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Volunteer Grants and Events Specialist

Blue Magpie foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Grants and Events Specialist at the Blue Magpie Foundation (BMF) is a key member of the fundraising team responsible for securing grants and managing fundraising events.


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Harrow, HA1 1NA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

 This role plays a critical part in generating financial support for BMF's programmes and initiatives. Key Responsibilities: 1. Grant Management: - Research potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and corporate donors. - Prepare, write, and submit compelling grant proposals and applications. - Maintain a database of grant applications, deadlines, and outcomes. - Collaborate with programme managers to gather information and data necessary for grant proposals. 2. Fundraising Event Coordination: - Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events, including galas, charity auctions, and community fundraisers. - Oversee event logistics, including venue selection, catering, entertainment, and technical requirements. - Manage event budgets, track expenses, and ensure cost-effectiveness. - Collaborate with volunteers and team members to ensure the success of events. 3. Donor Engagement: - Cultivate relationships with current and potential donors. - Acknowledge and express gratitude to donors through personalised communication. - Assist in developing donor stewardship strategies to maintain long-term relationships. 4. Reporting and Documentation: - Prepare regular reports on grant activities, event outcomes, and fundraising progress. - Maintain accurate records of donor interactions, donations, and event details. - Ensure compliance with all grant requirements and reporting deadlines. 5. Research and Trend Analysis: - Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and funding opportunities. - Conduct research on donor preferences and market conditions to tailor fundraising strategies.

What are we looking for?

Ideally the candidate would have: Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (such as nonprofit management, communications, or business). - Proven experience in grant writing and successful grant application submissions. - Event planning and coordination experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Excellent organizational and project management abilities. - Proficiency in using fundraising software and databases. - Passion for BMF's mission and values.

What difference will you make?

The Grants and Events Specialist will have a significant impact on BMF's fundraising efforts and, by extension, its ability to empower vulnerable children and young adults through education and support. Here are some key impacts they will have:

Financial Support: By successfully securing grants and managing fundraising events, this specialist will contribute directly to the financial health of BMF. They will help ensure a stable income stream, allowing BMF to continue and expand its programmes.

Programme Expansion: The funds raised by the specialist will enable BMF to expand its educational programs, scholarship opportunities, and support services to a greater number of vulnerable children and young adults, both in the UK and abroad.

Community Engagement: Through fundraising events, they will engage the community, raising awareness about BMF's mission and bringing people together to support a common cause. 

Donor Relations: Building strong relationships with donors, both individual and corporate, will encourage continued support.

Transparency and Compliance: By meticulously tracking grant requirements and financial details, they will ensure BMF's compliance with grant obligations.

In summary, the Grants and Events Specialist will be instrumental in securing the resources needed to carry out BMF's mission effectively. Their work will directly impact the lives of vulnerable children and young adults by providing access to education, mentorship, and support, offering them brighter futures and opportunities they might not have had otherwise.


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