Fundraising and Event Volunteer Intern

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Fundraising and Event Volunteer Intern
Type of Position: Internship
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Flexible, 10-15 hours per week minimum and attendance at some Greenheart International events in Chicago

We are looking for a Volunteer Intern for the Development Department of Greenheart International that will assist with all initiatives of the Development Department in several capacities. The specific role of the Fundraising and Event Intern will relate to planning the Annual Fundraiser, prospecting individual and corporate donors, and facilitating with the donor CRM database. This individual will gain and in-depth understanding of fundraising and the needs of a growing development department.


- Research Chicago corporations and their stewardship goals
- Develop marketing materials for donor solicitation

- Assist with the CRM database for fundraising and outreach initiatives
- Develop “Best Practices” for data entry and donor recognition
- Record and analyze fundraising data, including the NEON website and webpage
- Implement the monthly e-blast giving campaign
- Monitor donations and their effect on specific giving campaigns
- Create a template for development emails include solicitations, events, recognition, and taxes

- Assist with the Greenheart Annual Fundraiser logistical planning
- Research and solicit corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations
- Ensure all donations are recorded into NEON
- Help create an event webpage and manage ticket sales
- Work with development to create promotional materials for the Annual Fundraiser
- Help to implement the event marketing plan

Other Greenheart Support
- Assist in other Greenheart projects and programs as needed, especially those related to development
- Help with Greenheart International blogs
- Assistance with the alumni network as necessary


- Bachelor’s degree (or working towards a bachelor’s degree)
- Some experience in event planning and marketing
- Some experience with a CRM database preferred, but not required
- Ability to multitask and excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Passion for nonprofit management and development
- Genuine desire to contribute to an organization that promotes cultural exchange and environmental consciousness

This is an unpaid internship.

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