Charity Fundraiser

England, Surrey, Leatherhead
£27000 - £36000 per annum
24 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
JN -012019-48265
Sophie Cload
Contract Type
Full Time

I am recruiting for a Senior Major Gifts Officer to take responsibility for my clients benefactor giving programme and build a sustainable revenue 'pipeline' of supporters for their charity.


  • To look for new major donor opportunities from external sources whilst working with the other fundraising teams.
  • To work with the Events team to deliver special events for both cultivation and stewardship purposes.


  • Responsible for implementing and managing a personal fundraising strategy that will raise funds from individuals with the capacity to give gifts over £5,000 to support the Major Gifts Team's overall target.
  • Manage a portfolio of existing philanthropists, ensuring that we are maximising the potential of every relationship.
  • Influencing and negotiating externally to maximise gifts from a pool of high net worth individuals.
  • Influencing and negotiating internally with staff to maximise gifts from high net worth individuals.
  • Ability to act diplomatically at all levels both internally and externally - stewarding important relationships towards agreed organisational goals.
  • In conjunction with the Major Gifts Manager, manage and develop engagement and cultivation strategies.
  • Responsible for building, developing and delivering first class account management with individuals.
  • Develop strong, two-way relationships with both donors
  • Supporting the Major Gifts Manger and working with the Events team to organise special events for both cultivation and stewardship purposes.


  • Numerate and literate, with good standard of education
  • Proven success in raising gifts from Major Donors
  • Must have proven experience (at least two years within a charity) of asking people for money, especially face to face
  • Proven experience of managing donor engagement and cultivation strategies
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of supporters
  • Experience of dealing with high net worth individuals face to face, in writing and by telephone

Excellent benefits on offer. Please call Sophie Cload on 01737 22 536 or apply for more information.

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