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Vice President of Philanthropy – VPM


VPM is dedicated to enriching the lives of Virginians through informative, educational, and culturally engaging content. As a non-profit public media organization, VPM has a proud history dating back to 1961 and a strong commitment to serving the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VPM seeks a strategic and passionate Vice President of Philanthropy to support the future of the organization.

Role Overview:

The Vice President of Philanthropy at VPM is a strategic leadership role responsible for developing and executing fundraising strategies that drive individual giving, supporting VPM’s mission and fostering revenue growth. This role, working in collaboration with the President/CEO, plays a pivotal part in cultivating a culture of philanthropy that transcends traditional transactional fundraising, focusing on the development of deep, enduring relationships deeply rooted in the mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to meet annual fundraising goals, with a focus on eight-figure targets, utilizing a range of fundraising channels.
  • Collaborate closely with the President/CEO and work with internal and external stakeholders to foster a culture of philanthropy within VPM.
  • Lead, manage, and mentor the Development team, overseeing recruitment, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Provide strategic guidance on fundraising initiatives, leveraging a deep understanding of VPM’s core values and mission.
  • Plan and execute fundraising events and outreach activities to engage donors and raise funds. This includes organizing galas, donor appreciation events, and other fundraising initiatives.

​DRiWaterstone Human Capital is leading the search on behalf of VPM.