Your Need to Know to become a Professional Fundraiser

By 7 January 2021Blog, Uncategorised

From the stress of writing your CV to the joys of accepting your Charity Link job offer now boils down to one question: how do I succeed as a fundraiser?

Any person can fundraise voluntarily, however Charity Link prides itself in training and creating the best of the best fundraisers for our respective clients, moulding the potential seen in the application process to a great ambassador for the charities that we work on behalf of.

The Institute of Fundraising helps with just this – enabling our fundraisers to be ethical and compliant whilst speaking to potential donors. We are proud to be a member of the IoF and have the best rates of compliance in the industry – this is how important compliance is to us.

To become a professional (and successful) fundraiser, the IoF created a compliance rule book that details the do’s and don’ts of the trade with Charity Link’s help. This is given to each fundraiser during their training days at our Charity Link head office before they are allowed to start on their campaigns.

For the new fundraiser, you should be aware of the following:

  • Introduce yourself to a relevant member of staff around your stand
  • Read out the solicitation statement in full
  • Do not follow a member of the public more than 3 steps
  • Stay within your boundaries assigned without obstruction
  • ID badge must be visible at all times as well as your charity branded clothing
  • Do not approach those on duty, seated or in queues
  • Tell your operational advisor of any venue changes before work commences

The IoF work on a penalty point system, varying from 50 points to 200 points per incident – with over 100 fundraisers across the country, we only received 200 last year, as we are committed to upholding the professional standards that the IoF and our current clients admire.

To enquire about becoming a fundraiser, why not click here to access our careers page?