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Fundraising Manager

B Lab East Africa is part of a global non-profit organisation that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Launched in 2017, B Lab EA is working on creating the necessary infrastructure to inspire and enable a meaningful and lasting shift in the culture of business by:

  • Building a global community of credible leaders, called Certified B Corporations (“B Corps”), that meet the highest standards of performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps offer a viable alternative to the status quo and drive change through their collective voice.
  • Empowering millions of businesses to “Be Like a B Corp” in managing and governing their impact with the same care and rigor as their profits, through two initiatives: Measure What Matters and Mission Alignment.
  • Inspiring billions of people to support business as a force for good through a public engagement strategy that embraces new forms of storytelling and leverages our extensive data.

About You

This role supports the Regional Director and Board of Directors in creating long-term value for B Lab East Africa by building and fostering a community of funding partners and supporters. The manager will also work closely with B Lab Global Strategic Growth Team in New York to create a unique approach to development and long term sustainability at B Lab East Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Director in developing materials to communicate strategic priorities and goals to prospective and current partners.
  • Identify and research funding prospects including high net worth individuals, foundations, and development finance institutions.
  • Identifying internal programs that relate to funder interest and working with internal management team to develop and share these programs.
  • Developing pitch angles and designing accompanying visual presentations
  • Writing grants with clear objectives, benchmarks, and deliverables that reflect the priorities and intentions of the B Lab EA team
  • Information management related to caseload of funders
  • Building relationships with the broader B Lab community (B Corporations, champions, and funders) to grow the network of possible partners.
  • Timely and accurate grant reporting.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress toward goals, providing statistical reports, on an ongoing basis and as requested

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for using business as a force for good and for the mission of B Lab
  • 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit development cultivating strategic relationships and partnerships, preferably with foundations and family offices OR 3 – 5 years’ experience in grant making
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated relationship management and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donor prospects, potential sponsors, and colleagues.
  • Meticulous organizational and time management skills.
  • Detail-oriented individual who can execute on multiple projects concurrently in a fast paced environment

Optional skills:

  • Salesforce proficiency
  • Advanced Excel skills

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