A charity in SE London, seek an experienced Fundraiser ASAP for 3 months. Will consider working from home after initial period.
The role will include the Prospecting, approaching and securing support from Trusts and Foundations. Support fundraising with proposals, reporting and ongoing communication with Corporate partners. To secure both annual and long-term financial targets. Assist internal and external communication, fundraising and development activities including events
To identify new Trusts and Corporate partners for potential sources of funding and write targeted proposals with the aim of securing money to achieve the Fundraising target
To sustain and increase income from existing Trust and Corporate donors, including research, development and production of proposals, follow-up reports and acknowledgment.
Manage a portfolio of small-medium Trust and Corporate donor relationships and a trust programme
Research and cultivate new donors with a particular focus on medium-large ones.
Meet monthly research targets as outlined in conjunction with the Head of Fundraising
Meet monthly submission targets to existing and prospective Trust/Corporate donors
To maintain and develop personal contact with Trusts and Corporate potential donors by telephone, in writing and face to face to ensure long-term support and commitment to the work of the org.
To attend any external meetings with members of the fundraising team, as well networking events
To take responsibility for effective and efficient research and information gathering on projects and developments; for timely communication of this information to current trust and corporate donors as part of a rolling programme of regular grant applications and reports to UK-wide donors
To develop and maintain rapport with frontline project staff and managers to gain up-to-date awareness of the work of the organisation and information that will inform funding proposals and reports
To help source and manage any Trust, Corporate & Events Team volunteers working in Central Office
To maintain effective computerised and manual administrative systems including the CRM Donorfy to ensure accurate records and data is held.
To work jointly with the other members of staff, to help organise and deliver events, in-house conferences and other functions as required.
Significant experience of securing donations from Trust and/or corporate donors in a small or medium sized charity or directly comparable skills from another area of employment (A)
Experience of using a fundraising database and particularly Donorfy database
Experience of managing targets of over 500K and individual donations over 50,000 (A)
Experience of reporting to donors using both quantative and qualitative measures (A)
Experience of turning donors into long-term partners and maximising their contribution (A)