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Fundraising and Development Intern OneVillage Partners (Minneapolis, MN)

OneVillage Partners is a Minneapolis-based international NGO working in economic and community development in rural Sierra Leone. We take a grassroots, village-led approach to development, with the goal of creating a holistic and replicable model to sustainably improve quality of life in southeast Sierra Leone. More information at www.onevillagepartners.org and www.facebook.com/onevillagepartners.
(www.onevillagepartners.org)

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Other
Category: Fundraising and Fund Development Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern
Hours: 15-20/week

Primary Duties:
Young, exciting international nonprofit seeks energetic, entrepreneurial, and passionate candidate for an unpaid, part-time staff position as Fundraising and Development Associate in Minneapolis. This position will work remotely, reporting to and meeting regularly with OVP Director of Development. Intern will also work with Executive Director and Communications team. Seeking longer-term commitment (ideally one year+), approximately 15-20 hours per week. 1. Donor cultivation: prepare donor meetings and implement outreach strategy; capture information from the Director's donor and prospect conversations, meetings and emails in database; research potential donors; draft and send letters of acknowledgment and other correspondences to donors 2. Database management: Maintain, update, further refine, and cull reports from donor database 3. Grant writing: research, draft, refine and send grant proposals to targeted grantmaking institutions (identified by the intern and approved by the supervisor) 4. Administration: maintain fundraising files; attend and record minutes at development committee meetings, as needed 5. Online engagement: assist with email marketing content and management; assist in website, blog, and social media management as pertains to fundraising 6. Events: plan and support special events, as needed;

Experience:
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Student or professional with background in fundraising, marketing, grantwriting, PR/Communications, and/or other relevant field(s) 2. Passion for and background in African development 3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills 4. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills; 5. Ability to multitask and remain flexible in a changing work environment 6. Excellent attention to detail 7. Self-motivated, energetic and hardworking Preferred Technical Capacities: 1. Donor Perfect 2. Word Press 3. GuideStar (foundation research) 4. GrantStation (prospect research) 5. Social media outlets 6. Adobe Creative Suite 7. Web development tools (HTML, Javascript, CSS, ColdFusion) 8. Microsoft Office 9. Constant Contact

Additional Info:
Learning opportunities: 1. Valuable professional experience and opportunity for high level of ownership and responsibility with a small, innovative, international nonprofit 2. Gain skills in and insight into strategic development planning, executing fundraising strategies, researching and interfacing with donor and foundation prospects, and grant research and proposal writing. 3. Network with OVP Board and Committee Members, staff, and other volunteers/interns

How To Apply:
Please send an email and cover letter to apply (at) onevillagepartners.org. Feel free to include any relevant writing/work samples.

crossposted from Minnesota Council of Nonprofits http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=56270

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