At a pivotal moment in AfriKids’ history, join us to take our philanthropy fundraising to
the next level. We have a bold strategy to reach more children than ever over the next
decade and you can lead on the philanthropy plans to make it possible.
As a crucial member of our UK fundraising team, you will develop and deliver our
philanthropy funding strategy, managing and developing excellent relationships with
a portfolio of existing and potential major donors, designing effective ways to engage,
inspire and approach people to support AfriKids with a major gift to transform lives, and
ensuring all donors have a brilliant experience supporting AfriKids.
Joining our small but award-winning team, you will work closely with the Director of
Fundraising, existing Philanthropy Manager (due to go on maternity leave end of April
2019, returning April 2020) and the team in Ghana, so strong relationship management
skills will be essential. You are a values-driven, confident and determined fundraiser who
thrives in a people orientated, target driven role.
Summary of role
As Philanthropy Manager, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of AfriKids’ philanthropy
fundraising plan; to secure funding for our projects, core costs and future innovation and growth. Over the next
year, in line with a new organisational strategy, you will diversify and grow our philanthropy funding portfolio by
building and strengthening the existing pipeline.
Key responsibilities and duties
Managing relationships with prospects, donors and volunteers
- Through meetings and correspondence, you will develop excellent relationships with existing major donors, communicating the impact of their support and keeping them engaged to maximise the value of AfriKids’ major donor income long-term
- You will recruit, manage and support well connected, influential volunteers who will proactively fundraise through peer-to-peer fundraising, and make introductions from within their networks
- Where appropriate, you will involve AfriKids’ senior staff and the Board of Trustees to make the most of opportunities to engage and build relationships with existing and potential major donors
- You will create and develop inspiring and compelling funding proposals, feedback and impact report for major donors, ensuring they understand the impact of their gifts and are inspired to continue supporting
- You will come up with great ideas for how to effectively build relationships, and engage and inspire people to support AfriKids with major gifts
- You will manage a portfolio of both current and potential new major donors, to secure four to six figure donations and pledges to transform lives, delivering against an ambitious team target
- You will ask major donors for financial gifts and engage appropriate senior leadership to increase the likelihood of a successful ask
- Through relationship building, you will understand the motivations of each existing and potential new major donor, identifying the most suitable projects for them to support (where appropriate), enhancing their long-term value and experience as an AfriKids supporter
- You will manage and develop an exciting mid-value fundraising programme (gifts of £1,000 to £5,000), exploring ways to maximise engagement and grow the number of supporters in this area
Identifying new major supporters
- You will build and develop a pool of realistic major donor prospects who have the potential to make a big difference to young lives with AfriKids
- You will work closely with current major donors and volunteers to identify potential new donors, and come up with effective plans to engage them and bring in new major gifts
- You will identify potential new high-value donors through networking e.g. attending events
- You will manage a number of transformational products and initiatives to engage and raise funds from new major donors (giving circle, development board and events)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.