Employment Type: Unpaid Volunteering Position/Full-time/Remote
Leave: 2 days per month
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Duration: 3-6 months
Fundraising Coordinator, Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF)
LAFF sees fundraising as a way to create long term relationships with donors; as the fundraising coordinator, you will play a vital part in this, working with the communications team to consider the full donor-cycle, from first approach to long term updates about LAFF’s work and our beneficiaries.
You will focus on increasing funds from Trusts and Foundations, companies, schools and universities in order to financially support LAFF’s programs. The fundraising strategy consists of identifying fundraising opportunities; applying to grants, writing proposals to trusts, foundations and businesses; and engaging with different audiences e.g. schools and universities.
Your independent research skills and innovation will find new opportunities to build LAFF’s corporate partner network and your understanding of LAFF’s individual donor audience will develop our strategy for increasing regular monthly donors.
Great part of your success in this position will rely on your understanding of the socio-economic problems in Peru that affect LAFF’s beneficiaries and your ability to effectively communicate the importance of LAFF’s work and contextualize progress.
To Note: This position is unpaid. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an online interview.
The Latin American foundation for the Future (LAFF) is a UK-based charity supporting marginalised children and young people in Peru. We work through local partner organisations in Cusco and support activities and projects in the areas of formal education; vocational skills and personal development; sustainability, including income generation, cost reduction and capacity building. We strive to empower our beneficiaries enabling them to become independent and sustainable.
Objectives of this Role
Plan, develop and carry out LAFF’s fundraising activities
Research potential funding opportunities and draft proposals with the participation of other LAFF team members depending on the program area
Work with the communications team to ensure that all current donors are recognized for their support and well-informed of progress on the ground through timely and relevant reports/updates
Support the Events and Campaigns Coordinator to launch campaigns encouraging fundraising activities for LAFF’s supporters
Maintain and update LAFF’s fundraising strategy
Ensure that fundraising practices reflect the priorities, mission and vision of LAFF
Network and forge links with relevant stakeholders and organisations (including current and potential donors, companies, trusts, foundations, universities, schools and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives and the engagement of our supporters in all fundraising activities
Skills and Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a related field (Communications, Languages, International Relations) or currently enrolled
6 months volunteer or work experience in fundraising is highly desirable Proficiency in written and spoken English required
Intermediate or advanced Spanish skills desirable
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Interest in acquiring international development and fundraising strategy experience
Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with the ability to multitask
Good knowledge of MS Office
Experience with CRM software is highly desirable
We are looking for a motivated individual who is able to work individually and as part of a team. Fundraising at LAFF is at an exciting moment, in which we are developing our network of supporters with corporations and individuals. The right candidate will be organised and professional, working with the support of an experienced team. We are looking for someone who believes in LAFF’s mission and will use their personal drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help to strategize and deliver new ones.**