The real costs of a grant and trust fundraiser

Here’s a real-life post that appeared in an online fundraising forum. Do you see any ‘red flags’?


“The real costs of a grant and trust fundraiser”

I run a small charity called ______  in which we have just completed our business plan.

We have concluded that:
We need to raise the funds to employ a fundraiser.
We need to know how much we need to raise.
We have talked to other similar organisations, who agree that we need a trust fundraiser as opposed to a corporate or event fundraiser.

I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

What I could use your help with is understanding the real costs. We think we are looking at a salary of £24,000-£27,000, but what are the other associated costs? (national insurance, pension, office costs, etc)?

Any help would be truly appreciated.

Chief Executive


I’d love to know what you think.

Join the conversation with @RickHollandCFRE on #fundraiserrealcosts.


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