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Fundraising/Development Internship

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The International Focusing Institute | Nyack, NY
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The International Focusing Institute


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Published 14 days ago

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

Or on a project-based rate


INTERNSHIP FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT

Remote Position

The International Focusing Institute is an international, cross-cultural organization dedicated to supporting individuals and groups world-wide who are practicing, teaching and developing Focusing and its underlying philosophy.

Description of internship:

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone who is studying fundraising to apply your learning with us. We are a very small non-profit with just two full-time staff and several part-timers and contract workers. We have been in existence for 30 years and are now looking for an intern to help us shape a fundraising strategy. 

This is a real opportunity for someone who has some academic knowledge of fundraising (or fundraising wisdom acquired in other ways) and wants to gain more confidence and experience by applying it to a real world situation.

 You will work as a member of a team with the Executive Director and others in a collaborative manner. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has knowledge and experience with annual and capital campaigns. This is NOT a grant writing or event planning position.  This is a hands-on position. Responsibilities will include writing up promotional materials, writing up strategies with time lines, writing up guidelines for phone calling, etc.

At the end of your time with us, we would expect to have developed a clearer roadmap for what actions the Board and Executive Director should be taking in order to maximize donations and other income. 

Location:

We are located just outside New York City (in Nyack, New York), but because we will be meeting and exchanging information online, you need not be in the New York area. We would meet on Zoom, a videoconferencing platform.

Qualifications:

an understanding of a variety of fundraising strategies, including annual membership campaigns, major donors, grant writing and planned giving

sensitivity to the needs of an international and cross-cultural organization -- ability to recognize that different countries and cultures will want and need different models of engagement

outstanding written and verbal expression

collaborative attitude and great teamworking skills

great follow-through

ability to meet deadlines

familiarity with current trends in fundraising

familiarity with social media and a variety of outreach methods

willingness and capacity to meet via videoconferencing (even if in the New York area)

fluency in any language in addition to English is a great asset, as we are an international organization

knowledge and experience with writing up promo materials, strategies with timelines, phone call guidelines

Hours: This position has flexible hours (as long as we can find mutually agreeable meeting times). It will require a minimum commitment of about 3 hours a week.

Compensation: $30.00 per hour OR on a project-based rate.

Contact: Please send your resume and letter of interest to Sherrie@focusing.org

INTERNSHIP FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT

Remote Position

The International Focusing Institute is an international, cross-cultural organization dedicated to supporting individuals and groups world-wide who are practicing, teaching…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

English required. Other languages a plus but not required.

English required. Other languages a plus but not required.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Sherrie Lynne: sherrie@focusing.org

Please send resume and cover letter to Sherrie Lynne: sherrie@focusing.org

Location

Nyack, NY
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