Grant writers and fundraisers

Abel Robert
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Coordinator | Abel Robert
Coordinator | Abel Robert
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High­lights

Develop and implement a fundraising plan for the organization which will achieve the goals for sustainable funding, the development of projects, and delivery of core operations.
Write compelling grant proposals and bids to corporate, foundation and government funders.
Identify and develop suitable fundraising opportunities, new projects and funds.
Expand the organization network through the development of new and beneficial relationships.
Provide support to the CEO for meetings with donors.
The volunteers will support the local team to ensure that all available opportunities and ideas for raising funds for the organization are successfully exploited. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

A successful grant is the result of a combination of thorough research, an excellent proposal, and a well-matched funding source. The preliminary proposal research is thorough and covers every detail of the project from start to finish.

The Grant Writer will research prospective funders and find an organization that would be interested in the project type. The proposal is tailored to each funding organization prior to submission. The applicant follows all of the funding agency’s writing guidelines when creating the proposal and submitting the proposal application by the deadline.

This position requires someone who has excellent research, writing, and communication skills, is self-motivated, reliable, organized, thorough and timely. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Provide support to the CEO for meetings with donors.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
  • Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals
  • Lead proposal generation process and response to RFPs, Pre-Qualification, Bidding and formal presentations.
  • Develop materials showing progress of programs for donor updates and ongoing communications.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Write and maintain correspondence including concept notes, proposals, reports, and introductions.

Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their assigned tasks including those going to the field or attend external meetings. We have team breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1:00 pm at office 

However flexibility is very important at this level.

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at any level Education as long you know creative writing or the field level
Required Documents
CV and recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• University Degree in creative writing or related field.
• Knowledge in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience a plus
• 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.
• Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized
• Clear, precise and compelling writing skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation
  • Airport pick-up, 
  • Pre-Departure Information, 
  • Accommodation,  
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff, 
  • Certification of completion.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bungalow Camping
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 

Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$960
9 weeks
$1,086
10 weeks
$1,212
11 weeks
$1,338
15 weeks
$1,842
23 weeks
$2,849
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,250
Average fees
$123 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Saint Ann Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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The volunteers will support the local team to ensure that all available opportunities and ideas for raising funds for the organization are successfully exploited.

$123/week

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