Youth in Philanthropy
Ellie Dir, Chair (contact Ellie)
FOR AFP MEMBERS
Why do we want to engage youth in philanthropy?
- To help youth learn the most effective and profitable techniques to raise money
- To create future development professionals
- To promote philanthropic behaviors
- To help youth learn how to be engaged citizens
Mentor a Youth Campaign
Our 2011 campaign goal is to engage youth in all the different aspects of philanthropy through the support of our AFP members. Don't worry! It doesn't have to be difficult. Just an hour or two of your time can make a big difference to youth. Ideas on how YOU can mentor a youth this year: offer a job shadow for a day; recruit an intern for a term/summer; present to a group of students about development work; recruit youth to volunteer for a fundraising or outreach event; conduct a youth focus group; conduct a mock interview; participate in a career fair focused on youth. What ideas would you like to add to this list?
Track your hours!
Send your Mentor a Youth Campaign activity and hours to YIP Chair Kim Silva.
Please share your stories about how you are engaging youth in philanthropy: email Kim
FOR YOUTH/TEACHERS/YOUTH LEADERS
Are you a college student? Join an AFP collegiate chapter today! We are currently sponsoring AFP collegiate chapters at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.
Need someone to talk about fundraising or nonprofits to your class, club, group?
We can help! Contact YIP Chair Kim Silva
Top ten reasons to consider a career in fund development: Read more...
AFP International Youth in Philanthropy: Read more...
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Development Intern for support and prospect research. This is an unpaid position which may be completed for school credit. It offers the successful candidate the opportunity to learn more about fundraising through corporate and individual giving programs at a major non-profit organization. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Internship Summary: The Development Intern provides overall support for the OMSI Development Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify prospective OMSI donors compatible with OMSI’s mission. Research donors to other organizations in the region, read publications from around the state, and seek new resources for finding donors.
- Research possible prospects using Lexis Nexis, State Corporation Lookup, LinkedIn, Pinpoint, Real Estate assessments, Stockholding assessments, Foundation research, Business Ownership and Revenue. Assemble estimates on salary, property ownership, possible inheritance, and philanthropy in the broader community.
- Assist with prospect mailings for President’s Circle and Corporate Partner membership programs.
- Update and maintain Raiser’s Edge database of donors and prospects, and help fill project and general fundraising donor pipelines.
- Update and maintain Raiser’s Edge database of donors and prospects, particularly contacts, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
- Attend and provide assistance at events and meetings as needed.
- Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Development team.
- Research skills – with the ability to follow information to a fruitful conclusion.
- Ability to learn the funding priorities at OMSI and see connections between possible donors and the museum.
- Able to work independently and take initiative.
- Dependable and punctual.
- Must maintain a professional appearance.
- Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Advanced letter writing and business communication skills.
- Data entry and typing; 10-key a plus.
Three months, 20 - 30 hours per week
To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI's internship application (available at www.omsi.edu/internships) to Carol Cruzan at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol at 503-797-4693.