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Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.


You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Rhythm of the Rein Inc., and for them to confirm you're a good fit.


Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.
Rhythm of the Rein Inc.
6 - 9 weeks
Can be done remotely
Montpelier, Vermont
Grant writing/development

Posted April 10
Member since 2023-11-13

Project Overview

Our nonprofit is searching for a grant writer or talented copywriter to assist our team in reviewing a grant proposal and making updates.

To implement this grant writing project, we'll need two meetings with a volunteer. In our first meeting, we will provide you with a copy and review the application draft with you. We'll align on expectations and agree on the project timeline. Next, you'll review our document using the track changes function checking for inconsistencies and continuity errors, and create a list of recommended changes to share with us. The project will conclude after up to two rounds of edits which the volunteer will make the agreed-upon changes to the document.

I am a "self-taught" grant writer for our therapeutic riding program - I average writing 3-4 grants a month, some small (under $5000) and some larger - ($20,000-50,000) We never get the large grants sought. Occasionally, we do get the smaller ones. We have been in operation for 24 years, and our growth is stagnant right now. The founder needed to pull back on the hands-on operations (that would be me - grants are what I can work on now). We have never been able to hire an ED or professional Development Director, and without these folks, our board has been running the program on a volunteer basis for over a year. None of us want to see the program end, but everyone's gigantic efforts is not sustainable long term. We need professional management and finding funding to help support organizational growth has been hard.

Being able to write grants that attract approval is essential for our continued sustainability. We have saved people from suicide, helped at-risk teens learn how to make better life choices, and brought empowerment and joy to those with lifelong and acquired disabilities (congenital birth defects, acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and much more).

If this is not found to be a compelling pitch by our volunteer, we also need guidance in WRITING a compelling pitch!

We have a dedicated team member for the project who will provide you with the document that needs to be reviewed in an easily shareable format. (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc.). We'll also send you the proposal and application guidelines. We are even hoping to be able to provide some of our declined applications in hopes of someone helping us make them more competitive.


Nonprofit Overview

Rhythm of the Rein’s mission is to use Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to enhance the well-being of individuals with physical and emotional challenges in Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom.


Grant writing