Grant Writing and Fundraising Intern/Volunteer Opportunity
COOPERATIVE METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES
The mission of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries or CMM is to mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries so that, in partnership, we can work more effectively for a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding. Through education, interfaith dialogue, service, and training, we nourish a commitment to social justice while striving to work out differences, reduce conflict, and create more inclusive communities.
We are looking for an intern/volunteer to support our Development and Administration Coordinator in expanding our grant research, writing, and submission activities. The intern will be responsible for building a funding pipeline using online databases and other sources, identifying potential private and public funders whose goals align with our capabilities and mission. The intern will also assist in preparing materials and submitting grant applications as well as responding to requests for information from funders.
CMM will hold its major fundraising gala in June. As one of his/her responsibilities, the intern will also work closely with the Annual Dinner Committee in identifying and approaching local businesses and corporations for potential sponsorship opportunities, preparing proposals or letters when needed.
About COOPERATIVE METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES
474 CENTRE ST, NEWTON, MA 02458, US
To mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries so that, in partnership, we can work more effectively for a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding.
CMM was founded in 1966 by faith communities as an interfaith response to poverty, housing, and racial justice issues in Boston. CMM members and partner organizations include congregations and individual members spanning a wide spectrum of faith traditions, nonprofits, and educational entities in Greater Boston. We reach over 1,000 people yearly with our programs, some 3,800 subscribe to our enews, and we have an active social media presence.
1) Reducing the level of violence in our communities through the Values over Violence (VoV) program, which equips at-risk youth and adults with the skills of forgiveness and reconciliation to resolve differences when struck with the urge to retaliate.
2) Addressing affordable housing and housing quality issues in Greater Boston impoverished neighborhoods through CLAH, Clergy and Laity for Affordable Housing program. CLAH brings together urban and suburban volunteers to perform minor renovations in the homes of financially-stressed households, improving housing stability while providing a way for those from diverse demographic backgrounds to connect.
3) Bridging divides and training youth from different faith traditions for transformative leadership through CMM’s Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI), now in its 12th year. IFYI is a 7-day, overnight interfaith immersion experience for youth between the ages of 15-19 to engage in mutual learning and social action/service projects.