|Contact name:||Raymond Siu|
|Published:||25 days ago|
Resolve is a Hong Kong-based, non-subsidized section 88-NGO founded with one question in mind: in an age of increasing polarization and intolerance, how can we build more inclusive and accepting societies? We believe the answer rests with communities themselves, harnessing their own power to bring about
positive social change.
A small and new nonprofit, we provide a dynamic platform to empower future community leaders, particularly from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented groups, with the skills, network and resources for them to know, understand, and act upon their rights for the benefit of the communities they represent and foster a more inclusive Hong Kong.
Our mission: We exist to inspire, empower and connect emerging leaders to bring about inclusive social change. Our vision: We believe in a Hong Kong where everyone is heard and can take everyday action for their community. Our values: Rights, Equality, Solidarity, Organization, Leadership, Voice and Empowerment. Our work includes a signature social justice fellowship, a thriving alumni network and innovative opportunity fund for fellows and public engagement work on diversity, equity and inclusion.
In our first three years, Resolve ran iterations of our Fellowship on Racial Equality and Inclusion (2018), Ending Gender-Based Violence Together (2019) and Disability and Empowerment (2020). 52 fellows completed our program and 80% reported that they would not have accomplished what they had without Resolve’s support. Resolve and its fellows had a combined online and offline reach of 2 million and garnered over 300 partnerships and collaborations. Learn more at www.resolvehk.org.
Purpose of the role
Resolve’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan Goal 4 is to mobilize sustained and diversified resources. Resolve has recently set up its first Fundraising Committee, which consists of volunteer members, board directors and members of staff and its founder. The Fundraising Committee plays an important role in expanding Resolve’s network and loyal supporter base and building a community of regular givers through our Resolver program. The Fundraising Committee is seeking additional members to implement its existing ideas and priorities and see new possibilities to promote the portfolio of Resolve’s activities (Fellowship, Alumni Network, Opportunity Fund, Every Action Matters Campaign).
The ideal candidate
You are passionate and enthusiastic about advancing social justice and inclusion in Hong Kong and understand how important it is to get the right resources to deliver impactful programs. You come with a track record of personal fundraising and volunteering and are looking to take these skills and commitment to a better Hong Kong to the next level. You are comfortable and thrive on tapping into your personal network to support the causes you care about. You know how to ground clever and creative fundraising ideas in the practical realities of a small NGO setting.
What we need from you
● Estimated time commitment of at least 6 hours per month, subject to the status of each initiative
● Availability to attend approximately 4 planning sessions per year, with communication in between
● Organize at least one personal fundraising activity or event to raise funds for Resolve’s programs
● Become a Resolver (monthly donor) and encourage people in your network to become one-off or
● Promote Resolve’s fundraising events and public outreach to drive awareness and participation
What we can offer you
● Orientation with the team and communications support to articulate your Resolve story
● Exposure learning about a wide portfolio of community initiatives among fellows’ projects
● Opportunity to learn about social justice and inclusion as it applies to the Hong Kong context
● A chance to get more in-depth, behind-the-scenes understanding of small nonprofit operations
● Become part of a dynamic, purpose-driven, professional and fun team
Why this is important
The funding will support our work to champion and empower grassroot community leaders across Hong Kong, particularly people from disadvantaged or marginalised groups, for example, Hong Kong youth, refugees and asylum seekers, domestic workers, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disABILITIES and other diverse stakeholders.
1 September 2021 - 31 August 2023
Resolve is committed to equal opportunities and proactively encourages and welcomes applications from people of diverse life experiences and backgrounds of any race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or other distinction.
Learn more about Resolve Foundation: www.resolvehk.org