Individual Giving Consultant – freelance

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.

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.

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