Experts in sourcing talent for fundraising jobs

Experts in sourcing talent for fundraising jobs

TPP’s specialist fundraising and development recruitment team have over two decades of expertise in securing candidates for fundraising jobs within non-profit and public sector organisations. Whether on a temporary, permanent or contract basis, we can support you in achieving your organisational aims and making a difference through our provision of staffing solutions. 

Members of our talented candidate network possess a range of skills essential within these roles, from building corporate partnerships to managing trusts and foundations, major donations and philanthropy giving, to individual giving or organising events (special, challenge or sporting).

Our job seekers database is extensive and covers all organisational levels, from the non-profit Development Director to the Fundraising Assistant. We offer several recruitment services to support hiring and onboarding, ranging from contingent search to fully retained services such as headhunting and assessment. 

We can also assist with more specialist fundraising functions and supply staffing solutions for capital campaigns and appeals, gaming and lotteries, and statutory funding roles.

As well as hosting smaller seminars on the challenges and possibilities facing the fundraising community, we regularly attend and sponsor networking and fundraising events and conferences across the UK. We’re passionate about the non-profit, charity and public sectors, and we’re proud of that fact.

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Fundraising & Development specialism

TPP supports various non-profit, charitable and public sector organisations, including assisting education providers in securing talent for fundraising and development jobs.

Our fundraising and development candidates possess specialised skills that will allow them to address niche concerns that organisations might possess. 

We’re aware of the integral role that fundraising and development play in the activities which non-profit and public sector organisations provide, and we’re enthusiastic to facilitate those activities by providing ambitious candidates that can support your organisation’s goals, whether that’s by arranging events or through the administration of legacy and in memoriam donations.

Fundraising and development job profiles

Fundraising and Development encompasses roles with several competencies, attracting candidates with varied academic and professional backgrounds. It offers a rewarding career for targets-driven candidates, those with a passion for their organisation’s cause and the ability to represent their employer when meeting donors and stakeholders. 

Community fundraising engages supporters and volunteers enthusiastic about their organisation and purpose, raising funds within local regions. They might help run events as part of a national strategy or approach previous donors to discuss future contributions. They need to possess strong organisational skills and a gift for communication.

As expert relationship-builders, corporate fundraisers are expected to produce captivating bids and market their cause. We support candidates in applying for the best corporate fundraising jobs in the sector. Typical corporate fundraising roles will task candidates with targeting employee fundraising, cause-related marketing (CRM) and charity of the year campaigns.

Typically targeted to a large number of individuals that contribute to non-profit organisations through small donations, direct marketing and individual giving professionals manage outreach and communications with donors. These candidates will be creative in their approach, with expertise in successfully delivering campaigns through a variety of marketing channels, including direct mail, digital media, face-to-face interactions, inserts and DRTV.

Event fundraisers need expert organisational and delegation skills and the ability to negotiate limited budgets to secure venues. They’ll be required to arrange varied events and steward the participants to facilitate the delivery of those events, from fetes and celebrity galas to sponsored sports and television events.

Candidates looking to enter the legacy fundraising field will need to evidence their ability to manage long-term external relationships and display an understanding of will execution and probate. Their tasks will involve nurturing the development of new legacy donors and asking supporters to consider leaving an in-memoriam donation.

Major donor fundraising jobs are expected to generate income by sourcing wealthy individuals who have a personal interest in their non-profit or charitable cause. These fundraisers are experts in communication, relationship development and long-term strategy. These roles often attract candidates with commercial sales, marketing or business development backgrounds.

Fundraising jobs in the trusts and foundations field are focused on raising money from established organisations that deliver investment in the form of grants and gifts. These are often restricted funding grants. These fundraisers are expert writers, delivering high-quality bids and applications to foundations and trusts, meaning that candidates looking to enter the sector need experience in managing and maintaining personal and professional relationships.

Requiring a similar skillset as that of trusts and foundations fundraising jobs, statutory fundraising usually involves raising funds from international, national, devolved and local governments, research grant-makers and commercial tenders, as well as grant-making NGOs.

Download our Non-Profit Salary, Rewards & Retention Survey

Download our latest Non-Profit Salary, Rewards and Retention Survey. 

Our survey report for non-profit organisations and job-seekers, covers:

  • Finance & Accountancy
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Governance (CEO)
  • MarComms & Digital
  • Office & Specialist Support (data, supporter care, administration, operations, events, EA/PA and prospect research)

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