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Manager, Fundraising and Communications

Organisation : Big Group Hug Ltd

Location : Melbourne (Bundoora)

Time required : TBC but ideally 2/3 days per week

Duration of project : Ongoing

Skill area : Fundraising

Sector : Community Engagement

Application closing date : 30 Nov, 2021

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Big Group Hug Team. The Manager, Fundraising &
Communications provides leadership and strategic direction across marketing and communications,
strategic partnerships, fundraising and bequests.

The Manager Fundraising & Communications will develop and implement donor engagement
strategies and fundraising activities for all donor segments, including appeals, acquisition, retention,
stewardship and identifying and cultivating major donors and bequests.

Reporting to the Executive Directors, the successful person will have proven success collaborating
across an organisation to make a mission driven impact. You will be a self- starter, with the drive,
vision, and networking ability to build new income streams from scratch.

Key Responsibilities:

The role is responsible for developing and executing our Fundraising Strategy to drive the long-term sustainability of Big Group Hug.

Create an annual fundraising plan to set 3-year fundraising goals across multiple income streams that includes: individual giving, fundraising appeals, regular giving, trust and foundations, major gifts, corporate partnership, community fundraising, and volunteering

Identify, acquire, cultivate, and steward donors across all levels of giving including individual and philanthropic bodies, securing major gifts from prospects and existing donors;

Connect and establish local partnerships

• Create communications and marketing materials necessary to support the fundraising plan, as well as regular communications to new and existing donors

• Oversee the donor database, its development and functionality to support the donor journey

• Attend and speak at industry events to engage donors and develop relationships

• Work with the Executive Directors to develop and implement appropriate impact measurement activities for fundraising, and track data and develop reports communicating results as required

About the organisation

Organisation name : Big Group Hug Ltd

Big Group Hug is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2014. Based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Big Group Hug supports vulnerable and disadvantaged families in need, by providing new and pre-loved goods to help these families care for their children, aged from newborn to 16-year-old.

Our core belief is that all children deserve the best start in life, so for us, the child is the focus of everything we do. Our team is made up of over 300 individuals/volunteers who are determined and committed to assisting every family who asks for help.

How to apply

Please send applications to by 30 November 2021.  Please include a cover letter that outlines your relevant experience as well as an update resume

Please quote in application: Manager, Fundraising and Communications via Pro Bono Australia.


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