The U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization of over 18,000 corporate and organizational members from every sector of the building industry united to transform the building marketplace to sustainability, currently has an opening for an individual with an interest in learning about nonprofit fundraising and management to serve as intern with its Fund Development Department.
The intern will work closely with department staff to research prospective funders; draft proposals, reports, and department communications; assist in fundraising appeals; and support department administration. Training opportunities provided.
•Work with staff to identify and research independent and corporate foundations and individual prospects whose philanthropic interests are compatible with USGBC’s programs. Learn standard fundraising research techniques using professional research tools and databases.
•Work with staff to analyze, segment, and target USGBC’s membership base for fundraising solicitation, both online and direct mail.
•Assist in drafting and editing solicitation and report materials. Learn how to submit formal letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets to foundations.
•Draft and edit general correspondence and assist in compiling and proofing information for USGBC annual report.
•Implement mass mailings to prospects.
•Maintain department hardcopy and electronic files.
•Prior relevant professional experience strongly preferred
•High school diploma, some college preferred
•Strong writing, communication, and organization skills
•An interest in fundraising for non-profit organizations
•Electronic research experience – Web and database (training provided)
•Proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Excel
•Strong attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
•Appreciation for USGBC mission
Please forward résumé and letter of interest with title of internship applying for by email or fax, attn: E. Tarring.
Apply for the U.S. Green Building Council Internship
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