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Fundraising Intern

Fundraising Intern

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    Reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed

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Job title: Fundraising Intern

Department: Philanthropy (corporate fundraising & major gifts).

Location: Vauxhall, London

Dates: September – December 2016

Hours: Ideally 3-5 days a week

Salary: Expenses only – up to £15 per day for travel and lunch.

About Sparks:

Sparks funds medical research into conditions and disabilities affecting babies, children and mums-to be. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start in life and a medical condition or disability should not be a barrier to opportunity and fulfilment.

Purpose of Role:

Sparks is looking for a proactive, confident and enthusiastic person to work closely with the Corporate Fundraising Managers and Major Gifts Manager to help maximise fundraising income in the philanthropy team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Securing raffle and auction prizes for use at upcoming fundraising events.
  • Researching companies who Sparks have identified as potential corporate partners.
  • Attending fundraising events, helping the team sell raffle tickets and raising awareness of Sparks.
  • Admin tasks including: checking fundraising income, making ‘welcome’ and ‘thank you’ calls, researching new opportunities for support and writing newsletters to keep supporters up to date about fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Creating research profiles of major donor prospects
  • Stewarding donors to help build long-lasting relationships and maximise their fundraising.
  • Any other relevant duties or projects delegated by the Corporate Partnerships or Major Gifts Manager.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Team worker with excellent oral and written communication skills, including confidence on the telephone and with face-to-face interactions.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Good attention to detail with accurate data entry.
  • Enthusiastic, positive person with a desire to develop fundraising knowledge across the Charity.

What you can expect to gain from this opportunity:

  • Hands-on fundraising experience with the opportunity to work with a number of different fundraising departments.
  • Training, support and the opportunity to develop your skills and enhance your CV.
  • Experience of working with the database Raisers Edge, one of the most widely used charity databases.
  • Meeting and working with new people whilst working on meaningful projects.
  • A reference letter outlining the contribution you have made and the skills and experience acquired during your time with us.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to