Ahmer Siddiqui

Ahmer Siddiqui

Personal Details

Marital status: Married

Religion : Non-existent

Date of Birth: 19th May 1979


  • Fundraising professional wtih 6 years of solid experience.
  • Successfully raised funds  through a variety of channels.
  • Managed teams generating incomes of upto Rs. 6 million.
  • Lead the Middle Management team in Greenpeace India

Lectures and media interaction

  • Resource person on 'Raising funds from Individuals' for Resource Alliance workshop in Lucknow
  • Spokesperson for Greenpeace India fundraising unit at press orientations
  • Several internal trainings and orientations to existing and new staff at Greenpeace India


  • To work for an organisation which has committed goals for growth and strives for the betterment of society. 
  • To create industry leading standards and services by exploring unexplored opportunities for fundraising in India
  • To share my experiences and inspire people that I work with thus enabling them to achieve greater success.

Key Achievments

•   Established Reactivation and upgrade as an important income stream

•   Revamped the supporter communication and database systems

•   Co-strategized India's biggest non-profit internet campaign

•   Conceptualised and launched www.earthvote.org, Greenpeace India's outreach website

•   Led the middle management team in drafting a retention proposal for Greenpeace.

Events / Trainings attended


  • Photography
  • Reading 
  • Keeping myself updated on latest trends in marketing, internet, management

Work history

In reverse chronological order:

Greenpeace India : I have been working with Greenpeace India, on various positions for the last 5 years. 

Feb'09 - Current :  Fundraising Research & Development Officer

Feb'08 - Jan'09   :  Web Strategist

Jan'06 - Dec'09  :  Supporter Services Co-ordinator

Sep'05 - Dec'05  :  Office Co-ordinator

Detailed information on my responsibilities is also provided below on page 2.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Fundraising Research & Development Officer

Greenpeace India

Key responsibilities & work areas:

  • Exploring newer channels of fund raising such as Internet, Mobile phones, Direct TV, tele-calling etc.
  • Work with the existing fund raising team to improve systems & processes and enabling them to make fullest use of the latest technologies
  • Supporting the Greenpeace India fund raising program by generating leads through new media channels for conversion through online and offline channels
  • Participation in the wider discussion of the Fundraising and New Media team on the overall fundraising strategy and suggest improvements in the Direct marketing and Donor care programs.
Feb 2008 - Jan 2009

Web Strategist

Greenpeace India

Key responsibilities & work areas:

  • Part of the team that setup the new-media unit in Greenpeace India
  • Strategizing online campaigns to achieve both program and fundraising objectives
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of the online program vis-à-vis fund raising and campaigns
  • Tweaking strategy / top line messaging to ensure project deliverables are met.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Supporter Services Coordinator

Greenpeace India

Key responsibilities & work areas:

  • Setup the supporter communication channels for interacting with supporters
  • Started the reactivation and upgrade program and took revenues from Rs. 0 to Rs. 6 million
  • Created a supporter retention and communications strategy.
  • Managed the database of almost 50,000 supporters, ensuring all financial and non-financial transactions happen on time.
  • Kick started the merchandise program through online sales
Sep 2004 - Dec 2005

Office coordinator

Greenpeace India

Key responsibilities & work areas:

  • Overall responsibility for the smooth running of the Ahmedabad Office.
  • HR/Finance/Admin responsibilities for the Ahmedabad Branch.
  • Strategic direction to the direct marketing team based on monthly reviews.
  • Recruitment and training of Direct marketing staff
  • Media relations
  • Getting permissions from corporates for fund raising in their premises
Jul 2003 - Aug 2004

Public Relations Officer

SPRAT [Society for the promotion of Rationality]

Key responsibilities & work areas:

  • Handling all media & police exigencies.
  • Fund Raising
  • Recruitment and training of staff for deployment at branches
  • Interacting with donors and dignitaries visiting the organization. 
May 1995 - May 2003


Before this I did photopgraphy for seven years for several firms in Bombay, Ahmedabad, Delhi for 7 years.


Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Diploma in Information Technology

Gujarat Institute of Information Technology
Jun 1998 - Jun 1999

Higher Secondary Certificate

Gujarat Secondary Education Board