Divine Mercy Family Foundation
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Public Charity
Give Back- Volunteer Position
Position: Grant Writing & Fundraising from individuals, private and public resources
Who we are: A nonprofit organization located in the heart of San Francisco east bay dedicated toward providing underserved girls and boys access to education, leadership and professional development. You have the opportunity by joining our dedicated team to seek and harness financial resources while giving back to fulfill the academic and professional dreams of youth and young adults.
How you can help
The grant writer and fundraiser is responsible for leading the organization’s and corporate fundraising efforts. The individual must seek, research, write, submit grants and proposals.
Demonstrate good experience with grant writing and fundraising from individuals, private and public resources.
Must have a network of own contacts for possible funding sources.
Build, steward and grow engaging and sustainable partnerships with individuals, corporations and foundations to support a growing organization.
- Work with resource team to profile and develop structured relationship building plans for major donors and prospects
- Create, communicate, implement plans/processes, and set goals to secure multi-year funding opportunities
Initiate and contribute to researching, writing, editing and reviewing process for grants and proposals
Work closely with resource team to identify and articulate partnership and funding opportunities
Develop variety of collateral in the form of grant proposal, outreach emails, presentations, sales collateral and reports for existing and potential corporate and foundation partners
Grant Management: Cultivation & Stewardship
Create and maintain portfolio of individuals, corporate and foundation partners and prospects to meet ambitious annual revenue goals
Ensure successful stewardship of individuals, corporate and foundation donor relationship by managing outreach, communication, appreciation and engagement
Identify, engage, and cultivate a robust pipeline of individual, corporate and foundation prospects capable of making significant donations and endowments.
Identify and leverage opportunities to help cultivate new relationships to build robust prospect donors
Work with team to ensure accurate tracking and reporting of gifts and engagement using the organization’s software
Work with team members to hold regular prospecting, pipeline, revenue forecasting and update meetings
Desired Skills and Experience
The following skills are required: Public Relations, Brand Development & Messaging, Graphic Design / Print, Social Media / Blogging, Fundraising, Grant Writing / Research
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, problem solve and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Ability to maintain levels of inventory to assure availability
2+ years fundraising experience and a proven track record of corporate and foundation donor cultivation and acquisition as well as building a corporate and foundation donor pipeline and the ability to secure large gifts or endowments
Experience in developing strategies to increase annual revenue.
Experience in successfully leading complex proposal development across multiple teams.
Excellent communication skills, including proposal and grant writing experience and ability to communicate complex concepts simply and effectively.
Record of successfully engaging cross-functional team members and leadership in the fundraising process.
Be flexible, able to move from big picture strategy to project details as required for concept proposal development
Experience with the funding community is highly desirable; knowledge of "best practices" in development.
Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be
performed when the circumstances of the job change
Experience in fundraising and business development
Graduate from accredited university is preferred
Undergraduate of university or community colleges
Enhance your skills while supporting an awesome cause to empower youth and young adults fulfil their academic goals and become a better version of themselves
Successful funding may lead to a paid position for the volunteer
Gain work and references to add to your portfolio
Work remotely and experience flexible schedule of activities
Prospective candidates must send resume with cover letter by email to the Director.