Fundraising Intern Summer 2019
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Planned Parenthood of Northern New England provides comprehensive reproductive health care to men, women and teens at 21 health centers throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Our mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education so that all people can make voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health. We are your sexual health experts. Nothing will freak us out.
PPNNE is offering a part-time, unpaid (can be used for course credit) Fundraising Internship at our Colchester Administrative Office. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain a variety of fundraising skills and useful experience for future employment in nonprofit fundraising and administration. The Development Intern will have a diverse range of responsibilities, including donor research, maintenance of information management and workflow tracking systems, event assistance, preparation of mailings, and general fundraising administration support. In addition to learning the industry standard database software, Raiser’s Edge, the intern will be involved in team strategizing and planning sessions as his or her schedule allows. This internship is a prime opportunity for someone seeking practical experience and valuable network connections to jumpstart their career in the wide field of nonprofit development.
· Maintain updated database information, including that which is related to electronic tracking systems for workflow and donor strategy implementation
· Contribute to strategy development around donor cultivation and solicitation
· Create, plan and execute independent fundraiser for PPNNE
· Assist with organizing and running events
· Provide editing support for fundraising publications and letters
· Assist with implementing fundraising solicitations, such as mailings and phonathons
· Participate in donor appreciation efforts, such as note writing and phone calls
· Verify/update contact information for donors
· Use internet and other resources to conduct research on individual donors and foundations
· Organize and compile research findings for use by development staffers
· Other development tasks and support as needed
· Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to prospect research rules of conduct
· Computer literate
· Extensive knowledge and comfort using the internet
· Self-motivated and able to work independently
· Critical thinking and attention to detail
· Flexibility, initiative, creative thinking, and a willingness to learn required
· Ability to key stroke and sit for duration of shift
· Ability to travel to Colchester Administrative Offices on 784 Hercules Drive
The Development department is currently looking for one or two interns for Spring 2019. Though negotiable, the ideal time commitment is an average of 10-15 hours a week. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Hannah Brislin, Volunteer Coordinator, at Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org.