Ideal time commitment: approx. 5-10 hours per month; flexible
Responsible to: the Head of Fundraising
Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themselves and their identities. It’s not enough to be ‘welcome’ at a Pride. We make up a very large proportion of the GRSD (Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity) community – many stats actually say we’re over half the community – and we deserve to be visible and celebrated in our own right.
There are many ways to make this happen, and we work in many ways to bring this change about:
- Outreach work with other Prides, LGBT organisations and bi organisations – our consultation work with local Prides, the UK Pride Organisers Network and local and national LGBT organisations works in a tailored way to make sure that bi-inclusion is a top priority and is being done well
- Organising a high-profile annual Bi Pride event – from September 2019, Bi Pride UK made history with the largest ever gathering of bi people recorded. A performance stage, a panel stage, stall village, street food, and over 1,300 attendees. After going virtual with the BiFi Festival for 2020 due to Covid-19 and running a virtual Pride event in 2021, we are looking forward to being back in person in 2022
- Building a strong online and virtual community – just as important as the rest of our work is making sure that people hear about it! People need to know what resources and spaces exist for them, and how they can connect with other people like them
Bi Pride UK is a growing charity with ambitious plans for developing our work, and we need to explore new areas for fundraising to support this growth. The Community Fundraising Manager will work with the Head of Fundraising and the rest of the fundraising team to maximise funds raised from Bi Pride UK’s wider community of supporters and advocates.
In particular, they will work with volunteers across the charity to identify ways to build a culture of community giving amongst Bi Pride UK’s supporters. This will include working with the Comms teams to maximise recruitment of engaged donors through Bi Pride UK’s communications channels, and the Events team to build fundraising into the heart of Bi Pride UK’s flagship event and other events throughout the year. They will also explore opportunities for mobilising existing bi networks and groups to fundraise on Bi Pride UK’s behalf, and develop opportunities for building a community to engage Bi Pride UK’s donors and fundraisers.
The main responsibilities will include:
- Working with the fundraising team to build community fundraising and individual giving into Bi Pride UK’s fundraising strategy;
- Working with the Comms team to develop fundraising campaigns and recruit individual donors;
- Exploring ways to engage Bi Pride UK’s wider community of supporters, especially regional bi groups, in fundraising for the charity;
- Building up a calendar of small-scale fundraising events throughout the year, particularly supported by Bi Pride UK’s wider networks and supporters;
- Developing opportunities for low-resource community building to engage and thank existing supporters;
- Supporting the broader fundraising efforts of the committee where possible.
Our team volunteers remotely from anywhere in the UK, with some travel required occasionally (primarily for our flagship Pride event in London in September). Each team has its own monthly evening team meeting, via conference call; the day varies depending on the team and can be arranged for the most convenient timing for the team’s members. All reasonable expenses incurred are reimbursed, including travel, lunch at away days and other all day events, and some childcare costs if required.
- Interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;
- An understanding of the needs of bi people and communities in the UK;
- Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;
- A creative problem solver, always seeking solutions;
- Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Experience of using online platforms, including social media, to fundraise or to mobilise others to fundraise;
- Some experience of organising and delivering small events, especially those with a fundraising focus;
- Some familiarity with bi activism groups in the UK, or knowledge or how to build this familiarity;
- Able to communicate confidently, coherently and sensitively on complex issues of identity, power dynamics and privilege.