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Charity Fundraiser

Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort UK
Dienstverhältnis Teilzeit/ Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 27.06.2024

The Bracken Trust

Charity Fundraiser – Full Time or Part Time 30hours per week | £28,000 per annum (pro rata)

Our fundraiser has a pivotal role at the Trust as we are an organization that depends on donations. We rely on the fundraiser to use their communication skills to make compelling cases to potential donors about why our organization deserves their support. For example, organizing special events, creating public relations materials, or writing a pitch/proposal to potential corporate or major donors.

With three years plus experience, you will be an expert at building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities whilst maintaining relationships with existing donors. You will know how to organise, plan and host events and how to raise awareness and funds for the Trust.

We are looking for someone who can display a passion for the cause they are fundraising for and who can inspire others and drive their efforts forward. This role will give you the autonomy to express your creative style and your fundraising ideas. You will be a key member of the management team and enjoy being a team member and mentoring a team-based approach.

 

Responsibilities

Line management of the Shop Administrator, carrying out annual appraisals and supporting any training needs.

Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise.

Inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters.

Organise traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events and collections of donated goods and money.

Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events.

Raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and regional levels, e.g. giving talks to groups or seeking

photo opportunities with the media.

Develop and coordinate web-based fundraising, online auctions, and merchandise sales.

Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity’s aims and

activities.

Develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development.

Recruit, organise and manage volunteers to carry out various functions within the charity.

Provide advice to event organisers to ensure events held in support of the charity adhere to relevant legislation

and guidance, therefore, it will be essential that the fundraiser maintains awareness of current legislation in

relation to Health and Safety, Fundraising or Charity Law.

Maintain effective records of all events and activities.

Oversee corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers.

Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information.

Write applications and mailshots, using direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors.

Carry out risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most

appropriate and will have the highest chances of success.

 

Qualifications

 

Essential:-

Educated to A Level / NVQ Level 3 standard or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience.

 

Desirable:-

Certified Fund Raising Manager (CFRM) or similar.

 

Experience

Three years plus experience in:-

 

Organizing Fundraising Events – plan and host events such as charity auctions, benefit concerts, or sponsored runs, to raise awareness and funds for the Trust.

 

Outreach Efforts – connect with donors and groups interested in the cause, encouraging contributions through donations or volunteering.

 

Building Relationships – explore new fundraising opportunities and maintain relationships with existing donors.

 

Knowledge of Gift Aid systems and the process.

 

Skills

 

Great Interpersonal Skills: Building rapport with potential donors is crucial.

 

Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing, to help maintain effective relationships with donors.

 

Commitment to the Cause: Passion for the cause you are fundraising for inspiring others and driving your efforts.

 

Determination and Resilience: Fundraising can be challenging, so persistence and the ability to bounce back from setbacks are vital.

 

Integrity and Honesty: Trust is essential in fundraising. Demonstrating impeccable integrity builds confidence with donors.

 

Adaptability: The ability to adjust your approach based on donor feedback and changing circumstances is valuable.

 

Storytelling: Being able to tell compelling stories about your cause can engage donors emotionally and motivate them to contribute.

 

Research Skills: Understanding donors’ backgrounds and interests helps tailor your fundraising strategies.

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