for  Island Scholars
Lawrence Township, NJ, USA
Posted by
Ronald R.

Founder & President

Posted Date
Nov 22, 2018
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Impact statement
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to We are a small organization. The more money we save on administration, the more scholarships we can provide. We are all volunteers.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
Additional Details

Island Scholars has had a very successful four years. We have offered scholarships to 41 students and 8 students have graduated from college. As the organization has grown, so has our need for fundraising. We need help on marketing our organization and telling a compelling story. We especially need help with our social media platforms.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a committed founder and president, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a very knowledgeable volunteer, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We have been soliciting the same group of donors for the last four years. Our communication is becoming repetive. We want to reach a broader audience and create fresh comunication.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story (if applicable)
Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Our Mission

The mission of Island Scholars is to provide through merit and needs based college scholarships, opportunities for promising students from the Caribbean to advance their education and contribute to their communities and country.