Volunteer Grant Writer – Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

Posted: January 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Volunteer Grant Writer – Loudoun Symphony Orchestra


Are you passionate about music & arts and want to make an impact in the nonprofit sector? We need 2-3 volunteers like you to help with grant writing to help secure funding for the Loudon Symphony Association and our programs.

About Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

Directed by Mark Allen McCoy, the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra has been providing glorious, first-class live music to the people of the Loudoun County since 1990. For the 2014-2015 season, the Orchestra will present seven full symphony concerts, including three family concerts and a December holiday concert. The Loudoun Symphony Association, Inc.is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich our community through music.

Key Responsibilities
  • The Grant Writer Volunteers will work with the LSO Grant Coordinator.
  • We have a list of companies and foundations already targeted for potential grants.
  • Volunteers will prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research on target grant.
  • To develop proposals, Grant Writers familiarize themselves with an organization’s programs, goals and financial needs.
  • After compiling all the information needed, Grant Writers compose and send proposals.
  • Grant Writers must keep careful records to track their proposals.
  • If a grant-making organization requests additional information, the Grant Writer will supply the missing items.
  • This is an unpaid, volunteer project. Grants can take anywhere from 4 – 12 hours to complete, on average. We have a list of companies and foundations already targeted for potential grants – all we need is you!
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic volunteer who is passionate about the arts, music and youth programs – and excited to share her or his expertise to help the Loudoun Symphony with funding.
  • These volunteers may have a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major.
  • Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential.
  • Professional certifications such as American Grant Writers’ Association (AGWA) and the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) certification are desired but not necessary.
  • Prior nonprofit experience is not required, and remote applicants are happily accepted.
  • We could use help from 2-3 volunteers.

Apply to volunteer through LinkedIn.

Visit the website for the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra: http://loudounsymphony.org/