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Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa is seeking to appoint a Fundraising & Marketing Manager, based in Johannesburg, to oversee our marketing and fundraising activities from private and public sector funders. The Fundraising & Marketing Manager will be responsible for increasing the number of donors and partners BGCSA has relationships with and will be tasked to grow our income year on year in accordance with realistic but ambitious targets. This role will be responsible for all fundraising activities targeting corporates, individuals trusts and foundations and institutions in both South Africa and abroad and will have annual income targets and KPI’s. The successful candidate should have strong analytical and research skills and an understand of fundraising, marketing and Corporate Social Investment in the South African context and be able to communicate BGCSA’s social impact in an engaging manner. The successful candidate will oversee the development of funding cultivation and retention systems that capture information from donors as well as program activities.


  • Grant research to develop prospect lists for cultivation into donors
  • Draft proposals funders
  • Prioritize proposals and submit monthly applications for funding
  • Manage the Grant calendar to ensure deadlines and submission targets are met
  • Oversea BGCSA’s regular giving campaigns
  • Coordinate meetings with potential funders to develop relationships that lead to funding and partnership opportunities
  • Implement communications activities that build awareness of BGCSA in the CSI, institutional donor and South African government spaces
  • Working with the board to leverage existing networks
  • Liaise with the BGC global network to facilitate introductions to existing partnerships outside of South Africa
  • Drive Board involvement in fundraising via the CEO
  • Plan and lead Club visits with board members, existing and potential donors and influencers
  • Plan and execute 2 special events annually to raise funds for BGCSA


  • Manage all BGCSA social media accounts
  • Ensure posting is done in line with media calendar and accounts fans and follower counts continuing to grow
  • Undertake outreach with influencers and allies to amplify our posts and social media campaigns
  • Draft all external communications for target audiences; e-newsletters, social media posts, donor communications and annual reports
  • Develop communications materials that unlock our impact through messaging that is easily digested by lay people that follow and support us


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, an advanced degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in non-profit fundraising that touches on individual giving and corporate partnerships with a well-known NGO brand
  • A track record of working with campaigns or partnerships raising >ZAR 5,000,000 annually
  • Understanding of basic individual giving tools and platforms such as CRM’s, Bulk Email and debit order systems
  • Experience in admin or management of social media accounts with public facing audiences
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations
  • Highly organised, self-reliant, good problem-solving, results-oriented, multi-tasker with
    superior management skills and excellent judgment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, Club staff, subordinates, Board Members, community groups, and other related stakeholders

Salary will be commensurate with experience, but competitive for the NGO Sector. BGCSA provides risk coverage and matches employee contributions to a Provident Fund.


To apply: please send your CV and brief cover letter to info@bgcsa.org

Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2022