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About AGI

The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative - US is a public charity set up with the aim of supporting developing Africa countries to improve governance, reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. We are working for a future in which Africa's development is led by Africans, with governments that are capable of setting and achieving priorities that reflect the rising aspirations and expectations of their citizens.

AGI-US is proud that the programs we have funded are changing people's lives for the better, and privileged to have the support of a growing number of donors.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced fundraiser to support an ambitious major gifts campaign. The role will be based in New York. We are open to considering consultants, or candidates on an initial 12 month contract with a 3 month evaluation period.


Roll-out a series of private cultivation events in target cities to enable AGI to develop relationships with potential donors – this includes organising event logistics, drafting letters (invite, thank you, etc.), making phone calls to encourage attendance, writing speeches etc
Work with the Campaign Manager to ensure effective follow-up with attendees after events
Develop event summaries/updates to promote events to prospects who were unable to attend
Identify new prospective donors through research and work with volunteers to encourage their attendance at events
Provide a high-level of support to AGI's volunteers (including business leaders and influential philanthropists) to organise small-scale private events, including supporting with event logistics
Brief volunteers effectively about event attendees, write speeches for volunteers and work with volunteers to ensure effective follow-up with attendees
Produce regular updates for donors
Organise an annual donor forum to gather AGI's donors worldwide
Maintain accurate records of AGI-US's interactions with all donors and volunteers and regularly update AGI-US's tracking system

Qualifications Desired

Bachelor's degree in a related field
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
1 - 3 years direct fundraising experience, ideally with an international non-profit
Willingness and ability to travel extensively within USA and occasionally to Europe and Africa
Experience organising private cultivation events designed to cultivate major donors
Ability to work with high-level volunteers, including major donors to AGI-US
Experience producing high-quality written materials to steward donors
Familiarity with research tools and analytics
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal skills

What we offer

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and competitive within the charitable sector
A fast paced environment and a small team
A budget for your own professional development

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV (no more than 2 pages) and cover letter (no more than 1 page) to

In your cover letter, please specifically highlight which project and/or role you have an interest in, and your suitability for the role against the requirements above. The deadline for applications is 5pm (EST) on Sunday 13th April 2014.

First round interviews will be held in New York late April/early May.


Additional information about the AGI is available on our website:

If you have further questions please email

• Location: Brooklyn

• Post ID: 48071199 newyork is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.