Fundraising Manager


Job Type
Dublin 9

Fundraising Manager

This is a full time permanent position based in Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Apply with a cover letter and CV

NCBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Fundraising Manager - Job Description

Job Purpose:

This is a key appointment within NCBI.  The new Fundraising Manager will be an experienced fundraiser who will deliver our individual giving strategy - to include the recruitment, retention, stewardship and ongoing communications with individual donors with an emphasis on recurring revenue. NCBI has a very positive team culture; a supportive management team, a strong active community base and a pipeline of compelling projects that will provide the basis for our appeals.  To succeed in this role, you must have previous experience managing individual giving, have the skills to interrogate data to inform strategy and the confidence to design and deliver high profile campaigns. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of an Individual Giving strategy for NCBI and oversee its implementation. 
  • Produce annual plans and budgets for direct mail, cash appeals, online giving, face-to-face recruitment and telemarketing.
  • Analyze and segment the pool of donors and create tailored approaches based on best practice to recruit, retain and increase the base of support.
  • Manage the testing of new sales channels, giving levels, and products based on audience insight and sector trends.
  • Develop effective campaign copy writing and design to communicate the ethos and purpose of NCBI in print and on digital channels.
  • Develop the systems (policies, practices, digital platform, and materials) required to operate a successful individual giving office.
  • Oversee the work of other staff involved in donor care.
  • Identify opportunities for the promotion of major gifts and the NCBI Legacy campaign


Application Details

Person Required:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a full-time fundraising role with previous experience of acquisition and retention campaigns
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing skills with the power to persuade, motivate and inspire while also delivering clear concise messages.
  • Knowledge of charity law, data protection legislation, and fundraising codes of practice.
  • Demonstrated capacity to monitor and evaluate campaign results against budget, sector trends and long-term goals of NCBI and to revise approach accordingly.
  • Ability to work in collaboration while negotiating and building internal and external relationships.


  • Experience of Direct Response TV would be an advantage.
  • A formal marketing or fundraising qualification would be an advantage.

If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact Joe McKenna, Head of Foundation for an informal discussion.  Email: