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Position: Institutional Fundraising Manager
Location: Gurgaon, Haryana


17000 ft Foundation is an 8-Year-old Non-Profit that works to transform the lives of communities living in high altitude mountainous regions. Our mission is to transform the lives of people in high altitude frontier regions, by creating more educated communities, generating opportunities for development, and providing the support and resources they need, to develop them into independent, resilient and thriving economies


17000ft today has a presence in 200+ villages of Ladakh where it works to upgrade existing Government schools & Anganwadi Centers, improve the quality of education, mobilize communities and create opportunities for income and exposure. 17000ft Education Programs focus on enhancing Pre-K to 8 Education in Govt. schools by building resilient infrastructure, setting up improved learning resources, integrating digital education into the curriculum, building the capacity of teachers and mobilizing communities to stay invested in their schools. Over the years of its existence, the interventions of 17000ft on the ground have resulted in a steady increase in new enrollment into Govt. Schools by 16%, decreased dropouts/migration by over 51% and improved learning outcomes by 14% in 100 adopted schools over three years.

• 3+ years’ work experience in Corporate Fundraising with non-profits is mandatory, and should have demonstrated ability to identify, solicit and close grants from foundations and corporations
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
• An aggressive self-motivator who can work independently to deliver on a set of goals.
• Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing impactful grant proposals
• A strategist, who has a deep understanding of the Donor mindset – HNI, Corporate and Foundations
• A team player who is adept at people skills
• A confident person who can communicate with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally
• Should be willing to ‘roll up the sleeves’ beyond formal responsibilities as needed for the work
• An added plus if you have a strong network of existing nonprofit donors



● Identify and lead research of new funding prospects – foundations, corporates & HNI, through online research and networking
● Map connections to fundraising leads
● Identify strategic non-profit events and awards to attend and network with relevant stakeholders
● Research and be abreast on Education initiatives of various Indian state Govts.
Fundraising Strategy & Implementation
● Work closely with the Founder to develop a fundraising strategy for supporting 17000ft’s interventions
● Prepare and manage quarterly budgets and ensure targets are met
● Identify and pitch to prospective donors and prepare proposals
● Support due diligence and the contract signing process
● Manage the relationship-building process with each prospective funder and create a yearlong funder pipeline
● Develop events and properties that will engage with prospective funders
● Represent 17000ft and be a visible part of at forums and events involving stakeholders
Maintain Relationship with Funders
● Manage internal communications about funder reporting requirements
● Prepare timely funder reports
● Maintain relationships with all funders and develop collaterals to regularly update them about 17000ft’s work
● Work with the Volunteering team to prepare and manage employee engagement activities
Donor Data Management
● Ensure data is updated within 17000ft’s data management system
● Track and record activity in a systematic manner
● Collaborate with the Retail Fundraising team to create individual fundraising initiatives and campaigns
● Monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the individual fundraising initiatives and campaigns
● Support the Data Team to develop and maintain donor relations management systems
● Create communications collaterals required for fundraising including pitch decks, proposals, funder reports, and Annual reports
● Collaborate with the Communication team to widen 17000ft’s visibility by strengthening our communications strategy and executing the communication plan
● Review and advise on communication materials
● Liaison with vendors for creating the above-mentioned communication materials, if required
● Collaborate with our Social Media team to create and manage our online communications media including social media, blogs, websites, and newsletters
● Manage public relations including engaging press and social media


As per experience and capabilities

If you fit this role, please mail your CV to