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Fundraising Manager- Internship

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ORGANIZATION: Mast Cell Action

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Mast Cell Action is looking for a passionate and hardworking individual to join an internship focussing on Fundraising. We are a rare diseases charity established at the end of 2015 to respond to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is a crippling, unpredictable and frightening condition affecting the immune system. Sufferers from MCAS have "wrongly programmed" immune systems that react to a wide range of triggers including food, drink, stress, temperature, and many others. The effects range from unpleasant allergic reactions, through to an overall debilitation resulting in people being unable to leave their houses. It was first recognised internationally in 1990, with a set of diagnostic criteria agreed in 2011, but is little known or understood in the UK, where incidence is increasing. Here patients can wait 3-5 years for a diagnosis, often receive extraordinarily little knowledge or help from within the medical establishment and can find themselves in a frightening limbo.

Our mission:

  • To provide support for MCAS patients & their families;
  • To bring the MCAS community together and create a cohesive voice;
  • To lobby for awareness, a universally available diagnosis, and the best possible care for MCAS patients;
  • To inspire increased research into mast cell activation and related conditions;
  • To improve understanding and treatment.

MCA currently has three trustees plus a small support team. We recognise we have a crucial need to recruit talented new supporters to help the organisation evolve into a sustainable, funded, and effective charity. If you can help us make the journey from successful start-up to established charity, we would be hugely grateful!

Please visit our website at www.mastcellaction.org

Fundraising Manager Internship role spec: We are looking to expand our community fundraising and individual giving. We have ambitions to create consistency across the MCA brand with a more uniformed approach to fundraising, supporting fundraisers, sharing with the community, and income generation. We also require the implementation of a stewardship plan and the development of stewardship materials and property. However, we lack a well organised and a practical fundraising manager who can help support and implement our fundraising ambitions.

Key tasks include: 

  • Supporting individual fundraisers in maximizing opportunities for each fundraiser
  • Developing campaigns/brand identity to create fundraising opportunities and increase community giving - to include interactions with the community to support donor relationships and enhance community giving
  • Supporting volunteers to maximise fundraising opportunities wherever possible, implementing innovative ideas and plans to support income generation.

Key Objective:

  • Increased income generation

The role is flexible and may be altered to suit both the needs of the organisation and the skills of the candidate. Interns will be responsible for planning of their work and may involve collaborating with a team of volunteers. On the job training and an induction will be provided, with continual guidance from a dedicated member of the Senior Management Team. You will have the opportunity to measure your progress through regular check-ins with both your mentor. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable experience and enhance your CV and we would be happy to provide a reference. Currently, this opportunity is remote/home based.

Applications should consist of a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you would like to be an intern with Mast Cell Action, which aspects of our work particularly appeal to you, and what you would bring to the role. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom/Teams video conferencing on a rolling basis, so apply as early as you can.

All applicants will be considered for this opportunity without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status.

Renumeration:

This is an unpaid role, but any expenses related to charity work will be paid.

Other info

UK applicants only

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More opportunities with Mast Cell Action

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Mast Cell Action

Location:

6 Willes Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, cv31 1dl, GB

Mission Statement

Our vision is to ensure that everybody suffering from MCAS in the UK receives adequate support, can expect knowledgeable diagnosis & care, and can look to a future in which the disease is actively researched, better understood and more effectively treated. In sum we aim to improve the lives of MCAS sufferers by giving them a voice, recruiting and supporting doctors & researchers, and lobbying policy-makers.

Description

We are a rare diseases charity established at the end of 2015 to respond to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is a crippling, unpredictable and frightening condition affecting the immune system. Sufferers from MCAS have "wrongly programmed" immune systems that react to a wide range of triggers including food, drink, stress, temperature and many others. The effects range from unpleasant allergic reactions, through to an overall debilitation resulting in people being unable to leave their houses. It was first recognised internationally in 1990, with a set of diagnostic criteria agreed in 2011, but is little known or understood in the UK, where incidence seems to be increasing. Here patients can wait 3-5 years for a diagnosis, often receive very little knowledge or help from within the medical establishment and can find themselves in a frightening limbo. (More on the disease can be found on our website: www.mastcellaction.org or on Facebook

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Length of internship: 6-to-12-month internship Volunteering hours: 8+ hours per week
  • Eligibility for internship: Undergraduate in their penultimate year (completed Year 1 & 2) Graduate MSC student MA student

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