewarding and soliciting.