IkamvaYouth: Fundraising Officer

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 9 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track- record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.
The Fundraising Officer is responsible for researching leads, writing and submitting proposals, managing relationship with donors and providing overall support to the fundraising team. This position reports to the Fundraising Coordinator.

Department Objectives

  • Contribute to the achievement of department specific objectives

Donor Management

  • Design and implement a strategy for an individual giving campaign
  • Manage online fundraising campaigns as necessary
  • Conduct research on potential leads for fundraising opportunities
  • Compile supporting documents that are required to accompany proposals
  • Follow-up on all proposals submitted for R500K or less
  • Prepare proposals for grant applications of less than R500K
  • Track submission deadlines for proposals
  • Maintain close communication with all donors
  • Provide donors with requested information as and when required
  • Keep abreast of funder requirements and changes
  • Take responsibility for the issuing of Section 18A receipts


  • Track submission deadlines for project reports of successful grants
  • Prepare and submit donor reports such as Global Giving report
  • Prepare learner stories to be incorporated into the Global Giving report
  • Report to donors against proposal deliverables on delivery and impact
  • Schedule report reviews with the relevant individuals in the team
  • Send annual report to the various donors
  • Manage and maintain the Salesforce database pertaining to all fundraising activities
  • Update/load the following onto Salesforce;
  •  All donations received on the individual giving platforms
  • All reports
  • Admin in relation to all fundraising activities
  • All IkamvaYouth’s contacts & grant-related documents
  • All donor communications
  • All meeting notes
  • Signed grant agreements and supporting documents
  • Grant application forms
  • All training proposals
  • Income received from training
  • Ensure all fundraising opportunities are tracked on Salesforce
  • Manage and maintain donor contact details on Salesforce
  • Pull reports on Salesforce for the fundraising team to show income, types of donor, countries etc.
  • Ensure that income is classified under the relevant income streams
  • Ensure that VAT refunds are tracked under the SARS account on Salesforce
  • Check bank statements and upload all income to Salesforce

 Logistics & Administration Support

  • Manage donations inbox by responding to queries
  • Manage volunteer requests and forward to the relevant individuals
  • Visit branches during matric day
  • Organise funder visits and communicate the dates to District Managers
  • Manage and maintain IY folder of important documents
  • Ensure that folder is kept up to date
  • Manage and maintain standard funding paragraph templates to be used by the fundraising team
  • Manage and maintain standard presentation templates (powerpoint), with infographs
  • Ensure that all documents are aligned with IY branding requirements
  • Prepare joint press releases together with donors
  • Assist with the logistics of fundraising events
  • Attend to the booking of conferences for the business development team
  • Attend to all conference logistics such as accommodation and travel arrangements
  • Attend to all logistic arrangements for donor visits (eg: flights and accommodation) when required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A Relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years fundraising experience in the NGO sector
  • Experience in copywriting, editing and drafting required
  • Granting writing experience
  • Experience in working on salesforce would be advantageous


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Prioritisation and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player who likes to work collaboratively
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work with budgets and financials
  • High attention to detail

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter via email to careers@ikamvayouth.org, with the subject heading “Fundraising Officer” by 9 March 2018.
Due to the volume of applicants, should you not receive feedback within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

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