Job Openings Fundraising Lead

About the job Fundraising Lead

JD for Fundraising Lead at  Involve Learning Solutions Foundation

A brief about us :)
Involve was founded by IIT Graduates Divanshu & Samyak, who left their placements to build their dream. Through Involve, we are re-imagining education by building agency in school students, targeting 1 million students in the next 5 years. We do that by leveraging a peer learning-teaching-based approach. The approach emanates from our belief in "Kids first" and our key design principles: Co-created with students, Led by the students & participation by choice. 

So far, we have directly worked with 22000+ students across India, improving their learning outcomes (39% from the baseline to Endline, maths) and the sense of ownership & leadership with our programs. Our core program of Peer Teaching has students in their formative years of age of 12-16 teacher and mentor their juniors in public schools. We have also seen great improvement in the learning culture of the school, teenage behavior, etc. We are backed by some prominent institutions like the Central Square Foundation, Nudge foundation for social entrepreneurship, Wells Fargo, TFIx to name a few. 

We are a stellar team from diverse backgrounds and skills, supported by experienced advisors to provide choice, ownership and skills to our students. More about us at Deccan Herald, Logical Indian, YourStory & TBI.

Vision: All children will have age-appropriate agency to thrive.

Mission: To create an ecosystem of support for students through peer-based learning.

Overview of the Role 

The person will support the CEO in raising funds for the organisation. They will also be the ones to create proposals, do research, manage applications with CSRs or foundations and manage donor engagement. We are looking for someone who excels at marketing & relationship-building to initiate massive participation and exert influence for the organization. This role will excite you further if you believe in students taking ownership of their learning and want to leverage your communication skills to build support for this cause.

1. Supporting new fundraising

  • Scout and prepare lists of donors (CSRs, Foundations) that align with the organization's mission

  • Curate awards application cycles and follows up on the application

  • Writing & submitting proposals to potential donors/awards

  • Conducting research on other fundraising opportunities in CSR, institutional landscape etc

2. Managing key funder relations 

  • Organizing and attending non-profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders

  • Manage existing donors (create and execute donor engagement plans for HNI, CSR, and Foundations)

  • Work with the program team to prepare project reports, budgets, utilisations, etc

3. Implementing your own ideas based on the possibility of  raising funds

  • Think and execute ideas to expand retail fundraising base for the organisation, including SM marketing, offline events etc

  • Research and leverage influencers to raise resources for the organisation

Apply If you have: 

  1. Excellent written and oral communication (persuasive writing and content writing)

  2. Ability to think logically and make connections between tasks 

  3. Track record of bringing innovative, creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organization

  4. 1-2 years of experience in fundraising roles in any organisation

  5. Proven track record of meeting challenging targets  

  6. Any prior experience in building/managing relationships in any networking/marketing role 

  7. Excellent decision-making skills,  Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously.

  8. Are okay to work flexible hours.  

  9. Energy, enthusiasm, and flair to work hard and achieve ambitious targets.


Why you should join us:

1) High Impact work; Strong ownership for your work and No hierarchy!

2) Mental Health: We offer a supportive space for our team members to prioritize mental health. Enjoy N number of sessions, and we've got it covered! Your mental well-being matters to us. 

3) Young and Amazing Team (IIT, NIT, Azim Premji University, Teach for India): Read here-  IIT Grad Gives Up Rs 21 Lakh/Year Job, Starts Initiative That Could Revolutionise India’s Education

4) We are fun. Like crazy fun! & we love memes! Ask anyone around :)

5) We are crazy about Food, so you get brownie points for being a foodie!



People we are looking for 

We always hire for attitude first, smarts next and then your skills. We are looking for individuals who align with our Vision & Values and who have what it takes to solve the most complex of problems, to build the next big education organization!

What we promise to give you is a steep growth and a great learning culture that we have built here (Read about one such experience here). 

Location: Chennai/Bangalore

Compensation: Rs. 4 - 6 LPA fixed & added incentive on funds raised (Negotiable based on experience & fit)


Please contact Niyas, our HR Lead at 9847392021 for details about the role or any further queries.                 

Note: Immediate opening

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