Fundraising Manager (High Value)

Elephant Family

Elephant Family is an international conservation charity that works to protect Asia’s magnificent wildlife in the most joyful and engaging way possible.

Since their inception in 2003, Elephant Family have powered 150+ projects that have reconnected forest fragments, restored migratory routes, stamped out illegal trades and found ways for humans and wild animals to successfully live closer together than ever before.

In 2021, Elephant Family merged with British Asian Trust, an alliance that marked an exciting step in the evolution of both charities, bringing together the best minds in conservation, management and philanthropy.

Elephant Family is renowned for their unique and high profile events, which have been the foundation of the charity and will remain a key part of fundraising activities. Through these events, and their loyal HNWI supporters and corporate partners, Elephant Family have raised more than £20 million since its inception.

There is significant potential to be realised within the existing donor base of philanthropists and corporate supporters. As Fundraising Manager, you will support the team to develop meaningful and sustainable relationships with supporters, managing a small portfolio of your own major donors and leading on the day-to-day contact with corporate partners and event sponsors.

Queen Camilla and King Charles at an Elephant Family event.
Elephant Family is deeply honoured to have Queen Camilla and King Charles as Joint Royal Presidents.

Introduction from the Chief Executive

Elephant Family is one of the most exciting charities in the country! We organise the most amazing events and have an incredible supporter base, the combination of which enables us to raise funds for the conservation programmes we deliver in Asia.

Recent years have seen some remarkable successes – in 2021 our “CoExistence Campaign” brought London to a standstill as over 100 lifesize elephants made of lantana closed the Mall for a day and then occupied the Royal Parks for six weeks, raising over £3m in the process! Last year our Animal Ball made global headlines and raised over £2m. We have also secured substantial funding from the UK Government for our work in India.

We now want to build on these successes and substantially increase our income so that we can increase our programmes and impact. We are looking for a brilliant fundraiser who will support across our amazing events, High Net Worth individuals and corporate partnerships. You should be creative and innovative and relish the prospect of working in a fast-moving and dynamic environment.

Read Richard’s letter in full. 

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Richard Hawkes

Chief Executive

About the role

As Fundraising Manager, you will:

  • Manage a pool of HNWIs, corporate partners and event sponsors focusing on delivering compelling stewardship plans to deepen relationships with supporters and secure income
  • Proactively identify and research major donor and corporate prospects, and develop individual cultivation plans to move along the pipeline
  • Create high-quality and innovative pitches and presentations to engage prospective donors/partners
  • Manage relationships with event sponsors ensuring key deliverables are met
  • Support the delivery of Elephant Family’s renowned events, primarily focusing on managing the relationships with guests, event partners, and sponsors
  • Work with the Programmes team to identify funding opportunities aligned to donors’ interests and current funding needs
  • Take ownership of the database (Salesforce) ensuring donor records are up-to-date to allow for effective supporter communications and engagement

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrable experience of managing relationships with HNWIs and corporate partners at the 5-figure+ level
  • Proven experience of soliciting and securing support from prospects
  • Strong writing skills with ability to create engaging content, proposals, pitches, presentations, reports and other donor communications
  • Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to manage a varied workload
  • Strong communication and networking skills with the confidence to engage stakeholders of all levels (SMT, Trustees, senior volunteers, donors, partners, colleagues)
  • Database management skills
  • Team player, creative, trustworthy, target-driven and proactive

Employee benefits

Employee benefits include: 

  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • 5% employer contribution pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to a wellbeing platform

Apply for this role

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please get in touch asap to apply.

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