Posted on: December 22, 2014
Start date: January 12, 2015
End date: May 29, 2015
Posted by: Mass NOW
Founded in 1968, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW) is the only multi-issue, multi-strategy feminist organization in the Commonwealth working to achieve equality for men and women. Our six priority issue areas include: Economic Equality, Reproductive Rights, Racial Justice, LGBTQ Issues, Ending Violence Against Women, and Ensuring Civil Rights for Everyone.
We are looking for a fundraising intern to help Mass NOW meet it's annual fundraising goal and to assist in planning our two major fundraising events, "I Heart Equal Rights" and "The Feminist Affair". The fundraising intern will work closely with Mass. NOW's Policy and Operations Manager, VP of Fundraising, as well as the Planning Committees for each function.
This internship position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management; events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, and gaining valuable office experience working in a non-profit.
Soliciting individual donors and sponsors for various events
Planning a full and varied silent auction for The Feminist Affair.
Managing incoming donations, appropriate thank you notes, and donation documentation
Provide administrative support in sending mailings and generating reports for board members.
Updating the donor database to reflect current activity
A strong interest in women's issues and social justice
A history of activism and passion for Mass. NOW's issue areas
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Willingness and ability to adapt to changing situations
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.
Experience in fundraising is a plus
10-15 hours per week (flexible scheduling) during the Spring 2015 semester (flexible start and end dates) with the option to extend.