Prospect Research Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


902 Leonard St NWGrand Rapids, MI 49504


Under the guidance of the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Prospect Research Intern will aid in the identification and qualification of prospective and current donors using various research tools and databases. Due to the nature of The Geek Group, this role requires great creativity, self-direction and a general curiosity for the work.

The Prospect Research Intern will focus on the day-to-day operation of prospect research for The Geek Group by identifying, analyzing, discovering, and documenting information on current donors, community prospects, prospective donors, and community friends and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct in-depth background research on existing donors and prospects including information on employment, businesses, wealth, philanthropic interest, organizational affiliations, and capacity.

Utilize online resources and databases to gather and analyze background information for prospect profiles

Screen and qualify donors and potential prospects

Review publications to discover facts regarding prospects in order to facilitate further cultivation

Support Advancement staff and projects by connecting current needs and prospect interests.


Degree or pursuit of degree in public and nonprofit administration

Familiarity with Salesforce or comparable CRM software

Familiarity with West Michigan nonprofits

Skilled in basic software including Google Docs

Familiarity with social media

Interest in puzzles and logic games a plus

Hours: A flexible schedule of 10 -20 hours per week, to be arranged by intern and staff. Some of the work can be done independently if intern has access to necessary tools outside of the office.


  • Networking
  • Research
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • 10-20 hours per week, flexible

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