Donor Relations Intern


Cause Areas


Sat Feb 04, 2017 - Sun Jun 11, 2017


8114 SE Division St.Portland, OR 97206

Passion Impact


How to Apply:

1. Read our intern expectations and the job description

2. Send your resume to

3. Complete the formal application at:

4. We will contact you within a few days if we think you may be a good fit


To construct and act on a sustainable approach to engaging existing and acquiring new donors.


Passion Impact (PI) is a startup nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that empowers students to build a healthy habit of volunteering their passions. By growing our relationships with our existing donors, we can learn better ways to approach our mission and to build a strong base of supporters in the Portland area. This position requires complete focus on donors with a combined understanding of how Passion Impact is moving forward. Reporting to the COIO, the Donor Relations Intern will have a goal to raise $10,000. Our prime candidate will not only believe in our Golden Circle and mission, but also be invested in setting long term goals for PI as a whole.

Required Education

  • Recent graduate (within 1 year) or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, hospitality, operations, social work, nonprofit management or related field of study preferred.

Desired Skills

  • Database and/or Salesforce organization experience

  • Positive communication through email, phone, video, and face-to-face

  • Budgeting and planning

  • Sales experience

  • Mailchimp or email experience

  • Enthusiastic about Passion Impact’s mission and team focused

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to remain calm in a high stress environment

  • Passionate about fundraising and furthering Passion Impact’s mission

  • Proficient in Google Drive (Particularly Google Forms and Google Sheets or MS Excel) Google Calendar, Meistertask, Mind Meister, Mailchimp, Salesforce, and/or ability to learn technology at a fast pace


  • Identify and understand current Passion Impact donors

  • Understand how the Salesforce Plan communication methods, times, fields for understanding PI donors, and more in order to organize our Salesforce Database

  • Build a Passion Posse Monthy donor program that incentivizes monthly donors

  • Raise $10,000 from current and new donors

  • Communicate with Donors to understand how they would like to be contacted and note in

  • Serve on our Portland Advisory Board Community & Partnerships Committee

  • Complete an Internship Portfolio that includes a personal reflection and a presentation


  • Send out monthly newsletter to donors

  • Call donors to update them on our progress

  • Collaborate with fundraising events coordinator on events to find ways to increase donor base in Portland


  • February 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017 (possibility to extend based on performance and project availability)

  • Must Attend February 4, 2017 Training

  • Must attend weekly office meetings Monday 9-10 AM and Friday 12:30-1:30 PM


As a small grassroots organization we do not currently have funding to compensate interns. If you are a student and qualify for workstudy at PCC or PSU, we will gladly work with your college or university to make sure that you receive compensation for your time devoted to Passion Impact. We are also happy to help you receive course credit.


  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 10 hours per week

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