Fund Raising Associate

About SEWA Bharat:

Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a movement to empower women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat is part of the national SEWA movement. Established in 1984, it is a national federation of SEWA organizations of women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat emerged out of the need to address the SEWA movement’s challenges with geographical expansion and coordination. SEWA Bharat comprises a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workers’ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health and social security.

Job Description:

The Fundraising Associate will play a pivotal role in the organization’s development team, responsible for curating, implementing, and working along with others to oversee fundraising initiatives aligned with our mission and organizational objectives. Key responsibilities include fostering relationships with donors, sponsors, and stakeholders, organizing fundraising events, and employing diverse strategies to secure financial support for our programs and projects.


1. Proposal Development, Grant Writing, and Fundraising:

  • Lead proposal development and create high-quality proposals and concept notes;
  • Collaborate with the programme team to craft comprehensive fundraising plans aligned with organizational goals;
  • Conduct research to identify potential thematically and value-aligned donors, sponsors, and funding opportunities

2. Donor and Prospect Database Management:

  • Develop personalized communication strategies to engage donors and express gratitude for their support;
  • Create, curate and update databases of partners, donors and external stakeholders relevant to the Institute;
  • Address donor inquiries and provide timely information

3. Fundraising Events & Campaigns:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events and online campaigns;
  • Support fundraising communication efforts;
  • Serve as a relationship manager for assigned donors, providing updates, organizing field visits, and ensuring donor retention

4. Grant Writing and Proposals:

  • Research, compose, and submit grant proposals to various funding entities

5. Financial Management:

  • Generate financial reports and forecasts in collaboration with the Finance team;
  • Ensure transparency and accountability in all fundraising activities

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • MA in Social work or equivalent to that; B. A or B. Com will also be considered;
  • 5-6 years’ Experience in fundraising, donor relations or Programme development, preferably within a nonprofit or philanthropic organization;
  • Proficiency in database management;
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills in English;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from varied backgrounds;
  • Ability to coordinate with departments, organize and prioritize workload and adhere to deadlines;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word;
  • Commitment to SEWA Bharat’s mission and values;
  • Willingness to travel extensively as required to SEWA Bharat states and programme locations;
  • Exceptional organizational and project management abilities, with the capacity to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines


Rs.65,000-75,000 (Based on experience)


Delhi (with frequent travel as required to SEWA Bharat states and programme locations)

Application Process:

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Application for Fundraising Associate.”

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.