Fundraising and Development Summer Intern


Cause Areas

When

Mon Jul 16, 2018 - Thu Aug 30, 2018

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Pen Parentis Literary Salons
Building community and inspiring writers who are also parents to stay on creative track

About

About Pen Parentis

Pen Parentis is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that provides critical resources to writers to help them stay on creative track after they start a family. Founded by author (and parent) M. M. De Voe, the award-winning organization runs a bicoastal literary salon that seeks to change the stereotype of parent-writer by presenting works of a diversity of exemplary writers who happen to also be parents.

Pen Parentis also seeks to support writing parents through its annual Writing Fellowship, its online and in-person community-building events, and through various partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies that support the arts. By focusing on writers, we hope to help create a world in which the arts community at large supports and embraces parenthood as a normal choice in any working artist’s life.

Position Description

Reporting to Executive Director, the Fundraising and Development Intern is responsible for developing, enhancing, and implementing the organization’s funding plan

  • Work with the Founding Director to develop and implement a fundraising strategy
  • Plan Fundraising Events
  • Meet with potential donors, partners, clients
  • Research and apply for grant funding

Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated volunteer who can commit 5-10 hours per week for the summer and will tackle all projects with enthusiasm. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Some experience in fundraising or nonprofit development (or educational equivalent--classes in same)
  • Self-motivated and eager to work
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in books, literary, nonprofit growth, and/or arts programs

Benefits

Aside from networking with other volunteers and multi-disciplinary professionals in the writing and publishing industry, Pen Parentis offers volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Professional Development (if the candidate has flexibility during the day, we sponsor our volunteers to attend various seminars about fundraising and grant writing)
  • Community Impact
  • Industry Networking

Skills

  • Budgeting
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per week, remote (flexible schedule)
  • weekly meetings with founding director (can be virtual); NYC-based preferred but will consider all.

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