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Fundraising and Development Strategist

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Cures of Colors

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Cures of Colors is a newly formed organization with nonprofit 501(c)(3) status pending. Cures of Colors is dedicated to creating narrative coloring books that help put into perspective real-life concerns and social issues that occupy the minds of children. Our first coloring book explored ways to stay safe and assuage anxiety during the pandemic. We currently have an additional 2 books in progress, and projected 6 titles/topics for this year.

We are looking for a motivated, talented volunteer to join Cures of Colors as a member of our fundraising committee.

You will work alongside the founder and fundraising chair to identify potential donors, submit funding proposals, and execute annual campaigns. In addition to researching and writing funding proposals, you will help oversee the overall grant management process by tracking reporting deadlines and ensuring compliance with funding requirements. The ideal candidate is someone who will be able to help build Cures of Colors’ fundraising capacity and attain the necessary funding to serve in youth development.

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week. All volunteers undergo a 30-day trial period in which members of the leadership team evaluate the suitability of the candidate. This time period also provides the volunteer an opportunity to decide if the role is suitable for them.

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with professionals across C of C to understand funding needs

* Research and identify public and private funding sources that match C of C needs

* Retrieve and assemble the necessary background materials and information to construct funding proposals

* Work alongside the founder and Treasurer to finalize and submit funding proposals and grant applications

* Maintain grant application schedules and tracking systems

* Work alongside the Director of Finance to collect, analyze, and report data on the

* performance of programs to ensure compliance with the terms of funding agreements

* Keep the finance team informed on the progress and status of funding proposals

* Maintain records of existing and potential funding sources while vetting and updating fundraising information as appropriate

* Communicate with existing and potential funding sources and respond to ongoing requests

* Review budget proposals with the founder, Treasurer and other relevant team leaders

* Perform other related duties as requested

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., public health, business, nonprofit management, communications, marketing)

* 4+ years of fundraising experience in a nonprofit, charity, or philanthropic organization

* Demonstrated record of successfully soliciting and managing various sources of funding

* Understands basic fundraising techniques and strategies for nonprofits

* Knowledge of available grant opportunities in education, youth development, and/or arts is highly preferred

* Able to assess an organization’s programs, goals, and needs

* Advanced research skills and the ability to identify relevant, actionable funding sources

* Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills

* Detail-oriented with the ability to ensure compliance with the terms and requirements of funding sources

* Highly organized with the ability to successfully prioritize multiple projects, track fundraising data, and execute funding requirements

* Able to manage rejection, overcome common objections, and incorporate feedback associated with funding proposals

* Excellent communications skills with the ability to effectively collaboration across a broad range of individuals

* Self-directed, disciplined, and adaptable, with the ability to work independently in a virtual environment

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This volunteer position is highly rewarding as professionals can utilize their nonprofit fundraising experience to improve the conversations and difficult topics between children and adults. This position also provides professionals with the opportunity to build their grant writing portfolio and enhance their professional resume. If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy engaging with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, please consider applying for this position.

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About Cures of Colors

Location:

508 Chung King Court, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

Cures of Colors is dedicated to bridging the gap between childhood fantasies and real-life, age appropriate narratives to provoke dialogue around social and emotional issues in the society we live in. We are utilizing coloring books as an interactive medium to frame stories through a lens of diverse perspectives.

Description

Thank you for your interest in joining the movement to color a brighter future! We’re thrilled you’re exploring new ways to introduce important topics of conversation to the special tiny humans in your life. Together as parents, caregivers, and educators we can unite for the common good of our children, igniting our inner and collective power to bring forth positive change. Teaching our children to make their own ripples of love and compassion will carry forth momentum - making waves that inspire the best of humanity.

Each coloring book is a work of love and creativity designed by a team of passionate creatives supporting our mission through their own unique gifts. While we do periodically consult with advisors in the professions of academia, child behavioral therapy, and youth development, these books on their own are not meant to completely resolve any issues you or your child may be experiencing related to the content. It is our desire for our narrative coloring books to serve as one of our many helpful tools in addressing the extensive and on-going work.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Acquisition
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 8-10 hours per week

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