Mar 08, 2019


  • The Community Chest
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Community Chest of the Western Cape (CCWC) is a philanthropic organisation our main purpose is to help alleviate poverty. We develop and facilitate philanthropy through partnerships with a wide range of donors and social development of donor resources. The Chest acts as an objective and professional community partner to ensure accountability for utilisations of donor resources. The Chest also provides services and advice to enhance the management, financial and skills capacity of non-governmental and community-based organisations in the Western and Southern Cape that are engaged in social development.

Community Chest seeks to appoint a two Fundraisers, to be based in Western Cape.

Report to: The Development Manager

The purpose of the position is to secure funds from existing and new income streams. Global and local trusts, private (HNW) and public foundations, corporations, international NGO’s and aid agencies. Fundraisers will be responsible for supporting the Business Development Manager in securing funds and identifying new income streams.

Secure new Income Streams
Identify and target suitable opportunities to support Fund Raising strategy and targets
Maintain relationships with stakeholders
Write, edit and obtain management approval for tailored funding proposals
Manage existing donor relationships and ensure continued support

Work with the Development Manager and team to ensure that contractual obligations are met
Track reporting deadlines
Report back to donors in a timeous and informative manner
Liaise with donors regarding queries, reports and information
Identify and develop prospective donors

Examine the Community Chests prospect pool and identify new opportunities
Identify networking opportunities
Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders

Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, proposal writing
Proposal writing skills and experience
Written and verbal communication
Writing skills
Report writing: Financial, Administrative and Operational to ensure compliance
Experience and knowledge of Trust administration and distribution
Must have raised funds from the Corporate CSI field
Must have access to international donors
Have an understanding and working knowledge of research and analysis
Ability to build relationships with stakeholders and partners
Donor Data input and data management onto a CRM System
Focused and able to handle, prioritise and plan multiple projects
Planning and organising skills
Well - developed creative skills
Self - driven, motivated and self-directed
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Must have budget and cash projection experience
Computer literate with proven Microsoft software experience including (Excel, Word and Power Point)
Flexibility, adaptability and readiness to embrace a fast paced evolving environment
Must have access to a donor network

To apply, submit a motivational letter of why you think you are suitable for the position together with a copy of your CV detailing relevant experience and skills 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

Should you have not received any correspondence within a month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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