Build your capacity, challenge yourself and create positive change
Our 2020 Fundraising and Communications Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for up to 25 people with passion, drive and initiative to develop skills and experience valuable to the not-for-profit and climate sectors, while making a tangible difference to Climate for Change and the work that we do.
"It's honestly been one of the most life-changing experiences I've had. I'm just so inspired by how much of a difference we can actually make." - Cait Coffey-Wong, 2017 Fellow
Sounds exciting? Express your interest below!
We will be in touch once applications open in November 2019.
About the fellowship
Following the huge success of our 2019 Fellowship program, we are back bigger and better, looking for a new group of up to 25 committed volunteers to join us in 2020.
This Fellowship has been designed to give those interested in working in the not-for-profit, advocacy and climate sectors a range of skills and experience foundational to all these sectors, mainly focussing on fundraising, community organising and communications.
Over four months you will attend weekly seminars with a select and passionate group of volunteers to learn from experts in their field. Over that period, you will also work together to design then implement an ambitious real-life crowd fundraiser in a fun and supportive environment.
This is a great opportunity for someone wanting first-hand experience in the not-for-profit sector, while gaining fundamental skills needed for fundraising, communications and community organising.
Knowledge and skills
The Fellowship curriculum has been designed to expose our Fellows to almost all aspects of fundraising, community organising and communications in a not-for-profit setting. Topics covered in the retreat and weekly seminars will include (but will not be limited to):
- Communicating to inspire action and social change
Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising
- Volunteer recruitment and support
Digital storytelling and campaigning
Personal Narrative Training
- Narrative and storytelling
Working and breaking into the not-for-profit sector
What's in it for you?
"Participating in this year's Fellowship was truly an unbeatable experience; the array of skills I've gained from it (fundraising, communication, teamwork, project management, etc!) have been invaluable. I now feel way more empowered to advocate for effective climate action. I wish I could do the entire thing again!" - Daniela Spilkin, 2018 Fellow
Gain valuable practical experience in the not-for-profit and climate change sectors
Receive formal training in many aspects of fundraising, community organising and communications in the not-for-profit sector from experts in their fields
Develop your skills on a real-life fundraising project
- Be part of a dynamic organisation reaching thousands of people and make a meaningful difference to Climate for Change and the work that we do
Meet and work with like-minded people, making lifelong friends and connections
Develop your professional profile, particularly in the climate change and not-for-profit sectors
Welcome Dinner – January 2020, TBC
Three day retreat - weekend in early February 2020, TBC
- Crowdfunder launch event - April 2020, TBA
Weekly sessions from 6pm to 8:30pm from February until end of May 2019, TBC
Our weekly training sessions will be held in Melbourne CBD. The retreat will take place at a location within driving distance from Melbourne. Our event locations are TBA, however they will all take place in Melbourne.
Worth thousands of dollars, the training in this Fellowship is offered free of charge as participants will help fundraise for Climate for Change as part of their project work. Participants will need to cover the costs of the retreat (accommodation, food and transport). These costs are yet to be finalised, but we aim to keep them as low as possible (around $500 for three days). Some full and partial scholarships will be made available to applicants based on need.
Please express your interest in taking part in the Program below.
Official applications will open in November 2019 - we will notify you as soon as we're ready to accept applications.
“I would say to any future fellows, just go for it! There are so many vital general skills and also transferable skills that you will learn, and the feeling you get when you know you are making a positive change is the most valuable thing of all.” Alice Anderson, 2018 Fellow