Internship - Fundraising Executive for NGO

Salary Unpaid

Job Title: Fundraising Executive Intern/Volunteer (unpaid)

Company: Walking for Water (W4W)

Location: Remote


About Walking for Water (W4W):

Walking for Water (W4W) is a Danish non-profit NGO run entirely by volunteers. Founded in 2015, W4W aims to provide clean water access to deprived communities across Africa. Through fundraising efforts, W4W has successfully facilitated the installation of 65 public boreholes and water pumps in various African communities.

Lack of access to clean water has severe negative effects on the lives and wellbeing of these communities, including increased instances of diarrheal diseases and limited educational opportunities for children.

Please have a look on our website www.walkingforwater.dk to get a better understanding of our organisation and mission.


Job Description:

We are seeking a self-driven and experienced Fundraising Executiver to be responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in securing funds to support our mission of providing clean water access to African communities in need.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to set and meet the financial goals of W4W

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors, donors, and partners

  • Research and apply for grants and funding opportunities

  • Coordinate fundraising events and campaigns

  • Utilize various fundraising techniques, including online platforms, social media, and traditional methods

  • Collaborate with the SoMe team to create compelling content for fundraising campaigns

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising efforts

  • Maintain accurate records of donors, sponsors, and fundraising activities

  • Provide regular reports on fundraising progress to the management team


Requirements (A plus but not a demand):

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business, Marketing, Non-profit Management)

  • Proven experience in fundraising, preferably within the non-profit sector

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Proficiency in using fundraising software and online platforms

  • Knowledge of grant writing and application processes

  • Passion for the mission and values of W4W


If you are a motivated individual with a passion for making a difference and have experience in fundraising, we would love to hear from you. Join our team at Walking for Water (W4W) and help us continue our efforts in providing clean water access to deprived communities in Africa.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

For more information or questions please contact us at info@walkingforwater.dk or phone number +45 36 96 95 88

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Unlimited holiday
Unlimited holiday

Take time to relax and reboot when you need it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Working at
Walking for Water

W4W is a danish NGO working for Clean Water and Sanitation for all. Our main area of operation is Africa. So far we've raised funds for about 50 water pumps for poor communities across five African countries. Communities in need apply on our website for clean water assistance. We review the requests and our local partners visit promising communities to evaluate needs and provide borehole installation quotes. We then fundraise, mainly from Danish companies and donors, to sponsor water projects matched to communities. Our partners handle borehole establishment and provide project updates and photos to sustain engaged support. This model allows donors to directly aid worthy recipients in achieving life-changing clean water access. Our organisation is completely run by volunteers: - The Board of Directors (Elected annually by members. Take major decisions and give directions) - The Project Group (Validating applications, communicating with local partners, bargaining with contractors and sending funds) - The Web Group (Updating the website) - The SoMe group (Handing content creation and posting of annonces and organic posts on the organisations SoMe handles) - The Members Group (Responsible for recruiting and keeping passive members and volunteers) *Group currently empty* - The Sponsor Group (Responsible for finding sponsors for our projects) *Group currently empty* We need assistance to innovate and run vital parts of our operations. Let us hear from you, if you'd like to get involved!

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