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Fundraising Assistant Traineeship


Description: This trainee position performs duties equivalent to a Junior Fundraising Professional or Resource Development Assistant position. This is an unpaid position.

Purpose: Support the extension and diversification of Wetlands International’s funding base, and implementation of its fundraising and member/supporter strategies.
The trainee will be provided with a (rotating) desk space, and organisational email to use for the duration of the traineeship. A computer will be available for use on Fridays. It is advised that the trainee bring his/her own laptop on other days.
·         Create donor prospect profiles / conduct donor prospecting web research on at least 30 European/Dutch private foundations
Estimated level of effort: 30%
·         Support the member & supporter development strategy. To be further defined. Could include:
o        Preparation of materials and information for events (GMM, World Wetlands Day) and online.
o        Donor prospect research on potential corporate sponsors, high net worth individuals
Estimated level of effort: 25%
·         Support from individuals (a specific action item of the member & supporter strategy):undertake research and support the analysis (return-on-investment) of funding from individual supporters:
o        Crowd-funding (international, US, UK)
o        Online donation options (and mechanisms for receiving funds)
o        Third party fundraising (via CAF, United Way, Global Green grants)
o        Legacy / planned giving in the Netherlands.
Estimated level of effort: 25%
·         Database management for fundraising – inputting opportunity and donor information into PSA, Wetlands International’s project (and client) management database
Estimated level of effort: 20%

Duration: 6 months  

Commitment: 3 days per week, 7.2 hours per day.


Supervisor: Resource Development Manager
Schedule (days): flexible, depending upon need and availability, as previously discussed with supervisor, but tentatively scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For more information on this position, send an e-mail to

For applying to this position, please send us a resume and an application letter indicating your motivation to Please indicate our reference FI-2013 in the subject line of your e-mail.
Due to immigration regulations, this position is only open for European (EU, EFTA) citizens.