Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #750
The Lawyering Project is an innovative legal advocacy organization aimed at improving access to reproductive healthcare in the United States through litigation that advances an intersectional framework.
The Donor Engagement Coordinator will assist with planning, coordinating, and implementing the annual giving cycle. They will take the lead on donor stewardship and communications for donors up to the $1,000 giving level, and manage our in-person, hybrid, and virtual engagement events. The Donor Engagement Coordinator provides a positive and customized experience for donors while growing strong relationships.
Todays Job Post
Fundraising Consultant (Part-Time)
The Lawyering Project is seeking an experienced fundraising consultant to assist the organization with its fund development goals.
Founded in 2017, the Lawyering Project (“Project”) is a legal advocacy organization that blends traditional impact litigation with movement lawyering to promote reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States. We are fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Laws that undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice deprive people of moral agency, rob us of control over our bodies, and compound other forms of oppression like racism, sexism, and poverty. Our mission is to eliminate these laws and the harmful impacts they have on people’s lives. We are especially focused on laws that limit the availability or affordability of abortion care; contribute to disparities in reproductive health outcomes; embody gender-based stereotypes; or discriminate against people based on their reproductive decisions.
Our goal is a legal system that enables each of us to make decisions about intensely personal matters like sex, pregnancy, family, and healthcare based on our own beliefs and values, and ensures that we all have the resources we need to carry out those decisions.
In the fall of 2021, we launched the organization’s first-ever strategic planning process to identify how we can maximize our impact. Although strategic planning is slated to conclude at the end of February 2022, new and exciting strategic opportunities have already emerged. In the process, we have also confirmed that our legacy services and programs are essential and valuable. In short, we are a growing organization that is building its fundraising capacity to support existing and new work.
Working closely with the directors committee, the primary charge of the fundraising consultant will be to lead our fundraising efforts by identifying and applying for new funding opportunities. We are looking for a seasoned grant writer, who possesses expertise in foundation grant making processes, and major donor cultivation. We intentionally do not run an individual, or grassroots, fundraising program. Our fundraising strategy focuses on institutional and major donors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and maintain a list of potential funders and cultivate a relationship with them to secure funding.
Research and apply for funding opportunities, managing the solicitation/application process.
Develop fundraising materials, and write grant proposals, necessary reports, and renewals.
Maintain updated grant records and manage the reporting requirements for a portfolio of 6+ grants.
Work with the Operations Director to ensure that grant funds are allocated, spent, and reported
Monitor our internal fund development systems and make recommendations for improvement.
Represent the organization at funder meetings, as necessary.
Desired Consultant Expertise and Qualifications
Seasoned grant writer, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in nonprofit fundraising and trends, specifically with foundation grant making.
Strong project management and organizational skills, especially the ability to meet deliverables in a timely way with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of the U.S. reproductive health, rights, and justice movement, including allied philanthropic partners, a plus.
Up to USD $100 / hour
Compensation is commensurate with experience, and in the range of $100 an hour. Initially, the fundraising consultant will work a maximum of 12 hours a month, on a rolling contract. Engagement can increase upon successful fundraising.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV, at least two client/job references, and two-to-three writing samples (such as letters of inquiry, grant proposals, or reports) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Fundraising Consultant” in the subject line. We will accept applications until February 26, 2022.