National Health Research Foundation
Director of Major & Planned Giving
Background: Our Client, a National Health Research Foundation, determined that
it needed to secure a passionate, organized, and energetic individual to lead a
newly created Major & Planned Giving department within its Development function.
Prior to the creation of this role, Major & Planned Giving solicitations were
In the face of a significant Capital Campaign, however, the organization
determined that it wanted to leverage the benefits that could be provided by a
team of professionals fully dedicated to deploying a high-end Major & Planned
The Artisan Group was asked to execute the search. After meeting with the
Client’s Senior Leadership, and after building out a detailed position profile, six
prospective candidates were thoroughly screened and presented to the Client.
Preliminary Client interviews yielded two finalists. After subsequent rounds of
interviews, an offer of employment was extended to the finalist of choice, and was
immediately accepted. After little more than one year on the job, the selected
candidate has not only made an impact in establishing the Major & Planned Giving
unit, but has been promoted to a Vice President role in recognition of exemplary
service. This search was completed in 69 days.