Fundraising and Individual Giving Manager

We are looking to launch our new fundraising activities programme and are looking for an experienced fundraising and individual giving manager to lead the creation and launch of this

We are looking to launch our new fundraising activities programme and are looking for an experienced fundraising and individual giving manager to lead the creation and launch of this.
It is an exciting time for us as charity, where we help disadvantaged children, young people, adults and their families in Romania. Building on the initial income opportunities and strategy development work done by fundraising consultants, you will be joining a marketing function with ambitious plans to transform our communications. You will work alongside colleagues across the whole organisation to deliver this work.
The Fundraising and Individual Giving Manager will be responsible for:
  • Creating systems, structures, activities and messages designed to launch and grow income streams, predominantly from individual givers and community partners taking the charity’s fundraising income to six figures over three years.
  • Using data to inform Individual Giving campaigns, creating powerful messaging to acquire, retain and upgrade donors through digital and offline methods.
  • Creating and implementing methods of attracting and retaining people and community partners to donate and fundraise, ensuring a steady and growing stream of income.
  • Identify and optimise any emerging and new fundraising opportunities to help grow in-come for the organisation
The Person
Are you entrepreneurial, innovative, personable, and collaborative, with experience developing and delivering fundraising programmes? Are you keen to get your teeth into a new challenge and create something from scratch?
The role requires a candidate with a strong background in building relationships and identifying and developing new fundraising messages, campaigns and activities from scratch.
This is not a case of picking up a mature programme and running with it (although the organisation does have a small baseline of donors who have been giving for many years). The opportunity is all about creating, testing and learning – to diversify income sources at FARA, utilising the extensive network of supporters we have gained through our 40 charity shops across London.
You will need to be proficient in digital platforms, with experience in building a digital-focused approach to supporter acquisition and donor development. You will play a crucial role in nurturing relationships with individual supporters to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and adults in Romania.
The post-holder will need experience developing creative giving programmes and be excited by the prospect of pursuing new opportunities for the organisation by engaging with existing supporters—many of whom might only have ‘gifted’ the charity via donations of pre-loved clothes and other items to FARA shops.
Why FARA
FARA funds, develops, and manages social support services across Romania for vulnerable children, children with learning disabilities and complex needs, youth at risk, adults with learning dis-abilities, and community-based programmes, tackling poverty through education for Romania’s poorest families. FARA, established in 1991 following the fall of communism, has grown to be one of the biggest and most established NGO’s in Romania, working to building a stronger future for Romania.
This is an exciting new role for us and a wonderful opportunity for the right individual to shape an emerging fundraising programme. You will be joining a relatively new marketing team that is working to build and develop this wider function for FARA to support the shops’ net-work and fundraising work. Working with an innovative and creative team, you will be well-supported to test, learn, and apply to achieve success.
The role is permanent and full-time, and offers the opportunity to work flexibly from the offices in Teddington or Angel, and from home.
If you think you could be the right person to fulfil the exciting responsibilities of this role, apply following this link Fundraising & Individual Giving Manager (charityhorizons.co.uk), or get in contact Charlie or Leanne at Charity Horizons for more information:
Charlie – 07799521685 / charlie@charityhorizons.co.uk
Leanne – 07799465697 / leanne@charityhorizons.co.uk