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Fundraising Consultant - 11 working days per month

Sister Mura Foundation
Anywhere in the world – someone not based in South Africa can do 100% remote work
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Closing Date:
Sunday, 7 July 2024
Interviewing

About the Organisation

The Sister Mura Foundation (SMF) works with vulnerable people, especially foreign nationals, who are living with HIV. This includes hosting support groups for adults and teenagers living with HIV; initiating income-generating projects, such as our bead project, which has run for 13 years, and our sewing workshop; and with educational support. Currently 80 families are helped with school fees for primary and secondary school kids and nine teenagers are studying at high schools or universities on bursaries provided by the Foundation. We offer skills training to SMF members with HIV to help them to earn a living and we assist families to bury their loved ones with dignity if there is no funeral policy. We have a large vegetable garden at our Sister Mura Foundation through which we feed our members and promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

About the Job

Working with the Executive Director and Junior Fundraisers, the Fundraising Consultant will maximize the generation of funds for the Sister Mura Foundation. The role is primarily to source funding possibilities, work on grant applications, and produce donor reports for Trusts and other Grant-making bodies, as well as the SMF Board and statutory structures in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Developing Grant Applications


  • Identify and research potential funding opportunities.

  • Write tailored grant applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts, foundations, corporates and other donors


Identifying potential donors (Corporates/Foundations/High Net Worth Individuals)


  • Identify and approach prospective donors

  • Implement solicitation strategies to secure private gift support

  • Investigate all possible fundraising opportunities, including income-generating activities by SMF staff and members, sporting event sponsorships, crowdfunding etc


Reporting to donors


  • Contribute to donors reports, prepare monitoring reports etc

  • Develop and maintain reporting and application systems

  • Coordinate project information with the Sister Mura Foundation staff to inform donors of progress of projects


Strategic leadership


  • Assist the Executive Director in developing a three-year fundraising strategy

  • Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable fundraising information

  • Engage donors regularly and promote the Sister Mura Foundation in various platforms.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising from a variety of sources and a proven record of successful applications.

  • Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.

  • Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed time frames.

  • High standard of computer literacy.

  • Commitment to the goals of the Sister Mura Foundation. An openly HIV+ applicant would be welcome as we expect such a person would be particularly motivated to assist Sister Mura Foundation to get the funds needed to continue its support of people living with HIV.

  • Experience with Roman Catholic donors in countries such as the USA, Germany and other European countries, as well as with other Faith-Based Donors in the Northern hemisphere and elsewhere is also a plus.

To apply

This is a 1-year contract with a possibility of renewal, based on performance, ie success in securing significant funding for the Sister Mura Foundation in the first contract period.


In order to apply, email your application by Sunday 07th July 2024 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

About the Organisation

The Sister Mura Foundation (SMF) works with vulnerable people, especially foreign nationals, who are living with HIV. This includes hosting support groups for adults and teenagers living with HIV; initiating income-generating projects, such as our bead project, which has run for 13 years, and our sewing workshop; and with educational support. Currently 80 families are helped with school fees for primary and secondary school kids and nine teenagers are studying at high schools or universities on bursaries provided by the Foundation. We offer skills training to SMF members with HIV to help them to earn a living and we assist families to bury their loved ones with dignity if there is no funeral policy. We have a large vegetable garden at our Sister Mura Foundation through which we feed our members and promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

About the Job

Working with the Executive Director and Junior Fundraisers, the Fundraising Consultant will maximize the generation of funds for the Sister Mura Foundation. The role is primarily to source funding possibilities, work on grant applications, and produce donor reports for Trusts and other Grant-making bodies, as well as the SMF Board and statutory structures in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Developing Grant Applications


  • Identify and research potential funding opportunities.

  • Write tailored grant applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts, foundations, corporates and other donors


Identifying potential donors (Corporates/Foundations/High Net Worth Individuals)


  • Identify and approach prospective donors

  • Implement solicitation strategies to secure private gift support

  • Investigate all possible fundraising opportunities, including income-generating activities by SMF staff and members, sporting event sponsorships, crowdfunding etc


Reporting to donors


  • Contribute to donors reports, prepare monitoring reports etc

  • Develop and maintain reporting and application systems

  • Coordinate project information with the Sister Mura Foundation staff to inform donors of progress of projects


Strategic leadership


  • Assist the Executive Director in developing a three-year fundraising strategy

  • Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable fundraising information

  • Engage donors regularly and promote the Sister Mura Foundation in various platforms.

Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising from a variety of sources and a proven record of successful applications.

  • Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.

  • Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed time frames.

  • High standard of computer literacy.

  • Commitment to the goals of the Sister Mura Foundation. An openly HIV+ applicant would be welcome as we expect such a person would be particularly motivated to assist Sister Mura Foundation to get the funds needed to continue its support of people living with HIV.

  • Experience with Roman Catholic donors in countries such as the USA, Germany and other European countries, as well as with other Faith-Based Donors in the Northern hemisphere and elsewhere is also a plus.

To apply

This is a 1-year contract with a possibility of renewal, based on performance, ie success in securing significant funding for the Sister Mura Foundation in the first contract period.


In order to apply, email your application by Sunday 07th July 2024 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

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