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Volunteer Proactive Lead Fundraiser who can support and work towards Holme Farm Community Project

Community Workshops & Gardens @ Holme Farm


Posted over 30 days ago...

Proactive fundraiser who can support and work towards our fundraising strategy? Looking to build a committed team, self-motivated, and passionate about making a difference, to help us grow using existing skills/knowledge


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Addlestone, KT15 3TG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

This position could lead to a trustee position. Our charity was set up to help communities, bring them together, support physical and mental health, combat loneliness, provide learning for all abilities, and combat the rise in suicide by working with partners. On a large site where biodiversity, wildlife, and the environment are all important... And a lot more! We are urgently looking to develop a small dedicated team of fundraisers who will be able to help develop a fundraising strategy, create fundraising opportunities, and assist with a donor journey from creation to inception. Could you be part of that team? Or even its creator and leader? Even though we are a small charity we want to make a big difference and would like to draw on your experience in fundraising to help us to grow and make even more of a difference to everyone and everything around us. We would like the team to: Develop new and imaginative ways to approach philanthropic support. Assisting with researching and approaching corporate entities for event sponsorships, partnerships, and donations from corporate foundations Research for available Grants Project manage fundraising opportunities, from inception all the way through to evaluation Recruit and promote supporters and volunteers to increase our fundraising opportunities Develop a simple donor journey and stewardship plans to further engage supporters and give them opportunities to support the charity in other ways. This will include crafting the copy for materials. Writing emails and speaking with potential partners about the work of Holme Farm with the aim of securing funds for the charity Look for, and set up fundraising platforms, maintain accurate records Take responsibility for ensuring donors and supporters are thanked, responded to, and stewarded in a personalised way. Regularly review and update the thanking materials and processes for donors and make amends and improvements to ensure all donors and supporters are thanked quickly and warmly. Keeping in contact with past donors and fundraisers and assisting in finding new donors and fundraisers Communicating with past fundraisers and encouraging them to consider fundraising again in the future Provide reports and updates to the Founder and/or Trustee Board as needed on income, donors, and fundraising plans Liaise with colleagues in other teams as needed to develop and promote your work, e.g. website team, finance team

What are we looking for?

As a small charity, our fundraising network has been small. However, we now need experienced fundraisers to open up a wider range of fundraising opportunities in a planned and coordinated way, including maximising opportunities that arise. We are looking for people who have: A passion for fundraising for small charities Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of individuals, supporters, donors and volunteers Excellent organisational skills, with experience in proactive planning, managing deadlines, and prioritising effectively Ability to write compelling, warm, and engaging copy Ability to quickly understand the needs of our team and organisation (we are not expecting in-depth knowledge of developmental trauma) Experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies Experience in writing funding proposals and working in fundraising would be an advantage Experience in successfully motivating and inspiring a range of donors/supporters Knowledge of corporate fundraising techniques, sponsorship, donations, and marketing would be an advantage An ability to present to and engage potential partners/sponsors in a compelling way A commitment to the objectives and core values of Holme Farm

What difference will you make?

  What difference will you make? You will join our small charity during an exciting point in our development and your knowledge and experience will be critical to our success. You will have a key role in ensuring we can maintain our existing services whilst growing our infrastructure and capacity to allow us to fulfill our aims and also become a sustainable charity.  


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