The Marketing and Fund Development VISTA at Our Daily Bread will increase community awareness and enhance fundraising to provide more clients with nutritious meals and basic needs services. The VISTA will increase fundraising efforts through the research, writing and submission of a minimum of 4 grant proposals that persuasively communicate ODB’s mission and programs to potential funders and garner a potential outcome of $60,000. The VISTA will enhance fundraising efforts by developing a plan to increase donors and participation in fundraising events, will create and update collateral marketing materials and improve current social media communications to include the development of new social media avenues to communicate with targeted audiences. Applicants should possess good communication skills, be proficient with social media marketing and have basic computer skills.
The Marketing and Fundraising VISTA will increase community awareness and enhance fundraising activities to help provide early education for at-risk children in Denton, TX. Major functions will include developing a marketing plan to increase Denton Christian Preschool’s presence in the community to include the development of print materials, social media content and participation in community event. The VISTA will enhance fundraising activities and write 10 grants to raise an additional $100,000 for the education and care of at-risk children. Applicants should possess exemplary written and oral communication skills as well as experience in fundraising, marketing, and computers.
As a VISTA at Epilepsy Foundation Texas in Houston you will help families and individuals living with epilepsy receive excellent programs and services such as medical clinics and camp programs. Major activities include researching and writing grants benefitting camp programs and medical clinics. The VISTA will build on the success of camp and clinic programs to increase overall community outreach through the development of processes, presentation and training materials/manuals used for outreach and retention of donors, campers and volunteers, etc. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, community organization and grant writing skills.
The Fundraising Events VISTA at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center will help the agency provide essential education and free medical care to uninsured and emotionally disadvantaged women in Denton County, TX. The Fundraising Events VISTA member will evaluate and revise existing fundraising procedures and develop an event’s manuals. The VISTA will increase awareness of Woman to Woman’s events and programs through community outreach. The VISTA will research and develop a system for acquiring in-kind and monetary donations from local businesses and will create a system of metric analysis for determining event sustainability. Applicants must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Experience with community outreach and public speaking a plus.
The Outreach and Development VISTA at Cornerstone Ranch will build capacity by increasing community awareness of the agency and increasing financial support through events and grant writing efforts to assist families affected by disabilities. Major functions include developing a plan to increase donors and participation in fundraising events and researching and writing at least 6 grants during the service year with a total potential value of $100,000. The VISTA will also work with the organizational consultant to assist with the planning, solicitation, day-of logistics, and post-evaluation of special events. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service. Applicants should possess exemplary written and oral communication skills and computer skills. Recruitment and fundraising experience a plus.
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