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NGO in South Africa-seeks to fill the following position: BEQUEST AND MAJOR DONOR OFFICER and DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER and FUNDRAISER Cape Town-August 2020

NGO in South Africa-SPCA seeks to fill the following position: BEQUEST AND MAJOR DONOR OFFICER and DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER and FUNDRAISER. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is based in Cape Town

Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating. Over the past 147 years SPCA have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals. This is done through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an animal hospital, and four mobile clinics serving impoverished communities), an Animal Care Centre, Horse Care and Farmyard Unit, and Wildlife Facility.

BEQUEST AND MAJOR DONOR OFFICER

The Bequest and Major Donor Officer will operate in the Communication and Resource Development department and reports to the manager of this department.  This is a senior position within the department, the primary function of this position is to develop and nurture relationships with bequest donors, recruit new and prospective bequest donors and work with the department’s manager in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and growth of trust, corporate and major donors of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Major Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Administration of Legacy Gifts
  • Development and execution of the Major Donor Stewardship Plan
  • Financial Control of own budget and administration of donor advised funds
  • Achieving an income target of around R12M per year
  • To grow the Bequest, Major Donor, Corporate, Trust and Foundation income lines
  • The Implement a bequest prospect communication plan
  • Identification and Cultivation of legacy supporters
  • Develop and maintain the funding application plan
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Grant Application and management including applications to, and reporting on funds received from, Major donors, the NLC national and international donors


The Bequest and Major Donor Officer must have knowledge and skills including:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate and develop relationships people on all levels – senior representatives of grant making institutions, corporates and bequest donors
  • Strong verbal communication skills – ability to prepare and give presentations to prospective bequest donors
  • Very good writing skills (strong command of English) with experience in grant writing for non-profit organisations essential
  • Good administrative skills with natural attention to detail
  • An understanding of how the grant making process works and how to effectively prepare and structure grant proposals, will be an added advantage
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to plan bequest events and delegate functions to other team members
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently and be accountable
  • Good track record as an effective senior fundraiser within a non-profit environment
  • Ability to converse in Afrikaans (fluency an added advantage)
  • Driver license a requirement
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT an advantage.
Please send your CV, letter of motivation and complete the AA bio summary form in MS word format to: tracy@actionappointments.co.za
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Closing Date:
Tuesday 25th  August 2020

Digital Campaigner and Fundraiser, Cape Town

Based in Cape Town Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) seeks to fill the following position:

DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER and FUNDRAISER

The Digital Campaigner and Fundraiser will operate in the Communication and Resource Development department and reports to the manager of this department.  The primary function of this position is to develop and implement an online fundraising strategy using all the digital tools required to meet targets (Conversion, Income, Reach and Engagement).  The position also requires the applicant to develop copy and graphics to support our individual giving campaigns, update fundraising campaigns to our website and the source content for general marketing purposes.

Major Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Content marketing and development
  • Email design and deployment using Mail Chimp templates and tools
  • Graphic design of fundraising materials in the Adobe creative package
  • On-site photography and content sourcing
  • Research and reporting using Google and Social media analytics tools
  • Social Media community and inbox management on all platforms including;
    • Facebook page
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • YouTube
    • LinkedIn
  • Copywriting and graphic design for online fundraising in support of the individual giving programme as well as general campaigns which may be educational in nature.
  • Website maintenance in WordPress

The Digital Campaigner and Fundraiser must have knowledge and skills including:

  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing/ Comms preferred but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to interact effectively with the other staff members, the public and potential donors
  • Strong verbal communication skills – excellent command of English essential
  • Good creative writing skills – ability to draft E- Campaigns, social media posts and appeals
  • A natural attention to detail
  • A passion for animal welfare and a commitment to the cause
  • Driver’s license required
  • Fundraising experience is as essential as an eye for a good story!
  • Awareness of current animal welfare issues and digital campaigns
Please send your CV, letter of motivation and complete the AA bio summary form in MS word format to: tracy@actionappointments.co.za
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