Grant Writer

By: Madison Public Library Foundation

Job Summary:

Grant writing:

  • Prepare grants and proposals for major gifts, working closely with library staff to gather program and budget information
  • Submit grant reports and updates to donors on funded projects
  • Cultivate and steward donors and prospective donors
  • Prepare reports foe donors on restricted gift and insure gifts are spent for intended purposes
  • Work with Raiser’s Edge database to create moves management chart
  • Prepare calendar of deadlines for grants and reports
  • Maintain the foundation’s Opportunities to Give and sponsorship documents
  • Coordinate activities and writing needs for Capital Campaign, including grant applications, events, cabinet volunteer roles, and donor prospect research


Annual Fund:

  • Work with Donor Relations Manager on specialized thank you letters for restricted gifts
  • Maintain and expand the foundation’s sustainer program
  • Identify annual fund donors for major gift or planned gift opportunities


Wisconsin Book Festival:

  • Prepare Wisconsin Book Festival sponsorships and communicate with those donors about their benefits
  • Prepare member appeals and renewals for members and Benefactors
  • Ensure members receive benefits for book festival event and recognition
  • Prepare annual reports for WBF sponsors



  • Supervise development intern and assist with the hiring of interns
  • Participate in board and committee meetings as requested
  • Participate in all fundraising events operated by MPLF, including some nights and weekends


How to Apply:

Send PDF of Resume and a writing sample to