Tholulwazi Uzivikele: Fundraising Manager


Tholulwazi Uzivikele – Empower Yourself Through Knowledge – is an NGO that provides health care, community-based orphan care, advocacy, and youth development.

Tholulwazi Uzivikele seeks to appoint a Fundraising Manager to be based in KwaZulu-Natal.

Salary: A negotiable annual pay between R 180 000 to R 204 000 based on experience

The Fundraising Manager (FM) will be responsible for an organisation’s fundraising team and for delivering their fundraising programme. The FM’s deliverables include developing corporate partnerships, coordinating direct email and mail campaigns, organising fundraising events and appeals, and sourcing grant income from trusts, foundations, and other statutory bodies.


Fundraising activities:

  • Research and approach trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to the organisation
  • Write and present proposals
  • Manage the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors’ expectations
  • Develop relationships with major donors, identifying new potential major donors and nurturing relationships
  • Attend relevant fundraising forums

Management and financial tasks:

  • Prepare annual income and expenditure fundraising budgets for approval
  • Record, monitor, and report financial progress
  • Administrative duties: updating databases, preparing reports, monitoring income and expenditure
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for a fundraising project

Marketing and PR tasks:

  • Communicate with the public: online, via the media, through direct mail etc
  • Liaise with copywriter, printer, etc to produce fundraising promotional material


  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Marketing Management, Business Management and/or equivalent
  • Communication skills: writing dynamic funding proposals and inspiring people to commit to the cause in question
  • Interpersonal skills: you will be constantly interacting with people, persuading them of the value of your organisation
  • Research skills and attention to detail: sourcing information and statistics, researching trends, assessing costs
  • Creativity: idea generation is important as charities try to ‘piggyback’ on what the public has an interest in
  • Resilience and flexibility: fundraising can be a tough job

To apply, submit your CV and supporting documents to the email: [email protected]

Inquiries: 035 592 9681

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