Nonprofit Marketing/Development Intern
Lynchburg Daily Bread
For 30 years, Lynchburg Daily Bread has provided a hot meal to the needy of the Lynchburg area. They are the only soup kitchen in the area and serve a free, nutritious lunch 365 days a year. In 2012, we served 53,313 meals to the homeless and hungry.
The Non-Profit Marketing/Development Intern has the opportunity to participate in and learn about all aspects of running a non-profit social service agency, including donor development, fundraising, grant & foundation research, and vendor & volunteer management as well as responding to the day-to-day opportunities and needs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the intern will be responsible for developing the donor database, providing customer service to clients, supporting the volunteer coordinator, and working with all levels of staff to provide meals.
Open to all majors, but applicants should have an interest in human services, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and/or event planning with a special interest in the issues of homelessness, hunger/food security, and economic development.
This is an unpaid position.
· Update/Expand donor database by researching potential donors, address changes and donor information
· Creating and maintaining archive of client testimonials for inclusion in thank-you packets, including soliciting and writing stories
· Develop new and creative ways to market the Daily Bread
· Spring semester interns: assist in the publicity and coordination of a 4 mile race (fundraiser)
· Process returned mail, email bounces, address change requests
· Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information
· Answer phones and route incoming calls to appropriate parties
· Provide support to the kitchen staff and volunteers as needed
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail and a high level of discretion
· Ability to attend to multiple priorities simultaneously and to execute detailed follow-through
· Ability to work as a team member and to work independently with initiative
· Professional telephone manner and willingness to communicate comfortably with a diverse populations, from donors to clients
· Energetic, self-motivated, and flexible
· Adept at using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Candidates who have previously volunteered with the Daily Bread will be given preference.
Location of Assignment: Majority of tasks can be done in dorm, at home, in computer lab or wherever personal computer access is available. Intern will be expected to work on-site once every 2 weeks, during which time they will meet with Supervisor and provide on-site support.
Submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Lara Jesser, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.