Donor Manager - Prestigous Charity

City of London
£33000 - £35000 per annum + Strong market rate
25 Sep 2012
23 Oct 2012
Jenni Brown
Full Time
Contract Type

Position: Donor Manager

Salary£33,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

Reports to: Interim Director of Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships

Key Contacts: Marketing and Communications Team, Corporate Partnership Team, Skills team, Design team

About the Charity
The charity for is an educational charity established by patrons to transform lives by making great places.

The charity helps to build and improve communities that are beautiful, long lasting and healthy for people and the planet through projects, research and education.

The charity helps make places that people want to live in, both by improving communities and buildings and by helping plan, design and build new ones. We teach developers, planners, designers and crafts people how to build well, with lasting value. And we try to ensure that our communities are financially viable, reflect local character, improve the natural environment and are built well and beautifully.

Community Capital Ltd
Community Capital helps landowners, developers and investors that want to build well and beautifully and capture superior returns. Community Capital is the trading subsidiary of the charity, formed to take the ideas and skills the charity has developed to the development and planning industries, in order to improve the quality of community building.

The Role
The Donor Manager will maximise income and support for the charity work and campaigns through the research, development and management of key donor relationships. The role will cultivate long-term, profitable relations with major and mid value donors.

Key Tasks

*Work with Interim Director of Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships to devise and implement a Donor Programme which will contribute to the teams strategic direction, to include
oCultivation and Engagement Plan
oMid level Donor Recruitment
oMajor Donor Cultivation
oInteraction with Corporate Partners Programme

*Communicate the charity work and priorities appropriately to donors. This will range from short concise descriptions to in-depth analytical explanations, written or presented verbally, including detailed financial information.
*Ensure all donors receive regular and appropriate feedback on the work which they support and on the charity campaigns
*Ensure correct information about the charity work is available for donors

*Maximise income from donors and prospects drawn from individuals of high net worth through the packaging and tailoring of funding proposals and the management, development and cultivation of donor and prospects
*Build on relationships with existing donors, supporters and members moving them up the donor pyramid as appropriate
*Develop relationships with Trustees, Ambassadors, other key external stakeholders and senior staff in order to involve them appropriately in the Donor Programme

*Proactively research and develop donor prospects from a wide range of sources in line with identified funding priorities
*Develop profiles of key donors
*Organise and host various cultivation opportunities and events for new and existing donors ranging from large receptions, to seminars, discussions, tours and intimate dinners
*Support, develop, and participate in events programme as appropriate

*Raise income to agreed financial targets, providing financial information to key internal and external stakeholders
*Ensure the charity meets its agreements, reporting and accounting obligations towards individual donors
*Use and maintain the fundraising database, Raiser Edge, conforming to the Data Protection Act
*Take forward special projects as requested
*Ad hoc duties as appropriate.

It is in the nature of the work of the charity that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are therefore expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises that tasks which are not specifically covered in their Job Description have to be undertaken.

Person Specification

The essential skills, knowledge and experience required are:
*Experience of developing and managing high quality relationships with high net worth individuals
*Experience of producing a range of communications, written, verbal and presentations for high value donors
*Successfully asking individuals, face to face for significant financial support
*Leading on prospect profiling, research collecting, proposal management, cultivation tracking and solicitation
*Strong IT skills including databases (Raisers Edge)
*An ability to multi-task and prioritise work in busy and fast-paced environment.
*An enthusiastic team player who is genuinely passionate about the mission of the project and the charity
*Clear communication skills; excellent command of written English.

Hours of work
Hours of work are 9.00 - 17.30, with one hour for lunch.

Annual Leave
In addition to public holidays, 25 pro rata annual days leave is given, three days of which are normally to be taken between Christmas and New Year.

Pension Arrangements
The charity has designated the Standard Life Stakeholder Pension Scheme as its stakeholder provider. The charity will make a contribution of 10% of your annual salary into the stakeholder scheme provided you match this by at least a 5% contribution.