Were working with a leading international humanitarian charity to recruit a dynamic Major Donor Fundraiser with a positive outlook. You will identify, cultivate, engage and steward major donor prospects and current supporters through bespoke proposals, events and other appropriate fundraising activities.
A leading international humanitarian organisation that tackles touch issues such as world hunger, safe drinking water and poverty. Working in places where work is often at greater risk from disasters, both natural and manmade, this charity arrives in the places of need to save lives.
To identify, cultivate, engage and steward major donor prospects and current supporters through bespoke proposals, events and other appropriate fundraising activities in order to generate income to achieve ambitious targets.
Manage all high value appeals (both development and emergencies) including copy generation, data selection, thank you letters and updates.
Write and produce creative and innovative proposals, funding reports, thank you letters and newsletters to recruit new major donors and retain existing supporters.
Support and develop key relationships with a portfolio of existing major donors and prospects, producing individual donor pipelines and personally request major gifts of 5k and upwards
Identify new prospect donors through the database, existing networks, networking events and external sources. Research these prospects and develop prospect pipelines to cultivate new donors.
Organise Major Donor stewardship events, including the annual Philanthropic Circle event.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all existing and prospective major donors on the database, in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.
To actively develop knowledge and understanding of the charitys overseas projects, working with the overseas teams to ensure up-to-date information is passed on.
At least one years fundraising experience.
An understanding of the principles and practice of major donor fundraising.
Excellent written skills and experience of producing a range of communications and presentations for external audiences.
Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills with experience of engaging with high net-worth individuals.
Demonstrable experience of organising events.
Proven track record of achieving income against agreed financial targets.
Excellent organization, time management skills and ability to work to multiple deadlines.
Driven, with a positive outlook and ability to tackle challenges head on.
Must be flexible and be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.
- Major Giving
- Major Donor
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