Fundraising Manager – SA.MAST

Key responsibilities for this exciting position include but are not limited to:
Fundraising
Researching and identifying Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Programmes and businesses that match the organisation’s goals
Proposal drafting, submissions & reporting
Developing and implementing a fundraising strategy independently to ensure the financial stability of the organisation
Developing and maintaining corporate funding partnerships.
Compiling and communicating key messages to all affected and interested stakeholders by telling honest and authentic stories about the impact and successes of our work or challenges needing to be addressed.
Compiling and submitting financial and activity reports to donors.
Creating and maintaining records and documentation pertaining to fundraising activities.
Creating and managing projects associated with achieving income stream targets (Corporate partnerships, Planned Giving, Fundraising Appeals,)
Maintaining relationships with existing local and international donors.
Helping to raise fundraising targets in excess of R5 million per annum.

Marketing and Public Relations
Communicating key messages to all affected and interested stakeholders by telling honest and authentic stories about the impact and successes of our work or its challenges
Copywriting and the production and distribution of general communications through various mediums such as monthly newsletters, radio interviews, print and online media etc
Creating content and coordinating the online presence of the organisation on all relevant social media and owned platforms.
Building a social media presence by maintaining a solid online presence.
Monitoring the company’s brand on social media.
Building brand awareness by engaging relevant influencers.
Managing our online communities to ensure respectful and appropriate engagement.
Responding to comments on each of our accounts.
Overseeing customer service provided via social media.
Analysing data to determine whether social media campaigns have achieved their objectives.
Developing stories through media production that create emotional connections with diverse audiences.
Identifying appropriate channels for both online and print media, including planning and implementing strategic marketing events.
Advocating for change in policy and legislation affecting organisational purpose and the sector in general
Creating and maintaining media relations

The Fundraiser must meet the following criteria:
Minimum 3 years’ experience of setting, managing, and delivering on significant fundraising targets.
Substantial experience in working in the NGO and/or animal welfare or rights sector for a minimum of 5 years.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team and with diverse individuals
A real passion for the rights and welfare of domestic animals and humane development of indigent communities
Skilled in funding proposal writing, face-to face communication and written report financial and activity writing.
Skilled in capturing and distributing photographic material and short video footage.
Good knowledge of traditional and non-traditional fundraising models.
Proven experience in raising significant funds.
The ability to independently travel to Khayelitsha as and when needed.
Excellent networking, communication (oral, written, interpersonal) and presentation skills
Sound budgeting, donor reporting and administrative abilities.
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); proficiency in database management.
High degree of self-direction; able to work with minimal supervision to achieve fundraising objectives.
Have own vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Clear credit record and no criminal convictions.
Kindly email your Cover Letter and CV to opsadmin@samast.co.za for the attention of the operations manager, Ms Tshepiso Sethole.

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