Event Planning Internship!

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Hopalong is a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue devoted to ending euthanasia of dogs and cats in Northern California. For over twenty years our annual Furball fundraiser has been delighting our supporters and raising vital money for our operating budgets. We’re looking for an intern for the fall semester to help us with every aspect of this event from planning the party to locating sponsors and donors to processing auction winners and financial reports after the event!


A sampling of responsibilities include:

-Actively participate in the execution and management of an annual fundraiser event
-Identify new corporate sponsors and maximize fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including cold-calling, following up on warm leads and attending networking events
-Prepare letters of inquiry and funding requests to solicit funds and follow-up as appropriate
-Work with volunteers in planning and implementing their tasks and/or responsibilities
-Maintain accurate and complete records and files for assigned fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with appropriate staff members
-Coordinate the production of collateral materials related to fundraising events programs and activities
-Solicit auction items
-Provide support in sending mailings and invitations
-Staff the event
-The internship position will also have its share of "busy" work including envelope stuffing and administrative duties like file cleaning and data entry.
-Follow-up after the event with donors and auction purchasers. Run reports for various purposes.


*Ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through
*Attention to detail
*Able to work in a small office with a cast of characters
*Ability to learn software programs
*Background/experience in marketing, fundraising and outreach preferred

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