Fundraising Intern

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
A Greener Future
  • Event Coordination
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Ontario - Durham Region - Oshawa
2019-01-022019-01-31

HOURS: 15 Hrs/Wk

LOCATION: Oshawa, ON

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Internship

AREAS OF INTEREST: Community Relations, Environment, Fundraising, Events, Travel, Public Speaking, Outreach.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

A Greener Future is an environmental nonprofit that focuses on litter cleanup, prevention, and education. We organize initiatives that involve and educate citizens in order to minimize environmental destruction caused by waste and litter. To date, A Greener Future has picked up over 1 million pieces of litter with the help of volunteers. We collect data related to the items we pick up in order to determine the best solutions for the most common types of litter found. Our litter cleanups are based on zero waste principles which means a majority of what we pick up is recycled or composted instead of being sent to the landfill. We are looking for a forward thinking fundraising professional who is passionate about the environment and is interested in helping solve a challenging issue. This internship has the opportunity to turn into summer employment or a permanent position if you're the right fit for our team.

The following values drive our organization’s work:

  • Respect - We value human rights and believe everyone has the right to a healthy environment
  • Inclusion - We promote diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our initiatives and are open to solutions that accommodate a range of circumstances
  • Accountability - We are responsible, accountable and always improving our strategies
  • Partnerships - We engage in partnerships to expand our impact and gain support from others

A Greener Future’s services include:

  • planning and hosting litter cleanups in a number of communities
  • providing educational information, materials, and waste minimizing tools to citizens
  • developing solutions for today’s litter issues including the promotion of zero waste practices

 

POSITION SUMMARY

This role focuses on empowering all types of people to support A Greener Future’s mission. You will have the opportunity to educate people about who we are, what we do, why we do it and, most importantly, how they can help. A healthy, litter-free environment is our number one priority and in order to achieve this, we need community support and involvement. You will work alongside our Executive Director to assist in program development, organization advocacy, and building connections within the local community to help raise funding for our operations and programming. Currently, we rely on grant funding, online sales from our zero waste shop, and the sale of zero waste items at Farmer’s Market booths across Ontario. We would like to diversify our income and develop a stronger strategy to ensure the sustainability of our operations. We want your ideas and inspiration to help take our organization to the next level.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for assisting in developing long-term fundraising plans and strategies
  • Researching foundational grants whose goals align with our mission
  • Writing and editing grant proposals
  • Scheduling and attending fundraising and networking events and opportunities in the community
  • Development and implementation of electronic fundraising campaigns, organizational fundraising, and special event activities, etc.
  • Researching and contacting potential donors through introductory letters and follow-up correspondence
  • Assisting with projects related to donor recognition and stewardship (drafting thank you letters to donors)
  • Providing database support by creating, updating, and managing donor data
  • Writing campaign content and fundraising solicitations alongside staff
  • Coordinating projects with other interns and staff

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • At least two years of post-secondary education. Experience and/or coursework in fundraising, nonprofit management, or marketing and communications a plus.
  • Interest in the environment and the nonprofit sector
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written, are essential
  • Working knowledge of G-Suite, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar
  • Professional work ethic, great interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude
  • Open availability to attend community events after hours
  • Outstanding decision-making abilities and leadership qualities

THE PERKS

  • Be part of the solution to an issue that has a substantial impact on people, wildlife, and the planet
  • Very flexible hours
  • Opportunity to work with industry partners and clients
  • Gain meaningful, relevant work experience in the environmental industry
  • Continuous training/leadership opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Work with a vibrant group of people who are passionate about their work

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a work sample to info@agreenerfuture.ca with the subject "Fundraising Intern Application"

The position will be filled as soon as soon as the right candidate has been found.

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