Fundraising Strategist

Stirling (County) / Central Scotland / Remote working
This is a voluntary role with no remuneration. Governance training is provided.
20 Jun 2022
22 Jul 2022
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours, 10 to 20 hours
Long Term

Equi-Power Central Scotland RDA Group is an independent SCIO and Social Enterprise and member Group of RDA UK, based in the Forth Valley. We believe in the power of horses to transform lives and offer a range of equestrian based therapeutic and sporting activities to children and adults with additional support needs. Operating from a temporary base, our award winning group are seeking Trustees and Fundraising Sub-Board members with the expertise, passion and commitment needed to help us fulfil the vision to build a new RDA community facility of excellence in Stirling, Central Scotland. The centre is expected to provide national training and competition facilities alongside the sporting and therapeutic riding, carriage driving, equestrian vaulting and equine facilitated learning opportunities that RDA is known for UK wide.

As a Trustee you will provide appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the charity in the pursuit of its strategies and fulfilment of its charitable purposes. As fundraising strategist, you will lead a sub-board of Donor Researchers, Donor Ambassadors and Grant writers, taking the lead role in developing and driving forwards a comprehensive fundraising strategy to finance Equi-Power’s ambitious Capital Project.

In close collaboration with the Committee Chair, Donor Ambassador, Grant Writers, Donor Researchers and Group Organiser, create the Funding Development Plan and develop and broaden the organisation’s donor base, levying financial support for the Capital Project Development.

Key responsibilities:

• Plan, implement and oversee the delivery of the Capital appeal.

• Oversee the development of cultivation plans for identifying prospects and the building a portfolio of major donors to solicit high value gifts from.

• Oversee the Fundraising sub-board team to maximise income from charitable trusts and foundations, corporates and high net-worth individuals.

• Oversee the achievement of budgeted income targets, objectives and agreed KPI’s.

 • Create individual plans, forecasts and budgets for the Fundraising sub-board team; reviewing the overall Capital appeal plan quarterly.

• Develop and apply contingency plans and provide regular reports as required.

• Work with the Fundraising sub-board team to develop supporter journeys and a coordinated approach to all communications.

 • Support an organisation wide positive fundraising culture by building and nurturing supportive relationships with staff, volunteers and other Board members.

• Provide verbal and written reports and presentations on the progress of the Capital appeal to the Board.

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