Role: Nonprofit Grant Writer

Job description:

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for grant funded projects.


Major Responsibilities:

 ·         Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources

·         Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants

·         Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs

·         Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.

·         Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors

·         Understanding of institutional history and programs

·         Make appointments for VP Development and Grants and Research Manager with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees)

·         Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting

·         Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)

·         Work with Grants & Research Manager to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine)

·         Assist with other fundraising projects as requested


Knowledge and Skills:

·         Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals

·         Strong editing skills

·         Attention to detail

·         Ability to meet deadlines

·         Knowledge of fundraising information sources

·         Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors

·         Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies

·         Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research

·         Strong contributor in team environments



·         Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing

·         Previous experience with non-profit fundraising

·         Experience working in deadline-driven environments

·         Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

·         Able to monitor and meet income goals


To discuss this opportunity with us, please contact Michael Newton on