Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving

AHIMA Foundation


Founded in 1962 and established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1997, the AHIMA Foundation envisions a future where health information serves people and where better health outcomes are powered by health information for all. We believe that Health information is a force for greater good and we have a responsibility to unlock this potential for public benefit.

We are passionate about empowering consumers and communities to be engaged and activated participants in their everyday health and wellness journey, using trusted health information from traditional and emerging sources.

We do this through programs that build awareness, advocate for consumers around the access, use and protection of their health information in traditional and non-traditional health settings, help consumers understand and use their health information, and address the challenge of disparate information by helping consumers aggregate and share their comprehensive health information as they see fit. The AHIMA Foundation also conducts research that supports its consumer-focused agenda and continues its support of health information professionals through educational and leadership supports.


While the Foundation has been in existence for some time, the organization recently established its new consumer focused strategy and programmatic agenda as a key part of organization transformation efforts within the AHIMA enterprise which constitutes a 501(c) (6) parent organization and its wholly owned 501(c) (3), the AHIMA Foundation.

The Corporate and Foundation Giving Director will be part of a new Foundation team. This is an opportunity for someone who relishes the chance to build an institutional giving program from scratch and enjoys the challenge of working in a start-up environment. This position is suited for someone who is comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity typical in start-ups and is committed to doing what it takes to build a successful corporate and foundation giving program, working closely with program staff.

Position Details

Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


The Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving for the AHIMA Foundation is responsible for ensuring fundraising revenue from corporate and foundation partners to meet the organization’s programmatic needs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director plays an important role in creating a strategy to identify, cultivate and solicit partnerships with corporations and foundations, and develops strategic stewardship efforts to keep all funders engaged in the AHIMA Foundation’s mission.


  • Manage a corporate and foundation giving program that secures lead investments in the Foundation’s new programmatic agenda and meets annual operating budget targets. 
  • Develop and execute a customized strategy to solicit corporate donors supporting the AHIMA Foundation’s program areas and implement that strategy to identify and solicit new industry prospects each year. 
  • Identify and submit proposals to public or private foundations with giving programs that align with the AHIMA Foundation’s programmatic priorities, including extensive networking to position the Foundation with “invitation only” foundation funding opportunities. 
  • Leverage, develop and execute individualized stewardship plans for current AHIMA 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(3) corporate partners and become a trusted primary point of contact for the organization on its consumer/mission impact focused programs.
  • Work with program leaders to ensure that foundation reports are timely, accurate. Devise and execute further stewardship plans for foundation leaders as appropriate.
  • Provide thought leadership to organizational leaders around new approaches to fundraising to be used by association corporate sales teams and the development department within the Foundation. 
  • Work with Foundation team to include program, communications and marketing, and other development staff to maximize the capacity of the Foundation to solicit and close donations.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • At least 10 years of fundraising experience and a proven track record of corporate and foundation donor cultivation and acquisition. 
  • Track record of successfully building a corporate and foundation donor pipeline and fostering donor engagement. 
  • Experience developing strategies to diversify a donor base and increase annual revenue.
  • Proven ability to fundraise for programmatic work, with a record of receiving 5- and 6-figure foundation gifts. 
  • Record of successfully engaging leadership and Board members in the fundraising process.


  • A strong desire to develop new relationships and build the program. 
  • Ability to identify shared interests and shape partnerships that benefit both the interests of corporate and foundation investors and the organization. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to excite and inspire potential partners for a cause; proposal writing skills are essential. 
  • Good listening skills and creativity to gather the interest of a wide range of people to increase giving opportunity. 
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Dedication to the organization’s mission and willingness to develop/expand expertise in leveraging health information for consumer and public benefit 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and judgment are necessary to manage competing priorities and long-term projects. 
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of philanthropic trends.

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