Seeking volunteers and interns for fundraising

The Monument Quilt (led by Force: Upsetting Rape Culture) seeks a development intern.

Background: The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. The Monument Quilt is a platform to not only tell our stories but work together to change how communities respond to rape. The quilt is creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.

Each individual square is made of red fabric with hand-written testimonials created by survivors, secondary survivors, and allies. Almost 300 quilts were displayed in 13 US cities in August 2014 (read more CNN and MSNBC) and we will continue to display the quilt via quilt-making workshops, in public displays across the country, until a final, historic display in Washington DC.  Blanketing the National Mall, 6,000 fabric squares will ultimately be stitched together to spell “Not Alone.” 

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Maintaining donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgements, logging donor appreciation efforts
  • Supporting creation and dissemination of The Monument Quilt’s membership appeals
  • Assisting with annual application and year round tracking of workplace giving campaigns
  • Assisting staff with grant application writing and tracking
  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with creation of invitation list, logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating w/ venue/vendors
  • Tracking and evaluating all development efforts
  • Working with staff to implement development strategies

An ideal candidate must:

  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of The Monument Quilt and Force: Upsetting Rape Culture
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat are mandatory; knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop a plus.
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising

Time commitment: Minimum of 10 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment, with 6 months desirable.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position.  There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant.  Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.
To apply: E‐mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to upsettingrapeculture AT gmail DOT com with subject line of “Application for Development Intern”