GSCM hosts a variety of events during the year, including Girl Con, the Great Outdoors Event, the Cookie Rally, the Gold Award Banquet and Volunteer Appreciation Day. The Fund Development Intern will work with the Major Gifts Professional and Grant Professional at GSCM to secure support for these events. This would include:
1) Visiting local merchants to secure in-kind donations of products or services to be used as appreciation gifts for Troop leaders and mentors.
2) Applying on websites to national companies (cosmetics, food, etc.) to receive donations of food or give-aways to be provided to volunteers who attend these events.
3) Using template donation appeal documents, submit appeals to corporations and small foundations for gifts under $5,000.
4) Assist with upkeep of databases that record appeals, acknowledgement of gifts, and deliverables to donors who require updates on the use of their gift.
Skill Set Required
Great communication skills - verbal and written.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong command of the English language.
Ability to write narrative and technical documents for submission to potential donors.
Strong research experience using internet-based sources to learn about prospects.
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)
Public Relations, Fundraising, Communications, English, Social Studies, Marketing, Social media
Fall (Sep - Dec), Winter (Jan), Ongoing
Hours per week:
U.S. Citizen/U.S. National
September 21, 2018
Resume, Cover Letter, References
Please send cover letter indicating the strengths you would bring to this opportunity, plus your resume to:
This is a great opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals at GSCM. You will be given opportunity to start or grow your professional network with private for profit companies, as well as from non profit organizations. You will be provided training and mentor-ship to test out a potential career in the non-profit arena with a world-renown organization; and be given the chance to hone your skills in several areas of your interest. There is the opportunity to be creative in designing collateral materials if that is your interest. There is opportunity to launch support projects that are theme-oriented, based on your knowledge and skills. Assisting the staff in motivating the 25,000 Girl Scout members and thanking the 9000 adult volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours each year is a very rewarding experience. Individuals who have an appreciation of the outdoors, camping, and the environment may experience additional benefit from affiliating with GSCM as an intern. If certain local travel is undertaken, the ability to negotiate mileage reimbursement will be discussed.