Global LGBTI Funding Campaign Manager

9 April 2024

Global Philanthropy Project

Consultancy Summary 

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) seeks a consultant to support GPP’s efforts to secure major funding commitments for the global LGBTI movement at the Global LGBTI Funding Summit. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and executing large-scale fundraising campaigns, particularly targeting philanthropic foundations and LGBTI cultural competency.

About GPP

Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of funders and philanthropic advisors working to expand global philanthropic support to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Global South and East.

Established in 2009, GPP’s 23 member organizations include many of the leading global funders and philanthropic advisors for LGBTI rights. As the first international cohort of LGBTI funders, GPP is internationally recognized as the primary thought leader and go-to partner for donor coordination around global LGBTI work.

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Summit Overview

The Global LGBTI Funding Summit will take place in November 2024 in South Africa. The Summit will allow grantmakers, donor governments, and key thought leaders to develop shared analysis, strategy, and collaboration across multiple interconnected grantmaking issues. The Summit will provide a platform for donor governments and private foundations to announce funding commitments in support of global LGBTI human rights. The Summit will have the following key audiences for messaging and attendance:

  • Donor governments (senior political and bureaucratic representatives)
  • Multilateral funders (senior political and bureaucratic representatives)
  • Private foundations (senior leadership and LGBTI grantmaking leads)
  • Public foundations (senior leadership and LGBTI grantmaking leads)
  • Intermediary/re-granting organizations (senior leadership and LGBTI grantmaking leads)

Consultancy Overview

This consultant will work with GPP staff to develop the strategy for a global pledging campaign targeting a select number of private philanthropic foundations and donor governments to secure major funding commitments at the Global LGBTI Funding Summit.

The consultant will manage the global LGBTI funding campaign, which will be implemented by GPP and key partners, based on proven strategies for building donor momentum and securing large-scale pledges. This will include effective strategies for communications with donor targets and required milestones to reach the campaign goal by the Global LGBTI Funding Summit in November 2024.

Please note: this campaign aims to secure commitments to support organizations across the global LGBTI movement and is not a GPP-focused fundraising campaign.

Key deliverables and timeline

  1. Conduct a rapid assessment of the leading global private philanthropic foundations, including programmatic priorities and profiles of senior leadership, to develop a short list of targets and their pledging capacity. The donor government targets will be primarily drawn from GPP’s existing donor government engagement strategy (By week ending May 10).  
  2. Work with GPP staff to develop a shortlist of potential campaign partners based on their alignment with GPP’s mission, influence over the targets identified above, and capacity to engage in a global LGBTI funding campaign (by the week ending May 17). 
  3. Work with GPP staff to secure campaign partner participation and organize a virtual strategy planning meeting for all campaign partners (By the week ending May 31).
  4. Develop the global LGBTI funding campaign strategy that outlines the campaign goal(s), targets, milestones, and roles of all campaign partners (By the week ending June 7).
  5. Develop and oversee the campaign’s implementation plan, including ensuring effective and regular communication between campaign partners (Plan developed by week ending June 14). 
  6. Work with GPP staff and campaign partners to develop campaign branding and communications materials needed (By week ending June 28).
  7. Support GPP’s Executive Director to secure and execute meetings and opportunities for engagement with each of the priority targets that GPP has lead responsibility for  in the strategy.
  8. Provide GPP and other campaign partners with briefing materials needed for each engagement (June 14 – November 14)
  9. Support GPP and other campaign partners to produce follow-up communications and materials for each engagement (June 14 – November 14)
  10. Participate in the Global LGBTI Funding Summit, providing any onsite support to GPP and campaign partners to secure final pledges (November 7-14)
  11. Undertake any post-summit activities needed to secure final campaign pledges (By week ending December 20)
  12. Develop final report on the campaign, successes and lessons learned. 


The consultant will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Director for Government Relations and Field Engagement, and other staff as necessary. 


Total budget for this project is US$60,000 based on an average of  3 days per week for 8 months. This contract is for May 1 – December 20, 2024.  GPP will cover reasonable travel, accommodation and incidental expenses associated with the consultancy.

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  • Publication date: 04/09/2024
  • Application deadline: 04/22/2024
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