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Fundraising & Corporate Outreach Team Member

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ORGANIZATION: Access Books Bay Area

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Role Summary

Access Books Bay Area is looking for a volunteer to join our Corporate Outreach and Fundraising team. You will play an integral role in our organization by liaising with our corporate partners and driving fundraising initiatives through grant applications. This position includes the potential to become a member of the Access Books Bay Area board, should you be interested in joining the board and we feel you are a good match.

Responsibilities

  • Source and write grant applications to support Access Books Bay Area’s fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in regular check-in calls and meetings with existing and new corporate partners.
  • Help with establishing new partnerships for the organization.
  • Commit to the role for at least one year.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have Bay Area contacts.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for improving access to school libraries and quality books for all students.
  • Experience with grant writing and access to a corporate network are a plus but not mandatory for the role.
In your response, please include résumé, a link to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one), as well as a short summary of why you are interested in this volunteer opportunity. We will only consider applicants who provide this information.


About Access Books Bay Area

Access Books Bay Area’s mission is to level the literacy playing field for K-8 students living in poverty by providing high quality, high-interest, culturally relevant books, and a transformed school library space that invites students to spend time and read. For more information about our organization and team , please visit our website here - https://accessbooksbayarea.org/

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About Access Books Bay Area

Location:

80 Harriet Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to level the literacy playing field for K-8 students living in poverty by providing high quality, high-interest, culturally relevant books, and a transformed school library space that invites students to spend time and read. We believe that books change lives, and that for children living in poverty, the school library is the best way to connect children with pleasure reading books. Studies have shown that reading for pleasure is one of the single greatest indicators of future academic success, yet the state of California provides no dedicated funding for school libraries, and many of the schools in the Bay Area have not funded their school libraries for decades, leading to out-dated collections and unattractive facilities. Our organization changes lives by making sure that the school library is an attractive place full of wonderful, interesting, recent, and culturally relevant books that will help them become lifelong readers.

Description

We provide books to low-income schools where approximately 90 percent of students live at or below the poverty line. Most students at the schools we serve are children of color and children of immigrants. Our organization provides brand new, hardcover, high quality books to school libraries and gently used books to teachers for classroom libraries, as well as improving the library space by painting colorful, reading-based murals and providing new comfortable reading furniture.

We complete 2-3 library renovation projects each academic year, each taking place on a Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Volunteers from partner community service organizations collect the gently used books to be donated and provide volunteers for the project day.
We serve school around the bay area, although most of our work to date has been concentrated in the south bay and peninsula areas. We have renovated nine elementary and middle school libraries in high poverty areas to date, and have applications pending for four more, one of which will be renovated this spring.

Since our founding in 2016, we have provided over 5000 new books, and 15,000 used books to schools. We have served nearly 4000 students and their families, have worked with more than a dozen different service organizations, and have had almost 400 volunteers work on our projects.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The San Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco Bay Area, CA 94301

(37.4458,-122.15758)
 

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 hours per month, including one hour long board meeting per month, if you join the board.
  • Bachelor's Degree

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