About NGP and NGPAF:
New Georgia Project (NGP) is a non-partisan, 501c3 nonprofit
organization formed to register the unregistered people of color in
the state of Georgia. Our work is based in registering and
advocating for Georgians of color (Black, Latinos, Asian-Americans)
while engaging them in the democratic process and participating in
collective actions around common issue areas. Those issue areas
include voting rights, quality and affordable health care, economic
justice, civil rights and more.
New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGPAF) is NGP’s non-partisan,
501c4 affiliate organization. It was formed to increase the civic
participation of underrepresented and underserved communities of
color. NGPAF does this by engaging in local and state political
campaigns, in support of, or opposition to, ballot measures,
referendums, recalls, initiatives and candidacies for local and
NGP and NGPAF are vibrant, independent, fast-paced, non-partisan
voter registration and civic organizations that have seen explosive
growth in the last twelve months and are headquartered in Atlanta,
Georgia. NGP and NGPAF seek a passionate, collaborative, and
innovative professional who will join the Organization during an
exciting time of transformation.
The Director - Institutional Giving is responsible for
developing and implementing grant-writing strategies that support
the short- and long-term fundraising goals of the New Georgia
Project (NGP). They play a critical role in supporting our overall
fundraising goals and are expected to independently secure grant
funding to support our programs.
The role is part of the Institutional Giving team and works
collaboratively with Program staff and supervises the Institutional
Giving Coordinator and Grant Writer. It reports to the Chief
Development Officer. This role includes, but is not limited to,
writing inquiries, proposals, and reports; supervising maintenance
of department grants calendar, researching prospective funders;
collecting, managing, and synthesizing grant-related
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Strategy and Planning (20%)
- Collaborates with Chief Development Officer with planning and
executing on team fundraising goals, as needed.
- Prioritizes strategies for increasing grant amounts across the
board from both Foundations and Corporations.
- Focus on securing more multi-year grants.
- Develops language, goals and other materials for new programs
and/or campaign priorities.
- Develop and manage a personal portfolio of nationwide,
long-term foundation prospects and secure partnerships with new
prospects previously unaffiliated with NGP.
- Leverage personal/professional network to open doors for
Writing & Stewardship (40%)
- Builds and stewards sustainable relationships with foundation
and corporate grant makers.
- Grant writing experience with success in being awarded state
and federal grants.
- Works with Development team to establish and cultivate
relationships with key government and foundation contacts, through
a variety of methods including attending internal and external
- Works closely with the program team to develop written goals,
objectives and outcome reporting that is consistent with grant
requirements and that will support the success of each
- Coordinates the preparation of competing and non-competing
proposals, including developing a detailed task list, assigning
tasks, identifying and reporting and researching relevant data,
writing the narrative, and working with the finance and program
department to develop a budget.
- Plans and coordinates grant development including research,
data collection, writing, budget, and supporting materials.
- Writes letters of intent, follow up letters, and other
grant-related documents as needed.
- Writes grant proposals to solicit, retain, and maximize
financial support according to Grantmakers’ guidelines and
- Writes and submits reports according to Grantmakers’ guidelines
- Supervises the work of FTE Grant writer and Institutional
- Serves as onboarding and orientation coordinator for
Institutional Giving Group.
Grants Systems & Administration (20%)
- Oversees maintenance of department-wide grants calendar.
- Strategically coordinates and prioritizes work assignments to
support the grants work plan.
- Develops, implements, and innovates systems to carry out,
organize, and monitor grants fundraising efforts.
- Produces grant tracking reports from database for monthly and
annual tracking, strategic planning, and budget management
- Serves as primary point of contact for site visits from funding
agencies, including informing staff of requirements and
responsibilities and providing staff with ample time to gather
- Maintain fundraising records in CRM database, including
revenues, proposal and report submissions, deadlines, deliverables
and interactions. Track and report progress against fundraising
goals and institutional objectives.
- Meets as required with Program and Finance staff to ensure that
established budgetary revenue and expenses for all grants are
understood. Prepare reports on progress as required (minimum
- Identifies new prospects by researching potential foundation
and corporate Grantmakers and monitors various sources to identify
potential grant opportunities.
- Manages and oversees a portfolio of prospective
- Analyzes and recommends funding opportunities to pursue from
pool of prospective Grantmakers.
- Minimum 5 years of experience personally cultivating and
soliciting foundation grants for a nonprofit or commensurate
experience. Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles,
practices and techniques.
- Superior professional writing and editing skills.
- Highly organized and detail oriented.
- A strong belief in community-centric fundraising principles,
grounded in race, equity, and social justice.
- Exceptional communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
with the ability to edit others work and to write and speak in
clear and compelling ways.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and
responsibilities and meet deadlines.
- Familiarity with private and public funding sources.
- Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively, with
individuals (staff and volunteers) from a variety of socioeconomic
backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment.
- Proven research, planning, conceptual, and strategic thinking
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Asana and web-based research;
experience with Salesforce or similar CRMs preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the positions. Develops reports for clients
and teams across the business position. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Primarily works in an office environment with a desk, chair,
and quality lighting.
- Assures all visitor, partners and employees are applying to the
COVID protocol (wearing mask, temperature checks, etc.).
- We are a pro COVID vaccinated organization and we require all
employees to be fully vaccinated within the first 30 days of
employment, or be approved for accommodations prior to
- Frequently required to sit for extended periods, reach with
hands, fingers, and arms and speak and hear clearly.
- Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- My infrequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability
to adjust focus.
- The noise level in the work environment is typically low to
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above position description is meant to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to
reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some
requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or
significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other
This position description in no way states or implies that these
are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this
position. Employees will be required to follow any other
job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties
requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge,
skills and/ or abilities. To perform this position successfully,
the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform
each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an
NGP and NGPAF are equal opportunity employers. We
value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage
applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship,
disability, and veteran status.'