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Mid-Level Giving Officer

Employer
PETA UK
Location
London
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Function
Fundraising
Sector
Animal
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Seniority
Executive

Mid-Level Giving Officer

Position Objective:

The Mid-Level Giving Officer will support PETA’s impact and growth through their work with an exciting portfolio of mid-level donors typically giving £250 - £999 size gifts. They will be responsible for managing all aspects of cultivating, stewarding and soliciting from this pool of valued supporters, including Vanguard Society Members, to provide a first-rate donor experience while deepening members’ engagement and financial support. The Mid-Level Giving Officer will also work collaboratively with other departments to enhance the mid-level donor experience, identify and refer major donor prospects to the appropriate team members, and ensure that efficient processes are in place.

Term of Employment:

Full-time

Location:

London (hybrid)

Reports to:

Assistant Director, International Fundraising

Salary:

£30,000 - £35,000

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of Vanguard Society donors and prospects
  • Creating engaging donor journeys and presenting opportunities for deeper engagement
  • Develop and implement donor-specific plans of strategic communication touches by phone, email and mail. This will include updates on PETA’s progress and victories, messages of gratitude, invitations to events, and asks to donors to increase their financial support. 
  • Manage a portfolio of Vanguard Society and mid-level donors, each giving £250 + or with the capacity to make annual gifts at a higher level (at one time as well as cumulatively), including cultivating and stewarding each donor to increase their engagement and giving.
  • Solicit and close gifts from assigned mid-level donors.
  • Regularly qualify new prospects and donors in their capacity, inclination, affinity, and readiness to give.
  • Track and achieve key activity and revenue metrics, while meeting weekly with the manager to report on progress, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Ensure that mid-level donors’ database records are updated in a timely fashion. Document pertinent information (meetings, correspondence, notes, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing and developing PETA's donor database.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other teams and colleagues, including legacy, direct response, data, prospect research and communications, to enhance the donor experience and ensure that efficient processes are in place.
  • Stay up-to-date on mid-level fundraising techniques and methods used in the nonprofit sector and attend professional-training opportunities as well as weekly coaching and progress reporting meetings
  • Conduct oneself in a professional, friendly and truthful manner to donors.
  • Perform any other duties requested by the supervisor.
  • Acknowledge, thank and recognise donors appropriate to their level of support, and ensure restricted gifts are appropriately allocated
  • Work with key PETA staff to find ways to engage donors in our mission, including by meeting supporters face to face or over the phone
  • Monitor donors’ motivations and help to contribute to tailor cultivation events
  • Maintain a clear understanding of – and the ability to articulate – PETA's objectives as well as details of specific PETA programmes
  • Keep all donors in the portfolio up to date on the campaigns and initiatives of PETA and our affiliates
  • Document pertinent information for the purpose of enhancing and developing donor profiles, including demographic, donation, correspondence, membership, and personal information for Vanguard Society members
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of relevant departmental software (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, NXT, etc) in order to improve communication with donors
  • Assist with the preparation and proofreading of mailings and other communications, as needed
  • Monitor the acknowledgment process at Woods, working closely with staff to ensure that acknowledgements and welcome packs are sent out efficiently and that queries are passed to us within the agreed timeframe
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Perform and manage any other projects or duties requested by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare professional business communications Proven ability to interact with donors in a professional and personable manner Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Commitment to PETA's objectives
  • Adherence to a vegan lifestyle strongly preferred

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