Independent contractor (1099)
20 hours per week
The Good Deed Corps believes that a nation is made stronger when more of its citizens participate in the civic process. We encourage and inspire citizens in overlooked and under-resourced communities to register to vote, vote, and encourage their friends and family to do the same. To accomplish this, we bring food, fun and passionate, knowledgeable volunteers to meet would-be voters where they are and engage them in relaxed nonpartisan conversations. Our pilot programs in Atlanta, Savannah, and rural Georgia helped turnout a record number of voters in the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia 2020. We have now brought the same energy, dedication, and resources to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley (a State 47th is the nation in voter participation) to help set new records of voter turnout and engagement to empower this overlooked and under resourced area for the long-term.
The Good Deed Corps (GDC) is a 501c3 nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to building a strong, engaged civil society that embodies a diversity of voice and perspective. The GDC is currently focused on its Texas Turnout Campaign, which encourages and inspires youth in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to engage in the civic act of voting. Through coalition building, creating culturally relevant campaigns led by members of the community, encouraging out-of-the-box strategies, and providing critical voter education resources and voter protection, the GDC inspires and encourages young people to participate in voting while removing every obstacle between a young eligible voter and the ballot box.
The GDC is looking for a Grant Writer with a minimum of 2-5 years of recent experience writing and submitting successful grant proposals and proficiency with competitive corporate and foundation grants. The Grant Writer identifies appropriate contract/grant opportunities and develops successful applications on behalf of The GDC to secure funding.
Working in collaboration with the GDC leadership, the Grant Writer targets grant research and planning, completing letters of intent, preparing grant proposals and formal grant applications, and managing and fostering corporate and foundation relationships. Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation and reporting activities. Work with GDC Leadership to prepare monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports to foundations, and other funders as required. The Grant Writer works with internal teams to identify funding needs and to create budgets with compelling narratives to support successful grants; and acquire and maintain sound knowledge of the organization to accurately represent the GDC when interacting with funders on the GDC’s behalf.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Manage relationships on the database and communicate accordingly with various stakeholders
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files (on the database and server).
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors.
• Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Number of donations processed and acknowledged within 24 to 48 hours.
• Creates and distributes donor acknowledgements.
• Success in maintaining accuracy of grant database records.
• Accuracy and completion of fundraising reports and dashboards
• Success in maintaining donor hard copy files.
Skills and Knowledge
• Customer service, communication and recordkeeping experience required;
• Able to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines;
• Solid organizational, time management and project management skills required;
• Initiative and collaborative skills indicated;
• Foster and promote community relationships and partnering within the community;
• Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds;
• Establish rapport and build on relationships to promote mission of Texas Turnout
• A self-starter, data and deadline driven, and ability to multi-task with solid organizational and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
• Related college or 3 years of development fundraising experience preferred;
• Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel required; PowerPoint preferred.
This position is an independent contractor (1099). Compensation will be based on an hourly rate and experience.
How to Apply
Send cover and resume email@example.com
Start date: As soon as possible
Job Type: Contract
The position is remote but preference will be given to applicants residing in Hidalgo or Cameron Counties.