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Comfort Quilts Against Cancer is a non-profit totally volunteer run organisation whose members embroider and patchwork colourful quilts for cancer patients throughout Australia. With no external funding or income, we rely on fundraising, donations and grants to support our work.

By joining our team, you will contribute to making a real difference both physically and emotional to the people who receive the quilts. "I cannot stress how much such a kind and thoughtful idea … can assist in the healing process of such a horrific disease" she wrote. "Throughout my chemo sessions I used my quilt... it brought warmth and comfort to me knowing I wasn't alone."

Your responsibilities will include:

• Coordinate existing fundraising programs • Develop and implement imaginative fundraising activities to generate funds • Planning and organizing donor acquisition campaigns and communications. • Overseeing donor communication programs, acknowledgments, sending thank you materials, and some phone calls. • Identifying new opportunities with third party fundraisers including individuals, businesses and companies, schools/universities, councils, organizations, sporting clubs and other identified groups who feel engaged, supported and inspired to fundraise for us. • Developing and growing corporate and community revenue including workplace giving. • Planning, coordinating and assisting in carrying out community fundraising activities and events in your local area or somewhere you are able to travel to. • Assisting with fundraising activity reporting and record keeping, including data entry. • Good work ethics, a flexible and non-judgmental approach to people

Skills Required

• Self-starter with demonstrated experience in fundraising is desirable • Be able to engage with third-party fundraisers, community groups and volunteers. • Previous experience with donor management. • Experience in the development and management of peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and online fundraising platforms is desirable. • Outstanding written and verbal communication style. • Ability to work independently with researching opportunities and drafting content. • Ability to plan and prioritise workload. • Public speaking and presentation skills are desirable. • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner with individuals from all aspects of the local community. • Record Keeping Skills