REPORTS TO: Chief Executive
The Corporate Fundraiser is responsible for developing and maintaining links between the Baby Life Line and local and national businesses as well as key organisations and stakeholders that may provide funding for the charity. The post holder will also be responsible for identifying and maximising income through targeted trust applications and is expected to ensure that both functions are provided adequate time.
There are a number of key responsibilities that the post holder is required to fulfil which includes strategy development, identification of new business relationship opportunities, successful account management and the ability to network at all levels to build to raise the profile of Baby Life Line as an excellent charity partner. The post holder will also be required to undertake detailed research, preparing and submitting proposals for support from Trusts and grant making organisations to increase the charity’s income.
An excellent knowledge of trust fundraising is essential together with the ability to inspire companies, organisations and their staff to select Baby Life Line as their preferred charity.
- To research and cultivate strong relationships with businesses both locally and nationally
- To generate and respond to enquiries from businesses and organisations
- To generate and grow income from corporate partnerships, including but not limited to donations, gifts in kind, sponsorship, corporate social responsibility funding (CSR) and employee fundraising
- To assist in the development and delivery of the corporate fundraising strategy, maximise return on investment
- To create, promote and co-ordinate company staff fundraising events and activities, ensuring that these and are well lead, planned, and supported. To ensure that sponsorship funds are processed effectively and recognition is delivered through effective communications with the key corporate stakeholder
- To manage longer term relationships, producing corporate agreements and ensuring that these are adhered to
- To make confident pitches and presentations to businesses and other organisations to inspire the audience to support the charity
- To design a range of “packages” that will be attractive to business (or and mutually beneficial through greater profile for both parties
- Ensure that there are no conflicts of interest or situations where a company may be expecting preferential commercial advantage from a relationship and to ensure that all fundraising activity is ethical, legal and conducted to the highest possible standards, which will include but not be limited to: complying with the requirements of The Charities Act; The Data Protection Act; The Charity Commission and the codes of conduct of The Institute of Fundraising, all of which you will be expected to gain specialist knowledge
- Provide regular monthly reports about supporter companies fundraising activity, performance and employee events
- Work with local newspapers and radio, and with the company partner, to maximise publicity and awareness of the charity and its activities with business partner
- To develop and implement a strategy for trust fundraising with the Chief Executive adhering to agreed targets and plans
- To research, submit high quality applications to Grant Giving Trusts and Foundations and provide on-going reports as required
- To ensure that all grant applications are consistent with the criteria set and are delivered in line with trust requirements
- To maintain accurate records to include with details of all trusts, grant making bodies and foundations, approaches made, outcomes, donations and responses
- To monitor all successful applications managing any stage payments and ensuring that regular reports are submitted to funders
- Maintain relationships funders to build long term relationships so the potential for future funding is available ensuring that timely updates on projects are provided
- Provide regular reports to the Chief Executive on all fundraising activity, performance and income streams
- To work with the Chief Executive in developing new ideas for potential improvement or fundraising opportunities
- To contribute to targets and plans as agreed by the Chief Executive and contribute to the planning process
The post holder will maintain the security of sensitive personal and other confidential information in line with Information Governance policies and procedures
The Corporate Fundraiser will also be required to follow the charity’s policies and procedures that apply to the employment relationship.
The post holder will attend meetings and events with corporate partners as required, which may include some out of hours work (for which time off in lieu will be granted in agreement with your line manager) and to undertake such other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required.