We’re hiring – Fundraising Support (Family Foundations, HNWI and Corporates)











Job Title: Fundraising Support (Family Foundations, HNWI and Corporates)
Application Closing Date: 27 May 2022
Start Date: 7 June 2022 for six months
Location: Remote


The principal role of the International Fund for Public Interest Media is to enable media to work for democracy.  It will support the media through this current time of existential threat and develop lasting solutions to the current media market failure in low- and middle- income countries.  The Fund complements existing efforts. It catalyses new money as a globally coordinated but fully independent vehicle that can activate quickly to provide critical funding and support to hundreds – if not thousands – of public interest media organisations worldwide. 

The Fund has been designed to minimise interference in the internal affairs of the countries it supports. Its governance arrangements and international nature ensure funds are allocated efficiently and in ways that command maximum legitimacy in the eyes of media institutions and other democratic stakeholders in beneficiary countries. 

We have developed the concept, completed a detailed Feasibility Study, have a founding team, and operational funding in place.   The Fund has a current focus on i) raising funds at scale and ii) further developing the design of the fund mechanism to strengthen public interest media around the world. 



The fund is seeking an expert to undertake scoping work to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. To diversify the IFPIM funder base to include philanthropies and high-net worth individuals and extending to corporates where possible 
  2. Helping to build and develop IFPIM’s brand to attract new and different donors to the media landscape  



Specific requirements for the study include:  

  1. Mapping: Identify 20-30 prospects from philanthropy (including HNWI/family foundations) and work with the Resource Mobilisation team at IFPIM to prioritise five to ten individuals/entities for initial outreach 
  2. Making the Case for Support/Unique Value Proposition: Review and revise materials/messaging including concept notes and pitch decks as preparation for outreach and meetings with target entities  
  3. Meetings: Reach out and schedule meetings and prepare the IFPIM team with the relevant background and debrief/follow-up following those meetings  
  4. Profile-raising: Identify opportunities for IFPIM to present at panels, contribute opinion pieces, articles, to reach this wider target audience including reaching the Davos/Aspen Institute communities  
  5. Follow-up and Next Steps: Follow-up with interested entities to grow the pool of prospective donors  

 The consultant will report to the Founding Executive Director of IFPIM and will work in close collaboration with the Resource Mobilization team.  



This project is expected to cover a six-month period and between 10 to 20 hours per month.  

The consultant is expected to submit a set of detailed activities covering the set of five focus areas identified above.   



The consultant should have the following qualifications:  

Essential profile:  

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience working as a development professional for non-profits including in foundation relations and direct solicitation    
  • Understanding of and interest in IFPIM’s unique mandate  
  • Effective listener and consensus builder with experience supporting clients bringing their visions to life and providing an experienced sounding board for strategic decisions on fundraising and communications  
  • Excellent drafting and report writing capacities. 
  • Highly motivated and committed to supporting global public interest media. 

 Working language:  

  • The working language will be English.  



The consultant should provide their estimated total fee as a lump sum or as standard daily or hourly rates as gross inclusive of taxes and other charges. 



Please email your CV and any additional information (including concrete examples) by 15 May 2022 on why you are a suitable candidate to careers@ifpim.org with ‘Fundraising Support (Family Foundations and HNWI) ‘in the subject line.  Please include an indicative budget  

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

The International Fund for Public Interest Media is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where diversity is valued and where there is equality of opportunity. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and therefore welcome applications from qualified candidates of all regions, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. 

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis, and we do not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, color or ethnic background, religious belief, sex, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation, marital or family status, age or ability. We kindly ask applicants to refrain from including in their application information relating to the above as well as from attaching photos. 

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