Role Profile: Fundraising Strategist

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The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a volunteer to join our team as our new Fundraising Strategist.

Our Organisation

The Transforming Autism Project is a brand-new charity focusing on very early intervention for children with autism with a view to making transformative life-long changes that would not be possible later.  We challenge the traditional understanding of autism and propose an inspiring, hopeful and truly empowering perspective.  For more details, see our TED talk.

We are planning a revolutionary new early intervention autism clinic based on Israel’s pioneering Mifne Centre (see one family’s story here), and also a comprehensive online Hub of resources and inspiration for parents and carers of autistic children.

To find out more about our goals, values and activities, please view our brochure.

Although we are currently new and very small, we will need to grow quickly in order to make progress towards our large-scale goals.  We are therefore – through our wonderful volunteers - building a strong professional team so that we can put the infrastructure in place to have the scope to generate and cope with rapid growth.

Role Purpose

In order to achieve our above goals, we are going to need to rapidly grow from being a very-low income organisation to one raising six and later seven figure sums.  Our vision is inspiring.  Our proposition is distinctive.  The services we propose are unique and deeply needed.  We have strong public-facing material (our book, TED talk, serious articles, interviews with prominent autism specialists, an early detection app developed with Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen, etc).

Now we need a strong Fundraising Lead and/or Strategist, to help guide and drive us in starting to bring in both a healthy regular monthly income to meet our basic costs, and also work towards the higher sums necessary for us to make progress on our key services of Mifne and The Hub.

This is essentially the purpose of the role.  Together with our recruitment team, you can also work on bringing on the right sort of people to work with you to make this happen.  You can also work with the Marketing team to help this become successful.

Our key initial areas of activity are likely to be securing regular monthly donations from supporters, establishing and nurturing a network of enthusiastic supporters to go our and raise money for us, seeking high-net-worth individuals affected by autism likely to be inspired by our charity (especially for raising money towards our bigger projects), crowdfunding and community fundraising, though we are totally open to your own thoughts and assessment about this.

This will be a really key pivotal role in the charity, as we currently do not have expertise.  This can also be a leadership role, with a place on the charity's Executive Leadership team.  As we are so new, you will have unusual influence in shaping the evolution of our charity.

The Person

We are a strongly values-driven organisation, and are committed to manifesting our values in how we relate to each other, in what we are trying to achieve and in how we do it.  You will be in complete resonance with these and dedicated to bringing them into all of your work and interactions.

To find out more about our values, please see our brochure or visit https://transformingautism.org/purpose/

How Many Hours?

This is flexible and can be discussed, however for a role such as this, our experience is that it requires ideally 8-10 hours or so spread through the week.

 

The Transforming Autism Project is dedicated to helping create a world where all people are valued and treated according to their inner essential humanity rather than according to the many labels that each of us could wear (or that could be attached to us). We are thus naturally an equal opportunities organisation.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a short covering letter to:

jobs@transformingautism.org