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Fundraising Project Manager

Part-time / Remote

The Fishbowl Challenge is an international business plan competition and accelerator program based in Palo Alto, California. We work with students from around the world to help them build tech-powered social ventures to affect social change. We’ve reached over 2000 students from over 90 countries to date, and invested +$150K in pre-seed enterprises—everything from maternal health-tech in Nigeria to solar-powered ag-tech in Ghana. 


Our founding team is made of renowned industry veterans from Google, as well as young professionals from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the US, supported by a seasoned and diverse team of mentors. Our goal is to empower young entrepreneurs to create global social impact through business.


We are actively seeking a self-motivated and skilled Fundraising Project Manager who can work 10 - 15 hours per week to join our team, drive the growth of our non-profit income, and expand our pool of donors.  This person will play a key role in propelling Fishbowl to the next level and enabling us to empower thousands more students globally each year.

About the role


  • Research the global funding market, identifying leads and grants and donor calls for proposals 

  • Lead the development of proposals, their submission, and track follow-up with funding bodies 

  • Develop and manage a fundraising dashboard that tracks all fundraising activities and progress for cross-team visibility. 

  • Serve as the main liaison and information point for fundraising health checks with internal stakeholders and board members

  • Design and implement engagement strategies to deepen relationships with existing and prospective donors at various stages of interaction

  • Review organisational strengths and identify opportunities to further develop our fundraising strategy with the broader team 

  • Set, plan, and implement communication strategies for key external stakeholders 



  • Experience running and managing successful fundraising projects with multiple stakeholders 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to work diplomatically/communicate effectively across varied audiences within a broad range of cultural environments

  • Ability to identify and track relevant community KPIs 

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills

  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for research.

  • Ambitious, big-picture mindset and self-motivated work ethic

  • Most importantly: Passion for supporting social entrepreneurs!

Due to the health guidance regarding COVID-19, you will be working remotely, yet will work closely with our global team on a daily basis. Fishbowl Challenge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. 

Inquiries may be emailed to Find out more about our team and goals here.

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