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Fundraising Relationship Executive

The Fundraising Relationship Executive role plays an important part within Blesma’s Fundraising Team. The post is responsible for developing and maintaining successful relationships with community and corporate fundraisers to maximise income and awareness of Blesma from these donors.

Main purpose: To support the Associate Director of Fundraising and Community & Events Manager to nurture existing relationships with community and corporate supporters and to proactively develop new supporter relationships.

Main Duties

  • Recruit, manage and develop community and corporate supporter relationships
  • Provide support for individuals and attendees undertaking Blesma led fundraising events
  • Update and maintain all records on Raisers Edge to agreed standards and timescales
  • Manage long term relationships with key supporters, and ensure that all opportunities to develop repeat fundraising are maximised
  • Identify key supporters to develop and nurture
  • Attend fundraising events as required
  • Motivate, recognise, and reward supporters thus ensuring their long term support of Blesma
  • Regular point of contact for community and event fundraisers providing excellent customer service
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of plans and budgets
  • Use the Raiser’s Edge database for accurate record keeping and analysis
  • Input accurate and up to date information onto the database as required

Location: Blesma Office – Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6NA.

Salary: Up to £24,000 dependent on skills and experience. 

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job requirements to od@blesma.org

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Community and Events Fundraising Officer

The Community and Events Fundraising Officer role plays an important part within a dynamic team. The post is responsible for supporting the developing and successful community and events fundraising programme in order to maximise income and awareness of Blesma from these donors.

Main purpose: Support the Blesma Community and Events Fundraising programme through support to and coordination of community fundraising campaigns, in order to fundraise for Blesma.

Main Duties

  • Build relationships with event organisers, event and donor enquirers and participants to ensure they receive a positive experience and develop their commitment
  • Liaison with community and event participants taking part in treks, challenges, runs and proactive community fundraising and send fundraising packs as required
  • Assistance with planning and production of bespoke events and facilitation of supporter involvement of third-party events
  • Regular point of contact for community and event fundraisers providing excellent customer service
  • Help develop the number of community based groups and organisations that adopt Blesma as their charity as well as those that raise one off funds
  • Learn to use the Raiser’s Edge database for accurate record keeping and analysis; work closely with the Database Manager to ensure accurate selection and monitoring of activities
  • Input accurate and up to date information onto the database
  • Help organise fundraising materials – contribute to design
  • Support the Fundraising Team with regards to Public Relations and Communications tasks in conjunction with the PR & Media Team
  • Manage and update fundraising spreadsheets and follow up outstanding pledged income
  • Willing to sometimes work unsociable hours, travel extensively and stay away from home as required.

Location: Blesma Office – Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6NA.

Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 dependent on skills and experience.

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job requirements to od@blesma.org

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