Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We believe that cricket can help to develop the personal, social and physical skills of the 600,000 children that we work with every year.
Chance to Shine Schools programme has introduced five million state school children to cricket over the last 15 years. 88% of the teachers we surveyed agreed their pupils had developed their teamwork skills through taking part. 72% of the children we surveyed agreed “I feel confident when I play cricket”.
Chance to Shine Street was set up to reach young people in disadvantaged areas. Street is a fast, fun, free and exciting version of cricket requiring limited equipment. The programme engages more than 5,000 young people each year across 200 projects. 64% of our participants are from the most deprived areas of England and 75% are from ethnically diverse communities.
The Fundraising Team is tasked with securing new partners and donors and the stewardship of existing supporters across a range of funding streams: Corporate, Events, Trusts and Foundations, Individuals, and statutory funding to support the delivery of Chance to Shine programmes.
Major Giftsincome makes up approximately 30% of our fundraising income and is a channel that has been identified in our 5-year fundraising strategy as a strong growth area. We have a healthy portfolio of loyal supporters, but are working to grow this supporter base through identifying and building relationships with new donors. The Major Gifts Officer will play an important role in supporting the growth of this income stream.
Purpose of the role
The Major Gifts Officer will play an important role in the success and growth of Major Gifts fundraising at Chance to Shine. The role will primarily identify and research prospects to provide insight into capacity to give and an affinity to the cause in order that the team can prioritise prospects and develop targeted cultivation and stewardship plans.
In addition to this you will be responsible for a portfolio of mid-level supporters, building relationships to retain and upgrade support. Your stewardship of this pool will include providing updates on our work, developing bespoke communications, managing events invitations, acknowledging support, and maintaining accurate records on the fundraising database. You will also support the Major Gifts Manager by coordinating the preparation of reports to a small pool of individuals.
Compliance and due diligence
The job holder will liaise with:
Essential experiences and competencies
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How to Apply
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We’re working hard to embed equity, diversity and inclusion across all areas of our work – we know diversity and diversity of thought will help us thrive as an organisation and be more effective in what we do.
Within our values at Chance to Shine, to be inclusive sits at the heart of our mission. During your time with us we want you to feel involved in all aspects of our work, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, neuro-diversity, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.
We are committed to ensuring that the diversity of our staff team reflects the full diversity of the young people that we serve through our programmes, particularly People of Colour, LGBTQ and those with disabilities. Therefore, we welcome applications from a broad spectrum of communities