Development Intern

January 27, 2011 2:16PM

The Beacon Center Tennessee seeks a part-time development intern. The Development Intern is responsible for assisting in Beacon Center’s fundraising efforts; communicating with donors across all platforms; expanding the Center’s knowledge base regarding prospect and donor research; and maximizing and organizing donor information, next steps, and relationships in Salesforce, the Center’s database. Description:

  • Identifies and qualifies key, likeminded individuals and organizations with potential to become financial supporters
  • Assists development director in thorough, detailed research on prospective donors and grant-making organizations
  • Works directly Salesforce CRM database to develop and organize past steps taken with current donors or prospective donors
  • Coordinates with the director of development to develop appropriate messaging for cultivation of the Center’s major donors
  • Executes regular database entry and updates
  • Researches new ways to efficiently use Salesforce database to better understand and communicate with donors
  • Makes calls or writes emails to thank, set meetings with, or ask for renewals from prospects or donors
  • Reviews and edits documents (such as solicitation letters and grant requests) issued by the Center’s development department
  • Represents the Center with external audiences, specifically low-dollar donors and/or their executive assistants
  • Assists development director in monthly mailings to key donors and prospects

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in performing and compiling thorough, detailed research on individuals and/or organizations
  • Experience using for-profit or nonprofit CRM databases, preferably Salesforce
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, especially via email or phone
  • An understanding of donor or customer relations, and knowledge of political processes related to the state of Tennessee
  • Affinity for liberty and free market principles

  How To Apply: Qualified candidates should complete the application available for download at this link, notating “Fundraising” in the appropriate box. While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.