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Fundraising Fellowship

The Bridging Gaps Fundraising Fellowship is an innovative program designed to empower young leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective fundraisers for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the UN, and other social impact initiatives. The fellowship provides participants with hands-on training, capacity development, and real-world experience in fundraising.

  • You want to learn the essentials of fundraising, deepen existing knowledge and boost your CV? You are excited to support an up-and-coming nonprofit and empower local entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams around the world?
    No matter whether you are a university student, a recent graduate, a young professional or already have experience in nonprofit management; if you bring passion, at least 3 months, and ideas, this fellowship is for you!
    The selection process will be led by Bridging Gaps and consist of two phases: a written application and an online interview. The programme will be held in English. Fundraising campaigns may be carried out in other languages upon agreement.

  • The Bridging Gaps Fundraising Fellowship has a duration of at least 3 months and can be extended to a maximum period of 12 months. The fellowship can be done part-time (approx. 10 hours per week) while working or studying.

    Application deadline: 01.05.2024
    Announcement of selected cohort: 31.05.2024
    Fellowship begin: 09.09.2024

  • Capacity development led by experts from international non-profits and the UN, including:

    • Developing fundraising strategies

    • Understanding the fundraising landscape

    • Building relationships with donors

    • Managing fundraising campaigns

    • Evaluating fundraising results

    Real-world experience: Participants will develop and implement their own campaign for Bridging Gaps. This could be:

    • An online GoFundMe campaign

    • An innovative partnership (e. g. product partnership or matching campaign)

    • A donation run, a bake sale, or other events

    • Any other ideas

    • Real-world knowledge from Non-Profit and UN experts

    • A certificate of participation to enhance your CV, LinkedIn and future job applications

    • Your own fundraising campaign to showcase in your portfolio

    • You may be eligible for ECTS upon prior agreement with your university

    • 10% of the funds you raise during the real-world experience will be provided to you as a stipend

  • You want to learn the essentials of fundraising, deepen existing knowledge and boost your CV? You are excited to support an up-and-coming nonprofit and empower local entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams around the world?
    No matter whether you are a university student, a recent graduate, a young professional or already have experience in nonprofit management; if you bring passion, at least 3 months, and ideas, this fellowship is for you!
    The selection process will be led by Bridging Gaps and consist of two phases: a written application and an online interview. The programme will be held in English. Fundraising campaigns may be carried out in other languages upon agreement.

  • The Bridging Gaps Fundraising Fellowship has a duration of at least 3 months and can be extended to a maximum period of 12 months. The fellowship can be done part-time (approx. 10 hours per week) while working or studying.

    Application deadline: 01.05.2024
    Announcement of selected cohort: 31.05.2024
    Fellowship begin: 09.09.2024

  • Capacity development led by experts from international non-profits and the UN, including:

    • Developing fundraising strategies

    • Understanding the fundraising landscape

    • Building relationships with donors

    • Managing fundraising campaigns

    • Evaluating fundraising results

    Real-world experience: Participants will develop and implement their own campaign for Bridging Gaps. This could be:

    • An online GoFundMe campaign

    • An innovative partnership (e. g. product partnership or matching campaign)

    • A donation run, a bake sale, or other events

    • Any other ideas

    • Real-world knowledge from Non-Profit and UN experts

    • A certificate of participation to enhance your CV, LinkedIn and future job applications

    • Your own fundraising campaign to showcase in your portfolio

    • You may be eligible for ECTS upon prior agreement with your university

    • 10% of the funds you raise during the real-world experience will be provided to you as a stipend

Join our Fellowship
as a partner

The Fundraising Fellowship is a unique opportunity for aspiring fundraisers to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make a positive impact on the world. By providing participants with hands-on training and real-world experience, you will help empower a new generation of fundraising leaders who are committed to advancing social impact.
 

  • Session partner: 

    Organize an expert session on a core topic surrounding fundraising 


     

  • Outreach partner: 

    Spread the word about the Fundraising Fellowship in your network


     

  • Thematic partner: 

    Contribute expertise in microfinance, community empowerment, shifting the power, or another core topic that relates to Bridging Gaps the the Fundraising Fellowship


     

  • University partner: 

    Integrate the Fundraising Fellowship in your academic program, providing students with real-life fundraising experience and ECTS upon successful completion


     

  • Funding partner: 

    Support us to run the fellowship and compensate the facilitators


All partners will be represented with their logos on the Bridging Gaps website for visibility, included in all social media posts and other materials related to the fellowship, as well as on the final participation certificate.

Sounds interesting?

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