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Fundraising Coordinator, openDemocracy

openDemocracy is seeking to recruit an experienced fundraising coordinator to manage fundraising campaigns and handle contact with readers and donors.

Applications have closed for this position.

9 July 2010

Fundraising Coordinator - openDemocracy.net

openDemocracy, the leading online current affairs website dedicated to debates on human rights and democracy, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to manage its relations with readers and donors. 

In the next three years openDemocracy has ambitious plans to increase the income it derives from its regular readers through voluntary donations and is expanding to meet this goal. 

Job description

The Fundraising coordinator will be expected:

-To manage and develop our CRM database of small and large donors, and  registered readers of the site.

-To plan and execute donor drive campaigns to readers

-To contribute to discussion and planning of the general fundraising strategy

-To handle reader queries about registration and access to the site and queries on donations

-To manage relationships with online credit card, direct debit processing and other similar suppliers, in conjunction with finance team.

-To assist colleagues and Board members with associated events and meetings

-To assist the Director of Operations with any other tasks relating to fundraising and reader relations.

Skills & experience

You will have: 

At least 2 years experience of a fundraising or subscriptions management role, preferably in a non-profit, magazine or academic setting. 

Experience of web-based CRM and donor management systems, as well as excellent computer and web skills, including creating, editing and updating web pages and use of social media.

Experience of fundraising campaigns and knowledge of managing customer relationships. An understanding of donor and supporter motivations through appeals would also be an advantage.

You should be highly numerate and well organised. You’ll need excellent written and verbal communication. Experience of writing copy, developing communication strategies and managing online communities would be desirable. 

Contact Julian Stern, openDemocracy

[email protected]

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