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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.‚Äč


Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

The Executive Director of Planned Giving will refine, implement, and direct a robust and sustainable planned giving fundraising strategy. This includes providing vision and leadership to the planned giving staff as well as a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the planned giving process and its relevant legal, financial, and administrative regulations. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, the Executive Director will provide strategic goals and objectives for the planned giving program, and personally manage a portfolio of prospects and donors. The chosen candidate will have experience working with major gift officers to create sophisticated blended gift proposals and experience working in a large complex nonprofit organization like CARE.   


  • Refine and implement a comprehensive planned giving program at CARE.
  • Lead and manage a team of 5 planned giving professionals. Align the team behind a new strategy and provide the leadership, education, and coaching needed for the entire team to achieve its goals.
  • Oversee the management of the 1,000+ donors in planned giving portfolios, as well as active estate/trust gifts. Oversee approximately 250 files annually to ensure CARE receives its full entitlement. Manage a personal portfolio of planned giving prospects. 
  • Commission marketing strategy with the Chief Individual Fundraising Officer.
  • Provide support to the national major gifts fundraising team. Build the team’s proficiency through teaching and training on types of planned gifts, best practices, and solicitation approaches.
  • Serve as the planned giving resource for all major gift fundraisers, providing solicitation strategies and accompanying major gift fundraisers on donor visits as needed. Assist major gift officers in identifying planned giving potential within their portfolios and preparing blended gift proposals.
  • Work with CARE’s information management and CRM teams to ensure a data-driven approach to planned giving prospect identification and tracking.
  • Collaborate with CARE’s legal department, finance department, and business operation teams to ensure best practices to support and enhance CARE’s planned giving efforts and ensure planned gifts are recorded and credited accurately.


  • Bachelor’s degree, required. A major in law or finance preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in planned giving fundraising or estate, tax, or financial related business experience is required.
  • Must have a strong knowledge base of all aspects of planned giving and blended gift fundraising.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to be effective at engaging with all levels of CARE.
  • Successful experience in building and leading a major initiative. Gravitas, the ability to command attention, persuade others, and develop relationships across the organization and with planned giving prospects. 


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