Job Opportunity for Associate – Funder Outreach & Management | Rebuild at Dasra in Multiple Locations

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About Dasra: 

Dasra’s bold aspiration is a transformed India where a billion thrive with dignity and equity. Established in 1999, Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation, working with philanthropists and high impact social entrepreneurs to bring together knowledge, funding and talent as a catalyst for social change. Dasra nurtures strategic philanthropy for India and focuses on impactful programs such as empowering adolescent girls, urban sanitation, inclusive economies and child protection and care.  With 21 years of experience in the sector, a depth of knowledge gained from working with over 1,000 non-profits and having brought $100 million in funding to organizations – Dasra drives collaborative action to accelerate social change in India.  

About the Rebuild Team:

The Rebuild India Fund aims to support the most vulnerable communities across India, and the NGOs that work with them, by giving them the power to serve meaningfully, and the flexibility to run their organizations as they see fit. We will do this by funding 100 locally led, community rooted NGOs every year with 5 -year unrestricted grants, backed by need-based multi-year capacity building support. The fund is working with NGOs, philanthropists, and sector intermediaries to bring to the fore voices of leaders from the community and shift power dynamics in grant-making, keeping in mind the principles of Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. With Year 1 of the fund having made commitments of over 10M USD to 150+ NGOs for COVID relief, we are excited to move into this new and unique chapter of our work and build the team who will enable this.

We are at a stage where we are looking for driven, passionate and empathetic individuals who are committed to supporting locally led, small, community rooted NGOs across India, are excited by the thought of creating a path-breaking movement towards challenging the status quo, and have a burning desire to see an equitable India.

About the role:

We are looking for a full-time Associate to help cultivate new philanthropic relationships (funder outreach or sales) and deepen existing relationships (funder management) across geographies.[VB1] [SA2]  He/she will support in creating and lead in executing strategies to take the Rebuild India Fund to the philanthropic community and wider philanthropic ecosystem, and achieve our fundraising goals. He/she will also support in designing and managing relationships with funders and other ecosystem stakeholders who are supporting the Rebuild India Fund, with the goal of accelerating philanthropic journeys leading to greater impact on the ground and a rewarding experience for all.

·         Help identify prospective donors by leveraging referrals from existing donors, mining historical Dasra databases, conducting secondary research, and partnering with nodal agencies

·         Build account plans for each donor teams keeping in view their current needs, their long-term vision and opportunities in the sector

·         Manage and run analyses on several donor databases concurrently as well as Dasra’s CRM system for data entry and analysis, and identify avenues to optimize our data backbone and processes[VB3] [SA4] 

·         Oversee end-to-end donor engagement process including identify funding opportunities, supporting presentations at donor meetings, creating donor proposals and closing opportunities

·         Liaise with various teams at Dasra to identify relevant learning opportunities and resources for prospective donors and key stakeholders to enhance the donors’ exposure to and understanding of strategic philanthropy, especially as it relates to supporting the resilience of grassroots NGOs

Duration: Full time  


We’ve been described as sitting at the nexus of philanthropy and capitalism and we need you to walk between both worlds with equal agility. Specifically, we are looking for someone with:

·         3-5 years of work experience (preferably in Private Wealth Management, Banking/financial services, B2B sales, customer relationship management roles and/or fundraising for non-profits)[VB5] [SA6] 

·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact well with others. Ability to work well within a team structure, with proven contribution to team goals and objectives

·         Passion for the development sector is a must

·         Someone who is sales oriented, customer focused, with high energy levels, and who naturally builds relationships. Candidate should be result oriented with a strong sense of ownership

·         Strong experience of working with senior leaders with the ability to generate and communicate unique value propositions

·         An understanding of customers’ needs and how to meet those needs

·         Practices attentive and active listening and can accurately restate the opinions of others, irrespective of their individual opinion

·         Strong planning and organizing skills, with good time management skills and the ability to prioritize amidst various sometimes conflicting priorities.

·         An analytical approach to solving difficult problems with effective solutions. Adept at scoping out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and an ability to break down process steps

Think you have what it takes but not sure you check every box? Apply to the role anyway. We’d love the opportunity to determine whether you could be a great fit. 

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