Kids At Risk Action needs help starting conversations with foundations that support at risk youth. We have the generic grant requests crafted. KARA needs the help of an organized volunteer with knowledge of approaching funders and foundations.
These are our current bigger projects;
KARA is seeking funding for two projects;
1) A video documentary begun in collaboration with TPT TV that now has 15 hour + recorded studio interviews with newspaper journalists, adoptive and foster families, guardians ad litem, social workers, medical professionals and politicians. The focus of this effort is to tell the personal stories and expert interviews in support of KARA’S community engagement efforts advocating for abused and neglected children and the people, programs and policies that damage or improve their lives.
2) Writing, publishing and free distribution of the second INVISIBLE CHILDREN book that will reach out to include the work done by PhD students in the field of social work and child welfare and perspectives/writings of professionals involved in child protection along with observations of the people who live with, work with and love the children in need of protection. The book will include the best and the worst of child protection in America by the people most affected and qualified to speak about it. The published book will be given away to ten thousand Child Protection managers and administrators, politicians, and police and court personnel involved in child protection with an invitation to share the book, convene concerned persons in public and private forums & support the changes that the book makes clear are necessary. Kids At Risk Action was founded by Mike Tikkanen in 2002 & became a 501c3 in 2007. Mike became a volunteer Hennepin County CASA guardian ad Litem in 1996, began speaking about child abuse & child protection in 2000 and wrote the book INVISIBLE CHILDREN in 2005.
Check out our website;http://www.invisiblechildren.org/
& our short video;http://www.invisiblechildren.org/speaker-mike/home/
- Grant Writing / Research
- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Public Relations
- Business Development
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 3 + hours/week
- Administrative and language skills & background in fundraising