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Grant Writer (@ Wisconsin Voices)

Grant Writer at Wisconsin Voices in Milwaukee, WI - shared by Jobs That Help as a third party

Under the direct supervision of the Co-Executive Director of Fundraising and Development, the Grant Writer will be responsible for managing grant proposal process from start to finish, including research and identifying external grant and funding opportunities. Will be working closely with the Co-Executive Director’s, the Board Chair and program staff to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of Wisconsin Voices’ mission. This includes but is not limited to assisting in the annual appeal, major gift solicitation, writing grants, planned to give, strategic planning and planning events.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Initiates ongoing communication with key staff to analyze funding needs, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, acknowledgement letters, and other grant related deliverables (assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations) persuasively communicating Wisconsin Voices’ mission and programs to potential funders, at the direction of the Co-Executive Director of Fundraising & Development.
  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers; Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of gifts
  • Major Gift/Donor Support–Produce major donor, board, and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Works with program staff to develop grant reports and funding related projects.
  • Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling, and attending in-person visits. Organizes individual donor campaigns (e.g., major donors, direct mail, and matching gifts)
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Monitor grants scope of work and compliance.
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs
  • Collaborating with Co-Director of Fundraising & Development and Data Manager to compile annual report.
  • Maintains master files on potential funders, current funders, and grant opportunities.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and other duties as assigned.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, English or one of the social sciences or a minimum of 3-5 years of professional grant writing experience and 2 years of prospect research experience.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $50,000 to $65,000 (based on experience). Competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, and 401K.