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GREENSTAND

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Boy loves to plant trees.
Baraka raises funds for his education by planting trees that can produce bio-fuel.

Greenstand is a fully remote social non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is the Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos. Read more about our work on Greenstand.org.

Position Description

As we build, we need help on our grant team in writing grant applications to secure new funding for the organization. To succeed in this role you must be an excellent communicator with technical expertise or have an understanding of technical systems. You musthave a great understanding of funding principles and are a deadline-driven team player with outstanding multitasking abilities. Once you are trained, you should be able to articulate Greenstand’s mission and value proposition. You will use a combination of research and writing skills to secure new funding sources and will keep a detailed record of the grants submitted with the support of the current team.


Requirements

  • Any experience with grant writing or research. We will ask for at least one work sample.
  • Experience with U.S. registered nonprofit organization that operates internationally (preferred)
  • Experience writing for USAID or federal government grants (beneficial)
  • Great attention to detail including proper grammar and usage
  • Strong research & organization skills
  • Passion for the environment and/or poverty alleviation


In return for your support, we can offer:

  • Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects
  • Professional reference(s)
  • Valuable experience gained & leadership opportunities
  • Engagement with a team of global professionals

To apply
Please fill out this form and a Greenstand team member will be in touch shortly: https://forms.gle/2cFwLzCBCjzAtNRBA

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About GREENSTAND

Location:

721 Depot Drive, ANCHORAGE, AK 99501, US

Mission Statement

Greenstand is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developing open-source technology to address climate change and alleviate poverty through digitizing environmental goods and services. We are made up of about 505 contributors across the globe. Our Treetracker app verifies and tracks individual trees, thus creating transparency in the reforestation sphere. Organizations and donors can locate individual trees and trade their ecological impact. By facilitating ownership of trees and their ecological services, Greenstand allows for tree-growing organizations to stay accountable.

Description

Greenstand develops mobile technology for better forestation techniques. Through our Treetracker app, rural smallholder farmers in some of the most remote communities on the planet are able to earn a sustainable income by planting, caring for, and tracking trees. Each tree grower takes a geotagged photo of their tree and uploads it to the Treetracker’s verification system, where Greenstanders verify that each photographed tree is alive and growing. Verified trees are digitized as Impact Tokens, which can be traded or sold among other Impact Wallet users within the Treetracker app.

Nasiyan was our first Treetracker. A single mother living with extreme visual and hearing impairments, she could barely afford to keep food on the table for herself and her three sons. However, since she began growing and tracking trees with Greenstand, her life has been looking up. Her young forest has become a small biodiversity hotspot, and with the income she has earned from tracking trees, she can now afford to send her boys to school.

Are you interested in helping us fight climate change and extreme poverty? We’re interested in you! Please check out our open opportunities or shoot us an email at info@greenstand.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

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