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Fundraising Manager, Institution

Posted: 31.03.2021
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Contract
Closing Date: 05/04/2021
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job description:

We are looking for an experienced fund raiser to join a leading institution as Fundraising Manager. You will lead on the planning and delivery of a fund raising strategy to maximise philanthropic giving from individuals to the organisation’s core artistic programme. The successful candidates will actively cultivate and manage a community of individual donors for exhibition, education, civic engagement, live and digital programme. This is a one year fixed term contract in the first instance.

Major Donor Fund raising

  • Plan and deliver the major gifts fund raising strategy for the core artistic programme
  • Match fund raising opportunities and projects with prospects and current supporters
  • Lead on a variety of individual fund raising approaches
  • Pro actively cultivate and manage a community of individual donors for exhibition, education, civic engagement, live and digital programme:
  • Build and maintain relationships with donors
  • Actively manage prospect pipelines across the artistic programme
  • Work collaboratively with the Patrons team to identify opportunities to solicit project specific donations from existing members
  • Draft approaches from the directors to individual collectors and philanthropists
  • Remain closely informed about developing project plans for the artistic programme
  • Create compelling fund raising proposals on project plans
  • Maintain a strategic awareness of trends and developments in major gifts fund raising
  • Attend events as appropriate

Management and Administration

  • Manage donor care, thanking donors, providing effective stewardship and ensuring that donors receive appropriate accreditation
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained through the CRM system
  • Ensure all personal details are managed in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Work closely with the Finance team to ensure donations are managed efficiently
  • Manage meeting actions and ensure appropriate records are kept
  • Attend Development meetings and represent the interests of major donors
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Development team to contribute ideas and respond to changing priorities

Other Duties

Any other activities relevant to your role and are necessary for the smooth operation of the Development team and its strategic objectives.
Adhere to and actively contribute to all policies, including Dignity at Work and Health & Safety.
Actively support and demonstrate commitment to becoming an organisation that embraces equity, diversity and inclusion.

You will have:

  • A track-record of securing significant gifts from individual
  • Experience of contributing to or participating in strategy development and devising and implementing plans for major gifts fund raising
  • Experience of major donor management and stewardship
  • Pro active, resourceful and entrepreneurial approach to fund raising
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to convey information clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrable networking skills with an ability to act as a representative and advocate and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • A highly organised and flexible approach to work and the ability to plan and prioritise a varied and busy workload and deliver agreed outputs to tight deadlines