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Recruiting Organization: DoughMain Financial Literacy

Company Overview:

The DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation was created to teach children basic financial and economic literacy skills to promote life-long financial health. DoughMain Financial Literacy

Foundation Inc. (DMFLF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is working to close the financial literacy gap in our country and build stronger, financially literate communities -- one student, one classroom, one school at a time. DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation created and provides an eight-unit curriculum that includes lessons, activities, and the highest quality to schools and teachers

at no cost. We have developed a student-centered financial literacy curriculum for high school students. It is a 60-hour program that meets all national standards. We are presently engaging

with schools and educators within central New Jersey communities. We would appreciate your support in expanding our financial literacy education program for teens and advancing our vision of "A Financially FIT America."

The Foundation works closely with educators, opinion-makers, business leaders, and families to dramatically improve financial literacy and prepare the next generation for better financial decisions.

Requirements of the Foundation:

● Be able to work 15-22 hours per week during regular business hours at DMFLF HQ in Princeton, NJ

● Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer

and subject matter competency

● Be motivated, organized, and willing to help with any project no matter how large or

small, and can balance multiple priorities at once

● Have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the DMFLF mission, a

positive attitude, and a sense of humor

Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics Required:

We are looking for skilled and motivated volunteers who are responsible, have good time management and communication skills, and can work well on their own. It is essential that the

volunteer is an independent worker and can complete tasks promptly. All DMFLF

volunteers must be team players as they will constantly work with staff, volunteers, potential donors, and major donors and develop projects.

Our volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, have excellent reading, writing, and communication skills, have reliable transportation and have a good working phone number.

Volunteers are required to have the ability to follow directions, speak about the organization, research, enter and track donor information utilizing various database systems.

Understanding of the following:

● Grant research and writing process

● Understanding of the Foundation’s message and vision

● Importance of a clear, concise timeline/building schedule

Specific Duties and Tasks:

● Working with the Executive Director to create a database of potential grants and

timelines for the writing process

● Create and Maintain a Grant Calendar that shows when a grant application and or report

is due and the contact information

● Review the funder website printed application guidelines and determine the mission

alignments of a potential funder

● Work with other teams to identify areas of need where a grant would help solve the

problem or fill a need

● Learn how to research and write grants

● Research and help write, review, and edit all affiliate grant proposals

● Evaluate grant writing strategy to adapt to the organization’s strategic plan

● Learn how to communicate with interested parties about what we do in person, via

telephone, and e-mail

● Work with staff to develop a clear message

● Attend Community and related activities

● Work with staff to engage in outreach to local newspapers, news stations, and radio


Volunteers will be working with the Executive Director to create a database of potential grants and timelines for the writing process. They will maintain a grant calendar that shows when a

grant application and or report is due. They will learn how to read, research, write grants, and review grant proposals. Other responsibilities are not limited to evaluating grant writing strategies to adapt to the organization’s strategic plan and communicating with interested parties about the Foundation and its message.

Benefits to the Volunteer / Compensation:

Although this is not a paid position, interns or volunteers will gain first-hand, individualistic

experience working in all facets of a nonprofit organization, including within their focus areas. Interns or volunteers will be able to attend our functions and other events and activities as identified. Interns or volunteers will participate and become actively involved in the actual operational activities of the organization. They will leave this experience with a professional

understanding of the nonprofit world that will serve them as they proceed professionally. Interns or volunteers will also leave this experience with a professional reference upon request.

Application Details:

If interested, please contact and provide Mr. Robert Church with a copy of your resume and a sample of your writing.

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Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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