Career Insight - Key Skills in Social Change and Development Fundraising

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David Hume Tower

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Want to work in international development?

Well how does one choose which sector, which social issue to tackle, which career entry point, or which type of organization and solution to pursue? And how does one build the right contacts and networks and skill sets for achieving those aims and getting them funded?

Brought to you by serial social entrepreneur Pooja Warier and expert fundraiser JP Hamilton, this event includes a workshop (Feb 7) and career lunch (Feb 8).

The workshop will be conducted in two parts. The first part will guide the students to (a) Map a social/environmental problem and possible solutions to it, (b) Outline a core product/service that could deliver the solution, (c) Identify the key customer and other key stakeholders and (d) Design a pilot to test assumptions behind the theory of change. All along the way, Pooja and JP will expose students to real-live examples of innovative ways organisations have risen to these challenges. The second part will include an overview of different ways of financing a start-up in the social/development sector and key success factors for any start-up. The workshop is open to 55 students.

Then on Friday, we invite students to join Pooja and JP for an informal careers-focused lunch, where they will tell us about their own development journeys and offer advice about different types of career paths in the social change and development space. The lunch is open to 35 students, so sign up quickly.

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JP Hamilton, Partnerships Director at World Wide Generation

Over 20 years of corporate, start up and development sector experience. National Account manager on £70m Sainsburys account at PepsiCo, roles in sales, commercial strategy and CSR at Virgin Media including launching the company’s global charity day and being responsible for the Virgin Media Pioneers program that helped unlock over £80m from the UK Government in support of early stage start ups. Led own start up for 18 months securing major blue chip clients including Hilton, Investec and Mini Cooper before moving to India to lead the Funding & Collaboration team at Dasra (Mumbai) focused on major client management, unlocking over $15m in funding.

Pooja Warier Hamilton, Managing Partner at The Conduit Connect

Prior to The Conduit, Pooja co-founded UnLtd India, a pioneering organisation that finds, funds and supports early stage social entrepreneurs in India. Since 2007, UnLtd India has supported over 150+ social entrepreneurs who have impacted 2.5+ million lives and created 80,000+ jobs. She also co-founded Bombay Connect, India’s first co-working space for social entrepreneurs and Journeys for Change that brings global leaders to learn from social entrepreneurs in India. Pooja was nominated as a TED India Fellow in 2009, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013 and a Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow within the Aspen Global Leadership Network in 2016

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