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Volunteer Trustee - digital fundraising lead

Downright Excellent (DEx)


Posted 4 weeks ago

We're looking for 4 new trustees, including a trustee with digital expertise to help DEx navigate the pitfalls and make the most of the benefits of the digital era, particularly in relation to fundraising.


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London, E2 7RU

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Main responsibilities Define, design, and implement a Digital Fundraising strategy that raises donations/funds from appropriate digital channels  Ensure guidelines are developed and updated to ensure that:

our services users, team, and stakeholders are treated with respect and feel safe, as DEx endeavours to in its way of working; and DEx’s reputation is upheld to a high standard. Working with the other trustees and our volunteers, the Trustee – Digital Fundraising lead will take a lead role in setting an effective fundraising strategy for DEx. You’ll work particularly closely with the lead trustee for fundraising, and our small social media volunteer team. Provide thought leadership on the role of digital in DEx’s fundraising and help build and implement this vision. Highlight the opportunities and the risks of digital, in terms of our strategy in general, and in reference to fundraising in particular. Translate the risks and opportunities of digital for other trustees, to enable the board as a whole to engage in an informed way. Provide strategic oversight of implementation of digital fundraising. Champion the use of data in board discussions, and in driving the delivery and improvement of fundraising. Draw on your networks to support our work. Help ensure that the operations team have the digital capabilities that they need to implement the strategy.

You don’t need to have been a trustee before. Working with the trustees’ team, you will:

give firm strategic direction, set overall policy, define goals and evaluate performance understand DEx finances and make sure we are using our resources properly make sure that DEx meets its duties under charity and other relevant laws and regulations help DEx to continue growing and operating as a charitable company that offers top quality professional services.

Training can be provided, so don’t be put off if you’re not a finance whizz or an expert in charity law!

What are we looking for?

Successful track record in fundraising, digital fundraising and/or social media marketing. Demonstrable and practical experience of embracing digital solutions to deliver real increases in fundraising income. Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of our charity. Ability to work at a strategic level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery, and the influencing skills needed to bring volunteers and team members along with plans. Strong communicator – willing and able to help the board understand digital. Ability to analyse risks and opportunities, and take a balanced approach to both. Extensive networks, and a willingness to draw on contacts as appropriate. Committed to DEx’s long-term success.

What difference will you make?

The skills, experience and expertise of the digital trustee will help us increase our income, enabling us to shore up and enhance the work we do to support the children, young people and families we work with.


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