UniversalGiving™, an award-winning global social-entrepreneurship nonprofit organization, is seeking a Development Professional for a Returnship. This experienced professional would work directly with the CEO and play a critical strategic and operational role in the execution of the UniversalGiving™ Fundraising Plan. He or she would work on a wide range of strategic communications to UniversalGiving’s current donors and UniversalGiving’s list of potential donors.
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News.
Join UniversalGiving and work closely with the CEO and a dedicated international team, while gaining valuable skills and insight into social entrepreneurship.
Strategize appropriate high net worth donor asks via letters, emails and newsletters
Strategize appropriate donor asks for small to mid range donors, via letters, emails, newsletters and social media
Perform research/lead qualification on UniversalGiving’s potential and existing donors
Customize Salesforce tool for better Development prospecting and results reporting
Maintain Salesforce Database entries
Execute on our fundraising plan with the CEO
Strong fundraising experience
Strong fundraising operations/system setup experience
Diverse communications skill set across writing, social media, visuals
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
Creative background for fundraising materials
Salesforce, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Balance of taking ownership while working with a team
Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, and philanthropy
Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving™
Contribute to UniversalGiving’s work to create a world where giving and volunteering are a natural part of everyday life
Work directly with the CEO
Experience at a unique global, social-entrepreneurship nonprofit
Collaboration within a positive team environment
Increased understanding of global issues
Networking with other nonprofit professionals
Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week required for the duration of the Returnship, at least a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday) with possibly some work completed remotely.
“I came to UniversalGiving at a time when I was looking for a way to have more meaning with my work. After years in management consulting, finance, and then home raising two young children, I was ready to give back to the world in a different way. I began as a volunteer in their Returnship program and four years later, am leading Operations. UniversalGiving is a professional environment that has given me meaning, experience in new realms, and flexibility in my work schedule. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team that is doing great things in the world.”
Senior Manager, Operations
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.
UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.
CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
UniversalGiving’s Mission: We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.
UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”
Email your resume, cover letter, writing sample (2 pages max), and 2 professional references to email@example.com with "Development Returnship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
UniversalGiving™ is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.
For more information please visit:
UniversalGiving’s Blog: PhilanthroPost
CEO Pamela Hawley’s Blog: Living and Giving
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