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Senior Philanthropy Executive

A National Homeless Charity based in Central London is recruiting a Senior Philanthropy Executive to join the major donor fundraising team. The team have achieved year on year growth for the past four years and plan to continue the growth. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own portfolio of major donor prospects, planning and implementing tailored cultivation plans in relation to each, with the ultimate aim of securing major gifts, against an agreed personal income target. You will also be responsible for looking after the donors you secure, with the aim of securing repeat gifts in the future.
Key Responsibilities
Feed into operational annual and five-year plans to deliver the major donor strategy in England as requested by the Philanthropy Manager and Senior Philanthropy Manager

Manage and cultivate own portfolio of donors and prospects, soliciting gifts as and when appropriate to achieve an agreed income target, made up of recurring monthly and annual gifts, "new pipeline” gifts and multi-year pledges
Monitor and report to the Philanthropy Manager on income and other key performance indicators

Support the Special Events team by helping to manage, where appropriate, ad hoc dinners and events to support the recruitment and cultivation of major donors

Contribute to the development and maintenance of tailored and innovative proposals based on individual prospect aspirations and Shelter's strategic priorities

Work with other Fundraising colleagues, particularly the Trusts & Lottery and Corporate Partnerships teams, to facilitate cross-team working and maximise income opportunities

Ensure that all information relating to the Major Donor programme is consistently and accurately maintained using the fundraising database and other shared information management systems


In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:

Major donor fundraising experience or transferable experience of successfully building relationships with individuals.

Track record of successfully dealing with influential individuals (eg: business leaders), to secure significant gifts/accounts, thereby maximizing their support.

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer, plus Raiser's Edge or similar database

Project management skills and experience



If you have these skills then please apply to Harris Hill with your up to date CV. Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted with further information.

Closing date: Friday 8th September 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date and early applications are in encouraged.

How to Apply

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