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Strategic Thinking**

The ability to develop strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities, and goals

* This competency pertains specifically to UF Advancement.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Makes data driven decisions.

Develops strategies on ways to engage and improve donor outcomes.

Aligns donor interests to further develop philanthropic desires.

Thinks big and strategize for the future to improve donor outcomes.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Effectively maximizes time to create a return on investment and optimal use of resources.

Recognizes the alignment of their contributions to organizational goals and objectives.

Align donor’s interests to identify philanthropic opportunities.

Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to effectively align prospects to the organizational priorities.

Creates comprehensive engagement strategies with realistic timelines and milestones to track progress towards meeting goals.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Leverages experiences and best practices to improve on current behaviors to further enhance the mission of the organization.

Develops ways to maximize donor potential while illustrating the impact of giving designing short and long-term strategies.

Exhibits a high level of strategic thinking when approaching engagement, cultivation, and stewardship.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Inspires a multidisciplinary approach to fundraising while realizing the impact of a donor's legacy.

Engages members of the organization, deans, and faculty to understand the big picture and embrace philanthropy.

Interview Questions

  • Describe qualitative and quantitative data you have used to develop your donor cultivation strategies. What data was available or missing? Did you collaborate with anyone?
  • Tell me about a vision/idea you had that influenced others to follow and support. Who were the key stakeholders and how did you influence them to embrace the vision/idea?
  • Describe a donor meeting and how you used the information to form your strategy and next steps. How did you use the information discussed to inspire giving?

Titles with Shared Competencies