Working in BetterNow:
In BetterNow, we believe in good people, who take responsibility, who are ambitious, who create results, and who can have fun at the same time. We all share the mission of making the world more generous.
Grow and launch an established ‘Tech For Good’ company as Head of United Kingdom for BetterNow
We search for an entrepreneurial and mission-driven self-starter. A person who can and will take on the challenging task of building up BetterNow in the United Kingdom. Our decision to launch in the United Kingdom is more than launching in a new market, it is a pivotal moment for BetterNow.
You will be part of the BetterNow Management Team and your compensation package will include equity.
The task and you
Your task will be varied and they will change over time. We look for someone who can both think strategically, bring new sales in on your own, hire new employees, set-up an advertising campaign, create a budget and do the filing with Companies House.
You will be challenged constantly and we in no way expect you have experience with all the tasks above. We are looking for a fast-learner, with high risk-tolerance and who isn’t afraid to jump in and solve tasks that you have never seen before.
That said, here are some experience that will be a strong advantage in your new adventure
Sales experience. Expect rejection and a lot of it. So if your skin has been hardened by a stint in cold sales then that isn’t a bad thing at all. And the basic sales discipline will help you too. Your sales experience is preferably from BtB sales and you have tried managing a pipeline before.
Worked with charities. The non-for-profit sector doesn’t work as the for-profit economy. Creating and selling products for this sector differs in important ways. So professional experience from working with or in the sector is a benefit.
Experience doing something on your own. Started your own business? responsible for launching a product on your own? entered a new market as country manager for a company? All will have prepared you for this adventure.
Hiring and recruiting experience. We expect you to start hiring colleagues at the end of this year. Being able to attract and retain the best of the best will be a very important skill.
BetterNow was established in 2011. Based in Copenhagen we wanted to take the culture of charitable fundraising that is so prevalent in the United Kingdom and bring it to Scandinavia. We did that, we became the biggest giving platform in Scandinavia. But we learned.
Giving platforms are inherently a bad idea. They make little sense. We turned the concept around and built a white label solution that does the same as giving platforms. Just without all the downsides. We offer the charity to leverage their brand, receive all donor data and thus enabling them to do better fundraising by focusing on long-term donor relations.
And now we are back where we found our initial inspiration. Whereas the rest of the world has white label fundraising platforms on offer, the UK is still stuck with giving platforms. We are here to change that.
We are an international team, our corporate language have always been english and more than 15 different nationalities have worked in BetterNow. We are a “remote-first” company, using tools such as Slack, Trello, Zoom, etc. to communicate.
Apply by: We are interviewing and recruiting on an ongoing basis until we find the right person. If this is your dream job - apply today.
Start date: 1. April or later.
Compensation: Decent wage. The real compensation is through warrants and ownership.
Help us make the world more generous!
BetterNow is looking for a new team member to take our user experience to the next level. You may be a web designer looking to improve your development skills, or a web developer with a keen sense for design and usability.
We expect that you:
Have a Growth mindset
Are excited about our mission
Are comfortable designing directly in HTML & (S)CSS, using UI frameworks such as Bootstrap as well as customizing framework elements
Are comfortable working in a “remote-first” company, using tools such as Slack, Trello, Zoom, Github, etc. to communicate and move the product forward
Are fluent in English, which is our company language
It would be great if you:
Are comfortable using a Mac or Linux, including using command-line tools.
Have experience using Git & Github pull-requests for collaborative development
Have formal design or UX training
Have past experience in business or consumer-facing Software as a Service products
We provide a re-brandable peer-to-peer fundraising solution. We work with charities across Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Spain. Thus all charities can now re-brand the BetterNow platform and have it placed on their own website.
The core of our story is a simple and clear mission: To make the world more generous. And enabling anyone to start a fundraiser is the first step to achieve this goal. We believe that if we can change the way fundraising is perceived, we can help more of the world’s wealth be donated to charities.
We don’t aim at taking another slice of the donations going to charities, we want to increase the total amount of donations charities receive.