Expert Trainer on Fundraising


Since 2016, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Vital Voices have been strengthening the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network and investing in over 150 of the Network’s top leaders through the VV100 Initiative. Through this initiative, Vital Voices develops tailored, individualized support to enable women leaders to achieve their bold and innovative visions for changing their communities and countries. Our collective investment in these women have created a ripple effect of increasing impact as they share lessons learned, resources and networks with their communities.

Recognizing that the COVID-19 crisis poses both challenges and opportunities for women leaders, Vital Voices has developed a revised strategy to provide critical virtual support to women leaders working at the frontlines in their communities.  This strategy aims to provide critical individualized support as they pivot and build on their businesses and community initiatives.

VV100 Leaders are in the process of pivoting business models, restructuring organizations and developing new products and services to creatively thrive in these ever-changing times. The main challenge that permeates each of these efforts is lack of consistent funding. Vital Voices seeks an expert to provide training on fundraising strategy development, pivoting fundraising approaches, navigating a competitive funder environment and building partnerships. The position will be fully remote with no travel required.

The expert will:

  • Work with VV100 Staff to co-create a series of trainings that focuses on the following:
    • Fundraising strategy development;
    • Pivoting fundraising approaches;
    • Navigating a competitive funder environment; and
    • Building partnerships.
  • Ensure content is relevant for non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, and social enterprises;
  • Deliver webinars to VV100 Leaders over the course of several weeks starting at the end of August 2020;
  • Provide one-on-one virtual advisory sessions with up to 15 VV100 Leaders; and
  • Help foster peer-to-peer knowledge exchange in partnership with VV100 Staff.


Time and Place of Submission of Proposals

Respondents to this request for proposal must submit their proposal to Responses must be received no later than August 3, 2020 and should be clearly marked “VV100 Fundraising Firm/Consultant” in the subject of the email.

Questions can be submitted to


Elements of Proposal

At minimum, submissions must include the following elements:

  • Description of firm/consultant that includes a general overview, names and credentials of team member(s);
  • A no more than three-page narrative outlining the firm/consultant’s strengths and distinguishing skills or capabilities as they relate to the project goals and scope of services; and
  • A description of past performance


Evaluation Criteria

A success respondent will:

  • Demonstrated to have the necessary skills, expertise, and capabilities to successfully provide the requested services;
  • Demonstrated experience working with international stakeholders in both non-profit and for-profit sectors; and
  • Offer a competitive cost for services.


Organization Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.