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The Guyana Economic Development Trust

  • 12 people are interested

Do you have experience in Marketing (Online, Strategic, Content, Product), Business Development, Fundraising or Fund Development, and/or Social Ventures and Social Entrepreneurship?

This is a truly unique opportunity to be involved in a new product launch within an existing program. The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), a U.S. based venture philanthropy initiative, supports early-stage enterprise and skills development in Guyana, South America. GEDT's signature project is the Guyana Innovation Prize, which is a pre-seed grant to commercialize breakthrough ideas in natural sciences, agriculture and agro-processing, engineering, and technology from higher education institutions in Guyana.

Guyana is a new oil producing country. However, its primary exports have been in agriculture and natural resources. The country possesses limited resources for startups as compared to the U.S. The GEDT's Guyana Innovation Prize is not a business plan competition; it is a platform to support startup businesses, groom university and college-based founders, and create new employment opportunities.

We are seeking a volunteer to assist with the launch of our annual fundraising campaign. The project involves:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Research
  • Brand Development
  • Content Marketing
  • Presentations

Successful candidates will have above average written communication skills and creativity. An interest in developing economies is also a plus.

We are happy to provide direct experience under the leadership of the organization's founder and board, the opportunity to build a strong portfolio of projects, as well as a performance-based professional reference.

If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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About The Guyana Economic Development Trust


200 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), an independent U.S. based philanthropic initiative that incubates and accelerates STEM-based startups borne from research in agro-processing, ag-tech, natural and health sciences, engineering and technology from higher education institutions and research centers in Guyana, South America.


The Guyana Economic Development Trust engages in Venture Philanthropy to tackle social problems through long term investments, and by using strategic management to achieve transformative goals.

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Sat Sep 26, 2020 - Fri Dec 18, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Donor Management
  • Resource Development / Management




  • 5 - 7 hours per week.

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