The Partnerships Associate will support the Senior Partnerships Manager and Partnerships Manager for Trusts, Foundations and Institutions in developing Comic Relief’s strategy for the development and cultivation of partnerships with trusts, foundations and institutional donors in order to grow long-term, sustainable income for Comic Relief activities. This is a role within the Funding Partnerships team which also comprises corporate partnerships and philanthropy.
Support the Senior Partnerships and Partnerships Managers for Trusts, Foundations and Institutions as required
Manage and build strong relationships with partners and prospective partners as agreed with managers
Work across internal departments to ensure that the partners’ requirements are considered and honoured
Identify, research and build well-informed profiles of trusts and institutional donors with potential to support Comic Relief
Organise and play an active role in meetings with partners, liaising with colleagues to collate relevant updates and following up over details and deadlines
Develop compelling cases for support and high-quality funding applications to trusts, foundations, and institutional donors
Support the management and relationships of trusts and institutional donors by working with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure excellent cultivation and stewardship
Work with Senior Partnerships Manager and Partnerships Manager to respond quickly to opportunities that may arise from internal or external sources
Ensure the fundraising database and team files are accessed and updated regularly.