Open Opportunities

  • Fundraising Consultant

  • Full Time | Anywhere in India

     

Responsibilities

Action For India’s mission is to help social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid. AFI connects social innovators with impact investors, mentors, technology resources, government contacts and local partners. AFI is headquartered in New Delhi, India and has a chapter in Silicon Valley, California. Launched in 2012, AFI is inspired and guided by Sam Pitroda, Former Adviser to the Prime Minister of India. AFI’s financial supporters include Desh Deshpande, Former Adviser to the US President Barack Obama & Founder of the Deshpande Foundation.

  1. The fundraising consultant will work very closely with the AFI team to drive and manage the current fundraising activities.

  2. The candidate should have a strong track record of fundraising with the ability to liaise with senior stakeholders. He/She is expected to:

    • Set category wise goals for fund raising and track progress
    • Prepare compelling fundraising collateral and template to reach out to potential iinvestors
    • Generate and manage leads with HNIs, corporate (PSUs, private corporations), potential institutional donor organisations (Bilateral/Multilateral organizations, Private/International Foundations)
    • Draft compelling proposals and pitch to relevant stakeholders – See more at
    • Ensure active follow up, communication and engagement with donors (both institutional and individual)
  3. This position is for 6 months but is extendable further depending on the performance of the candidate and our requirement.

  4. The pay is modest as we are an India-based social start-ups and will be a combination of a fixed retainer fee and a variable success fee. Work requires reliable access to internet including use of Google docs and Skype for collaboration.

Required skills

  1. 5-7 years of prior experience ideally in the development/not for profit sector

  2. Experience in a top-tier management consulting firm is a plus

  3. Strong track record in fundraising and sponsorship for events

  4. Influential relationship with decision makers in corporate, funding organisations, government organisations, etc.

  5. Understanding of the donor landscape in India and overseas

  6. Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner

  7. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills

  8. Self-motivated, detail oriented and highly-organized

  9. Ability to meet deadlines

Experience required

  1. Experience: 5+ years

  2. Qualification: Post Graduate or Higher

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