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Catholic Charities Fort Worth Published: November 10, 2017
Fort Worth
Job Type


The Organization

A service-driven organization committed to ending poverty, Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) looks at prevalent issues in their community from every angle to find innovative solutions.  Known for their holistic approach and implementation of bold initiatives, CCFW endeavors daily to find the answers needed to make real change in the lives of low-income individuals and families.  At the heart of their model is the belief that every person matters, derived from Catholic teachings that say the poor have the moral claim on the conscience of the nation.  The organization approaches its work prayerfully and draws strength and purpose from individuals’ relationships with Christ.  Noting that poverty affects everyone in the community either directly or peripherally, CCFW and their team examine personal decision-making, institutional policy-making, and the host of economic relationships that tie communities together to determine both the root of societal poverty and solutions to that problem.  Furthermore, once the conversation has begun, CCFW utilizes every resource in its power to secure individuals’ necessities (nutrition, education, housing and health care) and rights to realizing their full potentials.

The Opportunity

With a national reputation for programmatic excellence and thought leadership in the field of social services, Catholic Charities Fort Worth is poised for significant growth in fund development as they plan their next three years in the fight to eradicate poverty. With a remarkable record of private support growth over the last decade, CCFW seeks a talented major gifts officer to join the remarkable and dedicated Advancement team and contribute toward their efforts to provide resources, community support and relationships necessary to CCFW goal of ending poverty.


Reporting to the Senior Director of Fund Development, the Major Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate and engage new donors, dedicate time to understand and improve her/his ability to implement the Benevon® model of fundraising and ultimately “make the ask” at the appropriate time and level, thereby contributing to the CCFW mission of ending poverty. Specifically, s/he will;

  • Cultivate and engage donors at a personal level so that the agency can fully understand where their interests, concerns, and talents collide with the opportunities of CCFW, but always concerned with how donors can be connected with new opportunities that may fit their interests.
  • Learn and/or implement the Benevon® fundraising model, continuously improving her/his ability to execute it to raise resources through financial asks and connecting donors with opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the CCFW mission of ending poverty.
  • Develop activity plans and implements strategies for planned and major giving donors as determined by relevant criteria.
  • Ensure that each portfolio donor has a clear strategy and appropriate timeline for outreach and stewardship.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed-upon goals.
  • Maintain ownership of the donor experience by stepping in to resolve conflicts involving donors or negotiating solutions with other CCFW leaders.
  • Serve as liaison and point of contact with other leader(s) within CCFW, to coordinate updates to external messaging.
  • Perform other duties, including special projects, as required or assigned.

Other Considerations


Competitive with comparable organizations, and commensurate with capability, experience, and prevailing market trends


Fort Worth, Texas


Moderate throughout Tarrant County, with possible travel across the 28-county region of the Diocese of Fort Worth


Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience

For more information, contact Travis Hillier at travis@penasearch.com. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Travis via email.

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