About Active Philanthropy   

Experienced, committed and well-connected – that's Active Philanthropy. Since 2006, our small team has been helping funders and foundations to use their resources effectively in the spirit of philanthropy.

With the development of our own projects, offering consulting services and conducting workshops, we are committed to mitigating the climate crisis and preserving our ecosystems. 

For our daily work, we rely on science, an international network and creative ideas – but above all on people who want to make a difference with us. Are you such a person?  

For a long-term collaboration in various projects, we are looking for English-speaking freelancers to support us in the following areas: Grant writing, meeting facilitation and writing. For German-speaking jobs, please take a look here.




To support its Climate Solutions Hub, Active Philanthropy is looking for a freelancer who has experience in grant writing and is able to capture the essence of diverse non-profit organisations and their projects using a clear and captivating tone.

More precisely, we are seeking someone who:
• demonstrates excellent skills in writing short and engaging texts about (rather) complex issues
• is an English native speaker (preferably British)
• has interest in and an understanding of the topic of (combatting) climate change
• has experience in working with / in the context of non-profits
• has a proactive and responsive nature

The scope of work will be approximately 8 to 12 hours per week from the beginning of January to April 2022, followed by monthly to bi-monthly recurring assignments.







To support the success of our workshops, trainings and other meetings, Active Philanthropy is looking for an experienced meeting facilitator who ensures that everything runs on track and meetings are efficient and participatory. 

More precisely, we are seeking someone with:
• demonstrated experience in the (digital) organisation, facilitation and monitoring of workshops, trainings or meetings  
• a confident use of digital tools and methods 
• the ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise manner
• professional experience in philanthropy or the third sector, ideally related to climate change projects 
• English language skills at a native level 
• ideally experience in stakeholder engagement processes and participatory methods






Active Philanthropy is currently looking for German and/or English-native freelancers who are experienced in writing compelling stories and content pieces about the climate crisis and related topics. 

More precisely, we are seeking someone with:
• knowledge and experience in the field of climate, ideally also in philanthropy
• very good language skills (German or English as native language) 
• engaging, creative writing style that is compelling and always strikes the right tone  
• ability to transform complex issues and challenging content into clear and accessible texts, and to get to the heart of the matter in succinct messages
• flexibility to write for different content formats (especially texts for websites, newsletters, and blog articles, as well as editorial pieces) and audiences (mainly foundations, but also the general public) 

The above requirements must be supported by sample texts. 






Does one or more of the above job descriptions speak to you? If so, please send us your application (CV, any references and fee) by clicking here

We look forward to hearing from you!  

Best wishes,  
the team of Active Philanthropy 

 Active Philanthropy gGmbH 
Contact: Karolin Strunz 
Phone: 040 - 30 - 120 878 420 



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