Fundraiser (Nationwide)

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Organisation: Learning from Nature

Location Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and surrounding areas, Gloucestershire, GL2
Where the role is based Mainly at own home
Travel limit No limit on distance required.
Application deadline 20 Feb 2017
Opportunity type Ongoing role
Reference number J53621

Opportunity description

The main categories of fundraising are:

- Corporate fundraising
- Trust and statutory fundraising 
- Community fundraising
- Major donor fundraising
- Legacy fundraising 

The role


The various types of fundraising involve different activities, but typically you would be responsible for:

- recruiting, organising and managing volunteers to carry out various functions within the charity;

- motivating and facilitating supporters to maximise the funds they raise;

- inspiring new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters;

- organising traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events and house-to-house collections of donated goods and money;

- developing new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events;

- raising awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. by giving talks to groups or seeking photo opportunities with the media;

- developing and coordinating web-based fundraising, online auctions and merchandise sales;

- increasing funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities;

- developing and implementing a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development;

- overseeing corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers;

- managing and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information;

- writing applications and mail-shots, using direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors;

- making risk analyses and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success.

Required skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Volunteer management

Person description


  • Experience in a similar role,  fundraising/ income generation

Personal attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Demonstrable commitment
  • Self- starter, proactive, enthusiastic and conscientious
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable

What impact the opportunity will have

Increased funds will naturally help the charity to achieve its main aims and objectives. 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

There will be an opportunity for the volunteer to take up training and take onus on this area within the charity, if you have the resources and commitment to do so.

Time commitment

Either in or out of office hours

Maximum of 2 working days a week. Board meetings are every 3 weeks via skype.

Other details

o Over 21.
o Subject to a CRB check (in some cases, to the trustees discretion*) and references. 
o Without conflicts of interest that would be so significant as to undermine the role in general.

Additional application instructions

*PN: We do not discriminate because of peoples personal circumstances, however, we are required by law to follow certain protocol, particularly if a candidate was to become a trustee.