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We're hiring a Fundraising Consultant!

If you would like to apply, send your CV and cover letter to Applications close on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 5pm GMT.

We are looking for a Fundraising Consultant to join the Indigo team.

Indigo Volunteers is a charity that recruits volunteers and connects them with humanitarian projects working in the European refugee crisis. We provide a straightforward, matchmaking service, placing people where they are needed most.

Through our own experience volunteering, we found that small grassroots organisations often do not have the time or resources to find volunteers that keep their projects running. Conversely, people who want to volunteer often don’t know where to start and find it difficult to identify a legitimate project where their talents are really needed. Our aim is to remove these hurdles and create the connections that enable charities to keep going and focus on their objectives.

  • We help partners find and manage volunteers

  • We help volunteers find the right project

  • We inspire and educate people about responsible volunteering

  • We share, connect and collaborate

We partner with more than 40 grassroots organisations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Greece and Serbia.

Indigo Volunteers (IV) has recently developed a new strategic direction. This document defines this new strategic direction for IV based on an assessment of (1) IV’s operations (lessons learned, what works and what does not), (2) trends and approaches to promote responsible volunteering and volunteer/partner matchmaking and (3) priorities to achieve its mission.

To support implementation of the “Strategy”, IV is seeking the assistance of an experienced professional to develop and begin to implement a Fundraising Strategy for the purpose of diversifying IV’s donor base over the next five years.

Scope of the consultancy

The Fundraising Consultant is a short-term expert located remotely. The role of the consultant is to identify strategies and potential donor opportunities to support IV’s interventions, map potential funding instruments, map potentially interested organisations and make introductions to and/or secure new donors.

The Fundraising Consultant reports to the IV Fundraising Committee and has the support of the Marketing Manager. The duration of the contract is 3 months. The main scope of this consultancy will focus on:

  • mapping a wide range of development actors and relevant institutions.

  • identifying institutional funders appropriate for IV, including trusts, foundations, individuals and government agencies.

  • prioritising potential funding opportunities with private sector and private individuals, groups which until now have not been targeted, providing recommendations for next steps in approaching these sources of funding.

  • initiating meetings/discussions with and securing funding from potential new donors (if/where possible).