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Fundraising Strategist

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Are you a high-performing Fundraiser looking for a dynamic work environment? Do you want to market what matters, and help nonprofit organizations reach their donors and new audiences with insights-based, integrated campaigning? If so, then this position may be for you!

The Fundraising Strategist (FS) is the strategic lead on a client team, partnering with an Account Manager and a Senior Fundraising Strategist. Working across a group of clients (3-5), the FS leads on campaign planning and strategy, delivered through annual plans and budgets, regular insights reporting, quarterly planning sessions, and digital-first, integrated campaign strategy. The FS also plays a leadership role internally, bringing teams together – creative, data, digital & print production – to ensure strategy and delivery are as strong and streamlined as possible, at every stage of development. Finally, as our ‘frontline’ fundraisers, the Fundraising Strategist represents Blakely to the external market, and is critical in supporting the company’s vision, priorities, and long-term goals.


  • Lead on client relationship and strategy including annual planning, budget development, insights reporting, and integrated campaign strategy
  • Lead cross-team collaboration to develop campaigns for clients, across channels
  • Brief internal teams as required – Creative, Data, Digital & Print Production
  • Ensure that the Account Manager has the information they need to manage campaign delivery
  • Review all first-round creative ensuring it’s on strategy
  • Brief the Insights team on any needed analysis, to support campaign strategy or client needs
  • Provide cross-channel results reporting to clients with commentary
  • Cross-sell and upsell new offerings to clients
  • Manage the profitability of clients and projects
  • Represent Blakely at events, conferences, and in the marketplace as needed

Must haves

  • Minimum 3 years experience, with a focus on integrated direct marketing and annual giving
  • Specific experience leading digitally-led integrated campaigns including email, paid media, video, and direct mail
  • Experience developing strategic annual plans and budgets
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
  • Experience analyzing program performance, and developing a narrative around the insights
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

Who is Blakely?

We are a diverse and smart team who value transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity. We value people above all else and we demonstrate that in our team, in our work, and within the amazing relationships we nurture every day with our clients. As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, we believe that our culture is our biggest competitive advantage. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible.

As an industry leading, full-service fundraising and marketing agency, we strive to create inspiring and engaging experiences for our team and our clients. We are fundraisers who champion marketing and create relationships that last. We are fast-paced, driven, and have a lot of fun doing what we do. Our head office is located in Aurora, ON, however, this job can be done remotely. The salary range for this position is $70,000-$85,000.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please send your resume to us today at or fill out the application below.
We thank all who are interested, however only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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