Fundraising and Grant Writer Coordinator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Humanitarian Solidarity for Development and Empowerment
Address: 14
Penticton Bay
Winnipeg MB  R2J 1S9
Organizational Description: We are a nonprofit organisation that works to reduce poverty and increase well-being through solidarity and sustainable development to empower individuals or communities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5223
Description of Duties:

As a Fundraising and Grant Writers Coordinator, your duties would typically include:

1. Developing Fundraising Strategies: Collaborate with the CEO and other team members to develop fundraising strategies aligned with the organization's goals and mission.

2. Grant Research and Identification: Research potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other sources that align with the NGO's programs and initiatives.

3. Grant Proposal Writing: Prepare compelling grant proposals and applications, ensuring they meet the requirements and guidelines of each funding opportunity. This includes crafting narratives, budgets, and supporting documents.

4. Grant Management: Manage the grant application process from start to finish, including tracking deadlines, gathering necessary documentation, and submitting applications on time.

5. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: Cultivate relationships with existing and potential donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. This may involve writing donor communications, organizing donor appreciation events, and stewarding donor relationships.

6. Fundraising Campaign Coordination: Coordinate fundraising campaigns and events, such as online crowdfunding campaigns, gala dinners, charity auctions, and awareness-raising events. This includes planning, promotion, logistics, and coordination of volunteers and staff.

7. Database Management: Maintain accurate records of donors, grants, and fundraising activities using a donor management system or database software. This includes tracking donations, generating reports, and analyzing fundraising metrics.

8. Collaboration with Program Staff: Work closely with program staff to gather information and data needed for grant proposals and reports, ensuring alignment between fundraising activities and program objectives.

9. *Grant Reporting and Compliance*: Prepare and submit timely and accurate grant reports to funders, highlighting the impact of funded programs and activities. Ensure compliance with reporting requirements and grant agreements.

10. Evaluation and Analysis: Evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising strategies and campaigns, analyzing data to identify areas for improvement and inform future fundraising efforts.

11. Stay Informed on Trends: Stay informed about trends and best practices in fundraising, grant writing, and nonprofit management, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance the organization's fundraising efforts.

Skills Required:

1. Grant Writing: Ability to write clear, compelling, and persuasive grant proposals that effectively communicate the organization's mission, programs, and impact to potential funders.

2. Research Skills: Proficiency in researching grant opportunities, understanding funder priorities and requirements, and identifying potential sources of funding that align with the NGO's mission and programs.

3. Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for communicating with donors, funders, and other stakeholders. This includes drafting emails, reports, proposals, and other fundraising materials.

4. Project Management: Effective project management skills to manage multiple grant applications and fundraising campaigns simultaneously, including setting deadlines, coordinating tasks, and ensuring timely submission of materials.

5. Budgeting and Financial Management: Understanding of budgeting principles and financial management practices to develop accurate project budgets, track expenses, and ensure compliance with grant requirements.

6. Relationship Building: Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with donors, funders, volunteers, and other stakeholders through effective communication, stewardship, and donor recognition strategies.

7. Strategic Thinking: Strategic thinking and planning skills to develop fundraising strategies, identify opportunities for growth, and adapt approaches based on changing circumstances and donor preferences.

8. Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail is crucial for writing accurate grant proposals, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.

9. Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze data, metrics, and fundraising performance to evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising strategies, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize fundraising efforts.

10. *Teamwork and Collaboration*: Collaborative skills to work effectively with colleagues across departments, including program staff, finance team members, and executive leadership, to align fundraising efforts with organizational goals and priorities.

11. *Commitment to Mission*: A strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization, HSDE, along with a passion for making a positive impact in the community.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

1. Grant Writing Assistant:

2. Nonprofit Program Coordinator

3. Development Associate

4. Communications Specialist

5. Research Analyst

6. Event Coordinator

7. Finance Assistant

8. Volunteer Coordinator

9. Community Outreach Coordinator

10. Internships in Nonprofit Organizations

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- St. Boniface
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: May 15, 2024
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