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The mission of Accessibility Bridge Corporation, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is to promote inclusion and create access for children and adults with disabilities in all areas of their communities.

We provide wraparound supports to people with disabilities who are seeking higher levels of independence and inclusion in the areas of education, housing, employment, athletics, and social skills.

We do this by partnering with and supporting communities and organizations to help them build their knowledge and capacity to support people with disabilities by developing programming, implementation plans, data collection and monitoring systems that will improve desirable outcomes in inclusive settings.


The Development Associate works with the Executive Director, Stewardship Manager, and other staff members to carry out fund development and event support activities. The Development Department is responsible for donor database management, direct mail, foundation and corporation relations and donor cultivation/solicitation. The department also assists with other outreach activities.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and support the Mission of Accessibility Bridge and be able to confidently share our mission when interacting with donors, volunteers, and the general public. This candidate will also be outgoing and have the confidence to interact with a variety of people positively, comfortably, and enthusiastically.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Associate increases, diversifies, and identifies new funding opportunities. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with corporations, foundations, sponsors, donors and supporters, resulting in additional funding support
  • Partnering with the Executive Director in managing her role in outreach to grantors, sponsors, donors, and supporters
  • Preparing and submitting timely grant applications, proposals, reports, and acknowledgements (will work with stewardship coordinator to get this done)
  • Assisting with fundraising events and smaller events to secure sponsorships and donations
  • Identifying and managing online fundraising initiatives
  • Maintaining accurate grant/donor/sponsorship data
  • Position is virtual and can be performed at home on a personal computer. Must be located within the United States.

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About Accessibility Bridge Corporation

Location:

4660 Crain Hwy, #1622, White Plains, MD 20695, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Accessibility Bridge Corporation is to encourage and empower differently-abled people to mobilize and integrate into a larger society by connecting them with resources and communities that have proven to be invested and successful in their inclusion efforts. The work of the Accessibility Bridge Corporation centers around our vision, which is that differently-abled people have connections and resources needed to optimize success and broaden their pursuits to happiness. We focus on inclusion and equity for people with disabilities as it relates to community development, education, healthcare, athletics, social systems, employment, and accessibility. We partner with and support inclusive businesses throughout the U.S. who support, employ, train or provide information & resources to people with disabilities.

Description

Dee Sapp, founder and Executive Director of Accessibility Bridge has a son with an intellectual impairment and autism. There were many obstacles and barriers created by people, systems & programs that lacked both the empathy and knowledge it took to instruct and interact with a person with different abilities. The "one size fits all" approach to services and assistance proved more of a detriment than as support.

Believing that her son deserved equitable opportunities for an independent and successful life, she sought meaningful & accommodating ways for him to thrive. Researching programs, schools, employers, and therapists she learned that there's a world of inclusive communities that her son could tap into if she was willing to let him leave the "comfort" of his current community in order to experience it. Therefore, Accessibility Bridge Corporation was formed.

Disability has moved from a physical or medical perspective to one that incorporates a person’s physical, social, & intellectual background. Strides are being made to make the world more accessible for people with disabilities; but, more work is required to meet their needs.

We address areas of inclusion & equity for PWD relating to community development, education, healthcare, athletics, social systems, employment, and accessibility. Our signature programs operate nationally: Crossing Bridges, Mentoring, Brick 44 Athletic Initiative, and Educational Equity. We have other community-based programs such as our Winter’s Closet and Food Pantry.

Community
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • minimum 5 hours per week
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for our mission and be able to confidently share our mission when interacting with donors, volunteers, and the general public. Outgoing, confident personality is a must. Must be located in the US

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