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We Connect the Dots Inc.
6 - 9 weeks
Can be done remotely
New York, New York
Grant writing/development

Posted May 16
Member since 2024-02-22

Project Overview

We are seeking a volunteer to identify and research potential grant opportunities (General Operations and Program Funding) for our organization. The ideal volunteer will have experience researching and analyzing grant programs, particularly those focused on capacity building, general operations, program development/deployment, and WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funding.

Project activities:
- Conduct comprehensive research to identify 10 relevant grant opportunities from various sources (government agencies, foundations, corporations, etc.)
- Analyze grant guidelines, eligibility criteria, and application requirements
- Compile detailed information on promising grant opportunities, including deadlines, funding amounts, and application processes
- Prioritize and present findings to the organization's leadership for further consideration

Qualifications:
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Familiarity with grant databases and search engines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Proficiency in using computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
- Previous experience in grant research or proposal writing is highly desirable
- Knowledge of WIOA funding and related workforce development grants is a plus

Securing sustainable funding is an urgent priority for We Connect the Dots as we aim to expand our reach and impact in the community. This Grant Research Assistant project directly aligns with our mission of empowering youth through our technology programs, by enabling us to identify new grant opportunities for capacity building, operations, and program development. With additional funding, we can strengthen our infrastructure, enhance existing initiatives, and launch new ones - ultimately serving more people in need. For a skilled volunteer, this is an invaluable opportunity to apply research expertise towards a meaningful cause. Your efforts will translate into tangible support that empowers our organization to create lasting positive change. By investing your time in this high-leverage project, you'll play an indispensable role in furthering our mission and creating a better future for all.

At We Connect the Dots, we are fully prepared to provide the necessary support and resources for this pro bono project. Our development team has extensive experience in grant research and writing, and they will work closely with the volunteer to provide guidance, access to subscription grant databases/search tools, and any other materials needed. Additionally, our leadership team is committed to reviewing and acting on the volunteer's findings promptly to ensure the research directly translates into new funding opportunities pursued. With dedicated staff time allocated and a collaborative structure in place, we are ready to implement the important work this volunteer will contribute. Their efforts will be highly valued and effectively leveraged toward securing more grants for our mission.

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Nonprofit Overview

Empowering individuals, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities, with a focus on young adults aged 13-18 and adults over 18. Our mission is to ignite passion and knowledge in modern-day skills such as coding, cybersecurity, business automation, and more, emphasizing the pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Through robust partnerships with community leaders, educational institutions, government agencies, and industry pioneers, we strive to bridge the gap between the demands of the 21st-century workforce and the opportunities that await those who embrace a STEAM-driven path. With a commitment to making a difference at local, national, and global scales, our programs are designed to foster an insatiable thirst for learning, enabling participants to carve their unique routes to achievement.

Skills

Grant writing
Market research
Fundraising