As a VISTA at Giving HOPE you will help end poverty by increasing our financial capacity to give a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Denton County Texas. Major functions include enhancing fundraising capabilities and opportunities within the local community, cultivating relationships with new donors as well as researching and writing grants in line with the agency’s mission. The VISTA will research, develop and implement small-scale fundraising opportunities to be utilized throughout the year. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service. The programs developed by the Resource Development VISTA will endure for years, however the VISTA member will have limited interaction with Giving HOPE clients and will be based in an office setting. Applicants must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, be outgoing and possess the ability to work independently. Experience with fundraising and grant writing a plus.