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The fundraising component of LAFF's work aims to increase funds from Trusts and Foundations, schools and universities in order to financially support LAFF's programmes. Working with LAFFF's communications coordinator, this fundraising focused role maintains and improves LAFF's international and local visibility through innovative strategies and raises awareness about various socioeconomic problems, in particular, those affecting young people in Peru, in order to increase local and international funding support. The fundraising strategy consists of identifying fundraising possibilities; writing proposals to trusts, foundations, and businesses; and engaging with schools and universities. The focus is also placed on ensuring that all funders receive updated information and appropriate gratitude/recognition for their support.
Plan, develop, and carry our LAFF's fundraising activities
Research potential funding opportunities and draft funding proposals with the participation of other LAFF team members, depending on the programme area
Ensure all current donors are recognised for their support and are well informed of progress on the ground through timely and relevant reports and updates
Launch campaigns encouraging fundraising activities for LAFF's supporters
Manage and develop LAFF's ambassador's programme
Maintain and update a fundraising strategy
Ensure that the fundraising practices reflect the priorities, mission, and vision of LAFF.
Network and forge links with relevant stakeholders and organisations (including current and potential donors, companies, trusts, foundations, schools, and universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives and the engagement of our supporters in all fundraising activities
Ensure that all supporters have regular contact with the young people they are supporting
Undergraduate degree (or currently enrolled in) Languages, International relations, marketing or a related field.
A year work or experience in fundraising is highly desirable
Excellent spoken and written English
Intermediate or advanced Spanish skills desirable
Excellent attention to detail
Interest in acquiring communications or international development experience
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Highly organised, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive, with the ability to multitask