Major Gifts Summer 2013 Internship
New York Public Radio - New York, NY

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New York Public Radio (NYPR) seeks an intern to be part of a 24 member Development and Membership department that is tasked with raising over $29 million from individuals and foundations.

Intern will be support the Major Gifts program, which cultivates and solicits donors with potential to give annual gifts of at least $25,000.

  • Participate in completing brief profiles of prospects attending events
  • Participate in completing full profiles of donors and prospects in advance of one on one meetings
  • Research other organization’s top donors to identify donors for with potential to upgrade and their interests
  • Assit with monitoring online publications and alerting staff to relevant news about major donors
  • Partner with patron, major gift, and event teams to create a mechanism to track and analyze event attendance and follow-up.
  • Participate in fundraising by writing personal outreach letters, including solicitations, program updates and other donor-relations correspondence, which incorporates donors’ and prospects’ interests.
  • Collaborate on the development of engagement strategies, including documenting donor interests in the fundraising database and monitoring New York Public Radio programming activities to identify opportunities for connection.
  • Collaborate with Patron Program staff to ensure smooth operations of the individual giving team.
  • Assist in the preparation and facilitation of donor special events.
  • Assist with gift processing and donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Assisting with filing and administrative tasks as necessary.
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Expected time commitment: 3 days a week for 7 hours each day. Schedule is flexible.

  • Must be highly energetic with keen interest in building donor relationships and understanding the fundamentals of fundraising for a public radio station.
  • A passion for public media is essential.
  • To perform this volunteer position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

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New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New...