Volunteer Grant Writer

TDNT Social Services, Inc.

About the organization

TDNT Social Services, Inc. (TDNTSS, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that aims to serve communities by way of providing counseling, education and financial services, among other services to individuals, families or organizations of low-socioeconomic status. We aim to provide these services either free or of low cost to individuals who have a need for these services but cannot obtain these services due to their financial status, their lifestyle or lack of access to these services. Our vision and mission entail carrying out continuous or short-term activities and projects that are likely to support the organization in providing immediate relief to others in need in the community. We hope that our services will not only provide temporary relief and improve lives, but that these services will have a permanent or continuous and positive effect on these individuals’ overall social, educational and financial well-being, well into the future.

Duties

This is an independent contractor and volunteer/unpaid position. You will secure grants and donations for this organization which would allow us to provide quality service to our clients. You will be researching grants by finding available funding, identifying grants that match our objective, determining which grants are worth pursuing based on being a good fit for what we do and what we are. You will scour detailed lists, databases, and donor websites in order to do so. You will write grant proposals including documents like cover letter, project narrative, and supporting information to explain why the services we provide are important and how the funds will be used. You must follow the grant’s guidelines, ensuring that our organization meets eligibility requirements, and provide a budget that outlines how the grant money would be spent. You will respond to funders’ questions about a proposal, develop relationships with prospective donors, and document a grant’s impact at the conclusion of a project. You will promote TDNT Counseling Services, its counselors, educators and the services they provide.

Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree and at least 1 year experience fundraising and using the Internet as well as computers. You must have great people skills and be familiar with our organization's objective and the services we provide. You must be able to engage and motivate potential donors to secure donations and grants.

Preference:
1-2 years relevant experience. Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Finance, Budgeting, Communications and English. Having a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Liberal Arts or in the Social or Health Sciences field such as Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Health Sciences, Anthropology, and Human Resources is also acceptable. Possess interpersonal skills. Be detail-oriented and have multitasking and organizational skills. Have a friendly, polite and respectful demeanor when representing or writing on behalf of our organization. Relatable. A background in budgeting, fundraising is useful. Ability to build rapport with others from diverse background. Trustworthy. Honest. Having experience working in the counseling field and/or education field and some knowledge of billing/coding is useful.

Salary

This is a volunteer position and as such, you will not receive compensation for securing grants and donations for our organization. With that said, expenses you've incurred in securing grants and donations may be reimbursable up to a certain amount

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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