The Fundraiser apprenticeship is an excellent learning pathway to a career in the Charitable, Social Enterprise and Third Sector. As part of a fundraising team you will develop transferable higher level skills such as excellent oral and written communication, the ability to communicate persuasively and a keen focus that underpins so many roles to launch you into a wide range of career areas within the social enterprise, charitable, voluntary and community sector.
The purpose of the fund raiser's role is to generate fundraising income and support for their organisation to support the charitable, social or environmental causes of the organisation.
Funding is raised from a range of sources including trusts and foundations, digital media, corporate donors, individuals donations, raffles and lotteries, payroll giving, events, community engagement, gift aid and legacies.
What will I be doing?
Build and maintain relationships to acquire new supporters and retain existing ones
Secure funding and raise awareness of their social and charitable cause
Manage a portfolio of external stakeholders including supporters, volunteers, corporate partners and sponsors
Contribute towards the management of suppliers
Maintaining a database of supporters
Conduct research and analyse data in order to gain valuable insights for strategic planning
Develop and deliver fundraising plans
Develop creative content to engage supporters
Promote fundraising and innovate new ideas
Compliance with Fundraising and Data Protection regulations
Addressing and solving problems within their role
Sales activities identified in fundraising plans
Third Sector Careers
Business Development Manager
Deputy Chief Officer
Income Generation Manager
“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much”
What Will I Get?
After completing your 21 month apprenticeship training with CERT and successfully passing your End Point Assessment you will be awarded the Fundraiser Standard and have experience of working in a Third Sector organisation.
If you have no previous experience in fundraising, this pathway will equip you with the underpinning knowledge and practical experience that will enable you to progress your careers into a permanent Fundraiser role which is highly sought after nationally and can reap you a high salary and rewarding career delivering impact in the world.