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Communications and Development Intern, Donors Forum

Communications and Development Intern, Donors Forum

Communications and Development Intern
Donors Forum
Chicago IL 60604

POSTED October 2, 2013
DEADLINE November 25, 2013


Donors Forum, a nonprofit that strengthens philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in Illinois, is seeking a Communications and Development Volunteer to work in our External Relations department for 8 weeks, possibly longer. This volunteer will support Donors Forum's external relations efforts, which are critical to raising revenue for the organization: web communications, fundraising, publications, promotions, and media relations.


  • Assist with the planning and launch of a new Donors Forum website
  • Assist with production of e-newsletters
  • Monitor and post, as supervisors' direction, on Donors Forum's blog, Facebook fan page, and Twitter
  • Keep and file fundraising records and documents and share sponsors' benefits with sponsors
  • Research new funders
  • Help prepare proposals and acknowledgement letters
  • Research media outlets, including websites, and create media lists for promoting Donors Forum's products and services
  • Create promotional displays or traveling "exhibits" to promote Donors Forum programs
  • Create and maintain inventories of promotional packets for Donors Forum's constituents
  • Produce, help proofread, and disseminate promotional fliers and newsletters
  • Interview Donors Forum's constituents for testimonials and stories of their experience with Donors Forum
  • Assist with administrative support, including filing and photocopying


  • flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • strong writing skills
  • strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • strong interpersonal relations skills
  • strong organizational skills
  • a solid work ethic
  • experience in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • preferably, some knowledge of html and basic web-related skills


If interested in this internship, please contact Marilou Jones at