Major Donor Fundraiser

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
London
Salary
£15 - 16 per hour
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
07 Oct 2019
Ref
HQ00040357
Contact
Dagmara Wolosiuk - DePaula
Sector
International
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Temporary

A great opportunity has arisen for a temporary Major Donor Fundraiser in order to raise major income by identifying and cultivating contacts; soliciting and stewarding gifts; and specifically helping us with growth and accessing new major donor markets. This will be a temporary ongoing contract and could go permanent.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Research and build relationships with newly identified major donors and major prospects, as part of charity s new strategy to significantly expand our portfolios and programme response
Initiate, develop and manage relationships with a caseload of donors, informing, educating and inspiring them about charity s work building them into the organisation
Ensure that all major givers in your portfolio are provided with the highest level of customer care and take overall responsibility for your own portfolio and annual workplan
Ensure the upkeep of a database and filing system on all existing and prospective donors
Provide regular reports to manager
Develop relationships with Trustees, Patrons and other ambassadors


In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:

Experience of pitching projects and securing high level gifts from UK-based and overseas major donors
Experience / good understanding of major donor fundraising
Driven, proactive and externally focussed, able to spot and create opportunities
Experience of stewardship and cultivation events
Experience of investigating, collating, summarising and disseminating research
Experience of writing & presenting cases for support, letters and reports
Experience of using a database to support prospect targeting and research
Ability to prioritise and work on numerous projects simultaneously
Strong interpersonal skills
Compelling presentation skills and confident public speaking
Self-motivated and pro-active in seeking out answers to problems
Ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity.
Ability to confidentially deal with all levels of staff and key stakeholders with tact and integrity
Strong Attention to detail
Understanding of overseas development issues is desirable

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