Fundraising Sub Board: Donor Researcher.

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

The Donor Researcher Volunteer conducts in depth research of corporations, foundations or high net-worth individual major gift prospects to support fundraising for Equi-Power’s exciting capital project. The position draws upon multiple resources to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connections with the equestrian industry and disability sector with the goal of generating new donations and fostering strategically important relationships to the organisation. Reporting to and working with the Fundraising Strategist, the donor researcher is an integral member of the fundraising sub-board. The one year position has responsibility for creating a dynamic prospect pipeline and the Donor Researcher will be a crucial part of an exciting project with outstanding social benefit. The voluntary position would suit both experienced Prospect Researchers and those looking to gain experience to add to their fundraising portfolio as part of a career development pathway. Governance and fundraising training are offered. Key Responsibilities include:

1. Conduct in-depth prospect research of corporations, foundations, and high net-worth individual major gift prospects through databases electronic alerts, analysis, wealth screening information, data mining techniques, push technology, demographic searches and creative means.

2. Analyse, interpret, and evaluate biographical, business, personal, and financial information for prospective donors, producing clear and concise research reports and prospective donor lists.

3. Produce high quality donor profile and help determine appropriate solicitation strategy and solicitation ranges

4. Maintain and analyse donor data  

5. Map relationships between donors and prospects to help identify opportunities and build a major gifts pipeline.

6. Monitor local, national, and business news and events for high net-worth individual donor prospects and corporate and foundation prospects. Keep abreast of regional and national business developments and economic trends.

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