Major Gifts Manager
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.
ActionAid are recruiting a Major Gifts Manager to initiate, build and manage relationships with a portfolio of existing and prospective high net- worth individuals and philanthropists, who are typically able to give between £5,000 - £50,000 per annum or more.
This role has a particular focus on generating new business (from potential supporters), in order to secure long term, substantial financial support for ActionAid UK.
We will look to our Major Gifts Manager to develop individual cultivation strategies, by working closely with the research team. You will also be responsible for ensuring that we provide the best possible supporter experience.
You will help develop written and verbal communications that raise awareness and inspire prospective donors to engage with and support our work, specifically through co-financing, seasonal appeals and emergencies.
You will set standards and ensure we deliver high quality requests for support, that meet donor information needs as well as oversee ongoing stakeholder communications and stewardship events.
You must have a proven ability to achieve financial targets and a track record of securing major gifts/grants (including at a five-figure level or above) from high net-worth individuals.
With exceptional interpersonal and negotiating skills, you are an accomplished communicator who is adept at developing persuasive and innovative proposals.
Effective at building relationships at a senior level, you are a natural networker who thinks creatively, is skilled at managing an extensive prospect pipeline and used to closing fundraising opportunities.
If you have proven experience of working collaboratively and are target driven, with the ability to originate, introduce and be open to new practices, concepts and ideas, to continuously improve, this may be the role for you.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.