Eliminate Poverty NOW is creating the preeminent training center for horticulture in the country of Niger. One-third of the $1.5 million required to construct the center and subsidize start-up operations has been raised and construction is underway. We are hiring a fundraising professional on a project basis to help raise the remaining funds.
Fundraising Objective: Raise $900,000 by September 2021. There are donors willing to provide matching funds.
Development Consultant - Candidate Profile:
Track record of successful fundraising
Self-starter, willing to work independently on a project basis
Restless bias for action and results
Strong, tactful, and persuasive oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated track record of:
Identifying and qualifying prospects
Engaging with prospects, determining interest, developing a closing strategy
Identifying potential grantees and writing grant applications
Other development activities related to achieving our objective
The consultant will work directly with the president of Eliminate Poverty NOW
Important note: The EPN president is willing and able to partner with the Development Consultant in closing significant donation agreements.
Secure delivered contributions of at least $900,000 by September 2021
Establish and maintain a process for tracking and reporting on prospect and donor communications, commitments, actions, etc.
Double the number of high potential prospects from 20 to 40
Identify opinion leaders with reach and credibility for potential endorsements (e.g. Nikolas Kristoff of NYT) and ways to approach them
Develop contact strategies for all high potential prospects, especially those not accepting unsolicited proposals
Create a “stock proposal” for use with initial contacts
Prepare grant proposals or other application documents for all prospects willing to accept them
Assist with proposal follow-ups until grant decisions are reached
Current Project Status: A list of 100 prospects has been developed based on high capacity and support for agricultural development in Africa. Using publicly available information on the internet, we estimate 20 should be interested in our center.
Donor Profile: Prospective donors will have demonstrated an interest in one or more of the following areas:
Poverty alleviation in Africa
Agricultural development in Africa
Food security in Africa
Israel’s support of agricultural development in Africa
Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for "repairing the world", social justice)
Economic development through women
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: DC-1
About Eliminate Poverty NOW
At Eliminate Poverty NOW we focus on empowerment. We provide people with education, skills and opportunity to make sustainable change through their own initiative and hard work. By focusing on women, we greatly improve their quality of life and the lives of their families and communities.
Our trusted partners in Africa bring a deep understanding of local needs, experience and contacts. They champion project implementation.
We take a business-like approach to get the most from every dollar. We start small, measure results, and only expand projects that create positive, sustainable change.
Our three-pillar approach includes:
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY -
We create sustainable change by providing individuals with entrepreneurial skills and the initial capital to start their own businesses.
We improve lifetime earning potential by providing greater access to higher education and vocational training.
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT -
When women earn money, they spend it on food, clothing, shelter and education for the family. It’s a virtuous cycle where everyone benefits.