We’re hiring for Fund-a-thon!

The Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts is looking for an enthusiastic and creative fundraiser to assist with our Fund-a-Thon event this spring. The all-virtual event is an opportunity for our supporters to mobilize their networks to fund abortion. 

The contract position will begin in mid-February and extend through the end of April. Compensation is $3,000 for approximately 100 hours at $30/hour. Guidance and training will come from relevant members of the Jane Fund’s board of directors, as well as resources provided by the National Network of Abortion Funds. 

The position involves:

  • Developing fun, consistent branding for the event 
  • Motivating fundraisers with prizes they solicit from local businesses
  • Clearly communicating event details and Jane Fund’s mission and values on social media and in email
  • Managing the fundraising platform 

Core competencies:

  • Clear, accurate writing
  • Peer fundraising experience
  • Working knowledge of abortion funds

Desired tech skills:

  • Mailchimp
  • Canva (or equivalent)
  • Classy (or experience with an equivalent fundraising platform) 
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

We encourage applications from people who have had abortions, have used abortion funding, and/or who come from communities most affected by restrictions on abortion. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by February 15. 

Funding Announcement

We are excited to share that the Jane Fund is among the 11 recipients of significant state funding aimed at improving reproductive health in Massachusetts.

Specifically, Tides for Reproductive Freedom and sub-grantees the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts, the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, and the Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts will together receive approximately $1.5 million from the Department of Public Health for in-state activities to improve abortion access in the first half of 2023. More details are available in a DPH press release.

This opportunity for organizational development is a milestone for four primarily volunteer organizations. The funding will allow us to build a solid foundation for state-wide abortion funding and to improve our capacity for practical support, volunteer engagement, and deeper connection with the communities we serve.

While the support from DPH is restricted to in-state activities, the Jane Fund’s work extends beyond state boundaries. We will continue to fundraise to support callers and allied organizations across the country. To learn more about our work in 2022, including out-of-state funding, please see our recent annual report.

Together with the other three funds, we’ll update you on the specifics of our collective and individual growth through this process. But for now, we invite you to celebrate this critical investment in the future of abortion funds in Massachusetts with us. Our application outlined our history of distributing funds on behalf of Baystaters who otherwise couldn’t afford abortion care, and that track record is a testament to the commitment of our supporters. 

We’re also grateful to Erica Silber of Written Wings for her sage guidance through the application process and to the other three funds for their vision and solidarity.

The Jane Fund