Fundraising Manager

at Silk Road
Published November 7, 2022
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Fundraising Manager has to hold the responsibility of the strategic development function of Silk Road SRO and drives its fundraising efforts to secure the resources needed to advance the SRO’s work. The Fundraising Manager have to provide the senior management with a frequent reports related to fundraising activities and maintain sustainable revenue in partnership with major donors, organizations, corporate partners, and governments. The Fundraising manager works closely with the management and staff team, Finance and Administration, Communications and other departments to build the SRO’s ‘Case for Support’ that will result in sustainable revenue. The Fundraising Manager has knowledge of the existing local, regional and national funding community in Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the USA and how a comprehensive not-for-profit operation prioritizes, launches, and maintains a selection of the following: capital campaigns, annual giving, special giving, major targeted gifts, gift of shares, planned giving and bequests, grants and contributions from governments. This function have to maintain a close relationship with other job functions to develop and leverage relationships that result in meeting or exceeding target fund raising goals that ensure the SRO’s projects and core operations are appropriately and sustainably resourced.

Personal Skills:

Leadership skills. The Fundraising Manager may lead teams of employees, which requires vision casting, task delegation, administration, and other leadership competencies.
Writing and speaking skills. Fundraising manager should clearly convey why the project, cause, or organization is worthwhile. S/he may also need to field questions about the use of the collected funds. Writing skills are also essential for drafting grant proposals or corresponding with donors.
Financial acumen. S/he may also undertake basic financial management, bookkeeping, and accounting tasks to ensure that they are accurately tracking their fundraising progress.
Project management and organizational skills. The Fundraising Manager may have to hit certain goals or milestones, progress down a fundraising timeline, or fulfill small steps — such as events — on the way toward achieving broader goals. The ability to organize and manage these milestones is integral to their completion and success.
Creative problem-solving skills. The Fundraising Manager may need to exhibit outside-the-box thinking as S/he seek new, more effective ways to get the word out about the Silk Road projects or cause — or to attract new financial donations.

Fundraising:

Develop compelling proposals, reports, budgets, and other grant materials for high net worth people, foundations, and corporate fundraising, including sponsorships that articulate the SRO’s accomplishments and aspirations.
Develop policies and procedures that reflect ethical fundraising practices.
Implement fundraising activities such as: use ethical fundraising principles, oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events specified in a fund development plan, and engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices.
Manage all deadlines, workflows, and project plans for fundraising activities including: Internal timelines for collection of information, the timely completion schedules, projection of successful achievement of funding requests.
Work with staff to track grant deliverables.
Participate in the planning and coordination of creative, strategic, and meaningful appeals, campaigns, and activities to engage new and existing donors both online and in-person.
Relationships Building:

Education

Bachelor’s or Master degree in marketing, public relations or related field, with 5-10 years’ experience leading major fundraising campaigns

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