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*Goodwill VISTA* Maine Initiatives, Portland
Maine Initiatives, a community-based foundation, is a network of individuals supporting greater social, economic, and environmental work in Maine through informed, intentional, and collective philanthropy. We engage and connect people around shared values, pooling small and large donations to make grants to and build the capacity of organizations that make Maine healthier, more inclusive and vibrant, stronger, and more sustainable. Since 1993, we have made over $3.5 million in grants to grassroots community organizations that have achieved lasting, measurable victories for justice and equity in our state. We have also helped to build power and ensure basic protections for women, homeless and vulnerable Mainers, and immigrants and refugees. In 2017 and 2018 Maine Initiatives is embarking on a revolutionary community-engaged grantmaking model. Through a thematic approach to racial justice and equity, a widely participatory grantmaking approach, and a grantee cohort initiative, we are rethinking our approach to philanthropy. Supporting a cohort of 10 grantees addressing racial justice we will also be addressing major issues of economic justice, as the two issues are deeply connected throughout our state. For more information visit:
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be part of a small team, assisting in the design and implementation of a grantmaking program, awarding ten organizations advancing economic equity in Maine. The VISTA will help facilitate grantmaking, grantee capacity building and gala planning. These efforts will benefit breaking the cycle of poverty by supporting the growth of key organizations working on economic justice and building a community of individuals informed and passionate about poverty eradication. The VISTA will build capacity through program facilitation for grantees and design replicable models for community engagement. The VISTA will help carry out an innovative, community-based grantmaking process. It includes a grantmaking committee that will engage in discussion, deliberation and decision-making about the grants. The VISTA will support the planning and implementation of a gala celebrating the work of our grantees and over 500 donors supporting progressive philanthropy in Maine.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Parking permit ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

*Goodwill VISTA* Maine Initiatives, Portland

Program Start/End Date
07/21/2017  -   07/20/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/13/2017  To  06/14/2017 

Contact Elizabeth Holt
56 North St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 73356


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