Fundraiser/Marketer to Protect the Amazon Rainforest
Consultant (Typically 1 - 12 weeks)
You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Spanish would be helpful.
When Can You Start?
You can start Flexible
Description and Impact
One of the most remote and biodiverse regions of the world, it’s a place where countless scientists, explorers, and adventurers have traveled to in order to discover what lies within it and to test what they’re made of.
Madre de Dios is the most degraded region in the Amazon rainforest. The Madre de Dios region comprises the sector with the biggest degradation caused by the informal extraction of gold in the entire Amazon rainforest. In addition to this negative impact on the environment, these illegal practices exploit children (especially girls).
The project seeks to work with bamboo as an innovative resource for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest where it involves children and adolescents in this process. Our Bamboo Rainforest project will be a healthy and safe space to promote knowledge and conservation of bamboo and its natural environment and ecosystem (flora and fauna). The Bamboo Rainforest project is part of the Children's Land Network of ANIA (Association for Children and their Environment), which adds its experience to the conservation of the rainforest of this region. Our mission is to reduce deforestation in the Amazon region through the education of proper bamboo management practices in schools, communities and private companies.
Our project also won one of the Ned Jaquith Foundation Grants for 2018/2019
We are seeking support both developing a fundraising strategy and executing the related activities to put it into action. This would include:
-Create a detailed proposal for attending conferences and other events that offer opportunities to network.
-Create a detailed proposal for events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, dinners, fashion shows, or walks. This would include support in preparing materials for the events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags.
-Support with marketing materials to support fundraising efforts, such as press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.
-A database of potential sources of funding, corporations, and a template for the team to use in ongoing outreaches to new potential partners. Can also include execution of contacting the leads and potential partners like corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.
Our ideal candidate is independent, positive, outstanding, professional, has a strong interest in wildlife, education and environment and has prior experience in fundraising.
Excellent analytical and project management skills; capable of working effectively with board members, donors, donor prospects, staff members, volunteers and consultants.
Fluency in business language and best practices; i.e., strategic planning, financial statements, budgets and revenue projections.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
We have a house-office in the city where you have all the services and you can stay in a shared room, We also have large gardens and pool.
Sometimes you will also stay at our hotel in the middle of the jungle and some other native communities for the implementation of the project.
*Improve your Spanish.
*Chance to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members.
*Exciting and challenging work in the Amazon Rainforest.
*Opportunity to play an active role in creating awareness and raising funds for programs that helps the conservtion of the amazon rainforest, develop sustainable comunities and help kids of all ages succeed.
*Network with community leaders and come out of the project with new connections, which may help facilitate a stronger career path.
We have a kitchen so we will provide a weekly food budget so you can make your meal, normally we all cook as a team.
We always eat all the organic foods from the jungle.
You will join our workshops, some yoga classes, and some adventure tours to the Jungle
This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.