Issue Date: February 1, 2019Submission Date: February 28, 2019

Summary

Women’s World Banking is seeking an experienced individual consultant to provide specialized expertise and support in the area of non-profit fundraising in SE Asia with a focus on events sponsorships on a part-time contract basis of approximately 12 months, starting in February 2019.

About Women’s World Banking

Women’s World Banking is the global leader in women’s financial inclusion. Rooted in our deep understanding of the women’s market, we tackle financial inclusion in three interconnected ways: first, by partnering with financial services providers to develop scalable market-driven solutions; second, through our gender-lens private equity fund; and, finally, because diverse institutions are proven to be stronger, we build institutional capacity through leadership and diversity programs. Through this holistic approach and our global reach of 49 institutions in 32 countries, we accelerate economic opportunity for low-income women and growth for financial service providers in the emerging markets.

About the Project(s)

Women’s World Banking will hold our Making Finance Work for Women Global Summit on October 22nd-23rd in Singapore. We have a fundraising goal of USD $1 Million for the event and are seeking a seasoned fundraiser with a wealth of experience in securing event sponsorships to assist with prospecting, pitching, and refining our overall sponsorship approach and fundraising approach in SE Asia.

Objectives & Responsibilities

The consultant will provide feedback and insight on our event fundraising strategy and pitching materials, as well as support in securing funding through prospecting work and selling sponsorships to past and new supporters. The consultant will also work to identify potential partners and funders in SE Asia for non-event related funding and help to inform our fundraising strategy in SE Asia overall.  Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct prospecting research for sponsors for Making Finance Work for Women Global Summit
  • Sell sponsorships to prospects that the consultant develops as well as leads in our current pipeline through email, phone, and in-person meetings as appropriate
  • Assist in the development of a sponsorship strategy for SE Asia-based companies to sponsor our Making Finance Work for Women Global Summit in Singapore and our work in general

Project Team

The consultant will work with a team from Women’s World Banking, including staff from our Communications and Development teams, as well as outside partners and supporters.  The consultant will report directly to Women’s World Banking’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Marketing.

Duration of Consultancy

Duration may range from nine to twelve months or longer, if necessary, with a start date in February 2019.

Location of Work

The consultant should be based in SE Asia, preferably Singapore.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8-10 years fundraising experience with a focus on event sponsorships required
  • Proven track record of success in closing event sponsorships at the $100k level and above required
  • Past sponsorship consulting experience required
  • Experience at women’s or financial inclusion-focused nonprofits preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of SE Asia fundraising landscape required
  • Strong relationships with potential event sponsors required (e.g. corporates and high net worth individuals)

To Apply

Please submit your application no later than February 28th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

This application should include the following elements:

  • Cover letter including proposed fee
  • Details of experience/resume, including revenue raised through event sponsorships per event;
  • 3 references;
  • Sample sponsorship strategies developed in the past

Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing to tn@womensworldbanking.org. Please include in the e-mail subject line “RFQ – Fundraising Consultant – SE Asia (Individual).”

This RFQ does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to the overwhelming responses not, all candidates will be contacted.