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Grant Writer

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  • 12 people are interested

Position Overview -
As HAP continues to grow, more fundraising dollars will be needed to reach our goals. The grant write will prepare proposals, grant applications, and supporting documentation by researching, identifying, developing, and responding to grant opportunities in order to procure funds for operating expenses and specific projects/campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities -
1. Regularly check-in with leadership and volunteers of HAP to discover specific projects that are in need of grant funding
2. Review new grant opportunities on an ongoing basis. This includes subscribing to email lists to receive updates on Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and conducting research to self-identify opportunities.
3. Collaborating with HAP volunteers to collect information needed for grant applications.
4. Completing grant applications in full and submitting applications before application deadlines.
5. Keep track of grant applications that have been approved or denied and update HAP leadership team as needed.
6. Submitting reporting requirements to granting organization in a timely manner. This may again involve collaborating with other HAP volunteers to have proper knowledge of updates on a project the grant may have been awarded for.
7. Conduct ongoing communication with granting organizations as needed.
8. Respond to HAP leadership emails and calls within 48 hours.
9. Be prepared and on-time for meetings and events.
10. Share and support HAP's mission and core values; adhere to HAP's policies.
11. Other duties as needed.

Skills and Qualifications -
1. Previous grant writing experience is strongly desired, but not required.
2. Strong writing skills
3. Ability to communication in a professional manner with both HAP members and representatives from outside granting organizations
4. Basic computer literacy
5. Ability to meet deadlines
6. Excellent organization skills
7. Self-motivated
8. Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional, and non-partisan manner
9. Ability to work independently, follow instructions, and meet deadlines

Time Commitment Required -
3 - 4 hours/week

Benefits to the Volunteer -
1. Know that you are making a difference in reducing the suffering of animals
2. Be a valued HAP team member
3. Build your volunteer resume and develop writing and research skills

What Volunteers Can Expect from HAP -
1. Support of HAP leadership and members
2. Respect and appreciation for your contribution and input

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Mission Statement

OUR VISION​ is a world without animal suffering where all beings are treated with compassion. OUR MISSION is to advance the protection of all animals by empowering people to affect change through education, policy, and community action.


SET THE STANDARD By educating the community on the most pressing animal issues of our time and recommending common sense solutions that decision-makers rely on, we set the standard in animal protection. We advance our cause with proven methods -progress over perfection, changing course when needed, being prepared, and staying well connected.

BUILD TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS Effective advocacy happens by building relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision. HAP values inclusivity and professionalism.

FOSTER EMPOWERMENT We set high expectations and achieve them by working with exceptional people who bring their wide array of talents and passion for animal well-being. In order to develop a free and creative culture, we respect the opinions and ideas of others. We are committed to our team and fulfilling our mission by supplying the tools for individuals to become remarkable leaders and advocates.

CREATE COMMUNITY We are stronger together. Collaborating with colleagues, sponsors, legislators, and community leaders, we find that animal protection is well within reach.

DELIVER RESULTS We establish ambitious, clearly defined goals, and work in a systematic manner to realize our objectives and create positive outcomes. We measure our success by our ability to protect animals.


Animals, Community, Environment


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