The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a COORDINATOR FUNDRAISING 1.0 FTE, 36 hours per week

The Transnational Institute is looking for an experienced fundraising coordinator to start as soon as possible.

TNI Staff

Fundraising at TNI

TNI is a progressive international home for activists and researchers working on some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. TNI works closely with progressive social movement partners and a large network of activist-scholars across the world towards our vision of an equitable, democratic and peaceful world in which all life may flourish. We have an average annual budget of € 4.5 million and a staff of 23 FTE.

We envisage someone able to match our needs to prospective funders, help our teams develop winning pitches, and build a reliable network of grant writers as required. We also hope the fundraising coordinator can take our individual giving programme to new levels using the opportunity of our 50th anniversary in 2024.

The Fundraising Coordinator would work closely with Programmes, Communications, Finance as well as the Community Builder and Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (PMEL) Officer. You would report to the Executive Director.

We offer a full-time job with good secondary benefits in a warm, friendly and very international workplace in Amsterdam. Please find out more about us at and in our annual reports.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  •  Overseeing and researching funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position TNI ahead of major funding changes or trends

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy, in liaison with the Executive Director, senior staff and community builder

  • Building a network of external consultants and freelance grant writers

  • Coordinating the writing of grant proposals; ensuring the quality and timely submission of grant applications and narrative reports to funders

  • Developing strategic briefing and communication materials for funders and major donors

  • Ensuring funder relations are built and maintained

  • Guiding the Community Builder, who has responsibility for fundraising events and individual donors, (including legacies), and helping to develop and track strategies for cultivating, soliciting, stewarding and recognising donors, and engaging staff and the Board to this end

  • Coordinating and conducting fundraising training for staff

  • Preparing reports on fundraising activities for the Director

Essential requirements

  • Strong affinity with TNI’s mission and core areas of work

  • Five years’ or more experience in fundraising, with demonstrable success and a network relevant for TNI

  • Excellent analytical skills and capacity to understand complex issues quickly

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral

  • Strong organisational, leadership and mentoring skills

  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, as well as a team player who will productively engage with others within and without the organisation

  • An EU work permit is required

  • Regular presence at our Amsterdam office is necessary to successfully carry out the work.

Employment conditions

  • 36 hours a week

  • One year contract

  • Start: as soon as possible

  • Salary: € 3,000 – 4,000 gross per month, negotiable depending on years of experience.

  • Good secondary benefits such as 70% employer contributions to a collective pension fund, and all that Dutch labour law offers, including 8% annual holiday pay, 25 days annual holidays, paid maternity, paternity and parental leave.

How to apply

Please send a short motivation letter and CV to John Kerseboom, Personnel Officer to The deadline for applications is 11 September 2023, with shortlisted candidates to be interviewed in the following two weeks.

Please note that, in compliance with the law, we will keep your application in our protected files for a maximum of four weeks after the vacancy has been filled.

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