Fundraising Fellow

Girls For A Change

Posted: 2/18/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: Richmond

Postal code: 23235

State: Virginia

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

Girls For A Change (GFAC) was formed in 2000 with the mission of empowering young women by inviting them to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods.

Since 2013, GFAC has focused more deeply on the empowerment and uplifting of a population whose needs are most unmet—Black girls and other girls of color. We, as an organization and movement, view this action as a first step to end the prejudice, poverty and lack of resources that leave Black girls and young women vulnerable at the margins of society.

Through GFAC programs, not only do girls create change by engaging in social change projects, but in the process, they learn problem-solving skills, as well as what it means to change policy and create movements. GFAC programs also focus on leadership skills, goal-planning, financial literacy, building a network, exposure, community engagement, skill-building, sisterhood building, and socio-emotional learning, among other things. We also address various issues to include institutional racism, sexism, the digital divide, and the glass ceiling, which for many Black girls can be a concrete ceiling.

GFAC programs are designed to provide consistent support to girls, from their youth into their young adulthood, and beyond. We also provide outreach programs for middle and high school girls. Through experiential learning and consistent exposure, we focus on ensuring girls are ahead of the learning curve, breaking cycles and closing the opportunity gaps faced by too many disadvantaged, marginalized or underrepresented girls—specifically Black girls. We want to give every girl* who aspires to get ahead a chance to be seen, heard and celebrated.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Girls For A Change seeks a Fundraising Fellow for its inaugural Elevating LeadHers Fellowship. Girls For A Change launched the Elevating LeadHers Fellowship to change the narrative of fundraising and philanthropy and increase the financial support of Black-led organizations. Girls For A Change designed this fellowship to engage, strengthen and propel emerging leaders who identify as a Black woman or a woman of color committed to the cause of eradicating disparities in fundraising and development. Applicants representing racial and ethnic groups who have historically been underrepresented in fundraising and philanthropy are strongly encouraged to apply.


All interested fellows:

  • Should identify as a woman of color

  • Must have one to two years of professional fundraising experience

  • Must be confident in advocating for Black girls and asking for large donations from individual and institutional donors

  • Must show artistic, scholarly, or professional excellence and potential for continued growth

  • Must be independent, resourceful, and open to cultural exchange experiences beyond the specific goals of the fellowship activities

  • Must possess excellent writing skills and verbal communication

  • Must have sharp interpersonal skills and self-awareness

  • Must bring her best authentic self to work

  • Must be a problem solver and obsessed with being organized

  • Should have a track record of racial equity

  • Must be available to work at least 150 hours/month

  • Must live in Virginia (Fellows must live no more than 40 minutes from Girls For A Change - 100 Buford Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23235)

  • Must be proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office


Health benefits and small relocation budget available. 


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

How To Apply

Applicants must apply at Applicants should review the entire application, including FAQs and then complete the online application linked on this page. Prospective fellows must complete the online application by Sunday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Please complete the application in one visit. We recommend answering the questions on a separate document and transferring them to our online application in the case of any technical issues that could cause your information to be lost.

Before You Begin the Application

It may be helpful to collect the following before you begin the application:

  1. Your résumé.
  2. Why are you interested in the Elevating LeadHers Fellowship?
    (150 words maximum)

  3. How can you help to change the narrative of philanthropy for women of color and increase funding for organizations led by people of color? If you could start today, what would you change or improve in philanthropy?
    (1,000 words maximum)

  4. What talents, vision or gifts do you bring to fundraising or philanthropy?
    (150 words maximum)

  5. Explain how you advance racial equity in your life and work?
    (200 words maximum)

  6. Is there anything else you would like to add?
    (500 words maximum)

  7. If you would like to include a video to introduce yourself, you may upload it at the end of the application.


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