Farringdon, Greater London
£40,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative Major Gifts Manager. You will be part of a Fundraising team of three who are responsible for funding from individual philanthropists, foundations and corporate donors to cover our annual operating costs (to cover budgets of over $5m each year).

This role is ideal if you have experience in a fundraising team in a startup environment, your flexibility and eagerness to contribute wherever you can deliver the most value will see you thrive.  You will build on your experience as a front-line fundraiser and develop your relationship-building skills as you introduce some of the world’s most influential philanthropists to the important work that Founders Pledge does.

We're excited to meet you if you demonstrate:

  • Experience as a front-line fundraiser, in particular working with major gifts and/or HNWIs
  • A proven record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals, or supporting a team of front-line fundraisers to secure major gifts
  • Expertise in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship best practices for HNWIs, ideally with familiarity of corporate and foundation best practices
  • High emotional intelligence, a background in relationship management, and strong intuition for people strategy
  • A high level of discretion and comfort working with confidential, sensitive information
  • A proactive, detail-oriented approach, inspiring trust in colleagues, and adept at managing up
  • Comfort working in databases, with complex financials, and spreadsheets to enable effective work - familiarity with Salesforce would be a bonus
  • A passion for maximising impact by enabling high-value donations to high-impact charities and interventions
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment

Reporting to our Development Director, you will:

Deliver against a portfolio of donors and potential donors

  • Serve as an ambassador for the work that Founders Pledge does with donors across Europe

  • Build and maintain trusted and meaningful relationships with donors, to hold a portfolio of prospects for gifts <$100k annually;

  • Collaborate in the development and active progression of our global donor pipeline from target identification through to cultivation, solicitation and ongoing stewardship 

  • Prepare proposals and donor reporting

Assist with the UK/Europe portfolio of our CEO and Leadership team

  • Be on hand to support our CEO around his meetings with high-profile donors and prospects 

  • Help position our CEO for success with powerful proposals, accurate data, proactive outreach, and excellent reporting

Cross-functional support across the org

  • Contribute to external communications and programmatic activities in service of fundraising goals; including partnering on appropriate programs/events, highlighting donors in blogs or podcasts, inputting to community newsletters

More about Founders Pledge
Founders Pledge

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Refreshed on: 22 February 2021
Closed date: 14 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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