Solar Sister is a movement of women, men, allies, and partners who care about the well-being of people and planet. Our mission is to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We are creating a deliberately woman-centered network of entrepreneurs to bring the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
Our model is simple: each Solar Sister entrepreneur buys her lights and cookstoves from Solar Sister, then sells and delivers them — woman-to-woman — to her family, friends and neighbors. We provide essential services and training that enable women entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses in their own communities. Since our founding in 2010, Solar Sister has supported over 5,000 entrepreneurs, distributed over 400,000 clean energy products, and reached nearly 2 million people.
At a time of programmatic expansion, Solar Sister seeks a Development Manager to drive fundraising strategies for individual and institutional giving. Joining a nimble 5-member US-based team – and working alongside colleagues in Africa — the Development Manager will partner closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a range of supporters, with an emphasis on individual giving. In addition, the Development Manager will strengthen Solar Sister’s development systems and processes to ensure smooth day-to-day fundraising operations and donor management.
Specifically, the Development Manager will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet the needs of Solar Sister’s annual and 5-year goals, inclusive of raising $3M in FY21 and positioning the organization to grow to $6M in the coming years.