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Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #604
Humanity & other species are on a dire trajectory of mass extinction: the next five years are the most critical to changing our path. We exist to support emerging change-making projects that respond in proportion to the climate, ecological & humanitarian emergency we are living in.
Fundraising Lead (Part Time)
The largest and most ambitious project of its kind, the Global Assembly (GA) is preparing to launch the first citizens’ assembly that anyone in the world can join as part of the UN COP26 climate conference in November 2021. GA’s primary purpose is to support citizens to address the current climate and ecological crisis -- by accelerating large-scale action and engagement in a way that is truly participatory and can bring about equitable, just, and sustainable solutions.
Designed with key input from leading experts, strategists, and change makers, the GA is designed to employ strategies around collective intelligence, distributed deliberation, systems thinking, empathic understanding and meaningful action to:
support the development of a core assembly comprised of lottery selected, globally representative citizens to engage in ongoing dialogue and present recommendations to key decision makers at COP26 and future COPs
coordinate distributed events that both mirror the learning journey of the core and amplify the activities of the core assembly to spark a global conversation that explores the scale of the climate emergency along with opportunities to develop effective responses
empower large numbers of people and organisations globally to take action on the climate emergency
The GA has received notable support and recognition from a variety of UN, government, and private institutions. We are seeking an experienced and motivated fundraiser who is inspired by our mission to join our diverse and talented team to level-up current efforts to engage new foundation, corporate, and individual funders and implement new strategies towards ensuring longer term support and sustainability. This role is part-time with a minimum 20 hours per week.
Lead the development and implementation of an ambitious multi-year funding strategy focused on optimising foundation, corporate and individual giving
Set financial targets for fundraising activities, and create and implement specific strategies for reaching them
Conduct prospect research and establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with foundation, corporate and high net worth funders
Create and implement individual cultivation and solicitation plans
Maintain accurate and complete records of all communications with funders
Collaborate with team members to develop funder proposals and materials for strategic communications messaging
Develop and deliver strategy for direct fundraising and digital marketing activity
Coordinate corporate and individual sponsorship strategies
Coordinate special projects and additional fundraising support activities as assigned
Contribute to an organisational culture that is deeply nourishing and enabling for all staff, including the successful candidate.
A minimum of 3 years fundraising experience across the areas of: philanthropic, corporate and individual donations.
Excellent ability to prioritise in a fast changing environment to ensure fund-raising targets met
Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Proven excellent organizational and time-management skills w/ ability to strategise, prioritize and make important decisions under pressure
Creative and entrepreneurial mindset
Strong track-record of building databases and digital fundraising platforms
Data-driven with the appreciation of the value of using technology to create strong reports and drive more effective fundraising
Ability to motivate, inspire, and mobilise
A commitment to creating a working culture where we care for each other, get to know and understand each other and motivate each other
Ability to be honest even when it is difficult
Proven to be emotionally intelligent, especially when under pressure.
Proven ability to raise funds in excess of $1m in a calendar year
At least 1 years experience of working in a remote working culture
Experience of working in a ‘start-up’ culture having to creatively adapt strategy according to new opportunities
Deep commitment to the mission of the Global Assembly
Commitment to your own personal growth and self development.
Salary: £30-40k; commensurate with experience
How to Apply
To apply, please complete this form and upload your CV and Cover Letter in pdf format. Closing date for applications is Monday June 14, 2021.