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FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE AT MENTOR ME INDIA (MMI)

Position: Fundraising Associate


Job Location: Mumbai
Type: Full-Time paid
Overview
Formal mentoring programs are growing to be one of the largest and most well-established among
youth-focused development interventions. Mentor Me India (MMI) is a Mumbai-based non-profit
focused on one-to-one mentoring for children in low income communities. MMIs mission is to
empower children in low-income communities (mentees) grow to their full potential by creating and
supporting enduring one-to-one relationships with strong role models (mentors). MMI recruits
volunteer mentors through a rigorous selection process, connects them to mentees (through
partnerships with NGOs and schools in low income neighborhoods) using a matching algorit hm.
Mentors are supported through training sessions and group mentoring sessions spread through the
year. The organization currently supports over 400 mentor-mentee pairs across 12 centres in Mumbai
and plans to become a national level mentoring organization over the next five years.
Summary of Role
The Fundraising Associate will report to the Executive Director (ED) and will play a crucial role in
implementing MMIs vision for growth, which is to not only increase the reach of its program but also
increase the richness and depth of existing relationships. The Associate will manage potential and
existing donor relationships with corporate organizations, individuals and foundations, and lead
fundraising activities such as grant-writing, organizing fundraisers and online crowd-funding
campaigns. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong ideation, communication,
interpersonal and implementation skills. The associate must enjoy a start-up environment, be able to
function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. MMI places great
value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, independence, and work ethic.
The Associate will work closely with the Operations Manager and Communications Associate.
Responsibilities
Work with the ED, Operations Manager and Communications Associate to develop Mentor Me
India (MMI) fundraising strategy based on growth plans and capital requirement
Proactively develop new donor relationships, including:
Outreach to prospective donors through various means like grant opportunities, following up
with mentor, staff or board member connections, cold contact to corporations
Initiate and coordinate discussions to discover value exchange
Draft MOUs to lay out partnership terms
Lead MMIs Ambassador Program, which consists of mobilizing and managing a team of volunteer
fundraisers
Work closely with the Global fundraising team to set ambitious yet reasonable targets, and ensure
that India targets are met or exceeded each year
Manage existing donor relationships, such as performing periodic check-ins and sharing project
reports as required, and ensure retention and growth in the relationship over time
Support the ED in developing business plans to generate revenue to fund operations and growth
Develop and implement crowdfunding campaigns
Supervise the integration of donor management into the in-development MMIs technology base
and maintain donor database going forward
Analyse the effectiveness of fundraising channels and optimizing a mix of channels
Organize 1-2 fundraising events per annum in collaboration with new and existing partners

FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE AT MENTOR ME INDIA (MMI)


Qualifications
Well-developed written and spoken communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Analytical thinking, effective budgeting skills and experience with developing business plans
Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and
implement new initiatives
Ability to think strategically and work efficiently in a time bound manner
Organised with attention to detail and quality
An outgoing attitude along with well-honed pitching skills
Education and Experience
Graduate/Post-graduate in a relevant field such as sales and marketing
2-3 years of experience in marketing and fundraising
Experience in the non-profit sector and familiarity with the Indian fundraising scenarios is a plus.
If this sounds like you, and the possibility of working with MMI excites you, we would like to hear
from you. Please send your cover letter and resume (one page only) to binu@mentormeindia.org.