MAKE seeks a freelance Fundraising and Development Mentor to deliver a programme of fundraising and development training and mentoring for MAKE members.
Through investment by Artswork, MAKE offers a Development Mentor fee of £4,200. The Development Mentor will provide two full-day bespoke fundraising and development training and mentoring sessions to a cohort of 24 MK arts and cultural organisations. These sessions will explore:
- New revenue streams
- Sponsorship and philanthropy opportunities
- New sources of funding via trusts, foundations etc.
- Cultural commissioning – opportunities, working with commissioners, becoming ‘commission ready’
- Investment partnerships
Subsequently, the Development Mentor will work closely with a cohort of five. This work will take place between Autumn 2019 and Summer 2020 and will allow participants to develop a Fundraising Strategy and timeline for collaborative MAKE project bids. It will support the development and submission/implementation/pitching of bids, campaigns and proposals. It is expected that this group will become a Fundraising sub-group for MAKE and will continue to support the growth and development of cultural education in MK by supporting a range of collaborative projects and initiatives.
In addition to prep and planning for 3 full-day sessions and 4 half-day sessions the Development Mentor will:
- Meet and liaise with the MAKE PM to discuss and plan the programme outline and its evaluation methods (Autumn 2019)
- Independently develop programme, plan training and mentoring approach, source materials (Autumn 2019)
- Share experience of programme at a MAKE partnership meeting (Summer 2020)
- With MAKE PM compile and collate data for evaluation report (Summer 2020)
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a complex environment, ideally within the arts or an educational setting. They will have demonstrable experience as a trainer, and of working in a fundraising role, as well as a proven track record of raising funds from trusts and foundations, with experience of a wider fundraising mix. They will be a team player with a positive approach to work. Clear, creative and strategic thinking is essential.
Please submit a CV and covering letter stating why you are suitable for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business, 12th September 2019.