Chief Philanthropy Officer


Godman Guild Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1898 with the mission to help members of the Columbus community achieve social and economic mobility – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals.
The Godman Guild is a warm, collaborative space with a long history of making a difference in Columbus. In our early years we were a neighborhood association, but over time we have grown into the largest settlement house in central Ohio with the capacity to impact and empower lives across Franklin County and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of like-minded executives, staff, and board to identify and develop a blended funding mix, steer short- and long-range fund development and PR/ marketing plans, and financially strengthen programs that support the organization’s values, mission and strategic objectives.
This leadership position fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization assuring that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. They lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the agency; plan, coordinate and assure implementation of strategies to sustain and develop donors and contributions to support the organization in alignment with Guild’s strategic plan.
Our CPhO provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities while building relationships.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
Works in partnership with Leadership and the CEO to identify prospective donors and supporters of all types; develop and implement strategies to cultivate and solicit those donors.
Develops innovative and effective ways to ensure financial support of Godman Guild activities from the professional and personal leadership of the community.
Works in conjunction with the Executive Team/CEO/Board Committees to develop strategy and implement marketing materials for Godman Guild.
Contributes written materials for grant purposes
Supervision of Development Department staff
Develop and promote visibility platforms such as covering events and/or impact materials
Creates and maintains a “culture of philanthropy” throughout the entire organization
Actively ensure that established marketing and branding strategies are followed, as well as supplemented by innovative approved new ones.
Provides leadership for all types of targeted fund raising campaigns, including comprehensive/ capital campaigns.
And like all Guilders, they advocate for change that allows for all people to reach their full potential.