• Fundraising Hackathon with Deloitte and Our Community

    Climate for Change’s Marta Zajac, Community Fundraising Manager, and Olivia Bicks, Data Volunteer, partnered with Our Community for a full day hackathon-style workshop as part of the annual Deloitte Impact Day on November 22.

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  • published At VPELA Conference in News 2019-10-09 13:22:58 +1100

    Putting climate action on the agenda at the VPELA Conference

    Powerful speech about how we can all create a climate for change from our Founder and CEO, Katerina Gaita, at the VPELA Conference in August 2019. 

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  • published News 2019-10-14 12:42:50 +1100


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  • published Global Climate Strikes: thank you and what's next in News 2019-10-09 13:16:55 +1100

    Global Climate Strikes: thank you and what's next

    A letter from Katerina Gaita, Climate for Change's Founder and CEO, on the impact of September Global Climate Strikes and what we can collectively do next.

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    2020 Fellowship


    Build your capacity, challenge yourself and create positive change

    Our 2020 NFP Fundraising & Marketing 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!

    Please note: the program has been moved back by five months and will now commence in July 2020, not February. You can express interest via the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch once applications open in May 2020.


    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, marketing 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 develop and 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, marketing and communications in a not-for-profit setting. Topics covered in the retreat and weekly seminars will include (but will not be limited to):

    • Fundraising strategy 

    • Communicating to inspire action and social change
    • Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising

    • Volunteer recruitment and support
    • Digital storytelling and campaigning

    • Personal Narrative Training

    • Pitching

    • Community organising

    • Values-based communication

    • 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, marketing 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


    Key dates

    • Welcome Dinner – June 2020, TBC

    • Three day retreat - weekend in early July 2020, TBC

    • Crowdfunder launch event - September 2020, TBC
    • Weekly sessions from 6pm to 8:30pm from July until end of October 2019, TBC

    Please note: our dates for 2020 have changed and we will now commence the program in July, not February, with applications opening in May. 



    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 TBC, 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.


    To Apply

    Please express your interest in taking part in the Fellowship via the registration form below.

    Official applications will open in May 2020 - 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


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