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Fundraising Events Manager
The Fundraising Events Manager is responsible for the overall management, strategy, and delivery of successful Fundraising and donor recognition events for Flying House Productions (FHP). Including, but not limited to: annual dinner, dance, and auction (Black Tie & Sequins); Annual Fundraising Breakfast (Interlude: Gather & Give); annual holiday raffle; annual major donor recognition events; and all major donor cultivation events.
The Fundraising Events Manager will create operational and personnel work plans for all fundraising and donor events. Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate fundraising and donor event activities, projects, and promotions to maximize income. Work with staff, and the Board of Directors to ensure that fundraising is acknowledged as an integral part of Fundraising for FHP.
The Fundraising Events Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with FHP’s Development and Marketing teams; as well as the Event Committee and Volunteers in the planning and implementation of all events. A Commitment to team work and the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings will be required.
Lead the Management and Development of Event Fundraising
- Develop and deliver all existing fundraising and donor events
- Identify and maximize opportunities to increase income and participation
- Research and propose new event fundraising opportunities with projected costs, income, and timelines
- Act as staff lead for FHP’s Fundraising Events Committee
- Work with FHP Staff and Volunteers; and the Fundraising Events Committee to plan, market, and implement all event fundraising activities
- Work with FHP’s marketing staff, designers, and other team members to design, print, and distribute all printed and online fundraising and donor event marketing materials
- Oversee all related data management including data input, amendment, running reports, and creating data queries as necessary for all fundraising and donor events
- Ensure compliance with all relevant fundraising regulations and gambling commission requirements, especially for FHP’s annual holiday raffle
- Work with FHP’s Executive Director and Finance Director to set income and expenditure budgets for all fundraising and donor event activity, including projections for potential new activity
- Monitor progress against budget and reforecast income and expenditure as required
- Achieve or exceed budgeted targets for events by managing the resources within the approved budget and ensuring value for money
- Work with FHP’s Executive Director and Finance Director to analyze results appropriately including ROI and to provide conclusions and recommendations for budgets and strategic plans going forward
- Develop and deliver the strategic direction for fundraising and donor recognition events and to ensure sustainable growth in net income
- Communicate strategy across staff, board, singers, and volunteers; engaging them all in the implementation and support of all fundraising and donor events
- Develop the strategy and keep abreast of changes within the fundraising events sector, and our donors, to keep the program of activities up-to-date and engaging
- 3-5 years experience in event planning or equivalent experience with project management
- Demonstrated experience with producing a variety of special events, including auctions, receptions, raffles, festivals, or similar events
- Administrative skills, including budgeting, public relations, letter writing, contracting, and vendor relations
- Competent with MS Office particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Competent use of a database – The Raiser’s Edge and Auction Tracker is desirable
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of job assignments
- Experience of setting and working to budgets and deadlines
- Proven experience of increasing income from marketing/sales/fundraising activity
- Experience of cultivating supporters, as well as working with and motivating volunteers
- Experience of building relationships across s an organization to support the delivery of plans and objectives
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad range of people
- Part-time, 60 or 80 percent (24 or 30 hours a week), Salary, Exempt
- Flexible schedule, to be arranged with supervisor
- Evening and weekend hours required
Compensation: Competitive Salary (based on experience)
- Please submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) recent professional references (with emails and phone numbers ) BY EMAIL to .
- Please include the phrase “Fundraising Events Manager” in the subject line.