Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

Volunteer Major Gifts Manager x 2 (Remote)




Expenses: This is an unpaid position, but we do reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket expenses such as travel and lunch in line with Cheka Sana Foundation's expenses policy.

Deadline: Ongoing

Interviews are scheduled as the applications come in. So apply now!

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative Major Gifts Manager. You will be part of a fundraising team of three responsible for funding from individual philanthropists, foundations and corporate donors to cover our annual operating costs (forecasted to cover budgets of £250k in the next three years).

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 vital work that Cheka Sana Foundation 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 the 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
  • Available to volunteer at least 7 - 10 hours a week

Reporting to our Head of Foundation, you will:

Deliver against a portfolio of donors and potential donors

  • Serve as an ambassador for the work that Cheka Sana Foundation does with donors across  the UK and Europe
  • Build and maintain trusted and meaningful relationships with donors, to hold a portfolio of prospects for gifts <£60k - £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 Africa and UK/Europe portfolio of our Head of Foundation and Leadership team

  • Be on hand to support our Head of Foundation around his meetings with high-profile donors and prospects 
  • Help position our Head of Foundation for success with powerful proposals, accurate data, proactive outreach, and excellent reporting

Cross-functional support across the foundation

  • 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

What we offer you:

  • Free professional learning and development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build your work experience within the field of grant writing
  • An opportunity to be part of a team that is changing lives in Africa
  • We will provide work reference for you

Learning & Development:

To enable you to take part in this opportunity, Cheka Sana Foundation will provide: 

  • A detailed induction to provide you with an overview of Cheka Sana Foundation
  • Training and shadowing providing all the information and skills needed to fulfil the role 
  • A dedicated member of staff to provide ongoing support and supervision
  • Payment of "out of pocket" expenses in line with Cheka Sana Foundation's expenses policy
  • A volunteer handbook that outlines all of the policies and procedures you will need to be aware of whilst volunteering

Get in touch

  • We look forward to receiving your application
More about Cheka Sana Foundation

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Refreshed on: 08 March 2021
Closed date: 22 April 2021
Job ref: CSF/FMD02
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development