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Erica Bittner

Institutional Giving Consultant

Artistic Fundraising Group provides fundraising strategies and resources to nonprofit organizations working in Chicago's vibrant arts and culture scene. We generate growth in all areas of contributed revenue for small- to mid-level nonprofit organizations by building comprehensive, custom fundraising strategies. We take pride in effectively and collaboratively working with each client to develop unique, achievable fundraising solutions that truly work for each organization.

We provide consulting services in both institutional and individual giving, board fundraising, and the development of multi-year fundraising plans. We also take a hands-on approach to support an organization’s leadership, such as developing copy for annual campaigns, coordinating special events, or executing a portfolio of grant proposals. Finally, we teach workshops and host seminars to train nonprofit professionals in the skills they need to fundraise—and to inspire them to advocate for an organization in order to fundraise.

We are thrilled to be growing our team of consultants. The Institutional Giving Consultant will serve as the primary project manager and grant writer for several small arts organizations and their respective fundraising efforts with focus in foundation and government grants. They will also provide support to the team’s consulting services in all other areas of nonprofit fundraising when necessary. This position reports to the CEO and will work part-time as an independent contractor with the opportunity to work flexible hours and from home. Additionally, Artistic Fundraising Group will work remotely until the pandemic crisis abates.


  • Plan, manage, and execute foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals and reports for arts and/or community engagement nonprofit organizations
  • Write and edit proposal and report narratives
  • Prepare attachments and other supporting materials
  • Collaborate with clients regarding upcoming deadlines and deliverables to ensure timely completion of work in advance of project deadlines
  • Complete thorough prospect research for potential funder/client matches
  • As needed, provide support in individual giving, corporate sponsorship, special events, and workshops/seminars


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Certificates, BA/BFA, or MA/MFA in non-profit management and/or the arts are a plus but not required
  • Previous experience in grant writing with a track record of proven success required
  • Previous experience in other areas of fundraising also strongly preferred
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on multiple deadline-oriented projects at once
  • Polished professional writing and composition skills
  • Ability to produce timely, quality work with thorough attention to detail
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Background and interest in the arts and/or education and/or social services preferred

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and references to by 9/15/2020. In your cover letter, please include a brief note about why working in the arts or the nonprofit sector is important to you.

Artistic Fundraising Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without discrimination in regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, parental status, or ability. We are actively committed to an antiracist, inclusive, and equitable work environment free of discrimination or harassment.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL