We are a fundraising consultancy company founded in 2015.
We are specialized in institutional and foundation fundraising and we support non-profits worldwide. With our team of expert consultants, we bring in over 50 years of senior leadership experience in fundraising and business development for non-profits.

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Find fun in fundraising!

You don’t find fundraising the most fun thing to do? We do! And we can help you find fun in it too! By helping you structure the way you look for funding, by searching new opportunities with you, by training and coaching, or if you prefer, doing everything for you!

Working to finance your work

What you do is important for the world, and for us. Our satisfaction lies in helping you find the means to do your work to improve the world, whether it is in development cooperation, victim support, emergency relief, culture, sports, health or another non-profit sector, we like to see you shine!

Hands-on support

Having an expert join your team means additional capacity and experience. Knowing that this consultant is backed by a team of experts, you are guaranteed to receive the most up-to-date fundraising support you need. Short- or long term assignments, we can do the job!

Han is one of those extraordinary fundraisers who can make things happen.

Juliet Macdowell, ICCO USA, Inc.

50+

Clients worldwide

500+

People trained

€ 1.3 billion 

Raised with our support

100%

100% Success rate for our recruitment+ service 

25+

Fundraising strategies developed for our clients

WHERE OUR CLIENTS ARE

OUR SERVICES

We can support you at every step of the fundraising cycle: such as finding new funding opportunities, strategy development, proposal writing, and donor relationship building. Below you find a selection of our services.

Does this not include what you are looking for? Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are sure we can help!

 

CONSULTANCY

Our consultancy services help you gain new insights in your fundraising opportunities, your fundraising strategy and how to reach your prospect donors.

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+ DONOR MAPPING:

We search new donors for you in our databases with over 100,000 foundations

+ DONOR PROFILING:

We conduct an extensive research on your top prospect donors and set up a strategy on how to reach them

+ STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: 

We help you develop or improve your fundraising strategy. This also includes bonus discounts on training and coaching of your staff!

+ SPECIALISED ADVICE: 

Do you need advice on specific topics such as fundraising in the USA, at the EU, the WorldBank or the Dutch Postcode Lottery? Or are you struggling with any other fundraising-related issue? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help!

HANDS-ON SUPPORT

Through our hands-on support services, we can (temporarily) join your organization and build capacity from within your teams.

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+ INTERIM MANAGEMENT

We work within organizations on different levels, as heads of fundraising teams or as team members.

+ PROPOSAL WRITING

Our team of excellent and experienced proposal writers can do the job for you, for any donor.

+ PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

We organize and manage proposal development teams within your organization, including logical framework and Theory of Change development.

PROPOSAL REVIEWING

Whenever you need a fresh eye to look at your proposal, we can do that for you. We look at your proposal from a donor perspective, and increase its quality with our feedback.  

RECRUITMENT+

We do not only support you in finding the right fundraising team members. We also ensure your new colleague has all the skills needed to be successful.

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+ 100% success rate

+ SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT

We search, select and interview the best candidates for your vacancy, and provide you with a top 3 shortlist.

+ SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Once recruited, your new colleague will receive a tailor-made training program.

+ COACHING

During a year, your new colleague will be coached by us. And we are always available to give advice on urgent issues.

+ NETWORK MEMBER

The new colleague will become member of our high-profile network of other recruits, and have access to our regular networking events.

UPCOMING TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

 

Do you want to improve your skills in fundraising, negotiation, Theory of Change or any other fundraising-related topic? Sign up for our training!

24

February 2019

Talk

Careers at NGOs @ Radboud University Nijmegen

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21

March 2019

Talk

Behind the Scenes @ Nederland Filantropieland

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1

April 2019

In-Company

Fundraising in the USA

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2

April 2019

In-Company (Denmark)

Fundraising Strategy Workshop

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17

May 2019

23

May 2019

Training

Negotiation for Fundraisers and Program Managers

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June 2019

12

June 2019

Lecture

Fundraising for Social Enterprises

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28

June 2019

Training

Impact Training

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IN-COMPANY TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Do you want your team to acquire new knowledge and skills?

All our training can be given at your office as an in-company training.

Find out more about our most popular in-company training and workshops below.

You can contact us for more information, tailor-made options, and our special offers.

Crash Course Institutional and Foundation Fundraising

In one or two days (depending on your wishes) we teach your team the ins- and outs of institutional and foundation fundraising. We treat all the steps of the way, giving you practical tools and insights for the most effective fundraising practice.

Fundraising Strategy Development

How to develop a (new) fundraising strategy? With our experts, you will gain new insights into how your strategy can be improved and updated. We give practical tools and knowledge for your team to apply. 

Negotiation for Fundraisers and Program Managers

As fundraisers and program managers, we are constantly negotiating. How does one manage different interests, challenging relationships, and complex processes? In two days full of interactive exercises and discussion, we teach you practical negotiation tools and insights, based on the Harvard negotiation principles.

Fundraising in the USA

The USA has a stunning 410 billion USD giving market, which is growing with 10 billion USD every year. How to find opportunities here? And how to seize those opportunities? In this training, we will walk you through all those questions and share our first-hand experiences with you. 

The Perfect Pitch

This pitching training will enable your team to get your organizations’ message across in a clear and convincing way. Tailor-made for fundraisers, program managers and others working in the non-profit sector, we will go into theory and practice in this fun and hands-on training.

Corporate Partnerships

Do you want to get more out of your current corporate partners?

Or learn how to build new partnerships and increase your impact?

Our Corporate Partnerships training will help you gain valuable insights into:

  • What corporates look for in their NGO engagement

  • What it requires from your internal organization
  • How to develop winning propositions and strong relations
  • How to deal with ethical issues

OUR TEAM

EUROPE OFFICE 

HAN VALK

HAN VALK

FOUNDER | FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Han is dedicated to support non-profits by offering practical, tailor-made and flexible solutions on all fundraising levels. The way he would have liked to be supported when he was head fundraising of non-profit organizations the past ten years. Rather than providing broad concepts, his tools and advice can be implemented directly in your organization.

han@hanvalk.nl

MAAIKE COTTERINK

MAAIKE COTTERINK

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Maaike brings in field experience. She has been working for over a decade in -mostly francophone- Africa, both in the field of international development cooperation as in the international cultural sector. She knows how to combine theory and practice. She has worked for non profits as well as large institutional donors and is able to link both perspectives.

maaike@hanvalk.nl

NAZ TUNCAY

NAZ TUNCAY

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Naz has a multidisciplinary background as a Systems Engineering and EU Studies expert. She has diverse professional experience in institutional fundraising, proposal development, grant management, program development and implementation,monitoring & evaluation, and multi-country consortium building in Asia and Africa.

naz@hanvalk.nl

DIANA QUIRSCHFELD

DIANA QUIRSCHFELD

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Diana is a fundraising and civil society enthusiast with international fundraising experience. With a background in Civil Society studies, she understands the role of NGOs as well as its needs in today’s contexts. She has experience with large and small NGOs in different countries and supports our team with her donor research skills, proposal development experience and hands-on approach.

diana@hanvalk.nl

THOMAS MYGIND

THOMAS MYGIND

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Thomas has an international background in the world of NGOs and fundraising, with a special connection to Latin America. This combined with a Master degree in Business for Development, he has a firm grasp of the agendas and trends that make up the playing field for NGOs today. He applies his experiences and excellent project management, analytical and writing skills to help our clients achieve great results.

thomas@hanvalk.nl

ELSI RIZVANOLLI

ELSI RIZVANOLLI

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Elsi brings over a decade of experience in program development and fundraising in Southeast Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Elsi’s dedication to the non-profit sector was inspired at a young age, while he was a volunteer at a refugee camp. Ever since, Elsi has been involved in a variety of capacities for nonprofits in different settings and has led or been a member of several multicultural teams.

elsi@hanvalk.nl

MAARTEN MULDER

MAARTEN MULDER

FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT

Maarten has over a decade of working experience in both the public sector (amongst others he worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the NGO sector. His fundraising skills range from mapping and profiling to proposal writing and grant management. Over the last years, he has developed in-depth knowledge on how NGOs can increase their social impact.

maarten@hanvalk.nl

U.S.A. OFFICE WASHINGTON D.C.

EMILY BANGO

EMILY BANGO

HEAD OF OFFICE U.S.A.

Emily brings over nine years of experience leading project management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for human rights and international development programs. She utilizes skills and perspectives developed through work at U.S.-based international NGOs and for a U.S. donor agency.  She is well-versed in a variety of global programs with a longstanding regional focus in Latin America. Emily holds a Masters degree in Public Management.

emily@hanvalk.nl

VACANCIES

We currently have the following vacancies:

INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISER AT RNW MEDIA
RNW Media is now looking for a full-time Institutional Fundraiser to join a dynamic team in Hilversum, the Netherlands.
As Institutional Fundraiser you will be seeking funding opportunities for the development of projects and proposals aligned with the RNW strategy and managing full proposal development and bid management including donor management.
 
About RNW Media
RNW Media thrives for a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future. To do so, RNW Media builds digital communities where young people can safely engage on taboos and sensitive topics and generate strong stories for advocacy to unleash their potential for social change.RNW Media has three core global programs:

 

  • Love Matters focuses on realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR);
  • Citizen’s Voice focuses on promoting social cohesion and inclusive governance;
  • The RNTC Media Training Centre strengthens the knowledge and skills of bloggers, vloggers, and of professional and citizen journalists for today’s media world. 
Job responsibilities
As Institutional Fundraiser, you will join the Business Development team and report to the Director of Business Development. You will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Identifying relevant opportunities with a broad scope (multi country, multi-program, significant budgets);
  • Developing effective and efficient proposals and partnerships in line with our ToC and business strategy;
  • Ensuring that all implemented activities are relevant to the mission and vision of the organization;
  • Networking with current and potential donors and stakeholders, investing in building relationships, providing support on outreach and resource mobilization to regional managers;
  • Managing the production of proposal documentation within the tender process;
  • Managing the project team (regional colleagues, Finance, PMEL) to get input and to ensure proposals meet with overall planning and capacity;
  • Assessing project opportunities in target countries across programs;
  • Monitoring and reporting on institutional fundraising results against the targets set in organizational strategy and annual plans.
Qualifications
  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience;
  • Master degree in a relevant field; economics, sociology, anthropology, international development, media studies or other;
  • Proven track record with acquiring new grants, preferably in the fields of SRHR and Democracy & Good Governance;
  • Experience in program management and implementation;
  • Experience in Sub Saharan Africa and/or the MENA region and/or China;
  • Knowledge of program development;
  • Well-developed project management skills and used to coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Experience with international teams;
  • Excellent (near) native written and spoken English, Dutch and preferably French.
What we offer 
  • A stimulating position within a young and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries;
  • An informal and flexible work structure that emphasizes wellbeing as much as it does quality work;
  • An office with a great green space right up against a national forest. The Hilversum Media Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk;
  • 1-year contract based on 36 hours, with potential for extension;
  • A gross monthly salary of at least € 3700,- up to at the most € 4400,- based on a 36-hour working week and depending on relevant years of experience.
How to apply
Han Valk – Fundraising Consultancy is responsible for the recruitment. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and resume in English to Claire Barthet, at claire@hanvalk.nl mentioning the name of the position in the subject line latest 7 April 2019, midnight (Central European time).
We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible as all applications will be processed and evaluated on ongoing basis and the position may be filled sooner than the closing date.Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.
PROPOSAL WRITER AT RNW MEDIA

RNW Media is now looking for a full-time Proposal Writer to join a dynamic team in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

As Proposal Writer you will manage proposal writing relating to institutional donors and strategic partners. You will maintain contacts with strategic partners, ensure that RNW Media offers are clear and well aligned to donor policy and requirements and be the linking pin between partners and RNW Media staff.

 
About RNW Media
RNW Media thrives for a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future. To do so, RNW Media builds digital communities where young people can safely engage on taboos and sensitive topics and generate strong stories for advocacy to unleash their potential for social change.RNW Media has three core global programs:

 

  • Love Matters focuses on realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR);
  • Citizen’s Voice focuses on promoting social cohesion and inclusive governance;
  • The RNTC Media Training Centre strengthens the knowledge and skills of bloggers, vloggers, and of professional and citizen journalists for today’s media world. 
Job responsibilities

As Proposal Writer, you will join the Business Development team and report to the Director of Business Development. You will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Managing the grant proposal writing process;
  • Writing in a factual, engaging and convincing manner to convince donor;
  • Ensuring that proposal components such as budget, work plan, M&E logframe or ToC meet donor requirements;
  • Reviewing carefully tender guidelines, donor policies and donor publications;
  • Overseeing timely development and submission as required by donors;
  • Engaging strategic partners, building and maintaining essential relationships;
  • Updating the data base of (submitted concept) proposals;
  • Representing the organization at external gatherings e.g. conferences;
  • Identifying market opportunities within the target groups;
  • Documenting developments and reviews.
Qualifications
  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience;
  • University Degree in a relevant field such as International Development, International Business or similar;
  • Experience with institutional donors, knowledge of the donor landscape (UN, EU, DFID, SIDA, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Proven track record of winning proposal development (> 5 M);
  • Experience with donor report systems and due diligence;
  • Proven track record with proposal development for international NGO, preferably in the fields of SRHR and/or Media capacity development and/or and Democracy & Good Governance;
  • Experience with international teams;
  • Excellent (near) native written and spoken English, Dutch and preferably French;
  • Experience in program management and implementation is a plus;
  • Experience in Sub Saharan Africa and/or the MENA region and/or China is a plus.
What we offer 
  • A stimulating position within a young and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries;
  • An informal and flexible work structure that emphasizes wellbeing as much as it does quality work;
  • An office with a great green space right up against a national forest. The Hilversum Media Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk;
  • 1-year contract based on 36 hours, with potential for extension;
  • A gross monthly salary of at least € 3700,- up to at the most € 4400,- based on a 36-hour working week and depending on relevant years of experience.
How to apply
Han Valk – Fundraising Consultancy is responsible for the recruitment. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and resume in English to Claire Barthet, at claire@hanvalk.nl mentioning the name of the position in the subject line latest 7 April 2019, midnight (Central European time).
We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible as all applications will be processed and evaluated on ongoing basis and the position may be filled sooner than the closing date.Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.
SUPPORT OFFICER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT RNW MEDIA

RNW Media is now looking for a full-time Support Officer Business Development to join a dynamic team in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

As Support Officer Business Development you will mainly focus on grant management and proposal development for RNW Media ‘s core programs.

 
About RNW Media
RNW Media thrives for a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future. To do so, RNW Media builds digital communities where young people can safely engage on taboos and sensitive topics and generate strong stories for advocacy to unleash their potential for social change.RNW Media has three core global programs:

 

  • Love Matters focuses on realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR);
  • Citizen’s Voice focuses on promoting social cohesion and inclusive governance;
  • The RNTC Media Training Centre strengthens the knowledge and skills of bloggers, vloggers, and of professional and citizen journalists for today’s media world. 
Job responsibilities

As Support Officer Business Development, you will join the Business Development team and report to the Director of Business Development. You will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Supporting the proposal writing process;
  • Writing in a factual, engaging and convincing manner to convince donors;
  • Ensuring that proposal components such as budget, work plan, M&E logframe or ToC meet donor requirements
  • Reviewing carefully tender guidelines, donor policies and donor publications;
  • Overseeing timely development and submission as required by donors;
  • Supporting grant management and account management;
  • Engaging strategic partners, building and maintaining essential relationships at events;
  • Updating the data base of (submitted concept) proposals;
  • Supporting proposal development for institutional donors and foundations;
  • Documenting developments and reviews.
Qualifications
  • 2/3 years’ experience in international development;
  • Impact-driven;
  • University Degree in a relevant field;
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills;
  • Experience working with international teams;
  • Experience working within alliance and/or alliance management;
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple activities and timelines across multiple projects;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch and/or French.
  • Experience or understanding of social change and/or behavior change through media is a plus.
What we offer 
  • A stimulating position within a young and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries;
  • An informal and flexible work structure that emphasizes wellbeing as much as it does quality work;
  • An office with a great green space right up against a national forest. The Hilversum Media Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk;
  • 1-year contract based on 36 hours, with potential for extension;
  • A competitive compensation & benefits package aligned with the sector.
How to apply
Han Valk – Fundraising Consultancy is responsible for the recruitment. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and resume in English to Claire Barthet, at claire@hanvalk.nl mentioning the name of the position in the subject line latest 7 April 2019, midnight (Central European time).
We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible as all applications will be processed and evaluated on ongoing basis and the position may be filled sooner than the closing date.Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.
OPEN APPLICATIONS

We always like to get to know fundraising consultants. 

If you want us to know you, please send an email and CV – LinkedIn to info@hanvalk.nl

CONTACT US

Postal Address Burgvlietkade 62 2805 JC Gouda

The Netherlands

Visiting Address Krugerlaan 20A Gouda

The Netherlands

(+31) 6 47661881

info@hanvalk.nl