I feel so lucky to be a part of the Cancer Coping Center, to experience the growth of a nonprofit and be given the courage and opportunity to fight cancer with creativity and even humor . . . And being in the radiation oncology waiting room, listening to people, the ebb of hopes and fears before and after treatment–these things I will carry with me. It was exciting to see hands of all ability levels contributing to the growing cluster of cranes [the art of Origami to make paper cranes for a thousand cranes project]. Staff, family, friends, patients and children were able to express hope and healing through colors, notes on the cranes, group puzzles. For some, the cranes were a distraction from the tension in the waiting room, for others the emergence of bird from a flat paper was a symbol of resilience. It was a thing of beauty that radiation could be used as a healing force–a far cry from Hiroshima. I met with the same patients week after week and got to hear their stories, thoughts, how they were doing, how could I make them more comfortable. I became a self-proclaimed patient advocate–giving new patients a welcome packet and reassurance, celebrating with those who had come in for a final treatment. I wanted to say thank you for having this vision and creating the Cancer Coping Center. My experience being [with] patients made me realize that I wish to serve as a patient advocate and nurse.
This volunteer opportunity requires candidates to be able to perform duties that can include but are not limited to the following:
We are seeking a talented person to fill a mid-level Scrapbooker/Crafter volunteer position. The Scrapbooker/Crafter works closely with other Scrapbooker/Crafters. We are looking for several volunteers for this role. We ask for at least a 6-month commitment. With at least 5 hours of availability each week.
All work is done remotely, though we would love to have several people who live and work in Southern California and the Central Coast of California. We are looking for crafters who can donate time, and supplies and who are also comfortable to ask for donation of scrapbooking supplies.
Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering, and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Identifying grant funding opportunities.
Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals.
Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
Work Hours : Part time, Full time
Salary: Non salaried and commission based. Grant writer will keep 10% of the total amount per grant that is funded for the center. There is no cap to this amount of earnings.
Grant Writer Qualifications / Skills:
Education, Experience, and Requirements:
Our non-profit organization is looking for a Fundraiser to help us develop and implement our capital campaign strategy.
In this role, you will organize events, identify and reach out to potential donors, and build marketing campaigns that increase public awareness about our efforts.
This is primarily a relationship management position, as we hope to encourage our donors to renew their support.
You will also assist with grant proposals, requesting foundations or corporations to support our organization.
Our ideal candidate has several years of fundraising experience and is passionate about forwarding our mission.