Tailored service to support grants recruitment
In our conversations with clients, we are hearing that recruiting new employees in the non-profit sector with the exact skill set they are looking for is proving challenging for most. Our Employee Onboarding and Upskilling service allows you to focus on recruiting someone with transferable skills who then work Strategic Grants on upskilling them to get them up to speed on non-profit / for purpose sector knowledge.
Strategic Grants’ top skills to look for are:
- Exceptional communication skills—written and oral. When it comes to fundraising and grants especially, having an internal resource that can listen, capture key messages, and present those in both proposals and when speaking to internal and external stakeholders, is essential. You need someone who can build and nurture relationships with program leaders and funders. This combination is a winner.
- Strategic thinking. A good fundraiser knows who in the organisation should have the conversation with the right donor for the right project at the right time, and makes it happen.
- Time management and organisational skills. Fundraising activities are generally deadline driven, whether it is submitting grant applications, getting appeals out or running events. We look for people with the ability to manage multiple tasks, work well under pressure and know when to ask for additional support from the team.
How it works
We work with your organisation and your new recruit, supporting your onboarding and upskilling over a three-month period.
Our Employee Onboarding and Upskilling service will teach your employee(s) all about the non-profit / for-purpose sector, the funding landscape, funders’ expectations and organisational readiness to win grants.