Develops and coordinates the plan by which the organization raises funds, generates publicity, and meets its financial objectives. Organizes activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts. Assist in developing promotional materials and other means to raise awareness of the organization’s work to support given’s, goals, and financial needs. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of grant funding, planning and organizing all grant-funded programs for the agency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Clearly define and outline the goal(s) of the fundraising effort being considered.
Conduct feasibility studies, to determine if there is support for the cause.
Develop a fundraising plan, detailing the goals, steps to be taken, responsibilities of paid staff and volunteers, and budget projections.
Makes arrangements for publicity and press coverage, in alignment with PR & Marketing manager.
Monitor and report on progress of fundraising drives.
Researches possible large contributors, including philanthropic foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals.
Researches all governmental agencies and private foundations that offer grants, through compiling publications and verbal information from these sources.
Works in conjunction with other officers of the agency in planning and forecasting income and budgets.
Organizes and writes a grant proposal justifying the agency’s need for the grant.
Takes care of any necessary follow-up, including meeting with the funding agency.
Sees that the requirements of the funding organization are met.
Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events.
Enable relation with donor organizations and donor’s entities.
Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
Create or update donor databases and utilize such data to plan and focus market activities. Maintain records of donor information
Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods.
Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
Ensure funding is applied within funding guidelines.
Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors
Research prospective donors & Identify and contact potential donors
Use online platforms to raise donations
Organize campaigns or events to solicit donations
Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events
Provide Risk Management guidance for WIF and partners services.
Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
Ensure that all legal requirements are satisfied
Develop position descriptions, MOUs, and oversee contract management for staff and contractors
Provide coaching and development for staff
Reports to the Head of the organization.
A bachelor’s degree is required (master degree is a plus) in a relevant field of study (marketing, business administration, public relations, journalism, communications, accounting, communications). Must be able to understand and use financial reports. The ability to work well with people of all educational, economic, and backgrounds is essential, as are strong leadership skills. Must have established a reputation for success at various organizations. Extremely self-motivated and organized, able to coordinate contact with multiple donors at once.
Ability to communicate and negotiate well orally and in writing with potential and current sponsors/ donors, as well as top management and coworkers is crucial; ability in speaking before groups.
Good reasoning and analytical abilities are required to solve a wide range of business problems. Must be able to understand and utilize sales, marketing, and financial reports and legal documents to conduct business.
Excellent command of English.
Excellent following-up skills.
Strong writing skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to maintain positive professional relationships with clients and stakeholders.
The job is performed indoors & outdoors. Activities include travelling and meeting clients, networking, extended periods of analyzing and finding new plans to enrich the position as well as extensive work at a computer, telephone, and other devices.
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