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Freelance Fundraiser, good or bad?

Posted on 28 April 2005 at 4:14 pm

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  • Anonymous
    28 April 2005 at 4:14 pm #2049

    I am currently fundraising on a volunteer basis for a number of charities and thoroughly enjoy doing so.

    I’d ideally like to turn this hobby into a career, but there aren’t many vacancies outside of the London area (or I’m checking all the wrong sites!). What I’d love to be able to do is work on a freelance basis. Does anyone think this is feasible or could someone offer a little advice please?

    Anonymous
    1 May 2005 at 2:43 pm #7447

    Hi Tilly,

    Just from my own experience, I’ve been in marketing for nearly 10 years and have worked for a number of charities both in a paid and pro bono capacity.

    This work sparked the idea to set up a dedicated fundraising division last year which is now going from strength to strength. There are tens of thousands of small charities and other good causes that may not have the resources to employ a full time fundraising manager but still need to raise funds like any other group. Some of the work we do is paid and some of it is provided free of charge – but I’ve found that working with these small groups has been extremely rewarding.

    I’d start by drawing up a list of the types of groups in your area you’d like to be able to work with. Put together a basic proposal (in your head at least) and sit down with each one in turn to discern how you might be able to work together with them in a way that is both fair and realistic.

    I’d suggest starting on a project basis first so that both parties can get a feel for each other – maybe you could arrange and manage a raffle, sponsored walk etc …. This will also give you the chance to show what you can do, turn a tangible ‘profit’ for the group and start building a successful ‘client’ portfolio.

    Personally, I think that it’s a great idea – the more professionally fundraising is approached the better for all involved.

    Mark

    Anonymous
    25 July 2005 at 10:50 am #7448

    I am currently fundraising on a volunteer basis for a number of charities and thoroughly enjoy doing so.

    I’d ideally like to turn this hobby into a career, but there aren’t many vacancies outside of the London area (or I’m checking all the wrong sites!). What I’d love to be able to do is work on a freelance basis. Does anyone think this is feasible or could someone offer a little advice please?

    Where are you based?

    Liz Sandeman

    Anonymous
    4 August 2005 at 10:25 am #7449

    how do you know how much to charge?

    do you have to draw up formal contracts between yourself and the groups you do the work for?

    Anonymous
    16 November 2005 at 11:52 am #7450

    there arnt many freelance fundraising jobs around there are salaried ones outside of london though definatly. in at childline in the midlands but there are other charities looking for people. just check the sites individually or check the yell pages and call.

    Anonymous
    16 November 2005 at 12:17 pm #7451

    check out http://www.charityjob.co.uk
    its a really good website with hundreds of jobs on.

    Anonymous
    5 December 2005 at 3:31 pm #7452

    I am currently fundraising on a volunteer basis for a number of charities and thoroughly enjoy doing so.

    I’d ideally like to turn this hobby into a career, but there aren’t many vacancies outside of the London area (or I’m checking all the wrong sites!). What I’d love to be able to do is work on a freelance basis. Does anyone think this is feasible or could someone offer a little advice please?

    I work from home fund raising for charities but on an employed basis, freelance is something I’ve thought of too. There are a lot of organisations out there seeking paid fund raises, try being diverse in your engine search. I would love to here from you and your progress.

    PL

    Anonymous
    29 December 2012 at 5:23 am #11322

    We are currently looking for

    experience fundraising consultants

    freelance fundraisers.

    and fundraisers considering consultancy or freelance work.

    with strong track records, an ethical approach, and excellent client or customer service skills.

    We are particularly interested in finding specialists in

    corporate fundraising.

    major gifts fundraisers.

    direct marketing / digital fundraising.

    and statutory funding.

    but would also love to talk to specialists in other areas of fundraising or fundraising generalists/experienced fundraising managers/directors.

    You will find working with us rewarding and it will further develop your skills and experience.

    Contact Mein Jephthah

    jeff@bayelsahumanitarianagency.org

    +2348066316271

    bayelsahumanitarianagency.org

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