Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets is dedicated to strengthening and securing Denver’s Urban Agriculture food systems and helping transform Denver into a green, sustainable, and productive city with thriving fresh, delicious, local food sources and communities. Working with The Urban Farm at Stapleton and Growing Power we are creating a model urban farm and Regional Training Center. Learn more about us at www.feeddenver.com and www.feeddenver.blogspot.com . Job Description: We are seeking a grant writer to conduct research and write various grant applications - federal, state, county, city, corporate and foundation. This is an unpaid intern for the fall semester/quarter ending mid-December 2009. Hours are negotiable, but we would prefer an intern that can commit between 20 - 32 hours per week. The intern will report to the Executive Director. Most of the time will be spent in the Feed Denver office at The Urban Farm at Stapleton. The Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern will play a key role in assisting in the creation of a model farm and urban agriculture regional training center while growing and informing the City of Denver stakeholders - citizens and leaders - of the sustainable foodshed movement. We are looking for someone who wants to build their work experience and: 1. Become an expert at researching and writing grant applications. 2. Gain in-depth knowledge of urban agriculture and the sustainable foodshed movement - which includes healthy food access, environment, labor, and small scale urban farming issues. 3. Make a critical and measurable impact on these issues by leveraging the wave of public and private support for urban farming and the creation of a sustainable foodshed. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Managing existing grants including tracking data, compiling evaluations, and writing reports to existing funding sources. Researching grant opportunities and developing lists of potential funding sources in grant research books, files, and online. Drafting letters of intent to grant-makers who require it to invite a proposal. Drafting grant proposals using the information shared by colleagues. Data entry and record keeping Supervising the development of a donor base of individuals. Networking with other organizations and individuals to develop fund raising opportunities. Assisting with other fund raising or development activities as needed. Other administrative tasks as assigned. Requirements: • Interest in the urban agriculture and the sustainable foodshed movement. • Ability to establish rapport and interact effectively with a variety of people. • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. • Strong editing skills and 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. • Ability to work independently and possess strong time management skills. • Ability to identify critical information and use it to choose effective courses of action. • Ability to learn quickly and use insights to manage new situations effectively. Preferred Qualifications: • Persistence: Being persistent is a key skill when contacting local agencies and groups for contributions. Benefits: • Community networking opportunities while learning. • Career experience and improvement of skills in fundraising, grant writing, communication, organization, and record keeping. • Academic credit may be arranged through your individual college advisor. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com . Please use “Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern” as the subject line. Please let us know if it’s possible you can receive school credit for the internship, and what the number of hours you are able to commit to. Resumes will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC). Feed / CNDC is an equal opportunity organization.
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