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Corporate and Major Donor Lead at The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Corporate and Major Donor Lead
Expiry Date
22 Jul 2024
Posted by
Suzanne Mulholland
Posted on
02 Jul 2024

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications, this newly created role offers an incredible opportunity to join the team responsible for implementing the DSPCA's ambitious Fundraising Strategy. As the organisation undergoes transformative growth, it is an exciting time to become part of this large, multi-faceted and hugely impactful organisation.


This position will be responsible for managing and stewarding a portfolio of current corporate supporters, as well as identifying and cultivating new prospective partners and major donors. Responsibilities will include developing and maintaining partnerships with corporate supporters through donations, sponsorship opportunities, employee fundraising, and events in order to grow income.


·      Maintain and develop the existing portfolio of corporate and major donor relationships, providing excellent account management to maximise income.

·      Identify new corporate partnerships (including charity of the year and sponsorship opportunities) and secure by using appropriate engagement strategies including cold calling and networking.

·      Identify and liaise with potential major donors and secure, ensuring excellent donor satisfaction while maximising donations.

·      Develop and write professional funding proposals, corporate applications and update reports, and present face to face to existing and prospective corporates.

·      Plan and manage fundraising campaigns to attract and sustain funding from both new and existing corporate supporters; including appeal mailings, the promotion of payroll giving, event participation, and other corporate products.

·      Implement a stewardship programme for corporates to build relationships and keep them engaged with our work.

·      Act as an ambassador for the DSPCA, representing the charity at external events, including networking and corporate events where public speaking may be a requirement.

·      Ensure the CRM is used accurately to record income and communication with all contacts, and track, analyse and report on fundraising results.

·      Ensure expenditure is managed in line with agreed budgets, delivering value for money across all areas, and exploring and optimising pro-bono and gift in kind support.

·      Work with the communications and marketing team to promote the DSPCA brand and ensure corporate activities and partnerships are highlighted on the organisation website and social media platforms.

·      Work closely with the Corporate Volunteering Manager to ensure a comprehensive, competitive offering to corporate partners.

·      Ensure all activity is in alignment with the values and ethics of the DSPCA and complies with the DSPCA's policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as all legislation governing charity activity including GDPR.

·      Carry out additional tasks as required.


·      Excellent relationship management skills with proven experience in donor, account, or customer management

·      A great communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to present to people with confidence

·      A self-starter who can work on own initiative, with the ability to problem solve and create efficiencies when possible

·      Strong business and commercial acumen

·      Passion for animal welfare and the mission of the DSPCA

·      Proven ability to work well in a team and manage both internal & external stakeholders

·      Strong IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with CRM systems

Core Competencies

·      STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT - Build and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships

·      RELATIONSHIP BUILDING – Create and foster excellent relationships

·      EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & INFLUENCING SKILLS – Excellent oral and written communication skills

·      STRATEGIC THINKING - ability to take a broad-based view of issues and events and understand their longer-term impact

·      CHANGE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MINDSET– the ability to effectively implement strategic imperatives while maintaining the ethos and values of the organisation

·      ANALYTICS, PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING – Can analyse information quickly and come to a decision to address the impact of the information received

·      PLANNING AND ORGANISING – Can make efficient use of scarce resources. Plans effectively and deploys resources in an efficient manner. Meets deadlines


·      COMPUTER PROFIENCY – Microsoft office and Salesforce


·     Salary €40k

·      Permanent, Full-time role 35hours pw. Time in lieu offered for occasional out of hours work.

·      Hybrid working policy – 3 days on site required

·      Bring your pets to work policy in place

·      Learning and Development Opportunities

·      Position is subject to Garda Vetting and reference checks

Application Process

Please apply including a CV and cover letter to

Informal enquiries are welcomed – contact Suzanne on 086 6001039

Closing Date for applications: July 22nd

All applications will be reviewed and responded to as they arrive

We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or require any accommodations, let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be.


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