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Job position: Fundraising Manager for RAIN

Updated: Aug 4

Job position: Fundraising Manager for RAIN (Regenerative Agroforestry Impact Network)

RAIN is seeking a fundraising manager for our operations team. The role is for a minimum of six months. It is a volunteer role with a minimum commitment of about 1 -2 days per week, and there is the potential for a salaried appointment subject to performance.

Job Purpose: The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for implementing and evolving a fundraising strategy for RAIN. This will include writing and coordinating funding proposals to grant-making bodies; developing other income streams such as our web-based Art retail unit, building Corporate Social Responsibility partnerships, cultivating high net worth individuals. This is a role for a highly skilled and motivated person who is passionate about improving the environment with confidence to deliver in one of the above funding streams.

As the charity’s main fundraiser you will implement the full fundraising mix, maximizing income and developing new and innovative fundraising streams. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in raising significant income targets ideally within the environmental sector (UK and International). You will have the support of other volunteers and the management team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The following is typical of the duties the post holder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and with the senior management team support you will define your delivery targets and your priorities.

  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to develop the organisation’s fundraising strategy and timetable.

  • Initiate and build relationships with new and existing funding bodies; matching potential funding opportunities to specific services, projects and activities.

  • Cultivate High net worth Individuals

  • Prepare detailed, accurate and inspiring grant funding applications and bids in line with funding guidelines and policies.

  • Build our We retail funding stream 'Forest Art Forrest ’ a web-based art retailer

  • Develop and coordinate a fundraising database to ensure an ongoing flow of proposals.

  • Prepare and submit monitoring and evaluation reports to funders according to specified deadlines.

Our background?

RAIN is a CIC that stimulates and finances grass-roots, community-led reforestation, rewilding and agroforestry projects in Brazil and the UK. We are currently in the process of converting from CIC to charity, a move which will open up more funding opportunities and help increase our impacts.

Vision: A distributed network grounded in the principles of mutual aid and decolonisation of the NGO space facilitating direct, peer-to-peer relationships between businesses, schools, indigenous communities, CSA’s (communities that sustain agriculturalists) and other stakeholders.

Current status: Since mid-2018 generating templates and testing pilot schemes in Brazilian communities facing desertification and other existential threats, including:

- sapling nurseries in partnership with schools

- reforesting springs

- courses in production of saplings and building nurseries

- courses introducing agroforestry to conventional farmers

- communal machinery

- UK-Brazilian school twinning, with a sapling nursery in both. With provision of educational materials and activities

- links to other reforestation organisations

- scheme with Terena indigenous nation to twin schools, pitching to UK businesses for SRF.

- Scheme with Kaingang indigenous nation to plant Paraná palms

In the UK

- We are developing a schools tree planting program

We are ready to refine, replicate and scale up these templates across the country.

See the website and the blog for more details.

To apply, email: with your CV and a breif note about your suitability for the role.


Funding for our future

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