Timmy Global Health Overview
Timmy Global Health (TGH) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that seeks to expand access to health care while empowering students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges.
In collaboration with our international and US partners, we facilitate medical service trips and channel financial, medical, and human resources to community-based projects in the countries where we serve. Through our work, TGH seeks to strengthen local health systems while empowering future leaders in global health through student and corporate chapter programs.
At TGH, we believe that all people have a basic human right to access quality healthcare and that everyone, regardless of your age or career path, plays a role in fighting for health equity. In the words of Timmy’s founder, Dr. Chuck Dietzen, “Not all of us were born to be doctors and nurses, but we were all born to be healers.”
TGH currently serves 10 sites in four countries to expand health care access and improve community health. It sends teams of volunteers to Ecuador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to deliver primary care to underserved communities on a recurring basis—at an average of 40 medical service trips each year. TGH in-country staff and local partners provide referral services and ensure patients’ continued access to care between volunteer visits. In Nigeria, TGH supports local medical professionals to offer primary care services using medicines donated from the U.S., and it invests in public health infrastructure and the social determinants of health to improve child health and wellbeing.
TGH carries out this work through partnership with college, high school and professional school students who are each matched with one of international sites. With 50 student chapters across the U.S., TGH uses a three-pronged approach of advocacy, education and fundraising to deepen students’ understanding of global health issues and to support community referrals and preventive health programs. All TGH student chapter members engage in local service, and a subset of chapter members travels once a year on a medical service trip together with volunteer medical professionals.
TGH also partners with corporate entities that form chapters and participate in one or more medical service trips each year. These relationships deliver additional value to TGH through sharing of technical expertise, expanding TGH’s geographic reach and strategic fundraising partnerships.
TGH has distinct elements that define its principles of engagement and set it apart in the field of short-term medical service work abroad: ensuring continuity of care; long-term relationships with the communities it serves; an unwavering commitment to high-quality clinical care; respect for patients, partners, and government policies in the countries where it works; and emphasis on cultural humility and learning among its volunteers.
TGH is currently evolving certain aspects of its programming to ensure that its work contributes to long-term, sustainable improvements in health care and health equity. Using its core model of recurring medical service trips and global health education as anchors, TGH is striving to strengthen the capacity of local health care delivery in the communities it serves, invest in local partners, measure the impact of its work, and ensure top-quality practices and principles that continue to put the patient at the center of its focus—while fostering a spirit of service, international engagement and cultural humility among its volunteers.
For more information on TGH visit www.timmyglobalhealth.org.
Timmy Global Health Development Snapshot
TGH medical service trips are partially financed by volunteers who self-sponsor their participation and contribute to clinic costs. TGH’s operations and supplemental programming are primarily funded through private donations and corporate matching funds, with a limited number of small foundation grants. Student chapters also contribute to TGH funding, with their support going directly to their partner communities overseas.
TGH desires to expand its global work and seeks to increase its annual fundraising. Current development priorities are to increase major gifts and corporate partnerships, identify new donors, strengthen stewardship with existing major supporters, and utilize grants for one-time program initiatives.
The TGH Executive Director and Board of Directors have prioritized development as a top area of focus, and are poised for active engagement in the organization’s fundraising efforts and strategy.
Director of Development Role Overview
Timmy Global Health is seeking an experienced Director of Development to lead all fundraising efforts.
The Director of Development will partner with Executive Director to craft and execute a development strategy for the organization, focused on increasing major gifts, identifying new donors, building out the quality and quantity of corporate partnerships, and exemplifying top-notch stewardship.
S/he will also partner with TGH leadership on the creation of a communications strategy that includes tailored messaging, leverages distinct media channels for TGH constituents, and links directly and consistently to development strategy.
TGH demands a creative, energetic and dedicated leader who will leverage the talents, network and passion of TGH Executive Director, Board of Directors and full TGH team to achieve its fundraising goals. This individual will be a key external spokesperson for the TGH mission and will emphasize its comparative advantage, while galvanizing staff and board to serve as fellow ambassadors for TGH.
This position demands flexibility, high adaptability and a willingness to embrace an exciting challenge for TGH. It offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role in an organization doing meaningful work that profoundly affects the lives of patients and volunteers alike, helping pave the way for TGH to evolve, grow and thrive now and in the future.
Key areas of responsibility:
- In partnership with Executive Director and with support from the TGH Board of Directors, create a fundraising strategy for the organization that will increase revenue
- Develop and execute targeted plans to reach ambitious revenue goals, building on TGH’s historical strengths and leveraging new areas of opportunity
- Broaden TGH’s national network of high-net-worth and corporate contacts, and cultivate development prospects
- Replicate success of TGH current corporate partnerships with a wider range of private sector partners, and build on existing partnerships to realize their full development potential
- Ensure top-quality stewardship of existing TGH donors
- Oversee fundraising events and communications, and partner with TGH leadership to increase the organization’s external visibility through a strategic marketing and communications effort
- As needed to support the fundraising strategy, build and lead a team of paid staff and interns to implement development and communications goals
- Manage the TGH grants strategy
Target start date is in July 2018. This date may be adjusted depending on candidate availability and other factors.