Fundraiser Role

Ferryhill, Weardale, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Spennymoor, Sedgefield, Peterlee, Lanchester, Seaham, Consett, Langley Park, Chilton, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street, Meadowfield, Teesdale, Newton Aycliffe, Stanley, Durham City

Raising funds for the County Durham volunteer committee to deliver campaigns and events. The Fundraiser will be an effective networker, developing positive relationships with local businesses and potential donors, as well as identifying suitable trust funders. A confident, persuasive personality and a good organiser would enjoy this role.


Role Purpose:
The role of the Fundraiser is to raise the funds required for the Committee to deliver
campaigns and events.
Primarily, a Fundraiser will increase the contributions of individuals and groups to
our charity by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities
from various sources, such as a bid to a trust, or seeking support from a local business,
working with major donors and planning and delivering fundraising events.
Networking is a key part of this role as depends heavily on being able to forge positive
relationships with supporters and funding organisations.
Fundraisers also work to raise awareness of the charity's work, aims and goals.
• Identify and apply to sources of funding.
• Plan, facilitate and deliver local events and activities to raise funds.
• Comply with all relevant legal requirements such as health and safety legislation
for fundraising events.
• To maintain a positive engagement with existing and past funders.
• Attend online committee meetings
• Raise awareness of our charity and its unique service

Skills & Qualities

• Comfortable with speaking to senior representatives of third-party organisations
and the ability to deliver verbal and written presentations to potential funders.
• Highly developed interpersonal and networking skills.
• Good organisational and research skills.
• Excellent knowledge of the organisation’s strategies and plans, or a clear ability
to learn this quickly.
• Able to commit sufficient time to make the role successful
• Commitment to the policies, procedures, goals and values of the charity.
• Good written and verbal communication skills with a professional and friendly
telephone manner.
• Computer literate (MS-Word, Excel, email, etc.) with own access to a computer &
• Previous fundraising experience would be a bonus.
• Interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
• Persistence and innovation, able to negotiate with and persuade others

When & Where?
Training and Support Offered/Expenses

The role will be supported through regular contact with the local committee
Chair and Regional Manager.
Reasonable out of pocket expenses, to fulfil essential activities, will be reimbursed
Online induction and access to volunteering portal.

Volunteer Benefits

People choose to volunteer for Crimestoppers for a variety of reasons. Some have been personally affected by crime, for others it offers the chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around them. For many it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge and meet new people.

Through volunteering, you will help to give a voice to people who don’t feel able to speak up/ those who are vulnerable.

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Hours: As many hours as you can give Type: Advice & Guidance, Campaigning/Lobbying, Fundraising, Festivals/Events

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