Careers: Manager – Corporate Relations & Fundraising

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Job Description: (Development)Manager to Lead – Corporate Relations & Fundraising
Location: Chennai
Job nature: Permanent Full-time

The person shall be responsible for managing constant relationship and communication with corporate sponsors, partners, institutional and individual donors. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with corporate / donors, with strong written and verbal communication, presentation and networking skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Connect, liaison and engage with corporate sponsors, partners, institutional and individual donors on a constant basis towards meeting the financial / non-financial resource requirements of the organization
  • Effectively manage existing donors and establish new partnerships for fundraising
  • Manage and scale up regular monthly contributions from volunteers and individual donors
  • Strategise, and execute marketing initiatives and communication campaigns for online fundraising challenges
  • Coordinate with other staff members and volunteer leaders to engage sponsors / donors and to report them on utilisation of their resources / progress of projects
  • Prioritizes, and follows up on all matters and concerns in relation to sponsor / donor management and recommends appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Ensure all important information including programmes / initiatives / campaigns / events are communicated to all sponsors / donors in a timely and professional manner
  • Identify and channelize appropriate engagement opportunities internally towards fulfilling corporate volunteering requirement – Pro-bono or otherwise
  • Actively seek participation of corporate entities in fundraising events
  • Conduct periodic feedback surveys from sponsors / donors towards improving the relationship and advise the team suitable on corrective actions

Key Deliverables:

  • Support: contribution raised, number of donors, donors retained


Education Qualification / Experience:

  • Any Graduate. Post graduate in Marketing preferred.
  • More than 2 years of relevant work experience (fundraising from Corporates, business development, writing proposals, grant applications etc.) Freshers with exceptional aptitude for the profile are also welcome
  • Prior work experience in non-profit sector would be an advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Reasonable understanding of the non-profit sector, fundraising and donor relationship management
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills, combined with the ability to work under pressure in a changing environment
  • Good negotiation, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Very strong networking and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including corporate sponsors, institutional / individual donors, government agencies, partner organisations, staff and volunteers
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Sensitivity and empathy with the vision, mission, values and programmes of Bhumi
    Resourceful, responsible and self-starting

Other Information:

  • Reporting to: Co-founder
  • Expected Age: 25-35
  • Scope: Full time
  • Remuneration: Up to Rs.5 lakhs p.a. including performance incentives based on the candidate’s profile
  • Expected Joining Date: Immediate
  • We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in

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1. a brief note / cover letter on your aptitude for this role
2. current remuneration and expected remuneration
3. your resume to [email protected]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process.

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