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TecHive Inc NFP



  • We're based in Chicago, IL and working remote due to Covid safety.
  • This employer is willing to work with students who are seeking academic credit or volunteer hours, including for credit and non-credit courses.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Business Development volunteer will spearhead development efforts as our Nonprofit continues to grow. A new position in the start-up organization, the BD volunteer will have the opportunity to build the development function.


  • Co-develop and execute our Nonprofit's annual fundraising plan with ED and Board
  • Generates positive community awareness of the organization, its mission and impact, and strengthens its brand and reputation with business partners, clients and the community we serve
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of tracking database and oversee data entry and gift processing
  • Co-develop relationships with major donors in partnership with ED and marketing efforts
  • Co-create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors (with Board and ED)
  • Overseeing organization of special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Search, organize and write grants


  • Experience in fundraising, sales, or entrepreneurial development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Experience with building relationships
  • Ability and passion to use phone, email, video calls to network (in-person only when safe)
  • Expertise in networking, marketing and targeted influencer identification and outreach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to work effectively with members of organizational boards, colleagues, business partners, prospects and community stakeholders
  • Ability to assess motivations and desires in others, create empathy and identify commonalities and a shared vision
  • Proficiency in Google Office and Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Skype and PowerPoint, and grants management systems, Google Drive, Jam Board, etc.


  • Dedication to professional development
  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to self-organize and project manage
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Be available for max 20 hours a week (will work with individual on availability and hours are flexible)


  • Resume building experience in business development, sales, communications, relationship management, non-profit work, and other aspects of fundraising and business development
  • Great opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of growing organization
  • Access and direct mentorship/learning from CEO and Board
  • Class credit (if applicable)

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About TecHive Inc NFP


65 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 116, Chicago, IL 60604, US

Mission Statement

TecHive Inc NFP is a non-profit focused on empowering mid-career women to discover and own their data and technology narrative to build confidence and leadership in every aspect of technology.


We teach women to communicate data as strategic leaders & leverage their "data narratives" in our tech-first world. We do this through public and private/member-only programming focused on demystifying data, building confidence, building and empowering your data narrative(s) for leadership advancement.

1,500+ members; 75% female, 25% male; More than 9 identity backgrounds currently represented and growing; Professions include data scientists, data analysts, digital marketers, sales executives, team leaders, scrum masters, project managers, entrepreneurs, professors, undergraduates through Ph.D. students, and more.

Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible and will work with volunteer to accommodate schedules. 5-20 hours/week depending on what's needed and going on

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