Fundraising Co-Ordinator - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland)

Fundraising Co-Ordinator - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland)

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) is Ireland's leading provider of community based neuro-rehabilitation services for people who have acquired a brain injury in Ireland

We are currently recruiting for the the role of Fundraising Co-Ordinator.

The Fundraising Co-Ordinator role is a new addition to the Fundraising Function in the organisation and is a key role in the further development of this function in the organisation.

The main responsibility of the Fundraising Co-Ordinator will be to play a lead role in the implementation of the new strategic fundraising plan. This will be a wide ranging role, primarily involving working alongside the Head of Fundraising to develop corporate donors, trusts, foundations, major donors, community development and all grant applications. The Fundraising Co-Ordinator will also play a lead role in developing a donor database. Reporting directly to the Head of Fundraising, this role offers enormous scope to the successful candidate in developing a wide range of fundraising experience.

The successful candidate will have the following Qualifications and Experience:

 Relevant third level qualification in business, marketing or another related discipline.

  • Minimum of 1 years’ proven experience of fundraising or business development within a results-based organisation, project or operation.
  • Demonstrable experience and success in developing and maintaining strong supporter relationships
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of fundraising
  • Experience of managing the creative process and reviewing copy/artwork for fundraising initiatives.
  • Excellent MS Office skills

Previous experience of working in an area of disability/ illness, and a general understanding of the not-for-profit sector in Ireland is desirable.

 This is a permanent, full-time position for 35 hours per week.  A full role profile is available on our website –  Salary is commensurate with experience and the market.

 Click here for Full details and to apply

The Closing date is the 10th July 2017 at 9.00am.

All informal enquires can be directed to Jonathan Power Head of Fundraising at


 Head of Corporate Partnerships - CMRF Crumlin

 Head of Corporate Partnerships - CMRF Crumlin

Title: Head of Corporate Partnerships

Location: CMRF Crumlin                

Reporting to: Director of Fundraising

Type of Contract: 2 year fixed term, Full-time

About the Organisation

CMRF Crumlin provides vital funding for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and The National Children's Research Centre. When a child you love is sick, your top priority is finding the best care available. It’s ours too. At the core of CMRF Crumlin is a desire to help every sick child to give them the best possible chance to survive, thrive and live to their potential. We’re focused on supporting small victories every day, saving tiny lives, and improving patient experience. At CMRF Crumlin our team has one simple mission – enabling the best outcomes for kids and their families. We now have an exciting opportunity heading up our corporate team.

Primary Purpose:                         

The Head of Corporate Partnerships will play a senior role in delivering the CMRF fundraising strategy helping to delivering funds and support from companies through corporate partnerships, corporate philanthropy, corporate marketing and campaigns, cause related marketing, staff led fundraising and sponsorships.

Key Responsibilities

Delivery of target:

  • You will take ownership for and build the strategy for partners, charity of the year fundraising and corporate campaigns to raise over 1.3 million in 2017 and build the strategy to scale for 2018 and beyond.
  • Meeting overall annual income targets within budget, and delivering on all KPI’s for the area to ensure the long term growth of the team.

Strategy and Planning

  • Develop strategies to achieve annual income and expenditure targets
  • Develop strategies to ensure key partner growth, retention, value and duration and overall lifetime value and return on investment per partner / donor
  • Development of a research and data-led strategic approach to all partner development and acquisition strategies.
  • Develop a strategy for engaging new supporters to include key talks, roundtables and calendar events, donor engagements with board and executive.
  • Identify, propose and implement development and innovation opportunities

Staff Management

  • Foster a culture that is target driven, encourages growth, being donor focused and responsive to changing environments
  • Overall management and development of the corporate area including recruitment onboarding and development
  • Team management including team reviews, appraisals, objective setting and supervision that develops and retains a dedicated, efficient and effective team
  • Work closely with the philanthropy department, individual giving team, golf programme and community to maximise opportunities, create synergies and integrate key messaging for maximum effect

Programme and product development

  • Develop a specific plan that engages companies across a variety of fundraising opportunities to include long term partnerships in line with corporate strategy, charity of the year partnerships, staff led fundraising initiatives, CRM and sponsorships, campaign responses and philanthropy.
  • Develop a programme of sponsorship opportunities leveraging opportunities such as Golf programme, media opportunities and events.
  • Develop a suite of cases for support for partnerships to include specific research programmes where appropriate but also general fundraising partnerships
  • Develop and grow the corporate appeal programme developing the database, proposition and above the line activities
  • Create a bespoke offering of engagement opportunities for companies, their staff and management that secures funding volunteers and participants where appropriate for key opportunities.
  • Work to create innovative and bespoke pitches for companies that drive engagement of the public behind dual brand campaigns
  • Manage corporate database to best practice guidelines, screen and secure ethical and appropriate partners that manage corporate risk

Relationship management

  • Ensure quality relationship management and stewardship of corporate in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Manage a suite of supports appropriate to corporate partner level
  • Develop agreements and MOUs with key partners

Budgets and Reporting

  • Management of team costs and expenditure budgets on an on-going basis ensuring all activity is implemented within budget and within defined cost ratio’s


  • Participate as part of the CMRF, Crumlin fundraising team in all working groups, meetings and workshops as required
  • Undertake any relevant work delegated or assigned to you by the Director of Fundraising

Essential Criteria

  • A strategic thinker with proven capability in leading a successful fundraising operation at the scale of the CMRF, Crumlin
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities with experience of managing teams
  • Highly developed management and team building skills
  • Champion collaborative working and demonstrate and ability to drive change
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to engage at management and board level and a strong track record of stakeholder management
  • Strong analytical, planning and budgeting skills with a focus on return on investment
  • Flexibility: Demonstrable experience of structuring workload and conflicting demands comfortably managing the multiple dimensions of the role. Work during evenings, weekends and unsocial hours will be a requirement of the role.
  • Diligent, highly organised with close attention to detail.
  • Clear understanding of new media and technology and its application to fundraising
  • Hold a third level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Working knowledge of the not for profit / charity sector
  • Ambitious with a high level of energy and an exceptional work ethic

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to by Friday 7th July 2017.

CMRF Crumlin is an equal opportunities employer

Fundraising Executive - Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Fundraising Executive - Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Fundraising Executive


Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with cystic fibrosis in Ireland. Cystic Fibrosis Ireland also co-operates with medical professionals to ensure we give maximum assistance to both parents and children / adults with cystic fibrosis.

We are supported by fundraising and voluntary contributions and are solely concerned with the well-being of people with cystic fibrosis.

In order to continue and expand our work, we are looking to recruit a Fundraising Executive to join our Fundraising Team.

The Fundraising Executive will be responsible for providing support to the Fundraising Team, assisting in developing and managing of a broad range of fundraising events and campaigns.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who has a passion to raise much needed funds to help Cystic Fibrosis Ireland continue to provide the support and services required by people with cystic fibrosis in Ireland.

Closing Date: 30th June 2017 

Fundraising Executive

Position Overview & Main Responsibility

CF Ireland (CFI) is a voluntary organisation established by a group of parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. Our key focus is the provision of services, information and support for people with CF in Ireland. We receive no core state funding, but we have grown from our voluntary roots to become the leading voice for the CF Community in Ireland, with 22 branches across Ireland.

The Fundraising Executive role will provide general administration support to the fundraising team and to assist with fundraising campaigns, events and activities

Reports to: The Fundraising Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Support For Fundraising Campaigns, Events and Community Fundraising

  • Assist with the recruitment and providing support to fundraising volunteers and local community groups, help and encourage them in their fundraising activities to maximise income, ensuring a high standard of Donor and Fundraiser care is consistently provided.
  • Assist, as a point of contact for supporters holding events to raise funds and build sustainable relationships to encourage continued support.
  • Give support to upcoming events and prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising packs, sponsor cards, charity day products etc.
  • To follow up with volunteers / fundraisers post events
  • Answer telephone enquiries from Fundraisers in an appropriate manner and deal with enquiries and requests efficiently.
  • Accurately record details on the fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge) in line with internal policy
  • To produce and maintain correspondence, reports and information files as required.
  • Follow up Press Releases with local press and radio during campaigns
  • To attend local, regional and national fundraising activities and events as required.
  • Work closely with the fundraising team and other internal teams to ensure the effective running of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
  • To provide information to other teams with regard to income, donors etc. 

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word & Excel
  • 3rd Level qualification (desirable) or relevant experience gained within the same or similar sector.
  • Be a "People Person" - with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad range of people.
  • A high standard of spoken and written English, and good numeracy skills. 


  • Raiser’s Edge
  • Previous fundraising experience
  • Background and/or experience in a charitable organisation.
  • Data protection knowledge 

Person Specification:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Enthusiastic, warm friendly manner with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and experience working in a busy and varied role where the ability to prioritise workload is essential
  • Excellent Attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Additional Information

  • Hours: 35 hours per week (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) - time flexibility and travel required.  Some evening and weekend work maybe required. 
  • Contract: Permanent subject to six months probationary period 
  • Location: 24 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
  • Salary:  Salary Scale €27,000 - €30,000 (based on experience) 
  • All staff are required to maintain and uphold the Association’s policies and procedures.

To Apply:

Please apply by completing the job application form detailing your suitability for the role and forward to Jolyn Mulvey, Senior Co-ordinator HR & Finance, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, by email: or by post to 24 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Please note CV's will not be accepted, applications must be in the form of completed Job application form in order to be considered

Closing Date for receipt of Applications is 4pm 30th June, 2017

Application Form


Fundraising Manager - Suas Educational Development

Fundraising Manager - Suas Educational Development

Suas Educational Development is an international NGO focused on education. Our vision is a world in which all children and young people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people living in disadvantaged communities through education. We currently run programmes in Ireland, India, Zambia and Kenya.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for a dynamic, committed Fundraising Manager to lead the development and expansion of our fundraising activities in line with these plans. The role holder will work with the Suas team and Board of Directors to develop the fundraising function in Suas and raise funds from a range of sources including corporates, trusts, foundations, government agencies, individual givers and fundraising events/campaigns. The successful candidate will have a commitment to results, a strategic approach and excellent communication skills in addition to a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of Suas. They will have significant experience of making successful applications for funding from corporates, trusts and foundations and/or institutional donors and cultivating donor relationships. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge and experience of fundraising through individual giving and fundraising events/campaigns. In return Suas will offer a stimulating and friendly work environment, a competitive salary, a range of responsibilities and the opportunity for professional development. The successful candidate will be a key player in the Suas leadership team, and will report directly to the CEO.

Key Duties:
● To actively contribute to Suas reaching it's income target of approximately €1 million per annum, increasing to €1.5 million within the next three years
● Work with the Suas team and other key informants to develop and implement Suas’ Fundraising Strategy and raise funds from a range of sources
● Research new income streams with an emphasis on Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and, to a lesser extent, Institutional Donors
● Write and coordinate the submission of funding applications to Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors (in collaboration with programme staff)
● Lead on the account management of Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors partnerships ensuring regular contact, updates and reports are provided
● Generate income from Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors across a number of projects to agreed targets (with a focus on acquiring grants between €10,000 and €100,000)
● Develop a deep understanding of Suas work to identify key matches with Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors who will be aligned with our work
● Prepare compelling high quality funding proposals that are strategically relevant and attractive to new and existing Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Institutional Donors
● Develop and maintain excellent relationships with a portfolio of Corporates, Trusts and Foundation and Institutional Donors, providing personal stewardship through face-to-face meetings, regular communications and high quality reporting
● Manage the pipeline of all Suas’ funding applications ensuring all internal and external deadlines are met
● Support the strategic development and delivery of individual/regular giving campaigns and fundraising events/campaigns (in collaboration with a junior fundraising team and external contractors as required)

Other Duties: 

  • Represent Suas at meetings and with other development related organisations / potential donors as appropriate 
  • Promote all Suas policies including Suas’ Communications Policy, Child Protection Policy and abide by these at all times. Person Specification 
  • At least five years’ experience of fundraising from Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and/or Institutional Donors in an established charity 
  • Ability to write well-researched, compelling and convincing, creative, tailored applications for Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and/or Institutional Donors 
  • A proven track record in writing successful high-value fundraising proposals and budgets that secure funding from Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and/or Institutional Donors 
  • A thorough understanding of best practice in fundraising  Understanding and/or experience of raising funds through individual giving and fundraising events/campaigns 
  • Excellent project management and coordination skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Previous budget preparation experience 
  • Staff management experience 
  • A good understanding of education and international development programmes 
  • A third level qualification or equivalent is essential; marketing or business studies preferred. Personal Attributes and Qualities 
  • Commitment to Suas vision, mission and values 
  • Results focus 
  • Strategic orientation 
  • Ability to work on own initiative to deadlines and within a small, integrated team 
  • Good diplomatic skills & cross-cultural sensitivity.

Applications including CV and cover letter and a sample of writing should be submitted to by closing date: Tuesday 11th July 2017. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at time of application. Interviews will take place in the weeks commencing 17th July and 24th July 2017.