Compassionate assisted dying group need a Director of Fundraising. Could it be you?

Compassionate assisted dying group need a Director of Fundraising. Could it be you?

Trustee/Governor
J69553
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)

Where

Clerkenwell, EC1V 8BB
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? Pre-Covid, we had four board meetings a year which tended to take place in London.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
The role requires an ongoing time commitment of a few hours per week. We will work with you to develop a strategy and consequent resourcing needs.

My Death, My Decision wants the Law to allow the terminally ill or incurably suffering the option of a legal, safe, and compassionate assisted death. We need a Director of Fundraising to help the cause.

What will you be doing?

The purpose of the role is:

To accelerate the growth of fundraising across membership and donations, to help us achieve long term, sustainable income growth.

To develop partnerships and supporter relationships which enhance our campaigning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategy for fundraising in collaboration with the Board.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a 3-year fundraising plan, which includes, key activities, membership growth,  areas of required investment, KPIs and milestones.
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to create and engage online communities and to use these communities as the basis for recruiting new members, supporters, patrons and activists across a diverse range to ensure we are representative of those affected.
  • Establish a range of new income streams, with a particular emphasis on the application of digital technology, e.g. the use of Crowdfunding, as the basis for establishing a more diverse range of income.
  • Establish, test and roll out a member acquisition programme which increases the size of the active supporter base. To include the use of social media and online communities as a prominent means of reaching new supporters. 
  • Establish supporter segmentation as the basis for effective supporter engagement and develop communication and activities in line with these segments.
  • Work with key donors/donor families regarding how they wish their funds to be used and determine what publicity would be appropriate and acceptable. 
  • Grow income from events and manage key relationships together with various members of the Board.
  • Feed into the development and implementation of the strategic plans of MDMD.

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?

We need someone who combines a strategic view with enthusiasm for changing the hearts and minds of politicians to achieve a change in the law, and who would like to support our members and supporters in having their voices heard.

All MDMD meetings are currently held online. Board meetings are quarterly. You would also be a member of our Campaign Strategy Group, which meets monthly.

You will be a good fit for this role if you have:

  • Fundraising experience and proven outcomes
  • Passion for changing the law on assisted dying
  • Experience in delivering campaign messaging
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to enthuse others
  • Strong strategic thinking skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We are an equal opportunities organisation, proud of our Board gender balance, but focused on further improving our diversity. We, therefore, encourage applications from all members of the community.

What difference will you make?

My Death, My Decision is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign group that wants the laws of our country to allow those who are terminally ill or incurably suffering the option of a legal, safe, and compassionate assisted death. 

We follow a line of predecessor organisations in representing the interests of those facing constant and unbearable suffering, when no other right-to-die organisations would, and to advocate on their behalf to secure a lasting change in the law. 

We have quickly become one of the leading assisted dying organisations in England and Wales, and are at the forefront of social change: nearly 90% of the public now favours a change in the law to allow assisted dying for those who are incurably suffering or terminally ill. 

We are committed to an evidence-based law which would balance individual choice alongside robust safeguards, and we are not afraid to confront uncomfortable truths or expose specious arguments. 

Through the work of our members, supporters, patrons and activists we help to broaden the assisted dying debate and seek to enshrine the values of autonomy, dignity, and compassion into assisted dying legislation.

What's in it for the volunteer?

If you are passionate about a humane assisted dying Law in this country, this is an organisation where you can make a huge difference. We are a committed, friendly team, mostly comprising volunteers - including all of the board.

A few more details

Directors are unpaid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. The Board meets quarterly.  Currently the meetings take place remotely, however we hope in the future to return to face-to-face meetings which usually take place in London. We may interview applicants as and when they apply, rather than await the response deadline - in which case we will withdraw the opportunity.

Before you apply

Any questions, please contact us initially via the Reach platform.
Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Human rights
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