Business Development Volunteer for the African American Firefighter Museum

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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Works

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Quick Overview: If you have business development and fundraising experience and are passionate about using your skills to help non-profits build their capacity, becoming the business development volunteer at the African American Firefighter Museum could be for you!

Organization Name: African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM)

Organization Website: http://aaffmuseum.org

Mission: The African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM) is dedicated to collecting, conserving, and sharing the heritage of African American Firefighters through collaboration and education.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The AAFFM is looking for experienced volunteers who can research and identify funding, as well as develop, write, and submit proposals, letters, reports, and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundations, corporations, and government funding sources. The business development volunteer will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills.

The volunteer will:

  • Understand the need of the organization
  • Develop fundraising strategies and implementation plan
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Create and maintain database of relevant grant opportunities and grant awards
  • Investigate and identify prospective funding sources
  • Develop effective grant proposals and grant reports based on the organizational requirement
  • Research, develop, and draft inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents
  • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds
  • Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements
  • Prepare and present reports on fundraising activities to Board of Directors
  • Join meetings periodically to understand the fundraising needs
  • Prepare budget plans and allocation along with Board of Directors

Requirements:

  • Experience in philanthropy, non-profit business development, and/or fundraising
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing, grammar, research skills

Time Commitment

  • 3-6 month minimum
  • Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project
  • Volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines

Physical Requirements

  • This opportunity is remote

Age requirement: This opportunity is for 55 and older volunteers only

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About L.A. Works

Location:

570 West Avenue 26, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

Description

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Time Commitment: -3-6 month minimum -Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project -Volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines
  • Age requirement: This opportunity is for 55 and older volunteers only.

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