Individual Giving Consultant – freelance


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The individual giving consultant will work with the development director to develop a strategic approach to fundraising from individual donors, developing new initiatives, identifying new prospects, and generating new income from individuals to support the year-round work of the organisation.


  • Develop and implement a prospecting and cultivation strategy to grow support from individual supporters of The Festival.
  • Develop new fundraising initiatives to engage individual donors, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Work with key organisational stakeholders to identify and successfully steward major donors.
  • Increase income from individual donors
  • Support the work of the development team by inputting in to plans for cultivation events or initiatives.
  • Represent the festival and development team at networking and cultivation events, and donor or prospect meetings.
  • Create and deliver a cultivation programme during MIF ’19 to support the work of The Factory Trust.
  • Support the wider work of the development team, in line with strategic organisational objectives.

Individual Giving Consultant Job Pack

Due to the nature of this project, we invite applicants to submit a proposal based on the scope of work. As such, please contact Development Director, Jenny Mungall on for more information, including details of the project fee. Please include a copy of your CV.

If you have a request for printed forms/access support, please contact us on 0161 817 4506.

Manchester International Festival operate an online application process. However, if you have any specific accessibility requirements (such as printed forms/Job Packs) please contact the Festival Office 0161 8174500 to discuss or email

The online application form will require you to complete the following:
equal opportunities data, personal information, employment history (incl dates, duties & reasons for leaving), qualifications and training history (incl. dates & level of certification as applicable), two references with contact details, a statement outlining why you have applied and why you believe you are a suitable candidate for this position and what particular qualities and experience you would bring to the post if appointed. We advise you to have this information ready before beginning your application.

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