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Philanthropy Executive

Philanthropy Executive
Permanent, Full Time
Hybrid – 2 Days London Office, 3 Days Homebased but flexibility required

We are currently recruiting for a Philanthropy Executive to join a national charity to join their team based out of London. As Philanthropy Executive you will be working with the Philanthropy Manager to help deliver the Trust and Major Donor programme, provide high quality and timely research into prospects for all areas of philanthropy, secure funds from small and mid-level trusts, managing own portfolio of donors and income targets, contribute to the ongoing communications programme for small Trust mailings and attend stewardship and cultivation events/ meetings.

Key duties and responsibilities:
• Develop small and mid-level trust applications, including research, cultivation, and application.
• Identify and research prospective Trusts and Foundations for this portfolio, building a strong pipeline of potential
• Support the Philanthropy Manager to research, cultivate and develop Major Donor Programme.
• Identify opportunities to add value to existing donors and increase income through strategic account
development plans, working with the Philanthropy Manager.
• Work with the Individual Giving and Philanthropy Assistant in processing and keeping accurate records of Trusts
and Major Donor income and expenditure on behalf of the team and thanking donors.
• Support the Philanthropy Manager with major funding partnerships when required.
• Support the Philanthropy Manager to research prospective Trusts and Major Donors to compile a list of suitable
prospects to approach, recording results and presenting output in a logical manner as required.
• Assist the Philanthropy Manager on Major Donor projects as directed, including cultivation events, research and o
other activities as required.
• To liaise with Welfare and Grants team and other colleagues to ensure that accurate information is available for
reports and applications.
• Working with team in implementing procedures and processes to ensure accurate batching of all income and
efficient working practices.
• Work with members of the IG&P Team on cultivation and fundraising events.
• Ensure all process documentation is kept up to date.
• Undertake other administrative duties relating to team activity as directed by the Philanthropy Manager.

Skills and experience required:
• An understanding of general fundraising principles and good practice.
• Experience of trusts, corporate or major donor fundraising.
• Knowledge of office administration systems.
• A knowledge of CRM databases, data entry and financial processing.
• The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using correct and appropriate language,
grammar, organisation, and structure.
• Methodical and analytical approach to financial processing & resolving administrative issues.
• Ability to use initiative and demonstrate self-motivation and self-management.
• Excellent investigative and problem-solving skills.
• Effective time management.
• Ability to build good relationships with other team members and internal & external Contacts.

How To Apply

Job Reference:


Contact Details:

Laura Belsey
Associate Consultant

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