Fundraising Intern (Remote)

Preferable Location(s): Phoenix, United States of America
Work Type: Internship

Youth Rising International is a registered 501(c)3 youth development organization with the sole objective of creating safe and vibrant community youth spaces for vulnerable youth in Uganda. At Youth Rising centers, they get the training and the skills they need to access jobs or start their own businesses. Additionally, young people attain leadership skills and reproductive health skills, becoming more confident in themselves and in making better life decisions. 

Position Summary

The fundraising intern/volunteer will work with our team here in Phoenix and in Kampala to create and execute a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for Youth Rising. The fundraising plan will include goals, strategies, and programming that aim to build and engage our donor base. 

Time Commitment:     

  1. Up to 15 hours/week for 3 - 6 months.

  2. Work hours and location are flexible around your schedule

Position Responsibilities

1.Develop a local fundraising strategy for Youth Rising, which includes: 

  1. Individual philanthropy donation program: The YR Giving Club with a minimum membership of 30 people. 

  2. A corporate/private fundraising program: Recruitment of at least 2 companies/organizations to fund any of Youth Rising’s programs or activities. 

2.Develop fundraising tools and resources that include a calendar of local events where Youth 

Rising’s handmade products can be sold, a grant calendar, a letter of intent, concept notes, and proposals. 

Skills & Characteristics

  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances;

  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives;

  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Previous experience using Salesforce preferred, but not required. 

Skills Gained

  • Program development and administration

  • Expanded knowledge on fundraising 

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