Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

To apply email and please include your current CV with the Job Title as the subject.

The role involves bringing a fresh perspective to our fundraising; ensuring it is of the highest standard and priority. The individual will assist the board to see the bigger picture and support African Sons and Daughters ’s staff / fundraisers.


  • Oversee fundraising and ensure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall strategy and work with senior staff to ensure effective income generation is achieved
  • Take a critical look at our current fundraising strategy, and support the creation of a new and updated plan
  • Contribute knowledge of fundraising tools, techniques and strategies
  • Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture and assess the cost benefit ratio of each planned type of fundraising
  • Network on behalf of African Sons and Daughters  to solicit funds on a peer to peer basis
  • Carry out fundraising risk assessments, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies
  • Be an active champion of African Sons and Daughters


  • Someone with sufficient fundraising / income generation knowledge
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, relevant legislations and statutory requirements
  • An understanding of the challenges facing small UK charities in maximising income streams and donor cultivation
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices – corporate and philanthropic giving, and trusts and foundations would be valuable
  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills


  • Knowledge of digital or social media
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector
  • A thorough understanding of the Code of Fundraising Practice


Duties: In addition to the specific responsibilities stated, you will assume all the usual duties of a trustee.

Remuneration: Trustees are volunteers. The role is not accompanied by any payment, however reasonable expenses may be claimed e.g. local travel.

Time commitment: 1 year term. Review after 1 year. Estimated 1-2 days per month, including attending quarterly board meetings. You may also be a sub-committee member and attend specific meetings.

Location: London, and remotely.


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