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Grant Writer

We’re a high-impact, global nonprofit social enterprise that believes in using technology for the greater good. Since 1987,  we’ve been building partnerships and alliances with individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and governments across the globe – all committed to helping nonprofits fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world — and use it to improve lives.

But we won’t stop there: as technology and global needs change, so do we. We’re creating new, community-driven platforms and mobile apps and are enhancing our offerings so that nonprofits around the world have the resources they need to build a brighter future for millions of individuals.

We’re innovators, leaders, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and technologists drawn together by a shared vision: to make the world a better place through technology. Join us!

About Us

At TechSoup, we are committed to ensuring that civil society organizations and change makers are able to use technology to support their efforts, as well as design and implement innovative solutions that can and do have profound impact on their communities. 

We have offices in San Francisco, CA; Corinth, MS; Raleigh, NC; London, UK; and Warsaw, Poland; with remote offices in Asia-Pacific and Africa.  We work with organizations in countries all around the world. 

We are most known for our innovative social enterprise model that facilitates the philanthropic efforts of companies and foundations.  We also work with communities and funders to design and implement projects that demonstrate the potential of technology to impact lives, communities, and our planet -- whether it is brought to scale across our world-wide network, or makes a significant difference to a single community.

About You

You are a person who loves writing and are happy doing it, day in and day out. You can distill big vision projects down to activities, objectives, and deliverables, while also thinking about the larger picture and how projects can intersect and leverage one another. You have the ability to set and meet internal deadlines, while driving towards external ones. You can be flexible enough to work with a globally dispersed team, across time zones, cultures, and work styles. You are a team player who values transparency and collaboration.

 

Position

TechSoup is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to join our Development team. The Development team is responsible for supporting a core set of project activities. To do this, we manage relationships with foundations, corporations, and governments.  In collaboration with project implementers around the world, we develop concepts that can be brought to those funding entities and turned into proposals. We have a history of working with the world’s leading foundations and corporations. This includes organizations like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Humanity United, Cisco Systems, Microsoft Corporation, the US Department of Justice, and the European Commission. You can find the full list here: http://meet.techsoup.org/about-us/funders-and-donors.

As a member of this global team, you will have opportunities to work with large funders, develop proposals, and inform the concepts that become the cornerstone of our work on the ground.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Grant Writer will be involved in key aspects of the fundraising process, with a heavy focus on foundation reports and full grant proposals. You will also help ensure a smooth transfer from proposal to implementation to final reporting of progress back to current funders. The Grant Writer will:

  • Research and write funding applications, specifically focusing on reports and full grant proposals.
  • Interview and coordinate with appropriate staff members to design project proposals, and assist project managers on proposals they develop.
  • Organize collaborating partners if the project involves other organizations.
  • Provide proposal review, proofing, and editing support to the development team as required.
  • Research funder prospects by phone and Internet to understand their needs and preferences.
  • Handle routine correspondence with funders, and make clarifying calls as needed regarding submission dates and guidelines.
  • Maintain and update grant-related administrative operations.
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant sector and funder news to maintain a pulse on philanthropic trends and initiatives.
  • Learn / perform additional fundraising support tasks as identified by the Vice President of Development.
  • Contribute to a positive workplace atmosphere.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of grant-writing experience, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex concepts into clear project proposals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Highly organized multi-tasker with strong attention to detail and good judgment in establishing priorities and problem solving.
  • Self-starter with keen initiative, high energy, positive attitude.
  • Diplomatic, creative, flexible, resourceful, dependable, emotionally mature, and professional.
  • Broad set of computer-related skills, including a strong command of MS Word and Google Suite, and intermediate skills in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience working with high net worth individuals, foundations, or corporations is beneficial
  • Knowledge and interest in nonprofits, technology, or social enterprise extremely beneficial.

TechSoup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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