Support the Communications and Fundraising team, reporting to the Communications and Fundriaising Manager, in cultivating fundraising opportunities and maintaining relationship with donors and funders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintaining the Company’s donor database Salesforce CRM specifically focusing on Corporate, business, government, Foundations and Trusts
Research, write and submit written funding proposals of a high standard within agreed deadlines as well as final written reports at the conclusion of the funding period.
Maintain existing relationships and secure new donors to meet the income targets set.
Seek regular opportunities for self, executive, and Communications Management to engage with potential donors (corporates, businesses, benefactors, foundations and individuals Oversee, maintain, monitor and assist in securing individual donor income against a set target
Ensure the management of the process of pledges via debit orders including thank you’s, rejected debit orders and cancellations
Track and measure the level of engagement through agreed upon timelines
Regular communication as well as annual reports to funders & donors in order to cultivate and maintain relationships
To achieve quarterly funding targets agreed to with the CFRM in the funding strategy
Provide regular written and verbal communication with seniors as agreed
If required, assist with the planning, running and effective organising of fundraising events such as gala dinners, receptions, parties, Golf day etc.
within agreed requirements and timelines, if and when needed.
Generate thank you letters and section 18A’s for monetary donations as well as donations in kind via email or post.
Qualification & Experience :
Experience in a fundraising, communications, marketing or public relations role
Experience in managing and executing across several communications media
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Marketing and / or public relations and event management qualifications at a tertiary institution such as college or technical institutions
Proven track record of fundraising against set targets
Confident communicator and presenter
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing / publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally
Must possess excellent organisational and planning skills
Project management and time management skills
A wide degree of creativity and latitude
Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media / social media
Self- motivated and a self- starter with a positive and professional approach
Preferred Experience :
3 years + experience in a Fundraising role or Communication Managers role
Preferred Qualification :
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with marketing and public relations
Reports to The Communications & Fundraising Manager