Ashoka Europe Fundraising Support

Strategic Resources/Fundraising Istanbul, Turkey


Position at Ashoka

Ashoka Europe seeks a Productivity Wizard to join our fundraising team. 

If juggling schedules 📆, diving deep into research 📚, and championing fundraising initiatives 💰 gets your heart racing, we might just be the dream team waiting to happen!

We are not looking for an assistant; we are looking for a partner-in-crime, a sidekick, someone ready to bring their structured mind, love for diligent follow-up, passion, creativity, and zest to the table. 💫

We are hiring a driven, creative, structured entrepreneur early in their journey, eager to learn and develop. This is an entry-level position. 

🎯 What you will learn! Your Growth and development potential in this role:  

This is a non-exhaustive list of potential growth and development opportunities within this role.  

  • Work closely with seasoned and highly experienced senior fundraisers within Ashoka  

  • Learn and experience their approaches/styles to fundraising for Ashoka  

  • Opportunities to shadow team members and develop capacity to become a strong fundraiser  

  • Develop strong fluency to speak to Ashoka’s core work, programmes and offerings  

  • Collaborate with teams within Ashoka Europe and globally to successfully fundraise for Ashoka  

  • Further develop your leadership, communication and organisational skills 

What the role entails: Administrative Support (0.5 FTE)  

  • Support individual team members in diary management, including the scheduling of calls/meetings with externals and potential funders and ensuring timely follow-ups 

  • Includes the drafting of emails, the preparation of agendas, briefing and debriefing support  

  • Lead weekly or bi-weekly meetings with each team member to support effective diary management, ensure frequent updates on fundraising leads, and provide any other administrative support 

  • Coordinate weekly team meetings and ensure necessary follow-ups, taking of meeting minutes and key action points  

  • Support logistics and communications efforts to manage internal coordination such that relevant information is passed on to local teams  

What the role entails: Lead Management and Fundraising Coordinator (0.5 FTE)  

  • Manage leads generated by the team via MS Planner system while ensuring GDPR compliance and keeping fundraising leads up to date  

  • Conduct desk research on potential funders, including U/HNWI, corporates, foundations, family offices, and corporates, using platforms like WealthX  

  • Support in the creation and preparation of fundraising materials including pitch decks, proposals and concept notes (eg. Unfunded Fellows Deck)  

  • Ensure team members update their leads on Salesforce 

  • Collaborate and support the team’s finance lead to ensure efficient and accurate management of financial contributions from donors  


  • a fit with Ashoka's entrepreneurial hiring criteria

  • structured, analytical mind

  • excellent written and oral English

  • excellent communication skills

Location: Europe, preferably Turkey, Romania or Poland