Fundraising Strategy Manager

At a glance


  • Digital strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Website design
  • Business development
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Marketing strategy


London, W2 4PD
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? The Fundraising Strategy Manager can work from home and meet remotely.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or short term project: 1-15 hours, completed within 4 months
We need a fundraising strategy urgently as a first step. Please let us know your availability and anticipated time frame to do this.


30 Jun 2020

We are a small organisation with a big ambition and we urgently need a fundraising strategy so that we can continue to support our pilot in 10 schools, and scale up so every child in Malawi benefits from our successful literacy model.

What will you be doing?

The Fundraising Strategy Manager will be focused on results and drive the fundraising strategy as a first step, and potentially stay on and help implement the fundraising strategy alongside an emerging programme strategy. so this could be a short term assignment or it could become a longer term one depending on whether you would like to help implement the strategy. You will need to develop a capacity building plan and a communications plan related to fundraising for the organisation. You will be working with six to seven key organisation roles to enable wider ownership and implementation of the strategy.

What are we looking for?

The Fundraising Strategy Manager will be a resilient, self-starter with confidence in their skills and expertise and able to work within the culture of the organisation. You will have skills and experience in:

  • fundraising strategy development and implementation in the charity sector
  • understanding of the sector including trusts and foundations, digital, partnerships
  • collaborative team player
  • ability to set ambitious targets with a team of volunteers
  • capacity building skills 
  • contacts in the sector an advantage 
  • excellent communication skills
  • experience in fundraising for overseas development, education an advantage

What difference will you make?

Funds raised impact directly on literacy, education and life outcomes of over 4000 children in 10 government primary schools in Malawi currently (schools are suspended temporarily due to covid19) and with each new academic year, we want to support the new school entrants with new literacy specialists. These schools act as demonstrations in the primary education sector, and enable us to maintain and grow our engagement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for potential scale up to benefit all children in Malawi in the 5,700 government primary schools.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We believe you will enjoy working with the dedicated team. You will enjoy the challenge of working with a small organisation and developing the first comprehensive fundraising strategy. The work is professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling impacting directly on thousands of children's literacy levels, with potential to make a real difference to children's life outcomes. The short term opportunity could become a long term one if the applicant is interested to help implement the strategy.

Before you apply

If you think this role may be of interest to you, please contact us for a discussion to find out more.
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • International development
  • The CharChar Trust improves education in Malawi. Through specialist educational materials and teacher training we are increasing literacy levels and so helping young people get the best...