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Development and Fundraising Fellow

Our Climate

Development & Fundraising Fellow

About the Organization:

Our Climate empowers young people to advocate for the science-based, equitable and intersectional climate justice policies that build a thriving world. We engage and train youth from affected communities and groups to participate in broad and diverse advocacy coalitions. Together, we build deep partnerships, mobilize, and center those most impacted by climate change to dismantle systemic oppression and achieve systemic change.

Fellowship Description:

1. Research grant opportunities and assist in building foundation relationships
- Research and identify potential foundations and grant opportunities using Guidestar and Instrumentl software and online search
- Ensure GuideStar and Charity Navigator profiles are updated on a quarterly basis
- Support Partnership Lead in preparing for funders briefings and other fundraising events
- Edit and proofread grant reports
- Draft LOI (Letter of Inquiry’s) and other donor outreach materials

2. Support grassroots fundraising campaigns
- Build relationships with grassroots donors, such as writing thank you cards, assembling donor packets, and following up with major donors
- Coordinate with the Communications Lead and Social Media interns to brainstorm and launch grassroots fundraising campaigns
- Support Partnership Lead and Communications Lead in analyzing ActBlue campaign data
- Support fundraising team to plan and implement our mid-level donor program


The ideal candidate will be the ultimate team player, results and impact oriented, and dedicated to our mission. They will resonate with our organizational culture values and be dedicated to advancing equity. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the following:

- Experience supporting or leading grassroots fundraising campaigns
- Excellent written communication skills;
- A results-driven, self-motivated candidate who can take initiative and work independently
- Knowledge of climate and social justice

Time Commitment:  10-15 hours / week

Development and Fundraising Fellow

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