Philanthropic fundraising specialist consultancy

IMPACT Initiatives

Created in 2010, IMPACT is a Geneva-based NGO and the largest independent data provider in contexts of crisis. We aim to support a range of stakeholders in making better, more informed decisions in humanitarian, stabilisation, and development settings. We believe that a key pathway to better planning and decision-making is direct engagement with local communities and their leaders.

Through our team of assessment, data, geospatial, and thematic specialists, we promote the design of people-centred research and set standards for collecting and analysing rigorous, high-quality data in complex environments. IMPACT also aims to foster partnerships and build capacities with key stakeholders.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to support IMPACT in diversifying its funding and donor base, particularly by helping the organization to identify new funding opportunities in the private sector and with high network individuals, foundations and philanthropists.
The consultancy is expected to help IMPACT to engage with a new set of donors, enabling us to tailor our narrative and to effectively interact with an audience we are not familiar with.

The specific objectives of this consultancy are:

  1. Develop a mapping of high network individuals, foundations and philanthropists which interests match IMPACT mission and strategic ambitions.
  2. Provide actionable recommendations to IMPACT (based on our organizational model, mission, programmatic portfolio) on how to successfully engage and attract funds from philanthropists/foundations. The recommendations should include these minimum elements:
    • Identification of a typology of philanthropic and private audiences that would have potential interest to fund IMPACT.
    • How to build IMPACT narrative to successfully engage and fundraise with high network individuals, foundations and philanthropists;
    • Develop specific positioning and key messages that resonate with this audience;
    • Develop a strategy for IMPACT to successfully achieve its new funding objectives;
    • What structure (human resources or other) would be required as part of this strategy;
    • Ideally, what IMPACT should adapt in relation to project management to meet these newly identified supporters’ expectations and potential requirements.
  3. Deliver a proof of concept of success in the form of a donation of a symbolic amount (50,000 CHF).

More information on this consultancy can be found in the Terms of Reference.

How to apply

The following elements should be submitted in order to review and select candidates:

  • Technical proposition outlining the proposed approach, presentation of the team or independent consultant, which can be presented in the form of a cover letter and detailed CV.
  • Financial proposition in CHF, outlining the breakdown of costs.
  • At least three past relevant experiences of similar work, which can be reflected in the CV if provided as a technical offer.
  • At least three references in relation to similar work.
  • Proof of registration as an independent consultant.

These elements should be submitted by email at [email protected], no later than 30th June 2024 at 23:59 (CET).

IMPACT reserves the right to leave this an open vacancy until a successful candidate is selected.
Upon review of written applications, IMPACT will select potential contractors and will convey them for an interview. Further administrative documents may be requested from the short-listed applicant.
Based upon results from the selection, IMPACT teams will be responsible for entering into the contracting phase with the selected consultancy firm or independent consultant(s), against the timeline set above. The contract will notably outline payment modalities which will be based upon achievement of the consultancy.

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