The Humane League UK

Donor Development Specialist

Remote, UK


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This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented fundraiser to make their mark and build The Humane League UK’s successes to end the abuse of animals raised for food.

Working closely with the Head of Development and our Communications Department you will help grow our income and expand our pool of individual givers. A creative influencer and communicator, you will have an inclusive, consultative and adaptive approach to fundraising. You will have at least 5 years of experience in individual giving and database management.

The individual will be creative in designing and implementing successful fundraising initiatives to grow our donor base. You will have exceptional interpersonal skills: tactful, diplomatic and confident in managing and developing relationships with a diverse range of donors and volunteers. Finally, you will be highly skilled in digital fundraising and have previous experience with managing fundraising databases. This role reports to the Head of Development.

The key focus of the role will be:

Individual Giving: Working closely with the Communications Department to plan and manage online fundraising strategies to meet annual fundraising goals - planning fundraising campaigns and writing appeals; Research new growth opportunities and provide recommendations to management.

Donor Acquisition: Plan and implement donor acquisition strategies through digital channels.

Retention Program: Oversee a retention program, including stewardship and administrative correspondence with monthly donors.

Donor Data: Oversee donor information in our CRM Donorfy; Develop and maintain efficient systems for data protection, data entry, gift processing, and relationship management; create reports and segmentation, and provide donation-related staff training. Oversee the development and maintenance of automated email communications with donors. Working with our comms and tech departments to build donation forms and emails.

Analysis: Prepare tailored reports as needed, including conclusions and recommendations for solutions, as appropriate. Assist in data analysis, particularly related to fundraising campaigns, retention rates, and quarterly/annual benchmarking.

Development Operations: Coordinate with the Finance and Operations Department on joint initiatives; Draft organisational policies related to fundraising issues; Research third-party vendors as needed, including negotiation of agreement and cost; Develop financial tracking procedures for Donorfy; ensure our fundraising communications are in line with the Fundraising Regulator Code of Practice and GDPR compliant; oversee our Gift Aid process.

Essential skills:

Self-motivated & Organised: you are a forward-thinker who works on your own initiative, meeting objectives and tight deadlines under pressure.

Analytical: Able to sort large amounts of data and find and present clear conclusions.

Strategic: you know what gets results and have a clear, ambitious plan to achieve them. You know what success looks like.

Creative: a creative and critical thinker that can generate new ideas to maximise the success of fundraising.

Communicator: you are an exceptional communicator with strong writing skills and can adapt to different tones and styles.

To be employed with THL UK, we ask that you have the right to work in the UK and also be able to provide relevant documents.

Our recruitment process consists of initial application, skills test/s, and 1st, 2nd and final interview stages. Please note that we are only able to provide feedback to candidates at interview stage.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2020-03-01

  • Category Animal Welfare
  • Created by Klara Schmidt
  • Submitted 03 Feb
  • Last updated 03 Feb