Sr. Analyst - Prospect Research

Habitat for Humanity International has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Analyst - Prospect Research, who will be responsible for identifying, researching, analyzing, and qualifying individual, corporate and foundation prospects for major gift cultivation and solicitation, by preparing written reports as well as the applicable maintaining of database donor records. This research and analysis serves as the foundation of funding for fundraising and resource development strategic objectives.

This position will be based at a location yet to be determined, and will require 5% travel within the US.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Proactively identify, research, analyze, and qualify existing and new donors and prospects for major gift cultivation.
    • Analyzes and synthesizes accumulated information to assess initial financial assets, philanthropic tendencies/interests, giving propensity/capacity and linkages to HFHI.
    • Recommend qualified prospects to front-line fundraising staff.
  • Compile in-depth, comprehensive research profiles on individuals, companies and foundations for major gift cultivation, many of which are submitted to senior leadership and board, based on fundraising strategies and objectives.
    • Interpret and analyze detailed biographical and financial/wealth indicator information on individuals, corporations and foundations.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial disclosure documents for the purposes of wealth assessment (SEC filings, real property files, financial and legal disclosures, etc.)
    • Demonstrated analytical skills to initiate and perform complex analyses and organize information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations and foundations.
    • As needed, gather, interpret, and compile information on complex bilateral and multilateral funding organizations to support global fundraising efforts for the Global Foundations and Institution Relations (FOI) team.
  • In order to protect the organizational reputation and minimize risk of damage to the brand, conduct due diligence research on individuals, corporations, and foundations with the assessment of potential red flags, financial or reputational risks as it relates to HFHI’s gift acceptance policies.
  • Serve as a resource to fundraising staff by demonstrating and educating the proper use of internal systems/tools as well as department processes and policies.
  • Other responsibilities, duties or special data projects as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 6+ years experience in areas related to prospect research, fundraising and database management with a nonprofit organization, university, or similar institution.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising: donor relations, public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize work, and independently manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparation of research profiles and related products to development officers.
  • A positive attitude and deep commitment to quality, ethics, and customer service.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word & Excel.
  • Active support of HFHI Values:
    • Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
    • Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
    • Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases and products by Blackbaud including Blackbaud CRM and ResearchPoint, and the ability to build out constituent records in CRM with information gleaned from the research.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ethics statements by APRA, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), or other related associations.
Location TBD
Job Type:
Full-time - Salaried
Employment Type:
US Employment
Job Function:
Resource Development
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.


Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.