Purpose of Position

To raise funds through individuals, corporates, individuals and SMME’s

Key Areas of Responsibilities:


• Research and identify potential donors from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: the corporate sector, smme’s, individuals and community organisations both nationally and internationally.
• Contact potential donors to discuss funding opportunities and liaise with the Business Development Manager regarding these potential opportunities.


• Keep records of all fundraising income and expenditure and report these monthly to finance department.
• Provide monthly status report that is accurate and timeous to Business Development Manager on activities.
• Together with the BDU manager compile the budgets and ongoing review.
• Monitoring of monthly income
• Drafting of budget is realistic and aligns with the fundraising plan.
• Adherence to policies and procedures.
• Proposals must be aligned to CHOC’s programmes as well as what the donor wants to donate.
• The proposals must have accurate information and valid statistics.
• Meet monthly, quarterly and yearly budgets.Private and Confidential

Proposal Development

• In consultation with the Business Development Manager, identify key priority areas for funding.
• Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, i.e., management team, programme staff, existing materials/resources.
• Together with the BDU manager write high-quality national specific proposals, concepts and applications focusing on CHOC core programmes.
• Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval and submission.
• Write email appeals that focus on end of tax year giving, securing funds from SMMEs, including appeal for corporate debit orders.

Relationship Building

• Manage donor relationship on approval of funding and/or receipt of funds.
• Provide external stakeholders with relevant and comprehensive information timeously on the organisation.
• Through continued relationship building ensure that Donors choose CHOC as their preferred charity of choice to donate.
• Continued support or ‘’check in’’ with the donor.
• Offer donor personal touch (birthdays, anniversaries etc)
• Keep donors informed with any changes relevant within the organisation.
• Keep communication lines open.

Donor reporting

• Keep a schedule of donor reports in terms of narrative and financial requirements and deadlines for submission of reports.
• Ensure that these are communicated with the Finance & Administration Manager and the BDU Manager.
• Ensure reports are in-line with contractual agreements.
• Ensure timeously report submission directly to the respective donor.

Administration and Reporting

• Ensure that a donor pipeline is recorded on Salesforce, including but not limited to, leads resulting from research, communications with prospective/new donors, proposal submitted and the status of these proposals.
• Keep record of all proposals written and submitted.
• Provide monthly pipeline report to Business Development Manager.

Qualification, experience & knowledge

• At least 4 years of proven marketing experience
• Proven 3 years’ experience in proposal writing in a non-profit organisation.
• Experience in writing fundraising proposals aimed at corporates and SMME’s
• Experience in working with organisational budgets and consolidating these into programme specific budgets for funding proposals/applications.
• Experience in drafting reports for donors in line with contractual agreements.Private and Confidential
• Experience in working with donor databases. Experience in using Salesforce will be advantageous.
• Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.
• Strong editing skills.
• Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Professional skills and Personal attributes

• Proven ability in building rapport quickly with a diverse range of people.
• Creativity and the ability to develop new ways to inspire people about an organisation’s work.
• Ability to work well under pressure and to handle rejection.
• Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to others.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently.
• Ambitious, results orientated and able to work in a target driven environment
• Reliable and mature.

Language Proficiency

• Fluency in English

Salary in the range of R276 000 – R324 000 per annum CHOC contributes towards a pension fund and medical aid after a successful probationary period.

To apply submit your CV with the names and contact details of at least 3 recent referees as well as the following documentation to reach the HR Coordinator at [email protected] no later than 31 May 2024:
Please use BDU FUNDRAISER on the subject line

• Certified copy of your identity document/passport
• Certified copy of your driver’s licence
• Certified copy of your degree certificate/academic record

If you have not received a response by close of business 7 June 2024 consider your application unsuccessful.

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