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Midas Newsletter

  

December
2011

 

Established in 1977, Midas delivers quality hands-on fundraising services, strategic advice and training to charities and not for profit organisations

In this issue:

Success in Haringey : Vacancies : Help Need : Introduction to Tenders Course : New Publication : Contact Midas

 

Those of who watched the Rock Concert that launched Children in Need the other week will have seen one of our favourite clients - Haringey Shed - featured as one of the organisations it grants.

This followed a recent visit from pop star and X-Factor judge Tulisa to see Haringey Shed in action and to shoot the short film that was featured so prominently during the concert - very exciting for everyone. Haringey Shed is an inclusive youth music theatre company in Tottenham which enables children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds to express themselves creatively and experience the joy and magic of making theatre.

Fabienne Poulet,  Midas Partner, has been working with the organisation for some time now and has been very successful with obtaining grants from Haringey Council, the Big Lottery Fund (with a massive grant of over £200,000 over three years), and from many other charitable trusts and foundations. We have never added it all up but we know it is not far short of £450k ! 

Fabienne can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

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Major Gift Fundraising Manager

Progressio has been leading the way on practical international development issues for more than forty years. Whether through placing development workers overseas, or in our policy and advocacy achievements, Progressio has a track record of making a difference. We work with people of all faiths and none.
 

 

It is essential that you complete an application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for interview. This is a full time post at a salary range of £36,143 to 339,293 depending n skills and experience. Based in Islington with short trips to Ireland/Europe and occasional overseas travel.

It is essential that you complete an application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for interview. Please note that CVs/ resumes will not be considered. For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs Closing Date: 11 December 2011  Interviews: week of 19 December 2011

Director of Development – Major Gifts  
St Wilfrid's Hospice, Eastbourne
Circa £46,000

 

This is a dream job for a successful and experienced major donor professional wishing perhaps to move out of London!  You will be joining a thriving charity just starting a very high profile project building a new hospice in Eastbourne, East Sussex.  You will be developing and implementing a strategy to deliver £1.2 million in financial support from high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations over two years and that will continue to deliver support long term.  Your strategy will support the vision of Campaign Hospice Reach which is focused on engaging support for our ambition to transform end of life care for every person in our community.

You will need the energy and enthusiasm to lead and inspire.  You must be a self starter capable or delivering within tight deadlines.  You must have the communication, interpersonal and influencing skills that have resulted in you recruiting and retaining key donors who are actively engaged and involved in the work of charities you have worked for.  You will need a genuine empathy for the work done by hospices.  We are based in Eastbourne, the sunniest town in the UK. In addition to a salary of circa £46,000 the successful applicant will be entitled to generous holiday and pension allowances.  For an exceptional candidate we could be flexible.  For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Kara Bishop, Chief Executive This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Closing date:  9 December.  Interviews: 14 December

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 Help Needed for Albinos in Burundi

 

Midas founder, Ian Kerr, seems to be using his retirement usefully! Ian set up Actionaid and one of the first African countries in which they started work in 1975 was Burundi. Now Ian has been approached to help Albinos in that country. They face an extraordinary and dangerous situation: many are confined to their homes as it is too dangerous to go out. The sun may burn them and in rural areas they are sometimes killed to bring better luck on their village or for body parts. Even babies may be snatched from their mothers. They need basic education (as do their communities), basic human rights, medicines and skin creams and a livelihood.

If you know of any sources of funds or are prepared to put in a little voluntary time personally with one or two others please email Ian with whatever help you feel you can offer. There appears to be no UK charity working in this area but if anyone knows one, or a potential partner, please let Ian know: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Good Governance - A code for the voluntary and community sector
A version of the second edition of the 'Good Governance - A code for the voluntary and community sector', written to meet the needs of smaller organisations without staff, has been published for Trustees Week. ACEVO news item http://www.acevo.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=2629

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An Introduction to Tenders

This new training course in late January in London and mid February in Birmingham will assist voluntary and public sector organisations with improving the skills and confidence they need in responding to first-stage contracting opportunities.
Staff from public and not-for-profit organisations who are expected to write tenders as part of their job will benefit from attending this course, as well as staff involved in the tendering decision-making on behalf of their organisation. Even those who have already submitted tenders will learn from the theoretical and practical approaches discussed at the course. The course trainer is Midas own, Fabienne Poulet - details at http://www.grantfinder.co.uk/index.php?t=1&p=tenders or contact Midas

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Established in 1977, Midas delivers quality hands-on fundraising services, strategic advice and training to charities and not for profit organisations in London, the South of England, East Anglia and the West Country.  A team of 10 fundraisers, with a wide range of skills and experience raise funds for core costs and projects, including overseas, from UK and EU statutory funders grant-making trusts, wealthy individuals, companies and many other potential income sources.  


Additionally, Midas offers mentoring to individuals/teams, help with fundraising communications and strategies, and an Application Check service including Monitoring & Evaluation, which gives charities access to experts in Big Lottery, European and trust fundraising prior to the submission of major applications.  Midas Charity Appeals is a Limited Liability Partnership No. OC333575. The partners are Catherine Farrell, Fabienne Poulet and Martin Shaw. 

If this newsletter has been forwarded to you and you have found it of interest, please sign up to the Midas newsletter yourselves by emailing: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Midas can be contacted at 020 3271 0036 or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or look at our website http://www.midasappeals.org.uk

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