Event Manager

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Last update: May 20, 2022 Last update: May 20, 2022


Deadline: Jun 6, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: UK UK
Sectors: Fundraising, Marketing Fundraising, Marketing
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: From 4 years
Date posted: May 20, 2022


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The Event Manager will help drive fundraising of vital unrestricted funds through managing and supporting on a wide-ranging portfolio of fundraising and stewardship events.  These events vary from galas to panel discussions; international bike rides to the launch of a series of cultivation and prospecting events.

In this role, you will play a significant part in a busy, varied team and will work with the Senior Special Events Manager to deliver first class events to raise ambitious financial targets. The Event Manager will also collaborate with the European fundraising team, the US fundraising team and the African Philanthropy working group to create stewardship pathways.

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Lead and manage the organisation and implementation of m2m events
  • In collaboration with the Senior Special Events Manager lead and manage both existing large- scale and bespoke cultivation and fundraising events for all audiences.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Special Events Manager develop and create smaller prospecting and stewardship events.
  • Manage m2m events of all types from inception to completion, using project management tools to keep internal and external stakeholders updated on progress. Manage all aspects of event delivery (e.g. guest lists, briefings, venues etc.).
  • Recruit and manage event committees and work strategically with them to unlock new audiences, pro bono support and future partners.
  • Use knowledge of events and fundraising sectors to create new event ideas to meet financial targets.
  • Work closely with internal teams such as Corporate, Institutional Partnerships, m2mUS and the African Philanthropy working group to project manage and support in planning and delivering their events.
  • Track and monitor stewardship activity for event attendees, ensuring good practice and minimum stewardship requirements are met.
  1. Develop Third Party Event Strategy and Portfolio
  • Work with Senior Special Event Manager to create and launch a Third party event strategy to unlock income through relationships with existing partners and supporters.
  • Develop relationships with partners pitching m2m as a charity partner of choice.
  • Develop suite of standardized assets, processes and pitching documents for different levels of events and options.
  1. Ensure systems and processes are in place to effectively develop and manage all events
  • Work closely with Event Officer to ensure Salesforce maintains accurate, up to date information and records on the fundraising database, ensuring all stewardship communications are logged.
  • Adhere to financial processes, monitoring fundraising pages on Just Giving and Virgin Money Gives to process and acknowledge income in a timely manner. Pay event suppliers in a timely manner.
  • Support the Senior Special Event Manager in monitoring of income and expense budgets for all events, including paying close attention to ROI on an ongoing basis, including against year to date and plan.
  1. Support the Senior Special Event Manager to develop the event fundraising strategy to deliver event income in line with annual targets
  • Support the Senior Special Event Manager with the running of market leading world-class events for m2m. Collaborate in the brainstorming and recommendations on ideas, partners, event spaces and venues for future events.
  • Liaise with the Senior Special Events Manager, Event Officer and global fundraising teams to clarify the purpose of different types of events and how they fit into overall resource management and engagement strategy.
  • Develop plans for a series of prospecting and cultivation events that provide all supporters with a touch point throughout the year that will enrich their relationship with m2m.
  • Annually evaluate the m2m portfolio of events and ROI in order to achieve budget goals and maintain a sustainable events portfolio.
  • Follow best practise in all aspects of fundraising and keep abreast of the latest developments in Special Event fundraising.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4-6 years relevant experience of working in a fundraising event function.
  • Experience of organising virtual events, ideally using systems such as Zoom Webinar, Instagram Live and Eventbrite.
  • Experience of working on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience of organising and conceptualising events and delivering against targets
  • Experience of engaging effectively with a range of audiences and building excellent interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience sourcing materials in order to develop, copy write and edit content
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience leading or supporting with management of an event committee.
  • IT skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and using database systems necessary
  • IT skills in Adobe, MyEmma, InDesign, Salesforce are desirable


  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to write engaging and inspiring communications
  • Methodical approach to work and excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated to work independently and drive the completion of multiple projects simultaneously, prioritising workload to meet deadlines
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • A team player who is adaptive, has a sense of humour and is comfortable working in small office with a roll-up-your-sleeves environment
  • An interest in and understanding of international development, HIV/AIDS and women’s issues

mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people. Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.