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Volunteer Grant Writer Desperately Needed!!

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Animal House Project

Animal House Project

Animal House Project is a volunteer based, registered 501c3 non profit

Animal House Project was created in 2010 and operates several animal related programs under our 501 c3 umbrella to include a companion and rescue pet food pantry; spay/neuter services; low cost veterinary grant program as well as providing emergency funding services for rescues. We are looking to grow from our current operations to offer more services. Between 2014 and 2016, we applied for and were awarded several grants but the volunteer who helped us moved on and we have not had anyone to help. We would love to explore corporate partnerships and/or foundation grants. Right now, we need all of the help we can get to continue doing great work in fulfilling our Mission Statement to help Animals.

We know that grant funding will help us to grow as an organization and be more impactful, especially post COVID.

We are in need a volunteer who is passionate and knowledgeable about grant writing and researching.
We are looking for someone who has roughly 5 hours a week to contribute. While we continue to research which grants are a good and realistic fit for us, we need someone more experienced in researching and writing grants having to do with Animal Shelters, Rescue, Spay/Neuter, Animal Food, Products, Purchase of Property to operate, etc... Needless to say, we are in dire need.

  • We need someone who can prepare grant proposals and think creatively around areas we are lacking
  • Research which grants fit our needs
  • To develop the proposals, familiarize with our organization's programs, goals and financial needs.
  • Compile all the information they need, grant writers compose and send their proposals.
  • Keep careful records to track their proposals. If a grant-making organization requests additional information, nonprofit grant writers supply the missing items.
  • Work in close collaboration with Animal House Project's Executive Director to develop approve narrative content.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional and successful grant writing experience and 2 years of prospect research experience
  • Superb writing skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with organizing info
  • Ability to digest new information quickly and think critically about what information is needed to craft compelling cases for support
  • Ability to think creatively about how to find new sources of support by marketing campaigns in new ways to a variety of funders
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data in a succinct format
  • Excellent project management, follow-through, and time management skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in shifting gears to address time sensitive projects
Personal Characteristics
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Animal House Project's mission
  • Thrives in a rapid response environment and enjoys working with a dynamic team
  • Independent and self-motivated with a desire to provide support to advance AHP's mission
  • Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration
  • Sense of humor a plus!
  • Can cry with us over wins and losses!
Look forward to hearing from you and hope you can support our mission. Thank you!

This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch. Desired Skills and Experience This position requires the following skills: Grant Writing / Research, Research, Technical Writing, Copy Writing / Copy Editing

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About Animal House Project

Location:

1055 S. Hanover Street, Suite 1, Pottstown, PA 19465, US

Mission Statement

Animal House Project is a 501(c)3 charitable organization who operates several programs to help both companion pets and rescue pets obtain much needed food. Our Companion Pet Food Pantry is current taking care of 2950 families' pets and our Rescue Pet Food Pantry is providing food to 220 grass root rescue organizations.

Description

Did You Know?

Of the many millions of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or abandoned each year in the United States, approximately one million surrenders/abandonments were due to the owners financial inability to provide for the basic needs of their pets; pet food and veterinary care.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had to surrender your family pet(s) to a shelter simply because you could not afford to feed or provide basic veterinary care for them?

*Approximately 50% of pets surrendered to shelters never find a new home, and sadly, are euthanized.*

Our demographics - Who do we help?

Returning military veterans and their families; retired military veterans and seniors who are living on a fixed income; domestic violence families; medically stressed families - Cancer; Parkinson; ALS; MS and families that are still struggling from the recent COVID-19 Pandemic. We cut across all sectors of the populations and the need seems to be increasing not decreasing in people needing our help.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are looking for 5 hours to start per week and then open to discussions

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