Public Relations Manager / Fundraising Manager

Posted By: Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Grant Management

Rural and Urban Development

Job Description


This role is to enable fundraising for Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust (The Trust) and all its partner organizations. This role aids trustees and is often trusted with complex duties and sensitive information. A significant role of the Public Relations Manager / Fundraising Manager develops and implements fundraising strategies and oversees fundraising programs. The person is expected to create Fundraising Goals and solicit funds to meet the goals. Public Relations Manager identifies new donors and organizes initiatives to solicit funding.  They will also be expected to streamline systems and processes, knowledge management, donor stewardship and fundraising administration related duties. 

Roles and Responsibilities

To achieve the objective, the scope of the role includes, but is not limited to,

  1. Key Tasks: 
  2. Conducting research on fundraising opportunities & identifying new leads for fundraising. 
  3. Serve as the primary development/ fundraising manager for long-term and high-potential donors – Corporate CSR, Foundations, and Individuals.
  4. Design and implement a systematic fundraising strategy to raise funds across key donor stakeholder groups including – Corporate donors, Foundations, HNI/UHNI donors, and partners.
  5. Exposure to Government Liaisons, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Institutional Sales in the social/environment sector is an added advantage.


  1. Donor Solicitation & Stewardship:
  2. Manage the fundraising life-cycle from identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship across relevant donor groups.
  3. Support with donor outreach and solicitation activities including setting up meetings, preparing an agenda for discussions, participating in meetings and responding to donor queries. 
  4. Following up with donors in the pipeline and ensuring movement across all open conversations.
  5. Writing funding proposals and submitting these to potential donors.
  6. Organizing and attending non-profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders.
  7. Take lead (content writing) in developing various fundraising collateral (pitch decks, FAQs, brochures, case for support, etc.)

  1. Administration:
  2. Preparing Bi-annual, Annual and quarterly budgets.
  3. Streamline and oversee the process of providing donors with payment confirmations, thank you receipts, and requisite tax exemption paperwork.
  4. Take responsibility to ensure all contracts with vendors such as payment gateway providers, website updation and maintenance, Social Media Marketing and fundraising platforms, Corporate/Institutional donors, etc. are up to date, renewed in a timely manner and the office is adhering to any commitments with regards to the same.

  1. Other Responsibilities:
  2. The office is a lean team with a large mandate of activities. Staff members are expected to contribute to other areas of work including supporting volunteer relations, outreach/summer program initiatives, and key communication deliverables from time to time.

  1. Job Interface/Relationships:
  2. Internal:
  3. Board of Trustees, Governing Council, Program Team , Financial Manager & Consulting Agency appointed by Trust.
  4. External:
  5. Corporate Donors, Volunteer Community, Network Organizations, HNI/UHNI Donors, Institutional Donors, Partner Organizations. 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Academics: Bachelor's degree required with a preference for a Master's degree in Social work, rural development, economics, community development or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  2. Work Experience : 
  3. 7+ years of professional experience in the not-for-profit, education management or international development sectors, with at least 3 years in fundraising and/or business development.
  4. Corporate crossovers in allied fields (marketing, sales, business development) are also encouraged to apply
  5. Prior experience of working in strategic philanthropy including experience of working with HNI/UHNI and corporate donors is a plus.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MSW

Skills Required :

  1. Excellent verbal communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external individuals and organizations.
  2. Outstanding ability to write clearly, quickly, and persuasively.
  3. Strong presentation skills and experience with public speaking.
  4. Must be a strategic thinker, able to push forward with imperfect information, and comfortable providing direction to others.
  5. Detail oriented and strong organization skills. Required to execute on multiple competing priorities.
  6. Results oriented with a focus on ensuring fundraising goals and targets are achieved.
  7. Creative problem-solving skills. 
  8. Interpersonal skills. 
  9. Financial acumen. 

Personal Attributes :

  1. SMART
  2. Highly Organized
  3. Compassionate and Humble
  4. Able to adapt to work culture
  5. Ability to execute tasks independently

Languages :

  1. Good command of written English
  2. Proficiency in English and Marathi

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust
  • About Organization:Vision of the Trust: Bring communities together to create and sustain a better tomorrow. Mision of the Trust: To become a catalyst for transformational change by inspiring communities to work towards education, healthcare, skilling, employment, urban development, and heritage preservation. In 1926, Late Shri (Late). Raobahadur Hanmantramji Rathi initiated charitable giving in Pune, the place where he lived. After a contribution of over six decades, Shri Shrikantji Hanmantramji Rathi (Son of Raobahadur Hanmantramji Rathi) established the Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust (the Trust) in the year 2007 and committed 1 Anna (6.25%) of the family’s annual income to ensure a deeper commitment to social change. The organization's approach has transitioned from a traditional charitable one to a more philanthropic, problem-solving mode focussed on social change with the involvement of the next generation of the family.