Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

Hand in Hand International

Hand in Hand International help women beat the odds and succeed as entrepreneurs. Since 2003, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Hand in Hand have helped more than 3 million women launch small businesses that can stand the test of time. Some are smallholder farmers learning to stand up to climate change. Some are refugees starting a new life after running from conflict. Others are young women and girls with few opportunities starting to dream – and plan – for the future.

Achievements (so far) include:

  • 4.3 million new and improved enterprises
  • 6.2 million new and improved jobs
  • +217% average increase in monthly income
  • 84% of women with more freedom and influence at home

Hand in Hand are a lean operation, with 90% of all funds raised being spent directly on programmes in 2023-2024. You will play an important part in maximising funds raised for Hand in Hand, contributing to long-term success.

Reporting directly to Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, the primary objective of the role is to manage existing grants and accounts, secure new funding and manage a Philanthropy and Partnerships Officer.

Your key focus will be identifying, creating relationships with and securing donations from corporate and family Trusts and Foundations and/or major donors. The role is highly international, working with colleagues across Afghanistan, Kenya and Tanzania, and a prospect base spread across globe.

Key responsibilities

  • Grow income securing five- and six-figure gifts from Trusts and Foundations (60%) Corporate (30%) and Major Donors (10%) supporting an income target of £1.8m.
  • Drive the expansion of Hand in Hand’s income by securing significant gifts ranging from five to seven figures from both new and existing donors.
  • Engage senior-level donors through calls, meetings, and events to provide updates on project advancements and identify additional donation opportunities.
  • Collaborate with UK-based colleagues and in-country teams in the creation of comprehensive proposals, including narrative content, logical frameworks, and budgets.

Ideal experience

  • Proven experience in high value fundraising across, trusts, corporate or major donor.
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with donors, and ultimately securing, as part of a team, successful asks of five or six figure gifts from UK and/or non-UK based donors.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a results-driven approach.
  • Passionate about HiH’s mission and goals.

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