GSCM has re-imagined its engagement strategies in order to reach and impact young women. The mission of delivering a girl-led environment to create women of courage, confidence and character remain the same, however. The Fund Development Intern will work with the Major Gifts Professional and Grant Professional at GSCM to secure support - in kind incentive gifts or monetary donations. This would include:
1) Visiting local merchants to secure in-kind donations of products or services to be used as appreciation gifts for volunteer mentors. Linking banner ads on GSCM website to a Girl Scout pillar that recognizes the donation.
2) Applying on websites to national companies (cosmetics, food, etc.) to receive donations of food or give-aways to be provided to volunteers, parents and girls.
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.
Good at story-telling and creating visually appealing materials.
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
August 21, 2020
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 20,000 Girl Scout members and thanking the 7000 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 receive mileage reimbursement will be discussed.