Are you an experienced fundraising strategist looking to make a difference in the world? Are you passionate about the non-profit sector and its critical role in building and sustaining healthy, inclusive communities? Do you thrive on variety, collaboration and finding creative solutions in a high-energy, fast-paced environment? Are you comfortable thinking and strategizing at a 50,000-foot level but not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the work done? Are you team player that values a culture of respect, collaboration and curiosity?
Bespoke Non-Profit Solutions is looking for a Fundraising Strategist to fill a one-year maternity leave…..with the potential of staying on full-time. The role reports to the Founder and Principal and holds a diverse portfolio of clients, helping them meet their development and philanthropic goals.
Bespoke is a boutique, principal-driven consultancy based in Calgary, AB, with almost a decade of success in crafting strategic and creative solutions for the social profit sector (strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and communications). We help non-profit organizations succeed by developing forward-looking plans, recruiting creative leadership, building capacity, developing, and delivering on campaigns, and much more.
We are a team of experienced results-achieving, energetic leaders. We are highly professional and polished but not the least bit stuffy. We love our work but equally value family, fun and adventure. We support each other and embrace a team-oriented approach, bringing diverse skills to creatively seek client solutions.
o Reporting to the Founder and Principal at Bespoke, you will manage a diverse group of clients and contracts across a variety of sectors such as health care, social services, education and recreation.
o As a senior member of our team, you will be responsible for developing strategic fundraising solutions for our clients and have a hands-on role in implementing these strategies.
o Leveraging your strong attention to detail, you will develop reports, proposals, presentations, and strategies to meet client needs and in communication with project teams.
o You will support clients in crafting compelling messages for grant and funding applications.
o You will collaborate with the team and our diverse roster of clients to provide strategies and next steps for pipeline management, fundraising team development and stakeholder engagement.
o With your experience and understanding of the non-profit sector, you will be an active contributor to cultivating and growing new client relationships and implementing the goals of Bespoke’s Strategic Plan.
o You will work from home – at least for now. When the world opens up – you will work from time to time in client offices and maybe one day at Bespoke’s. Hours are flexible, but we will require a minimum commitment of 4 days a week. This role will be 80% client work and 20% Bespoke work.
qualifications and skills
o 8+ years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success with major gifts, campaigns, grant writing, planned giving, annual giving, events, board reporting and revenue diversification strategy.
o Superior organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal.
o Adaptable, quick to learn, self-directed and goal oriented.
o Team leadership/team player – proven ability to lead, motivate and compel others to act.
o Strategic thinker, ability to delegate but also ready to roll up your sleeves and execute.
o Self-reflective, you know exactly what your strengths are, where you want to grow and where you need to defer to your colleagues or other expertise to ensure a job well done.
o Comfortable working and reporting to multiple stakeholders.
o Able to work well under pressure, complete multiple assignments, and function effectively in a high-volume workplace with tight deadlines.
o Preferably has the Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
If this sounds like your dream job, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.