The Senior Philanthropic Writer is an exempt, remote role responsible for the creation of various writing projects that appeal to donors for fundraising support of Convention of States Action.


  • Writing, information-gathering and development of compelling and emotive fundraising proposals for individual donors, corporations, and foundations, and other writing needs for the external relations team.
  • Writing, information-gathering and development of high impact and customized quarterly and annual reports for major donors to promote continued donor stewardship, engagement and philanthropic support.
  • Preparing key messages and communications from the CEO and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Ensures Convention of State’s brand and style guidelines are followed and all donor communications appropriately reflect COSA’s and COS Foundation’s values.
  • Writing concise, articulate and persuasive proposals, cases for support and grant requests.
  • Grant research and writing in accordance to COS Foundation’s strategic plan priorities, fundable elements, targeted initiatives and overall fundraising plan.
  • Writing concise and results driven bi-weekly email fundraising campaigns. Email marketing experience is a huge plus.
  • Writing a quarterly newsletter that relays the activities and results of the organization’s initiatives, including graphs, charts, and statistics as needed to deliver an impactful report. Experience/knowledge in layout and design of a newsletter is a huge plus, but not required.
  • Other writing and editing duties, as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a writer role with an emphasis in non-profit or political writing.
  • Experience writing successful donor proposals, ideally at the major gift and transformational donor level.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt writing styles for various audiences and communications channels.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively to prioritize competing demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and adjust to changing priorities while maintaining high efficiency and thorough attention to detail.

About Convention of States Action

Convention of States Action is a 501(c)(4) grassroots nonprofit organization committed to restoring America by living out our mission of building a grassroots army of self-governing activists (www.conventionofstates.com). In doing so, we strive to call a Convention of States under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose amendments to limit federal power.