femLENS is looking for a volunteer Grant Writer & Fundraising to help growing and sustain the organization. femLENS is an international non-profit association committed to developing and including women's voices into storytelling and the cultural representation of women and their communities in the world. Through documentary photography education, photo exhibitions, collaborations with the media and other non-profits, femLENS encourages women to develop their visions and voices, tell stories, act as role models in their communities, engage with technology in a deeper way, as well as develop possible income-generating skills.
The Grant Writer & Fundraising Volunteer will actively support our funds development strategy. The successful volunteer will be able to craft funding proposals and reports in a clear and compelling manner, as well as organise small fundraising events, and come up with creative ideas to raise funds for different projects.
To ensure success you need to write well, have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods and be committed to the mission you are representing.
Research and identify available government and private funding opportunities.
Maintaining a grants calendar, preparing grant applications, and submitting grant reports in collaboration with femLENS team.
Generate revenues for femLENS workshops through submission of researched, well- written, and well-documented fundraising proposals.
Write reports to foundation, government, and other funders of the foundation.
Experience of writing persuasive letters or proposals
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be initiative with focused result driven commitment
Ability to work flexibly in a team with enthusiasm and commitment
More information about femLENS and our workshops you can find on www.femlens.com.
Please submit your CV and letter of interest by email (info(at)femlens.com). Would be great if you already have an interest in gender equality and photography!
femLENS’ mission is to visually educate and make technologically aware the most vulnerable and resourceless women of our society through documentary photography education made accessible by mobile phone cameras and cheaper point and shoot cameras.
femLENS is an open laboratory of shared thought, knowledge, tools and ideas, an international community designed to give space and voice to women. femLENS is the darkroom where women can develop their own vision and have a chance to become change agents themselves. Today’s cultural and media representation of women is not inclusive and diverse. Men and women are often portrayed in stereotypical ways, and traditional roles in society are emphasised. This misrepresentation and the message behind needs to change, so that a political, economic, and social equality of the sexes is possible. Founded in 2015 as a volunteer driven organisation by the photographer Jekaterina Saveljeva, femLENS works as a capacity builder delivering free workshops to teach women - especially women and girls from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds - documentary photography techniques to tell stories visually by using cameras and the easily available tools such as mobile phones and other cheaper alternatives. We believe that everyone in society should be accountable for promoting a culture of equality of the sexes and their representation within the media industry and the culture in the world, everyone and especially women. We organise exhibitions, are building relationships with the media, and continue offering support to past workshop participants to continue their photographic practice. To date, one of our students, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, won $5000 in a photo competition.
Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
July 2, 2020
Market Research / Analysis
Grant Writing / Research
10-20 Hours a week
Previous fundraising and grant writing experience desired.