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The Advancement Foundation- LEAP for Local Food
The Advancement Foundation (TAF) was founded in 2007 to impact community wide social change by eliminating poverty. We accomplish this by strategic focus for grassroots nonprofits that provide support for the basic needs of the disadvantaged. Our mission is to improve the lives of the underprivileged. This is achieved through three distinct methods - direct services; nonprofit management; and collaborations. The Foundation leverages the resources of various human services agencies, combined with direct services, to teach life skills that work to eliminate poverty while empowering the poor with training and support. TAF also maximizes the efficiency of our client organizations and develops collaborations that create comprehensive improvement. We provide agencies guidance, training, and occasionally staff support in order to execute strategic planning, resource development, program efficiency, marketing, and collaborations to maximize community impact.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve LEAP for Local Food by developing a comprehensive fundraising plan. They will be assessing current strategies, making recommendations for new strategies and funding streams, and developing a process for approaching donors. These efforts will result in at least $10,000 in additional funds for LEAP. The VISTA will develop resources to support the fundraising efforts, such as a grant tracking system, and research feasible fundraising events that will expand the reach and capacity of the organization. The VISTA will also develop outreach plans for cultivating 10 new community partnerships and a process for strengthening at least 5 existing community partnerships. Finally, the VISTA member will create a marketing plan with an evaluation of current marketing practices and suggestions for growing local awareness of LEAP.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
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The Advancement Foundation- LEAP for Local Food

Program Start/End Date
08/18/2014  -   08/21/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/22/2014  To  08/06/2014 

Contact Karen D'Angelo
301 S Pollard St
Vinton   VA   24179
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 56033